Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jailing mentally ill is a waste of funds

  • Today at 12:00PM

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.


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Speak out against moneyed interests now

  • Today at 10:00AM

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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General took care of my husband

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 6:00PM

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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Marina access has ramp problems

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00PM

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).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Double shame on editor for headline

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 4:00PM

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.

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