Letters to the Editor

Letter: NAS Whidbey leads the way in chemical cleanup

Editor, The South Whidbey Record Jan. 18 letter to the editor, “Clean up PFAS for future generations,” gives the impression the Navy is actively and… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Letter: 2020 Impeachment

Editor, With the new year, 2020, upon us, redolent, the reference to hindsight ripe, I look back to the 2000 election, an impeached Clinton, Ralph… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020

Letter: Clean up PFAS for future generations

Editor, There has been a lot of news about the PFAS in the water on North Whidbey. In one instance, the Navy has been using… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

Letter: Centrist candidate needed for 2020

Editor, I’d like to float the idea of purposefully voting for a moderate presidential candidate in the next election. Our island, like so many communities… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

Letter: Donations of feminine products helping women

Editor, In the 10 short months since “I Support The Girls--Whidbey Island” was established, we’ve had phenomenal success. Thanks to all the wonderfully generous people… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020

Letter: War opposed by local Quakers

Editor, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has a long-standing testimony against war, and we oppose the escalation of conflict in Iran following the U.S.… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Letter: Congress must act to prevent further escalation of military aggression

Editor, The United States and Iran are poised at the edge of war. President Trump, acting impulsively, ordered the assassination of an Iranian official considered… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Letter: No more letters, dead squirrel

Editor, I am considering not writing any letters to the Record as a New Year’s Resolution for 2020. Also, I confess I killed a squirrel.… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Letter: Second Amendment should not be idolized

Editor, Interesting, Mr. Joseph Moreland, of Oak Harbor. I wrote a letter to the community about the ongoing tragedy in our nation involving the use… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2020

Letter: Challenges of enjoying single-use plastics

Editor, Penn Cove. For many, these words are associated with beautiful sunrises, herons majestically observing the waters for their catch, clam digging, duck and even… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2020

Letter: Gun violence comes back to NRA

Editor, I begin this response by asserting that I agree with most of what you, Mr. Dieckman, have written (Nov. 23 letter). Our society is,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Letter: ‘Langley treasure’ a world class violinist

Editor, Many of you are aware of our “Langley treasure,” Marley Erickson. Her ability to turn a violin into an emotional and sweet instrument is,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Letter: Consider donating to school foundation

Editor, With the shortest day of the year out of the way, and boy what a dark and dreary one it was, we look forward… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2019

Letter: Trump continues to target the poor

Editor, Another child has died at the border, in U.S. custody. Still in cages, still sleeping on concrete with mylar “blankets.” Just for seeking a… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2019

Article falls short of representing hospital

Editor, The South Whidbey Record article of Dec. 20, titled “Hospital eyes new addition to administration,” fails to accurately describe how a successful, modern hospital… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor, In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mr. Hickey expressed skepticism that a small percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: Trump will turn into dictator if not impeached

Editor, Given the facts of the impeachment inquiry, it is appalling to me that the Republicans refuse to in any way push back against Mr.… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: Arms dealers appeal to lowest instincts

Editor, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing bills that seek to limit high-capacity magazines, ban assault-style weapons and strengthen rules on ammunition sales.… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2019

Letter: Grateful to the person who returned purse

Editor, This is to the person who turned my purse in to Walmart on Friday, Dec. 13, after it was left unattended by me. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019

Letter: Donations needed for tiny house project

Editor, On behalf of the board of the nonprofit Tiny Houses in the Name of Christ (THINC), I would like to thank reporter Laura Guido… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019