Letters to the Editor

Navy shouldn’t take public space for training

Editor, We are very alarmed by the potential impact of two bills now in committee at the state Legislature, that may affect citizens’ use of… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Thankful for Burnett’s commitment to H&H

Editor, On behalf of the South Whidbey Hearts and Hammers board, this is a belated “Thank You” to Justin Burnett for his dedication to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Inappropriate to smoke dope in family paper

Editor, The federal government’s marijuana stance may not be a concern to locals, businesses and police. However, the Jan. 17 front page photo of a… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks South Whidbey for helping give back

Editor, Thank you South Whidbey for your caring generosity. Last year you rounded up your change on purchases at Freeland Ace Hardware to donate to… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks to Goosefoot for opening gallery space

Editor, I’m sure I speak for many in our community when I express appreciation and deep gratitude to Goosefoot for reconstituting the Front Room Gallery… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Churches seek help in affordable housing plan

Editor, We need affordable housing on Whidbey Island for our younger people who fill jobs that we retired residents need. As the Whidbey Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

We may find ourselves as subjects, not citizens

Editor, Over the years as a student and teacher of history and political science, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live under… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Use 2018 to vote in candidates who care

Editor, If you had any doubt about Donald J. Trump’s immigration agenda, it should be crystal clear now, after his Jan. 11 Oval Office statement… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Taking CERT training can be empowering

Editor, I’m writing to offer public kudos to our South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer and the CERT workshops that he is diligently leading and… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Not many Norwegians likely to move here

Editor, President Donald Trump asks, in referring to immigrants from Africa, why would we want to accept “all these people from shithole countries?” Rather, he… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Where are all the bomb shelters on the island?

Editor, After hearing about the accidental emergency message sent out Saturday to the people of Hawaii, I began to think. Where on South Whidbey do… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Plan to launch new series with Goosefoot grant

Editor, We were pleased to see the recognition of Goosefoot Community Foundation in your recent article on Jan. 10. Sound Water Stewards was proud to… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

We must change culture in order to save planet

Editor, Reciprocity is the key to survival. Reciprocity is the essence of life. It is life. We are told, more or less incessantly, that survival… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Important to vote for those who represent us

Editor, Political pundits rightly criticize Democrats’ failure to identify issues that appeal to voters other than their shared dislike of our unlikeable president. It shouldn’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Interdepartmental jousting is the snake

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Secular law says woman has the right to choose

Editor, As I have since come to understand the dynamic, life begins with the first breath of air. That is when the child becomes the… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018