Letters to the Editor

Letter: Supporting fire chief, attracting firefighters are priorities

If you have received a ballot for the upcoming election, you will see that I am running for South Whidbey Fire/EMS Commissioner Position 2. My… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Status quo on school board needs to be changed

Dear Editor, As a parent and concerned community member, I support Brook Willeford for school board. Don’t get me wrong — I like the Racicots.… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Initiative 976 would lead to higher ferry fares

Editor, Tim Eyman is sponsoring another $30 car-tab initiative, I-976, on this year’s ballot. Among a long list of transportation funding cuts included, I-976 could… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Willeford is a deep, holistic thinker

Editor, In my decades of working with the students in the South Whidbey School District, I’ve come to believe we need to change from emphasizing… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Racicot should continue on board

Editor, We are supporting Linda Racicot for school board in the upcoming election. We are all former South Whidbey School Board members and our support… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter:Linda Racicot represents steady, positive change

Editor, I ran for South Whidbey School Board to support kids and staff in our district. When I was elected to the board, it was… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Willeford will bring about change to school district

Editor, School board candidate Brook Willeford is a refreshing choice in the election this year – and you don’t have to live in Langley to… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: There are five reasons to approve bond

Editor, I am enthusiastic about Langley Water Bond #1056 because of the multiple benefits it brings to our community, citywide. Here are five reasons why… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter Willeford has the drive to make an impact

Editor, Last spring, as the result of a multitude of issues that were identified that need improvement within South Whidbey Schools, a grassroots group was… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: It’s time to strike against cowardice

Editor, Anyone in America today, right now, who is not totally freaked out about what is happening to our democracy is not paying attention. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Add another ‘ditto’ to the captain’s Sound Off

Editor, Ditto to what retired Navy Captain Larry Salter wrote in his “Sound Off.” Plus, I welcome any information on events or activities I can… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Rep. Larsen isn’t truly a progressive

Editor, I would like to think America is still a democracy, but I know better. Do you realize we have a Democratic Congressional representative who… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Vote yes to ensure Langley’s future

Editor, Mr. Collins’ letter of Oct. 21 makes several inaccurate claims, starting with the statement “Langley’s position of counting on developers to pay the cost… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Trump is beholden to Russian leaders

Editor, A trustworthy and time-tested philosophical principle (“Occam’s Razor”) states that a simple solution is more likely to be correct than a complex one. In… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Allen is helpful in any circumstances

Editor, I’m a relatively new Langley resident having moved here in 2012. However, I met Bruce Allen at GHL’s UPS/FedEx store across the street. We… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Racicot brings experience, leadership to school board

Editor, I both listened to and explored the websites of both school board Position 3 candidates. I love Brook’s energy and enthusiasm, however his focus… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Bond is an opportunity for Langley to be proactive

Editor, Are you a Langley voter who loves Whidbey Island’s beautiful open spaces, timber and agricultural lands outside of the city limits? The Washington State… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: I-976 will force the state to live within its budget

Editor, We need to pass Initiative 976, and here is why — the current budget for Washington state is receiving hundreds of millions of dollars… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: Trump’s actions are tearing the fabric of democracy

Dear Editor, I write today in vehement opposition to Langley Mayor Tim Calison, awarding his company the contract to build the new, proposed, expansive city… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: Divided residents should unite if bond issue passes

Editor, My wife and I attended the League of Women Voters meeting earlier this month and found the debate exchanges interesting. My particular interest is… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019