Letters to the Editor

Letter: Poor planning, or another snub of South Whidbey

Editor, So lovely to have the vaccine available. So not lovely to have to drive 50 miles to Oak Harbor to get one. Poor planning,… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Reinstate supermajority for school levy passage

Editor, Say “no” to the Oak Harbor School District levy. The school district wants local property owners to hand them $48.4 million over the next… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021

Letter: Actions not consistent with being good steward

Editor, I am writing in response to Capt. Matt Arny’s recent Sound Off. I found it lacking in truth and accuracy. Dumping jet fuel, polluting… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Bristles when he puts on mask to go into store

Editor, I noticed on the heading of your Opinion page the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That so many people seem to dislike that… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Conservative dad wouldn’t recognize Republican party

Editor, I would like to commend reporter Emily Gilbert on her excellent, balanced article on the local reaction to the violence at the U.S. Capitol… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Democracy, though ravaged, survived this terrible period

Editor, It should be obvious now that Donald Trump, and his supporters and enablers, represent a clear and present danger to our democracy. His supporters… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Despite insurrection, democracy prevailed

Editor, Along with millions of people across the globe, I watched the events at our nation’s capitol unfold with “shock and awe.” As President-Elect Biden… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: PSE crews worked night, day to restore electricity

Editor, A huge shout out to the PSE crews that got our power back on so quickly. While we were all affected by the Jan… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: There’s no better time to support students

Editor, Coupeville Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to thank our community members who have graciously donated money for our annual Scholarship Fund… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Bernie Sanders also drew big crowds, but he still lost

Editor, After the Jan. 6 disgrace at the United States Capitol, I remembered a letter appearing in this newspaper a week earlier. The writer said… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: Violence is ugly, only begets more violence

Editor, William Shakespeare wrote in “Julius Caesar” that “The evil that men do lives after them, the good is ofttimes interred with their bones. So… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: In America, we have a right to our thoughts

Editor, In the Saturday, Jan. 9 article about Trump supporters in Oak Harbor are comments by Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks. He said Trump supporters… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: Sees no evidence of an effort to minimize noise

Editor, Thank goodness media has shed light on the decimation of the soundscape the Growler jets present, especially here on Whidbey. The growing numbers of… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: Don’t allow the hate rising nationally infect Whidbey

Editor, My dear Whidbey neighbors, something big happened in our country on Jan. 6. Our political disagreements became a threat to our nation. It rattled… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Hopes event will trigger new era of transparency

Editor, While I appreciate that the Whidbey News-Times is finally recognizing that there are systemic issues in Island County government, as was pointed out in… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Trump administration puts human civilization at risk

Editor, The letter to the editor by Richard Ays in the Dec. 12 Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record provokes my response. Attributing the Biblical… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Walk in someone else’s shoes before judging

Editor, What I have to say I can sum up with one word ‚— “inequality.” I have lived on the island for 26 years and… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: We witnessed what blind group allegiance produces

Editor, It’s time to chill. I drove past the Trump rally in Oak Harbor yesterday about 1:30 p.m., right after I had watched Trump supporters… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Whatever your views, give Biden a chance to succeed

Editor, Enough of the chaos, division and racism already. As someone who grew up in apartheid South Africa and looked to America as a beacon… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Conspiracy mongers only contributing to our stress

Editor, We are weary. The year past was exceptionally difficult for just about everyone. I can’t imagine how hard it has been on a lot… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021