Letters to the Editor

Letter: Libaries are using funding wisely during difficult time

Editor, I will leave it to others to respond to Kurt Vieke regarding school funding. I feel a need to address the comment questioning funding… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2020

Letter: Programs not socialism, won’t lead to serfdom

Editor, I read many letters warning about the dangers of socialism. It seems that there is some confusion as to what exactly socialism is. Socialism… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2020

Letter: What value is our freedom, citizenship, if unprotected?

Editor, Back in the 1970s, in a border state where party registration was required, my mailbox was being filled with literature from the Republican Party… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2020

Letter: Biden should rehire fired director of Cybersecurity, Infrastructure

Editor, Add the name of Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, to the list of public government servants — you saw several… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020

Letter: Electromagnetic radiation has hidden health hazards

Editor, Having tuned into the Langley City Council meeting on Nov. 16 to see Mark Wahl’s presentation about “smart” meters and city codes pertaining to… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020

Letter: Greenbank Farm needs your support for maintenance, open spaces

Editor, Our island is extremely fortunate to have the Greenbank Farm open and available for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy. There are marvelous… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020

Letter: Hold the criticism of Biden till he has had time to do job

Editor, All politicians have something in common — they like the spotlight on them. But some are different, some actually work to help the folks… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020

Letter: Updates to the state Growth Management Act needed

Editor, It’s the time of the year when we consider what we’re thankful for. At the top of my list is that I get to… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020

Letter: Law enforcement could have lessened backup during outage

Editor, There is absolutely no reason that the Washington State Patrol, Oak Harbor police or the Island County law enforcement personnel could not have directed… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020

Letter: One Robert refutes ‘truthiness’ of two recent letters

Editor, I was enjoying a nice Saturday with the power just coming back on. As I sipped my coffee and perused last week’s newspaper, I… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020

Letter: When was ‘united’ removed from United States of America?

Editor, Recent editions of the Whidbey News-Times reported that Oak Harbor City Council members chose to spend public funds which they may have just found… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2020

Letter: Conservatives were fed lies, accusations, about Trump

Editor, In response to Ms. Mayer’s letter to the editor, may I point out that, for four years, conservatives have been fed a litany of… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Pro-Trump writers need to get facts straight, cite sources

Editor, I am responding to letters to the editor by Ed Hickey, Ed Meyer and Jim Henderson published in the Nov. 14 Whidbey News-Times. Last… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Relies on social programs to remain healthy, housed

Editor, In Saturday’s letters to the editor, Mr. Hickey’s “socialist agenda” of Dems and Mr. Meyer’s Dems “freedom for socialism,” gave me pause. I’m 75… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Warnings of runaway socialism under Biden-Harris seem empty

Editor, After two letters to the editor from Ed Hickey, I am compelled to respond with some observations of Mr. Hickey’s charges and assumptions of… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: Why are our tax dollars going to places that are closed?

Editor, As we face yet another 30-day lockdown, I ask again, why are our tax dollars going to places that have been closed since pretty… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2020

Letter: If governor imposes a lock down, he should forgo pay

Editor, I have a suggestion for the governor. If he wants to institute new lock down restrictions, he should not get paid, or accept any… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Letter revealing of Democrats’ divisive position

Editor, Thank you, Ann Adams, for your Nov. 11 letter to the editor, which again identified the Democrat position on American politics. First, you identify… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Republican party is now the ‘Trumpist Party’

Editor, I think that events of the past week demonstrate the party calling themselves Republican no longer deserves that name. We can now correctly refer… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020

Letter: Senate only protection against Democrats’ ‘socialist agenda’

Editor, I find it incredulous that so many voters cast ballots not for issues, the economy, the Constitution, law and order, immigration laws, jobs and… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2020