Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bigotry is a choice, gender identity is not

Editor, This is in response to Lorinda Newton’s letter in the May 9 Whidbey News-Times urging people to sign petition R90 which would, in her… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2020

Letter: Follow example of those responding to pandemic

Editor, Memorial Day will soon be here. This holiday is celebrated as a time to honor all Americans who died while in the U.S. military… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2020

Letter: Cliff best suited for seat on Superior Court bench

Editor, I worked in the Island County court system for more than 20 years, including eight years as Superior Court administrator and seven years as… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2020

Letter: Good leaders don’t reject advice because they don’t like truth

Editor, Every time I see headlines like today’s, “Arizona governor fires experts who say he’s making a mistake by reopening state,” and “Trump administration rejects… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2020

Letter: Delayed health care exposes people to ‘poor outcomes’

Editor, We now find ourselves at a point in the COVID pandemic where new infections on the island have become infrequent. The economic impact for… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2020

Letter: Don’t let lawmakers make sex ed decisions for you

Editor, Last month, the governor signed ESSB 5395, the state-mandated, K-12 comprehensive sexual health education bill. Comprehensive Sexuality Education teaches more than the “birds and… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2020

Letter: State needs to open for business immediately

Editor, As we are starting our three month in this coronavirus shutdown, there are some things I wonder about. We have had problems with viruses… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2020

Letter: There’s only one humanity, one Earth, one opportunity

Editor, What is One? How many times do we count in our minds one, two, three, always starting with one? This distinction between one and… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2020

Letter: Choose Helen Price Johnson for 10th District state senator

Editor, Helen Price Johnson is our best choice for state Senator. We need her passion, natural skills, and experience for these challenging times. Helen is… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2020

Letter: Before voting for president in November, take time to check the facts

Editor, This is an open letter to Trump supporters — critical thinking. Our forefathers who wrote all the documents, the Bill of Rights and U.S.… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2020

Letter: May is National Foster Care Appreciation Month

Editor, It is no surprise that the month of May is designated as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. The month of May carries us well… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2020

Letter: Wheel stolen from 10-inch gun made by Oak Harbor students

Editor, When our State Parks took the Gov. Jay Inslee’s directed steps in support of suppressing the current crisis, Fort Casey State Park turned off… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2020

Letter: Cliff is a ‘people person,’ will make excellent judge

Editor, We met Carolyn Cliff some years ago when she helped us during a very difficult time while caring for an elderly friend. She guided… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2020

Letter: Electric cars, appliances, mowers better for Earth

Editor, This Earth Day, our new stay-home lifestyle has gave us an opportunity to observe the outdoors more than usual. Grey whales were as common… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2020

Letter: Let’s give Angie Homola a seat in our state Legislature

Editor, As everyone knows, these are indeed unique and demanding trying times. But there is some good news, former county commissioner Angie Homola is seeking… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2020

Letter: Community provided IT staff with much needed masks

Editor, All of us at Island Transit want to send a big “thank you” to our community for its support and efforts during this awful… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: Trump’s delays hurt us, his words can kill us

Editor, No, no, no, do NOT follow President Trump’s recommendations or musings to drink bleach or disinfectants, they are poison. He does not know anything.… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: Trump’s delays hurt us, his words can kill us

Editor, No, no, no, do NOT follow President Trump’s recommendations or musings to drink bleach or disinfectants, they are poison. He does not know anything.… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: Displaying flags in recognition of medical workers and other heroes

Editor, The Oak Harbor Lions Club displays U.S. flags on major holidays and special local occasions every month throughout the year in front of sponsoring… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: Maybe solution is closing Ebey’s National Reserve

Editor, I have read the requests to cease vital Field Carrier Landing Practice training at OLF Coupeville. All three of the letter writers have been… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020