This is an open letter to Sen. Barbara Bailey. You recently wrote a letter to the editor trying to distance yourself from the distorted anti-Angie Homola hit piece that many of us found in our mailboxes just prior to the recent Aug. 2 primary.
The 2016 Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival is now but a sweet and successful memory. Tents that went up are now down, trash cans and recycle bins have been taken away, the Town Green restored from its much needed parking lot to Saturday’s Farmer’s Market — with everything stored to be at the ready for next year’s festival.
The primary election is now behind us and our focus turns to the general election. I would like to thank everyone who supported me during the primary, and for encouraging me to continue our work together to make our communities better places to work and live.
The residents of Coupeville and surrounding areas owe our thanks — and sometimes our lives — to Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue. Whether a house fire, a water rescue, a brush burn out of control, or a personal safety call, they are there for us.
Kudos to those discerning people in the yellow trailer on the corner of the last road into Fort Ebey State Park. They see fit to hang the Confederate flag at the same height as the American flag for all to see when they are here.
After a year of political name-calling and clever ads and sound bytes, I’ve given up on candidates’ promises and now look at their voting records.
The Fourth of July once consisted of a couple nights of mostly popping sounds and sparkle, but this year it devolved into the island under siege of munitions-grade explosions.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of all the big-money special interests trying to buy our elections to protect their selfish interests.
In reference to your front page article on June 16, I have a differing opinion of our “cute little bugger” and its family.
I was so shocked with the Examiner today as I turned to the editorial cartoon. There were so many ways to have commented on the tragedy in Orlando without resorting to Islamophobia.
Common advice is not to discuss politics or religion. But the Orlando massacre and President Obama’s response points out that we have religious conflict not only here in America, but worldwide.
During the years of her service as Island County commissioner, I have been impressed with the dedicated leadership and far-reaching accomplishments of Helen Price Johnson.
According to the May 19 issue of The Examiner, the Town of Coupeville is eyeing the ban on pot businesses. Councilwoman Pat Powell even says she’s “in favor of prohibition,” stating it’s not right for our town.
The Central Whidbey Lions appreciate all parade goers and community members who stopped by our tents after the Memorial Parade on May 28 and thanked us for preparing and handing out free hot dogs, bottled water and ice cream treats.
I am writing in support of the re-election of Helen Price Johnson for District 1 Island County commissioner. Helen has served her district and all of Island County with distinction and deserves another term of office to continue to work on behalf of the best interests of her district and Island County.
Once again we have a vacancy on our public hospital board. We sorely need some new, fresh and independent blood.
It seems this political season has cheers, fears and anxiety in spades, but at the local level things are looking up. We have a truly exceptional candidate running to represent us in the state Senate, our own former county commissioner Angie Homola.
The month of May is known for many things: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and the flowers blooming after April’s showers. It is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are many opportunities right now to help ensure people and families in Washington and across the country get the critical help they need.
Island County Commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold and others have lost focus. If it’s dry enough to impose a stage-two burning ban, it’s certainly too dry to light fireworks in the forest of the unincorporated areas.
Harry Anderson’s column hit the nail on the head. Whidbey Island would be a much less livable community without the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that address the various needs of our community. We have organizations that attend to the issue of homelessness, both human and animal, the needs of seniors and youth, our history, our beaches, our open spaces and a hundred other worthy causes.