Letters to the Editor

Letter: Social media photo fails to tell full story

Editor, This letter is in response to Jill Smith’s letter to the editor in the Aug. 14 edition of the South Whidbey Record. Mrs. Smith,… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Offering insight into Parent’s giving nature

Editor, Reporter Kira Erickson’s coverage of Dave Parent’s retirement was a treat for me to read. I would like to add a couple of important… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Sharing views of anti-masker is ‘irresponsible’

Editor, The publication of Fred Wilfred’s letter to the editor in which he disparages mask wearing for helping to prevent COVID spread is an egregious… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Parents ‘experts’ when it comes to protecting kids

Editor, Over and over we hear the mainstream media, our president, the governor and local government tell us we need to “follow the science.” The… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Inconvenient, perhaps, but Gore spoke the truth

Editor, Only 15 years ago Al Gore warned us about consequences from our planet’s warming. He was mocked as being a babbling baboon. Critics claimed… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Children should not be forced to endure face masks

​Editor, In 1972, I had a college class entitled “crisis biology” in which we were given a study that said, “at the current level of… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Troubled by social media photo of happy firefighters

Editor, I am deeply disturbed and disgusted by the smiling faces of firefighters at a recent house fire here on South Whidbey. My friend showed… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Need to step up, mandate wearing of face masks

Editor, If everyone had masked up, social distanced and gotten vaccinated, this pandemic would be over now. What should be the response of those of… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Non-citizens get more protections than U.S. citizens

Editor, Thinking out loud here, our border is being over burdened by over 1 million many of whom have covid according to reports, but yet… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Mask up for the safety of those on the front line

Editor, I was checking out groceries at Safeway on Tuesday. The clerk took a moment to take a sip of water. He was clearly, extremely… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Cut emissions so our children can thrive

Editor, The birth of our first grandchild last week deepened the commitment I made to the future when I had my two daughters. Life is… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2021

Letter: Racism in America can be overcome

Editor, My copy of the Bible is 1,874 pages. Now, imagine if I had only ever read nine pages, which is less than 0.5 percent… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2021

Letter: Government, media put out confusing COVID messages

Editor, In the recent letters to the editor, a group of local physicians and medical professionals urged everyone to get vaccinated. While I applaud the… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2021

Letter: Do not put ‘Lord your God to the test,’ Bible warns

Editor, Recently, when greeting an acquaintance, my wife volunteered that she is vaccinated against COVID and he, a devout Christian, replied that he was trusting… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2021

Letter: Writer mistaken in his summations regarding El Centro

Editor, A July 30 Whidbey News-Times letter to the editor by Scott Smith claims Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve “twisted the truth” when it quoted a… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2021

Letter: Critical Race Theory very different than critical thinking

Editor, About two years ago I moved to Oak Harbor from a small town near Nashville, Tenn. I was impressed by the advertising for Trevecca… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2021

Letter: Should be less reactive and better informed

Editor, Seems to be a lot of confusion about “critical race theory,” which some want to you to interpret as “critical of the white race”… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2021

Letter: Don’t rely on ‘rich boy’ news anchors; crack open a book

Editor, There will never be a fair and unbiased news network. I have to say the need for each political group to push their version… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2021

Letter: Cost of childcare seems high, but not when you consider factors

Editor, Regarding the recent article on child care costs and affordability, I want to shed some light on the issue as a child care worker.… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2021

Letter: Democrats were the party of segregation

Editor, I believe the purpose of the letters to the editor section of the newspaper is to give a point or a counter-point, and hopefully… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2021