Letters to the Editor

Letter: Sheriff’s training for handling mental health incidents shows

Editor, With so many negative stories about law enforcement in the news these days, we’d like to give a big thanks to the Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021

Letter: We’ll likely always have tribal bent in our nature

Editor, Having been characterized as a lurking xenophobe by Sadie Strain in her Dec. 12 letter to the editor, “Why do so many hold dangerous… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021

Letter: Facts about COVID-19 contrary to writer’s claims

Editor, I read the letters to the editor with great enthusiasm for I often gain insights that I haven’t found elsewhere. Sometimes I’m entertained by… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Iran, North Korea shouldn’t be allowed to have nuclear weapons

Editor, We should not continue to allow Iran and North Korea to have nuclear weapons. We need strong treaties that will give us immediate access… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Keep letters short to prevent wasting time

Editor, I have a suggestion for the letters to the editor section — require them to be short. I try to read them all so… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Share your opinion of Navy training in state parks

Editor, I’m proud of my city for passing a resolution opposing the Navy’s application to conduct war games in our state parks. Kudos to the… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Trump tried to do what is best for our country

Editor, Responding to Nancy Meyer’s Dec. 26 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, first, kudos to Fred Wilferth for a thoughtful, excellent reply… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Trump’s lies harmless, but Joe Biden’s are not

Editor, Let us acknowledge that Donald Trump has lied — he follows a long line of politicians and, in fact, even the best of them… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: We need not fight to express our opinions

Editor, I read a community news paper almost religiously whenever and wherever I am. The Opinion page is more or less the first section I… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Hold on, the Biden cavalry is coming

Editor, Michael Flynn, Trump’s former National Security adviser, now with his shiny new pardon, has recently been seen on a Fox News-wannabe station still advising… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020

Letter: Trump increased employment, national wealth, moral authority

Editor, I wish to present a response to Nancy Mayer of Freeland, who so eloquently espoused the need to support the incoming administration. To begin… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020

Letter: Where did the COVID money go, Helen Price Johnson?

Editor, As part of the newly passed COVID relief bill, Congress has added $25 billion for rental assistance to be divided among the states. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020

Letter: Fair elections, smooth transfer of power is what democracy is about

Editor, Michael Flynn, former Trump national security adviser — for about a minute — now with his shiny new pardon in tow, has recently been… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Students more active, interactive in virtual environment

Editor, This is in response to Calvin R. Hart’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 16 edition of the newspaper. In my years of… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent on derelict boats

Editor, The problem with your article on the derelict boat is the complete lack of responsibility on the part of the owner, Mr. Elm. It… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Yes, Trump is a liar, but Biden is a warmonger

Editor, In response to Nancy Mayer’s Dec. 18 letter to the editor, Trump did lose the election; there is no credible evidence of wide-spread voter… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Shouldn’t judge neighbors based on party affiliation

Editor, Now that the elections are finally over, could we please get back to some normalcy? Let’s stop judging our friends, neighbors, family and others… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: Trump lost election, Biden needs support

Editor, For all the people who think Trump is their hero: Would you just look around and stop watching Fox News? The pandemic has thrown… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: With community’s support, Good Cheer $2,200 happier

Editor, A couple weeks ago, I was thinking about how to help some of my co-workers who are struggling because of cut hours. Our school… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: CARES funding purchase of critically PPE possible

Editor, As president of WhidbeyHealth Foundation, the fundraising charity for WhidbeyHealth, I would like to express our deep appreciation for the generous grant provided by… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020