Letters to the Editor

Letter: Take into account 30-plus years of Price Johnson’s steady leadership

Editor, Interesting and challenging times call for experienced leadership that listens to various perspectives and asks good questions which result in clear well thought out… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Coupeville Lions are keeping active during this pandemic

Editor, The Lions are not sleeping through the current health crisis. You will see Coupeville Lions Club members performing some essential services throughout our community… Continue reading

Letter: With her speech, queen exemplified true class

Editor, God save the Queen. As a British ex pat now living in Washington state, the first state to be struck by the deadly coronavirus,… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: Flight practices should be halted during pandemic

Editor, News that the Navy had cancelled its training flights for the Passover and Easter weekend during the Covid-19 Stay Home order was indeed welcome… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: We’ll survive pandemic in spite of lack of leadership

Editor, The Trump administration failed this country with its mismanagement and political corruption. Besides disbanding the National Security Council’s federal pandemic office last year, putting… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: What do we need to be doing to improve the survival curve?

Editor, The current consternation is Covid-19 that is worse than common flu. Flattening the incident curve doesn’t end it. It extends it. Until a safe… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: If you need to venture out, please wear a face mask

Editor, Silent asymptomatic COVID-19 spreaders are in every community, and they are unaware. When they talk, sing or exercise, the virus can hang around for… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: Our lives may change, but fire districts are still here for you

Editor, We want to reach out and reassure our community members during this difficult time. Our agencies are coordinating with the state, county, and hospital… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: Growler noise adds to stress during stay-at-home order

Editor, The Whidbey News-Times reported Saturday, April 4, “Carrier Landing Practices Next Week air OLF Coupeville,” that the Growlers are flying nonstop all week long,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: While appreciated, not all food can be accepted

Editor, As you may be aware, Careage of Whidbey is experiencing a significant COVID-19 outbreak. From Clinton to Oak Harbor, the outpouring of support from… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: Times like this require sacrifices from all of us

Editor, In this time of extreme danger to our community from Covid-19, I feel it is irresponsible to be running all over Whidbey Island, from… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

Letter: Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is a true American hero

Editor, So, my fellow Americans — read forever Donald John Trumpsters — our illustrious golden-hair leader has allowed for the removal of Capt. Brett Crozier,… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

Letter: WhidbeyHealth has real leadership during pandemic

Editor, I am a medical technologist at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. I’ve worked here intermittently since 1993. I am the person performing all the laboratory tests… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

Letter: Collaborate in new ways — generous, civil ways

Editor, We are living in a world in which the ground shifts under us daily. No one alive today has been through anything quite like… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

Letter: Neighbors helping neighbors in the Coupeville way

Editor, Last Monday, our neighbors across the street, Rob and Traci York, were going over to Costco in Burlington. They called and asked if there… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson the kind of leader needed in Olympia

Editor, The first time I saw Helen Price Johnson was at a League of Women Voters salad supper. The evening featured not only salad, but… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Letter: Hospital management doing all it can

Editor, Hospital management is doing all it can as small systems close around the country. I know from experience the hospital needs at least 100… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Letter: Good Cheer is here for all in need, no questions asked

Editor, At times like these, Good Cheer is here for our community. During these stressful and uncertain times, having strong community institutions is key. We… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Letter: Hospital was impacted but will get through this difficult time

Editor, A recently published letter to Gov. Jay Inslee has caused concern. The letter was written by the Washington State Hospital Association on behalf of… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

Letter: Don’t need the $1,200 check? Maybe share with those who do

Editor, Soon, many of us will receive $1,200 checks from the U.S. Treasury. They will be a one-time lifeline for people with no savings, who… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020