Letters to the Editor

Letter: Systemic racism did not ‘just fade away decades ago’

Editor. Bill Merrill, in a study resumes sent out with white sounding names received a one-in-10 callback while the same resume with black sounding names… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Progressive candidates best hope for ‘real and positive change’

Editor, In times of crisis, it is easy to point fingers. It is easy to blame the exponential growth of cases and increasing lockdown-duration attributable… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Getting a busy signal is only building on anger

Editor, The Navy has requested that we call the Growler noise complaint line at 360-257-6665 when we would like to register a noise complaint. All… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: In-person voting, with ID, ensures election integrity

Editor, In response to the letter to the editor, “Think mail-in votes lead to fraud? Here’s an idea,” in the July 8 Whidbey News-Times. In… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Tell the community where you stand individually, collectively

Editor, This is in reference to a letter from the South Whidbey School District addressed to the South Whidbey community dated June 11. It appears… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Choose a proven leader or a new-to-Island opportunist?

Editor, I’m thinking about whom to vote for position no. 2, Island County commissioner: Jill Johnson, a proven local leader or her same-party opponent —… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: Maintain fire district readiness, vote to approve district levy

Editor, Ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election are arriving soon. Listed are key elected races and a crucial government election measure, a levy lift… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

League plans candidate forums online

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island is gearing up for one of the most unusual election years, according to League board member Mendy… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: Get state government back on track, vote Republican

Editor, Democrats have controlled our state government for 40 years and, as our crumbling infrastructure, higher taxes, and runaway spending demonstrate, it is high time… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: District has insatiable appetite for palatial new fire stations

Editor, I’ll be voting against that South Whidbey fire district levy increase scheduled for an August vote, and here’s why. Though I admire the dedication… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: Put a stop to protests until COVID-19 is gone

Editor, People write letters to the editor saying protesters say “Black Lives Matter.” We are all God’s kids, tan, white, black — all matter. Protesters… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Write a letter that has info, not a long list of obsessions

Editor, Regarding the letter, “Focus on Trump’s ouster from office detrimental to U.S.,” written by Ed Hickey. Ah, another Hickey screed, fluently written but containing… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Howard’s experience in planning, transportation beneficial to county

Editor, In a field of highly qualified candidates for Island County commissioner, District no. 3, I am choosing to endorse Nathan Howard. Nathan’s experience in… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Vote out politicians creating more problems than they’re solving

Editor, I am writing in response to Ed Meyer’s letter to the editor, published in the June 24 Whidbey News-Times. His letter was well stated.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: People who say racism is systemic are often racists

Editor, Jim Short, in his response to my recent letter to the editor that included a statement that systemic racism faded several decades ago, cites… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: New Sound Water Stewards’ book for the island explorer

Editor, “Don’t leave home without it.” That’s what I said years ago when the first edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge” was released. It’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Americans are waking up to fact Trump a hateful, dishonest bully

Editor, Sorry Donald, you can’t tweet your way out of this one. I have never liked Donald Trump, but at the beginning of our COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Statues don’t represent who we are as Americans

Editor, As a white “Boomer” male, I’m heartened to see young women and men rise up and tear down Confederate statues. These actions are reminiscent… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: With Trump, you get more pandemic denial, racism

Editor, In response Ed Hickey’s July 1 letter to the editor, I’d like to present some facts. The Obama economy, after inheriting the great recession… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Media needs to make big changes

Editor, The July 4 “Sound Off” column on views of a free press by our Founding Fathers did not take into account that today’s media… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020