Letters to the Editor

Letter: Law enforcement could have lessened backup during outage

Editor, There is absolutely no reason that the Washington State Patrol, Oak Harbor police or the Island County law enforcement personnel could not have directed… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020

 

Letter: One Robert refutes ‘truthiness’ of two recent letters

Editor, I was enjoying a nice Saturday with the power just coming back on. As I sipped my coffee and perused last week’s newspaper, I… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020

 

Letter: When was ‘united’ removed from United States of America?

Editor, Recent editions of the Whidbey News-Times reported that Oak Harbor City Council members chose to spend public funds which they may have just found… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020

 

Letter: Conservatives were fed lies, accusations, about Trump

Editor, In response to Ms. Mayer’s letter to the editor, may I point out that, for four years, conservatives have been fed a litany of… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Pro-Trump writers need to get facts straight, cite sources

Editor, I am responding to letters to the editor by Ed Hickey, Ed Meyer and Jim Henderson published in the Nov. 14 Whidbey News-Times. Last… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Relies on social programs to remain healthy, housed

Editor, In Saturday’s letters to the editor, Mr. Hickey’s “socialist agenda” of Dems and Mr. Meyer’s Dems “freedom for socialism,” gave me pause. I’m 75… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Warnings of runaway socialism under Biden-Harris seem empty

Editor, After two letters to the editor from Ed Hickey, I am compelled to respond with some observations of Mr. Hickey’s charges and assumptions of… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Why are our tax dollars going to places that are closed?

Editor, As we face yet another 30-day lockdown, I ask again, why are our tax dollars going to places that have been closed since pretty… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: If governor imposes a lock down, he should forgo pay

Editor, I have a suggestion for the governor. If he wants to institute new lock down restrictions, he should not get paid, or accept any… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Letter revealing of Democrats’ divisive position

Editor, Thank you, Ann Adams, for your Nov. 11 letter to the editor, which again identified the Democrat position on American politics. First, you identify… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Republican party is now the ‘Trumpist Party’

Editor, I think that events of the past week demonstrate the party calling themselves Republican no longer deserves that name. We can now correctly refer… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Senate only protection against Democrats’ ‘socialist agenda’

Editor, I find it incredulous that so many voters cast ballots not for issues, the economy, the Constitution, law and order, immigration laws, jobs and… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Trump’s time nearly over, give Biden his moment

Editor, We at this moment have the most corrupt and petulant person ever, Donald J. Trump, in the White House. But we are also on… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Why are so many willing to trade freedom for socialism?

Editor, In the USA, our constitutional republic guarantees each individual citizen more rights and freedom than those in any other country on earth. So why… Continue reading

Letter: Community Harvest won’t be hosting dinner this year

Editor, It is with a heavy heart that I am informing the community of Oak Harbor that the North Whidbey Community Harvest will not be… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2020

Letter: Congratulating opponent in court race on her win

Editor, We started this journey early this year. In many ways, I had no idea what a public campaign was. Yet, the campaign came together… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2020

Letter: Disgusted by the rioting over the election results

Editor, I am disgusted by the rioting taking place across the country by those violent, racist, homophobic right wing terrorists because Donald Trump lost. Thank… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2020

Letter: Support Biden in effort to repair our democracy

Editor, On the day Joe Biden was elected President of the United States, the bells of Paris rang; and all across America, there was dancing… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2020

Letter: Working hard to get new system up and running

Editor, Some WhidbeyHealth patients are having severe technical problems when calling our Cabot Drive facility. Too often the system puts callers on hold or the… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2020

Letter: Electoral college skews intent of total popular vote

Editor, Our method of selecting the president and the vice president is not as simple as it appears at first glance. The electoral college scheme… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2020