Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rick Hannold is superior to opponent, St. Clair

Editor, Island County was hit with two problems when the economy tanked in 2008. One was the loss of revenue for the sheriff’s department and… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Please vote to restore our governmental function

Editor, According to the filmmaker Michael Moore, our largest “political party” is not Democrats or Republicans but non-voters — over 100 million strong. To me,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Lane Campbell should be our next sheriff

Editor, I was a reserve police officer with Seattle Police Department for 41 years and a reserve deputy with Island County for three years, amassing… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: We need Janet St. Clair’s voice on commission

Editor, We have crossed “party lines” to support Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner. It’s time that Camano had a resident islander at the… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Vote Hannold out of office

Editor, I was astounded to read Rick Hannold’s statement in the Voters’ Pamphlet that he “has become known for working to keep taxes and fees… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Department of Defense is using D.C. ‘double-speak’

Editor, The Department of Defense is speaking in Washington, D.C. double-speak. Let’s be clear, expansion means more and reduction means less. But the Department of… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Vote no on I-1634; don’t give corporations power

Editor, Regarding Initiative 1634, you stated in your editorial that the decision about what to put into our bodies should be our own. There is… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: WSF needs to hear feedback

Editor, What prevents Washington State Ferries from issuing a monthly pass for residents of the island? What prevents WSF from allowing island residents from early… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: St. Clair would lead in a fair, balanced way

Editor, In a few days the ballots for our November election will arrive in your mailbox. I am writing to express my strong support for… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Kept fish pens away from Whidbey, helped save IT

Editor, I am writing to endorse Rick Hannold. He has been our county commissioner for the past four years. Here are just a few of… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Don’t support candidate backed by special interests

Editor, For starters, Janet St. Clair is a carpetbagger with a professionally run and managed political consultant organization out of Seattle. I always believe in… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Votes yes to put a price on carbon, help environment

Editor, Thank you for your recent shout-out regarding Initiative 1631 and efforts by the Whidbey chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to pass it (9/21, “Climate… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Hannold takes credit for things he didn’t do

Editor, We expect elected officials to be truthful and to exercise a strong work ethic guided by integrity and honesty. Taking credit for the work… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: County sheriff: Vote ‘no’ on I-940, I-1639

Editor, With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, I want to offer insights as to the impacts Initiative 940 and Initiative 1639 will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Oil industry cuts corners to boost profits

Editor, The oil industry claims that it’s for clean air and clean water – even while it pours millions of dollars into political campaigns to… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Whidbey Island too divided over Growler training in Coupeville

Editor, When I lived in Spain 50 years ago, my host family told me this about the Spanish Civil War: rural villages in the 1930s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Testimony of Blasey Ford was believable and compelling

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and overseas, I watched the testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Ready to represent the citizens of Island County

Editor, After attending the two League of Women Voters forums on South Whidbey, I was particularly impressed by Janet St. Clair, who is running for… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: If Dems, independents don’t vote, then what?

Editor, Today, I am calling the Republican party out as the fascist party of Donald Trump. All its Judiciary Committee members aligned to vote “yes”… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: Bigger ferry is nice, but turnaround about same

Editor, Washington State Ferries introduced the second of its newest ferries on the Mukilteo-Clinton run. The Suquamish seems pretty identical to the Tokitae if you… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018