Letters to the Editor

Letter: Once trees are all gone, where will animals live

Editor, Here’s to you greedy people out there. Please stop stripping our land. You are taking away our beauty that the Lord has given us.… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021

Letter: ‘Angel would be welcome addition to city

Editor, I write in support of the “Angel of Creativity,” the sculpture the city has been offered. I find it to be an extremely attractive… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2021

Letter: Shocked by opposition to new shelter

Editor, On Wednesday, March 24, an article was published that concerned the Whidbey Homeless Coalition and the new site they are in the process of… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2021

Letter: All Trump accomplished wiped out by Biden

Editor, I just want to thank all the Democrats on Whidbey Island, in Washington state and across the country for electing a Congress of idiots… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Find humane way to handle deer in town

Editor, I have watched many newcomers move to Coupeville in the last 25 years. Some have come from cities, suburbs and other parts of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Get to know people at ‘The Haven’ before making judgments

Editor, I am saddened to once again realize that the caring community of Whidbey Island is in some ways a myth. When I read in… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Leave the deer alone, just let them roam

Editor, This is in response to the March 5 story on Coupeville’s deer population. First, it is not everyone’s opinion that there is a deer… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Proposed law protects voting rights for everyone

Editor, In your Wednesday March 24 edition, there was a letter to the editor by Lorinda K F Newton, of Clinton that asserted, “House Resolution… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Restore democracy by busting the filibuster in Washington, D.C.

Editor, We need government to work and express the will of the majority and do the people’s work. The filibuster originated to prevent progress on… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: True change starts with you and me

Editor, The news is horrible: mass killings, ethnic hate crimes, insurrection and destructive demonstrations. While our reaction may be to call out to government and… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Two news articles an intresting juxtaposition

Editor, I read with interest the March 24 article about the petition opposing the proposed homeless shelter near Coupeville. At first, the petition’s arguments seemed… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Tubman worthy of extra space in our history books

Editor, In his March 12 letter to the editor, Fred Wilferth laments ideology run amok when “textbooks devote two pages to Harriet Tubman and one… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Measures threaten religious liberty in Washington state

Editor, The state House has passed two Orwellian-named bills that are now before the Senate. House Resolution 1, the so-called “For the People Act,” violates… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Our country does not need or want more hatred

Editor, It’s too bad some people are so wedded to their political party that they can’t see how misguided their rhetoric is. To try and… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Land-use policy was cause, will end ‘nightmare’

Editor, I rejoice that our courts decided that OLF Coupeville must be kept open. I’m writing as I cannot help but note COER leader Bob… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Many share concerns about island’s schools

Editor, I had the opportunity to read an article in The South Whidbey Record today that was reminiscent of an article referencing a letter written… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Do writers have concerns about Hunter Biden?

Editor, I read with interest the recent letters to the editor by writers who think former President Trump is the modern-day equivalent to Benedict Arnold,… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2021

Letter: Gov. Jay Inslee’s remarks are an insult to teachers

Editor, On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern. A call to arms for public officials to begin… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2021

Letter: Here’s an idea: Go with plants that ‘killers’ don’t like

Editor, Invasion of the Deer. They are coming. How soon will it be before Oak Harbor also sees these “killer deer?” Why do they come… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2021

Letter: Alternative facts are not truth, they are ‘beliefs’

Editor, I taught at South Whidbey High School for 18 years, 14 of them as English department chair. I retired 12 years ago, but continue… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021