Letters to the Editor

Letter: Oil industry cuts corners to boost profits

Editor, The oil industry claims that it’s for clean air and clean water – even while it pours millions of dollars into political campaigns to… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Whidbey Island too divided over Growler training in Coupeville

Editor, When I lived in Spain 50 years ago, my host family told me this about the Spanish Civil War: rural villages in the 1930s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Testimony of Blasey Ford was believable and compelling

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and overseas, I watched the testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Ready to represent the citizens of Island County

Editor, After attending the two League of Women Voters forums on South Whidbey, I was particularly impressed by Janet St. Clair, who is running for… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: If Dems, independents don’t vote, then what?

Editor, Today, I am calling the Republican party out as the fascist party of Donald Trump. All its Judiciary Committee members aligned to vote “yes”… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: Bigger ferry is nice, but turnaround about same

Editor, Washington State Ferries introduced the second of its newest ferries on the Mukilteo-Clinton run. The Suquamish seems pretty identical to the Tokitae if you… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Thanks for helping make DjangoFestNW a success

Editor, As all of the staff here at WICA come up for air, and before the opening of our theatre season this weekend, I wanted… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Don’t be fooled into voting for new carbon tax in November

Editor, I believe Proposition 1631 is a scam. Here’s why. A new carbon tax, millions of dollars to be used: I quote from the proposal:… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Lane Campbell is proven to be a leader, others are followers

Editor, Please vote for Lane Campbell for Island County sheriff Nov. 6. I support Deputy Campbell for the Island County sheriff. Lane’s campaign issues from… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Hannold should be reelected as commissioner

Editor, In the final EIS, the Navy has appropriately balanced flight ops between Ault Field and OLF – with OLF returning to historical averages for… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Supporting Dave Hayes, Rick Felici

Editor, I reviewed the qualifications of the candidates for Island County sheriff and conclude Rick Felici is by far the best candidate. He will bring… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Failure to support conversion therapy ban morally wrong

Editor, The Washington state Legislature recently passed a ban on conversion therapy for minors under aged 18, but all three of our Republican representatives —… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Working together to promote Civility First during Oct.

Editor, Our country’s founders believed the government they envisioned would succeed as long as its citizens worked together to build “a more perfect union.” They… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: How could anyone vote against clean water and food?

Editor, Fortunately, an overwhelming majority of our state House and Senate voted “yes” to ban all PFAS chemicals from food packaging and firefighting foam. These… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Initiative 1631 offers a choice for action, climate change

Editor, This past season of fires, hurricanes, record-setting heat and drought follow the same trends of the past several years: climate change is no longer… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Can think of $86,000 worth of reasons to not vote for Hannold

Editor, In 2016, a severe winter storm hit Whidbey Island. The storm surge breeched the Sunlight Beach dike causing thousands of dollars in damage to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Commissioner Rick Hannold is out of touch with reality

Editor, I couldn’t believe my ears. Had I heard right? Glancing at the expressions on other people’s faces confirmed that I had. At Monday night’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is voted into office as county commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here. On the other side of Saratoga Passage on Camano. Can we talk? We citizens across… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Island County work crews are doing a good job on the roads

Editor, Kudos to Island County Road Department for providing us with well-maintained roads throughout all four seasons. The roads are on a resurfacing and maintenance… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Washington State Ferries to take feedback during open house

Editor, The recent news coverage of ferry issues is much appreciated. It is important to shine a spotlight on the ferry system to ensure it… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018