Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote out Trump in November election

Editor, The person in the White House, Donald J. Trump, has committed impeachable offenses on nearly a weekly basis, from the beginning. Why did the… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Letter: County needs more influence over clearcutting

Editor, Let’s really talk about clear cuts. As many have noticed, we are seeing more and more slash-clearcutting of our established forest ecosystems on the… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Letter: Warren is the best candidate to lead country forward

Editor, The cornerstones of our democracy are being undermined, and we are experiencing the ballooning failure of our government to serve all of us. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Letter: Warren would make an excellent president

Editor, Dream Big, Fight Hard! is her slogan. I voted for Elizabeth Warren and suggest you do the same. Her policies are excellent. She is… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Letter: Sound Water Stewards not responsible for petition

Editor, Sound Water Stewards of Island County thanks all who joined us at our 26th annual Sound Waters University on Feb. 1 at South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2020

Letter: Nation’s health care system is broken

Editor, Donald Trump and others say that “Medicare for All” is socialism, and that will destroy our country. Actually, it is not, any more than… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2020

Letter: Thanks given to the first responders

Editor, Gratitude to the 911 responders and, especially, to the wonderful kind man who rescued me during the past snowstorm on Smugglers Cove Road. Your… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Letter: Grateful for advice from local law enforcement

Editor, Thank God for the Freeland deputies, where my wife and I live, and all of the deputies and police on Whidbey Island. They have… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Letter: Climate change affects us all

Editor, Bravo for the letter Annie Philp and Maggie Nattress sent to the editor in the Feb. 15 issue of the South Whidbey Record. Right… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Letter: Fireworks can be much too traumatizing for pets

Editor, Years ago our family dog of 12 years died as the result of neighborhood fireworks. He was always traumatized by the sound of fireworks… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

Letter: Don’t be suckered by calls asking you for money

Editor, Many of us frequently receive telemarketer and robocalls from money solicitors with names like “Firefighters Alliance.” It is my understanding that none of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

Letter: Coffee shop’s generosity a boost for nonprofit

Editor, Whidbey Island Nourishes is celebrating the success of another Heart to Heart Event held at Useless Bay Coffee Company on Feb. 8. Many thanks… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

Letter: Just saying ‘no’ to sex education ineffective

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter to the editor titled “Just say no to sex education in schools” in the Feb. 12… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

Letter: Ban on fireworks would help to prevent fires

Editor, I am writing in support of the ordinance banning fireworks in the City of Langley. In my opinion, the ban will improve the safety… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

Letter: Banks shouldn’t support an ‘unsustainable future’

Editor, Scientists and climate activists all over the world, including Greta Thunberg, have warned us that it’s past time we all do something about the… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Letter: Input needed on proposed ban on fireworks in Langley

Editor, Next Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m., the Langley City Council will consider an ordinance that bans fireworks. This will be the first time… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Letter: Fireworks ban will protect ecosystem

Editor, I support the ban on fireworks in Langley that was recently introduced and congratulate those responsible for its introduction. Banning fireworks is a growing… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020

Letter: Just say no to sex education in schools

Editor, Imagine that your elementary-aged son has had his third dental filling done in the past year. You wonder what is going on. You see… Continue reading

Letter: WICA’s 100th production, performances remarkable

Editor, Powerful, complex, humorous, driven, revealing, haunting words can hardly describe the effect “RED” will have on you, particularly if you are cozy within our… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020

Letter: Limiting gun magazine capacity decreases survival odds

Editor, As it always happens after a gun-related crime, there is a call for more restrictions on guns and gun owners. Every time a new… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2020