Letters to the Editor

Letter: Homelessness a real problem that should not be ignored

Editor, On Monday evening, I attended the Whidbey Homeless Coalition conversation, “What Does It Mean to Be Homeless on Whidbey Island?” Like many communities, homelessness… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Letter: Fact is, inmate’s actions put his own life at risk

Editor, Regarding the case of Keaton Farris: The truth, as cold and hard as it is to hear, this criminal put himself in danger repeatedly… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Letter: Navy should be proactive, transparent on water

The Navy says it’s going to be a year before it installs a special filter to remove the PFAS chemicals contaminating Coupeville’s water. And that… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Man who displayed gun disconcerting

Editor, Saturday mornings, I join a group of peaceful individuals who stage an hour-long anti-Trump protest in front of Beeksma Park near downtown Oak Harbor.… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2018

Why aren’t armed protestors arrested?

Editor, I have an open question. Why is it okay for a large number of mostly white men and a few white women to show… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2018

‘Ignorance’ on opioid lawsuit ‘disappointing’

Editor, I was surprised and disappointed at the ignorance shown by county commissioners Rick Hannold and Jill Johnson at the meeting to decide whether the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

Need to elect Democrats to U.S. House, Senate

Editor, For graying baby boomers like me, Nov. 6 this a second chance to answer the call of history. Just as some of us did… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

Support Sno-Isle library system levy increase

Editor, Our libraries are not free. Your Sno-Isle Library card is free, but the wonderful system of Sno-Isle Libraries that we enjoy in Island and… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

It’s not about facts, but how to change

Editor, I have read with interest the debate between Dean Enell and Rick Hannold concerning anthropogenic — human caused — climate disruption. Neither believes the… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

Libraries are heart of community, deserve support

Editor, People on Whidbey Island know how valuable our libraries are to our communities. We have access to the resources of a library system that… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

‘Glass Menagerie’ will make you laugh, cry

Editor, WICA’s latest theatrical offering is Tennessee Williams’ most famous play, “The Glass Menagerie.” It runs every weekend through April 21. Why should you go… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Cutting parking is irresponsible of city

Editor, The City of Langley has presented two plans for a project on First Street to utilize a $250,000 state grant. One, with improved angled… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Realized I’m proud to be an ‘old guy’

Editor, I never thought being an old guy would make me proud of being old and just me, but I am. It took having to… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Elect someone who stands up for environment

Editor, Who is Rick Hannold representing? It certainly doesn’t seem to be the citizens of Island County or the environment that sustains us. In a… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Now is the time to vote yes for libraries

Editor, We have our special ballots and now is the time to support our community by voting yes for the Sno-Isle Intercounty Rural Library District… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Thanks for making Bunco fundraiser a success

Editor, Guild 21 of Providence General Children’s Association hosted their 14th annual Bunco night on March 24 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Guests… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Want a commissioner that’s cognizant of local, global issues

Editor, Thanks to Rick Hannold for responding to my somewhat grim portrayal of his environmental record in light of Earth Day this month. Any response… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails, we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Health is wealth, we should be investing more into it

Editor, There is a movement afoot in our state to address the current inadequate health care system. It is Initiative 1600. I’m a volunteer for… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Honor MLK by joining ‘Poor People’s Campaign’

Editor, April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., our American prophet, and the loss of his leadership was… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018