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Editor, Trish Nilsen’s letter on Wednesday, April 15 deserves further discussion. She laments the incident with the mentally ill patient at Whidbey General Hospital and the subsequent circus of accusations, trials and tarnished reputations. She further states that a patient like this has no business being held in a small, rural hospital like Whidbey General Hospital. Rather, the patient belongs in a specialized facility which doesn’t exist.
Community Events, April 2015
Editor, The people of Washington State should support the Overturn of Citizens United versus Election Commission. The influence of money on elections and government policy is now much worse than before the Supreme Court decision. This is not a partisan issue, it is a real assault on our democracy. The grip of corporations and big donors on our political process is not democracy and it silences the voice of the people.
Editor, I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for the professionalism, competence and compassion of the Whidbey General Hospital Emergency Room staff who were on duty the evening of April 8 when my husband arrived there in the throes of a life-threatening heart attack.
Editor, If I am a pleasure boater who needs walker, wheelchair, motorize scooter, etc. and am coming to Langley to shop (that’s the point of all this), how do I get to the wharf from the floating dock where I have to tie-up? There is a ramp that is very steep at low tide, fairly steep at high tide and slippery when wet. Climbing that ramp with a walker will be difficult, with a wheelchair next to impossible, and a motorized scooter — no way. Trying to come back down that ramp with all the things I have purchased is a lawsuit waiting to happen (and it will).
Editor, Per The Record’s Wednesday, April 15 headline, “Gipson found innocent.” A responsible journalist knows the difference between “innocent” and “not guilty” which are legal terms. The headline could well have been “Gipson not guilty” and still fit.