Letters to the Editor

Letter: Statues don’t represent who we are as Americans

Editor, As a white “Boomer” male, I’m heartened to see young women and men rise up and tear down Confederate statues. These actions are reminiscent… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: With Trump, you get more pandemic denial, racism

Editor, In response Ed Hickey’s July 1 letter to the editor, I’d like to present some facts. The Obama economy, after inheriting the great recession… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Media needs to make big changes

Editor, The July 4 “Sound Off” column on views of a free press by our Founding Fathers did not take into account that today’s media… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Gym taking steps to make sure its patrons feel safe

Editor, Kudos to Island Athletic Club: For most of my life I played team sports outdoors. Now that I’m a “senior,” I no longer play… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Think mail-in ballots lead to fraud? Here’s an idea

Editor, Although I do not have a Twitter account, I often go to the website “Factbase.” I find they have the most current Covid-19 stats,… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: Garden scraps fine for pigs, table scraps not

Editor, In regard to your recent article about a local farmer who is raising pigs, I would like to raise awareness of a very deadly… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: You may someday need services of South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Editor, You may have seen the signs on South Whidbey, “Vote Yes Fire.” I recently retired from South Whidbey Fire/EMS after 28 years. The hard-working… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: Analyze positions, opinions, character and background of each candidate

Editor, Growing up in the 1950s, my father was a Republican, so I rather naturally gravitated to that party. He was also rather prejudiced, some… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson has earned the trust of 10th District residents

Editor, As an Army veteran and retired businessman still active in my community’s civic activities, it’s important to me that we elect a common-sense senator… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: If you need a reason to dump Trump, this is it

Editor, Trump will defend a Confederate statue but not our American soldiers. It’s been reported and verified that Russia — Putin — offered bounties to… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: True civility is not about shutting up

Editor, Independence. We pride ourselves as Americans that our country was established on the principle of freedom. When the founders were hashing out the details… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: Proud to support Homola for House of Representatives

Editor, In today’s world of so many unknowns, it’s good to have a candidate running for office with a proven record. That’s why I believe… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: Ken’s Korner management has bent over backwards for tenants

Editor, I am writing in response to the Whidbey News-Times article on June 27, “Pharmacy leaving Kens Korner.” The owner of Island Drug didn’t fully… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: South Whidbey fundraiser raises $20,000 for schools

Editor, The South Whidbey Schools Foundation thanks our generous community in supporting our annual fundraiser — this year it was an online virtual one in… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letters: Kudos to Johnson for ensuring CARES funds fairly disbursed

Editor, I would like to thank Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson for her leadership in ensuring that the Congress-approved CARES funding reaches the local businesses… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Voting for Damian Greene would be a smart move

Editor, I was very encouraged to see Damian Greene enter the race for Island County commissioner, District 1, and I enthusiastically support his candidacy. I… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Fixating on Trump’s defeat is detrimental to the country

Editor, In response to Cheri Filion’s letter to the editor in the June 24 Whidbey News-Times, it seems obvious that she is enamored with Obama,… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Congrats to 2020 recipients of Oak Harbor Music Festival scholarships

Editor, I would like to congratulate the recipients of the Oak Harbor Music Festival’s 2020 scholarships. How blessed we are to have a local organization… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Grateful for access to water that boat launch, beach provide

Editor, In response to Mike Christen and Jami Robinson Christen’s letter to the editor, I would like to express my family’s immense gratitude for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Sheriff clearly cares about his deputies, public at large

Editor, Thank God for Sheriff Felici. He obviously cares about his deputies and public at large. I sincerely hope he’s not stolen and taken to… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020