Letters to the Editor

Letter: Biden administration offers hope for climate

Editor, A confluence of recent developments in government and business gives us hope for planet Earth. John Kerry was appointed special presidential envoy for climate.… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021

Letter: Lovers of nature, beer want to help with clean-up

Editor, I am writing in response to Luie Ferrer of Coupeville, who recently wrote a letter to the editor about litter bugs who are leaving… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021

Letter: Swimmers may be crazy, but the photos were great

Editor, Those cold water swimmers are out of their minds. Great photos, though. Diane Driver Langley… Continue reading

Letter: Teachers shouldn’t share their views with students

Editor, ​I have been married for 49 years to my teacher wife, so, I read with interest Steven Hortons’s letter to the editor defending a… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Island County government needs to ‘step up’

Editor, I would like to know what role Island County government is playing in the pandemic besides web pages. I would also like to know… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Senators must vote to eliminate the filibuster

Editor, State senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray must vote to pass HR1 and stand up for a bold and progressive Senate to uphold the… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Net result of the filibuster is less than constructive

Editor, If you care about the climate crisis, racial equity and income disparity, the presidential election and Georgia Senate runoff results were good news. As… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Hunting the best option for deer control

Editor, In her letter to the editor of March 6, Michelle Peacock offers ideas for deer management in Coupeville. Deer habitat is diminishing but deer… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Leter: Some letters are not fit to print

Editor, The fact check on one of the letters to the editor is an improvement, but Austin Cook’s point in his letter should be emphasized:… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Better that prof keep tunnel idea to himself

Editor, I have a response to professor Bob Ortblad and his idea for building a tunnel to Whidbey Island: Keep your ideas to yourself. A… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Let’s do something besides throw rocks at one another

Editor, What’s the fuss about equity? Mr. Meyers letter to the editor about “equity narrative” certainly expressed his anger, but it distracted from the issue.… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Please stop dumping beer cans in the bushes

Editor, I am a volunteer for the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. I have regularly taken care of the beautiful “prairies wayside” on Engle Road… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Whidbey doesn’t new connection to mainland

Editor, About every dozen years someone “floats” the idea of a tunnel or a bridge to make commutes between Whidbey Island and the mainland easier,… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letters: Drum shares same right to free speech

Editor, I write this letter in support of Edward Drum, who still has the right to speak in this country and in the Whidbey News… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: A place on Whidbey to take family

Editor, Spring is fast approaching, and nowhere is it more evident than at the beautiful Meerkerk Gardens. you will find some rhododendrons in bloom, others… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Don’t like the deer in Coupeville? Move to the city

Editor, Regarding the deer in Coupeville article by Kira Erickson in the March 2 Whidbey News-Times, this assault on our wildlife must end. The deer… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Trump thought he might lose reelection bid

Editor, Why I think former President Trump thought he might lose re-election early on. but did not plan to leave office: Clue 1: When asked… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Tantamount to fake wrestling, the kind with bad hair

Editor, This is a response to a letter by Edward Drum, who longs metaphysically for the deep insights of Rush Limbaugh, equating him with the… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Attacks on AP history teacher unfounded

Editor, We’ve heard from some very opinionated folks on the state of our schools, so maybe it’s time we heard from a student. As a… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: UW prof’s idea for tunnel is full of holes

Editor, The UW prof’s idea for a tunnel to replace the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry is not likely to float for long March 3 South Whidbey Record).… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021