Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote for Democrat is a vote for increased spending

Editor, The 2020 election is fast approaching, The citizens of the United States have a huge decision to make. I emphasized citizens because there are… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Vote for Prop. 1 so responders have the resources they need

Editor, Today, I am advocating strongly that the residents of North Whidbey support and vote for the levy lid lift for North Whidbey Fire &… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Vote to give our children a healthy and safe future

Editor, The current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons, not the least of which is the importance of having scientifically based information upon which… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Want an honest, informed state rep? Dave Paul is your man

Editor, On Dec. 27, 2018, Dave Paul drove to La Conner to talk to residents about their request for help in funding a new library.… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Bacon the best choice for county commisioner seat

Editor, As an experienced political person in Island County, I urge you to vote for Melanie Bacon as county commissioner for District 1. I couldn’t… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Bacon, Johnson best choices for county commissioner

Editor, On Monday, Oct. 5, the League of Women Voters presented an excellent online session with the candidates for Island County Commissioner. The League and… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Cliff knows the system, players, would hit the ground running

Editor, We are lucky to have a truly outstanding candidate for Island County Superior Court judge in the upcoming election. In my 30 years working… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Consider new candidates to replace those entrenched

Editor, During this campaign season there are many new and interesting candidates with campaign signs all over who are running for public office. Some deserve… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Fire service has a long history of pulling together

Editor, I wanted to respond to a recent letter about North Whidbey Fire & Rescue sending firefighters and apparatus to help fight wild land fires… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Johnson works for all, not a developer seeking favors

Editor, I want to encourage my friends and community to vote for Jill Johnson for District 2 Island County commissioner. I’ve known Jill for decades… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Langley police force has full support of council, mayor

Editor, The mayor, Tim Callison, and mayor pro-tem, Dominique Emerson, would like to clarify comments over the last couple of weeks about policing policies and… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Petrich has qualities a great judge would demonstrate

Editor, In more than 45 years of practicing law in Washington state, mostly off the island, I have practiced before all of the Island County… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson, a moderate, is pro-economic growth

Editor, I’m voting for Helen Price Johnson for state senator for one reason — her experience. It’s an easy decision for anyone aware of her… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Vote Price Johnson; keep Muzzall down on the farm

Editor, I urge you to vote for Helen Price Johnson for Washington State Senate. I’ve followed Helen’s political career since she attended a leadership seminar… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: You can rewrite history, but it doesn’t change the truth

Editor, I received a flyer mailed out by a group in Kirkland and paid for by off-island big money organizations attempting to discredit our former… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Being civil doesn’t mean being silent

Editor, We’d like to respond to Tom Strang’s letter to the editor saying that “civility” isn’t in the First Amendment, and that he has “found… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Cliff’s knowledge, experience gives her an added advantage

Editor, As a former Island County commissioner for nearly 15 years, I want to publicly thank retiring Superior Court judges Vickie I. Churchill and Alan… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Do you want legislators who disregard your health, safety?

Editor, Leadership by example? Hardly. Two of the candidates for Island County commissioner, Damian Greene and Dan Evans, along with three candidates for the Washington… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Fire district sending message they don’t need more money

Editor, The Sept. 16 Whidbey News-Times had front page news that the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue needed voters to pass a levy so they… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Is Trump’s COVID-19 a message from God?

Editor, If Joe Biden had contracted COVID-19 after the first presidential debate, I am certain many right-leaning conservative Christian pundits would have proclaimed it a… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020