Letters to the Editor

Letter: Do those willing to risk COVID-19 realize it’s an agonizing death?

Editor, Do the people who say they are willing to take their chances and die from COVID-19 realize that their’s will be a slow, agonizing… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Letter: Mayor’s action overreaching, a clear abuse of his power

Editor, We are witnessing another gross example of government overreach in the Langley mayor’s exercising his “emergency” power in mandating that everyone wear a mask… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: End the emergency, rely on peoples’ common sense

Editor, Gov. Jay Inslee declared on emergency on March 23 because of COVID-19. He implemented strict lockdown measures in order to keep the hospitals from… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Instead of tearing it down, we should invest in USPS

Editor, We are back again, needing to protect the U.S. Postal Service, this time from Trump and his Republican cronies. Trump is trying to tear… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Grateful to all those who responded to motorcycle accident

Editor, On Saturday, May 9 I was involved in a motorcycle accident at Sharpe’s Corner and State Highway 20. I would like to thank the… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Cliff has more experience as judge than other candidates

Editor, Carolyn Cliff is the right choice to replace retiring Island County Superior Court Judge Vicki I. Churchill and deserves your support. Here’s why. First,… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Team Calyx is a consistent, positive, inspirational pillar

Editor, My deepest appreciation goes out to what must be one of the most forward-thinking schools in this country — Whidbey’s own Calyx Community Arts… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Memorial Day ceremony a very well done tribute

Editor, My wife and I just finished watching the Memorial Day tribute organized yet again by Kelly Davidson, whom we do not know. Many thanks… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: A quality mask perhaps better than $1,200 check

Editor, Taking a cue from my auto mechanic who always looks for the simplest problem leading to an obviously solution: Would we all not be… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson is a leader with extraordinary qualities

Editor, I am supporting Helen Price Johnson’s candidacy for state Senator and encourage others to do so as well. Helen is a leader with extraordinary… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020

Letter: Don’t keep businesses closed in order to protect elderly

Editor, Because I am over 70 years old I am considered at risk of dying if I contract COVID-19, so I am taking all the… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020

Letter: Bacon would think globally, act locally as commissioner

Editor, The name Melanie Bacon will be on the Aug. 4 ballot for Island County commissioner, District 1, the seat being vacated by Helen Price… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Letter: Other pandemic response scenario would be worse

Editor, Regarding those who think our civil liberties have been abridged and our economy needlessly trashed: What, exactly, do you think would have happened if… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Letter: Grateful to those doing their jobs during the pandemic

Editor, All around me there are efforts to thank those around us doing unselfish things to help us continue to live our lives during this… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Letter: Correcting the record on what Consitution does, doesn’t allow

Editor, I am responding tot he letter to the editor by Joseph Moreland, published in the May 9 Whidbey News-Times. He makes the following points:… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Letter: As a society, we cannot allow ’slave patrols,’ or lynchings

Editor, The killing of young black men and women because “we thought this” or “suspected that” is appalling and always has been. A boy walking… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2020

Letter: For those who protesting mandates, please stop

Editor, This is a call for people to stop and think about what they are doing while the covid pandemic batters the world. I write… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2020

Letter: Requests for donations must keep postal service in business

Editor, Has someone been spreading a rumor about me to members of Congress? In the first 100 days of 2020, a total of 39 members… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2020

Letter: Homola running for state House of Representatives

Editor, I asked a neighbor if she would like an Angie Homola yard sign, and she answered “no,” because she is supporting Helen Price-Johnson, and… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2020

Letter: Navy should move flights Ault Field or Eastern Washington

Editor, I have followed the letters to the editor the past few weeks about the Growlers, and have wanted to share my perspective. My husband… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2020