Letters to the Editor

Letter: Air travel is accelerating human destruction

Editor, My curiosity, followed by a few calculations, led me to a shocking realization. From Science.howstuffworks.com, I learned that a Boeing 747 burns one gallon… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who helped put out fire

Editor, On Sunday, July 28, we experienced a residential fire in which my husband’s wood carving studio caught fire. By the time we saw it,… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Ebey’s National Historical Reserve isn’t necessary

Editor, I don’t expect a lot of public support for this, but I personally cannot find a narrative that explains why Ebey’s National Historical Reserve… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Experience at emergency room was very frustrating

Editor, My first experience in the WhidbeyHealth emergency room was in May 2014, when I first arrived on the island as a resident. I was… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Despite hyperbole, lawsuit is not about closing Navy base

Editor, The Bounce-on-Whidbey group is ramping up their rhetoric and scaring politicians into uncomfortable corners. Emerging within the ramp-up is a healthy level of irrationality,… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: Navy Growlers are clearly harmful to people’s health

Editor, Although I live in Langley, I wanted to weigh in on the issue of Growler noise resulting from training flights out of Coupeville. In… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth ER staff made all of the right calls

Editor, I’m uncomfortable that the recent spate of comments about medical care at WhidbeyHealth has been so negative. I’d like to provide a little balance.… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: Offering up a suggestion for reducing anticipated noise

Editor, Fellow islanders, I may have the almost perfect solution for reducing the anticipated noise factor from the projected increase in training sorties of the… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: Bailey exaggerates, ‘spews falsehoods’ in Op-Ed

Editor, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is forcing a review of the environmental impact statement for the Navy’s expansion of Growler flights at Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

Letter: Navy not above the law, as Sen. Bailey seems to think

Editor, I take issue with Sen. Barbara Bailey’s use of derogatory name-calling in her July 24 “Sound Off” Op-Ed commentary. Sen. Bailey is certainly entitled… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey believes money trumps the Constitution

Editor, I just came across state Sen. Bailey’s July 19 attack on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s suit against NAS Whidbey. She attacked Ferguson with ad… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Malpractice lawsuits for hospital are not surprising

Editor, I was not surprised to read of three malpractice suits against WhidbeyHealth — an oxymoron if there ever was one. My daughter saw a… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey misinforming public about Navy lawsuit

Editor, Barbara Bailey is taking a page from Trump’s playbook. I was aghast when I read her Op Ed regarding Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Intelligence report shows all 50 states were hacked

Editor, The House Intelligence Committee released a report stating that the election systems of all 50 states were hacked in the last presidential election. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: AG lawsuit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, State Rep. Norma Smith wrote: “I’m deeply disappointed in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s misguided lawsuit and attack on our military community on Whidbey Island.”… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: AG lawsuit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that the Environmental Impact Statement process used in determining the… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: We must speak up against subtleties of evil behavior

Editor, Dear residents of Whidbey Island: I have lived here for 12 years and love this island and its people. I’m happy we all can… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey’s record shows she’s lost touch on issues

Editor, State Sen Bailey’s July 24 Sound Off in the South Whidbey Record exposes her as a disappointing representative who flirts with the truth and… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey is willing to sacrifice citizens’ health

Editor, I am disturbed, and not terribly surprised, that Barbara Bailey’s screed on your recent editorial page used all the “red meat” tropes she could… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth’s ER hasn’t improved at all

Editor, Recently, I’ve read articles bout the “new” WhidbeyHealth and how a person would be happy to be a “visitor” to the Coupeville facility. I… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019