Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘It is President Trump who is using Hitler’s playbook’

Editor, Recent letters to the editor have made it apparent that the Fox News propaganda machine is working well, inciting white supremacists to promote tropes… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Wearing a mask is akin to wearing clothes in public

Editor, Just out of curiosity, why is being asked to wear a face mask in public anymore of an impingement of your personal freedom than… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Experience with fake $20 was defnitely eye-opening

Editor, Having seen much discussion about passing fake $20 being a crime, apparently in George Floyd’s instance punishable by death, I thought I would tell… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Statistics refute the notion that systemic racism has faded away

Editor, Bill Merill, I am choking on my kambucha double tall over your opinion that systemic racism just faded away decades ago. Sixteen percent of… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Show care for others; put on a face mask

Editor, The science is clear. Wearing a mask decreases your chances of getting Covid 19 as well as transmitting it to someone else. So, why… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Navy is listening to calls to the noise complaint line

Editor, It seems that I owe an apology to the Navy. All these years, I thought that the Navy didn’t pay attention to the Growler… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

SHIBA offering free assistance

Editor, I am one of seven volunteers on Whidbey Island who offer guidance to folks getting ready to enroll in Medicare. We also work closely… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Compassionate, honest judges are necessary

Editor, We are in the midst of a global pandemic, heated politics and social unrest over who we want to be as Americans. Whatever our… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: We need to get back to values that made this country great

Editor, I have lived most of my life in the 20th century. I did two combat cruises, one in Vietnam and one in the Gulf.… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Letter: Police are the thin blue line protecting law-abiding citizens

Editor, So, exactly what has been accomplished? Certain groups transformed some protests into predatory mobs that embarked on an orgy of rioting, looting, assault and… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Letter: Letter writer was right; things can’t get much worse

Editor, I am writing in response to Richard Ays letter to the editor in the Saturday, June 13 Whidbey News-Times. His letter said it all.… Continue reading

Letter: County should act swiftly to keep boat ramp open

Editor, There has been a lot of community excitement surrounding a proposed five-year sand removal plan for the Mutiny Bay boat ramp on Robinson Road.… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Lettter: Before saying more, letter writers should educate themselves

Editor, An appalling number of people seem to feel that now is the appropriate time to display their various forms of ignorance and racism. Some… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

If George Floyd was white, he would probably be alive

Editor, This is in response to Lisa Root’s letter to the editor. The last I looked, none of us is perfect. We all have our… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Event canceled, but Hearts and Hammers still serving

Editor, For more than a quarter of a century, during this time of year, hundreds of volunteers have gathered to improve the living situation of… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Bacon is a hard worker who loves Island County

Editor, It’s important for me as a citizen of Island County that we elect commissioners with vision, experience, and integrity. Aug. 4 is the primary… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Hats a good way to avoid arguments

Editor, I don’t see what the fuss is about with people wearing MAGA hats. Seems to me like a good way to avoid arguments, so… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Systemic racism in this country faded decades ago

Editor, The attitude of your guest columnist, Preston Ossman, is one of the reasons our country is in such turmoil. People with his view are… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Cliff is a compassionate, intelligent, caring person

Editor, During my tenure with Island County, working as a counselor, I was a part of the Drug Court team and was able to observe… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Greene has a vision, common sense ideas

Editor, We need on the county board of commissioners a person who is committed to the challenges of efficiency and streamlining of all county processing.… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020