Letters to the Editor

Letter: Message of Martin Luther King Jr. is being distorted

Editor, Invoking Martin Luther King Jr. in the name of “colorblindness” is one of the most cynical and deliberately offensive racist talking points, which is… Continue reading

Letter: Wonders if call to hotline led to a quieter night

Editor, Last week, after a Growler jet made a very loud pass directly over my house, well east of its designated flight pattern, I called… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2021

Letter: Do something more worthwhile with sports field

Editor, I would like to propose a use for the land that has previously been used as a sports field at the old middle school… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2021

Letter: Book illustrates risk that Marxism presents to U.S.

Editor, I recently subscribed to Whidbey News-Times. On only my second issue, and in response to Elizabeth Guss, I saw an image of Fox News… Continue reading

Letter: Aircraft training is vital to safety of crews, others

Editor, Opposition to Navy flight training use of Outlying Field Coupeville citing excessive noise levels appears to have survived a replanting. Individuals willing to trade… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021

Letter: Berry is a fitting representative of the United States

Editor, This is in response to Fred Wilferth’s letter to the editor about the protest by Olympic runner Gwen Berry. So, Mr. Wilferth, let me… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021

Letter: Fox News about the only network presenting facts

Editor, Why on earth would you folks print a political cartoon demeaning Fox News? Fox News, One America News and Newsmax are about the only… Continue reading

Letter: Website long written off as an unreliable source

Editor, I would like to point out to letter writer Elizabeth Guss that, very recently, Larry Sanger, Wikipedia’s co- founder, said the website should not… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021

Letter: Citizen interests not represented by a ‘clique’

Editor, When I read last Saturday’s edition of the South Whidbey Record, I was dismayed — and disappointed. To think that anyone running for a… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021

Letter: It’s time to take action to prevent death at the bridge

Editor, I am tired of people jumping off Deception Pass Bridge. More than 10 years ago, I served on the Aurora Corridor Safety Project and… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021

Letter: Vaccination rate is appallingly low across the country

Editor, We are all connected in so many ways, but the truth of this has never been more starkly apparent than in the case of… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021

Letter: Candidates, learn the issues before addressing them

Editor, My husband and I attended the Whidbey Island Fair last weekend in Langley. We enjoyed the sights, sounds, displays and exhibits. What a treat… Continue reading

Letter: Council too quick to reject police staffing discussion

Editor, A sincere thank you for Kira Erickson’s reporting on Langley City Council meetings. Since we can’t all attend the meetings or ask questions, how… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021

Letter: Olympic runner fortunate she lives in a free country

Editor,​ What a tremendous nation those old dead “white men” created 245 years ago. Their understanding of human nature, tyranny and the need to form… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Navy has said El Centro better for landing practices

Editor, Navy League spokesman Steve Bristow noted in his July 9 letter to the editor that the Outlying Field Coupeville “is the finest representative practice… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Look beyond color, stop alleging racism

Editor, In my initial response to Michael King, I gave a counter to his claim that given the choice as to whether white people would… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Reduce county taxes for those in noise zones

Editor, It is time that Island County admits that rural residential life in certain parts of the island are no longer safe living conditions for… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Racism exists to serve white peoples needs

Editor, Racism is a very complex and elaborate thing having developed over hundreds of years. I’d like to thank the people replying to my letters… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Impossible to live on Whidbey on minimum wage

Editor, I will say that I don’t blame all the people moving up here — Whidbey Island is beautiful and a peaceful getaway from city… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Letter: Way to have a safe 4th is to ban fireworks

Editor, On July 4, I watched an unrelenting barrage of fireworks launched by a large group of party-goers approximately 100 feet from a well-documented, active… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021