Editor, After reading “Board explores reserve’s message” in the Feb. 19 edition of The Examiner, I was disheartened to see that after the reserve’s 37 years of existence, the trust board is focusing its limited staff and funding resources on “What exactly is a reserve?”
Editor, As the manager of the Whidbey Family Birth Place, I would like to respond to the letter to the editor in last week’s newspaper about the 2013 cesarean section rate at Whidbey General Hospital.
Editor, I am greatly concerned about the cesarean rates at Whidbey General Hospital. A report from the state Department of Health for 2013 shows that, out of 54 hospitals in Washington, Whidbey General has a 41.8 percent cesarean rate for first time mothers.
Editor, “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from the wreckage.” — Bill McKibben Join us 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, on the corner of Highway 20 and Main Street in Coupeville for a Divestment Day rally/demonstration.
To all of the concerned Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve and all other noise complainers, you are looking in the wrong direction.
Editor, On Jan. 15, Andreas and Lisa Wurzainer of Christopher’s restaurant in Coupeville hosted their second annual fundraiser for the Meals 2 Kids program. This program is run by Gifts from the Heart food bank and sends food for the weekend home with students at Coupeville Elementary School, whom might not otherwise have enough.
The Coupeville Lions Club is gearing up for its Lions Scholarship Auction and Dinner next month.
The 20th annual Sound Waters event will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Registration opened Jan. 4.
Editor, Washington state’s legislature convened this week to look at our state’s underfunded education system, our underfunded roads and Gov. Jay Inslee’s curious proposal to address both by making carbon polluters pay.
Editor, On Jan. 9, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., or COPS, and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Editor, For somebody who was supposed to dial back my involvement in OLF Coupeville land-use issues, I sure feel the need to speak up. When a COER spokeswoman claims a Navy easement will be harmful, she forgets that OLF Coupeville is here to stay for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training.
Editor, What the heck is going on on this island? I have lived here 22 years. Jet noise is a way of life, so get over it.
Editor, Mayor Nancy Conard has made a deal to sell a restricted easement on 54 aces on Keystone Hill — already protected by the town of Coupeville. This “forever” easement sold to the Navy will allow them to fly the Growlers jets over it, dooming the use of Rhododendrum Park, the dog park, and homes that will be unsellable on Keystone Hill and in the surrounding area. This decision was made by people who do not represent people outside the boundary of the town, as we cannot vote in Coupeville elections. We have a right to be angry about this.
Editor, Thank you to the Coupeville Library for hosting my book signing event.
Editor, I just read your editorial characterizing Mayor Scott Dudley’s sortie to get new leadership for Island Transit as “inappropriate.” No, it’s inappropriate for Bob Clay to fail to right Island Transit and cast blame on State Auditor’s Office employees for his failures.
Editor, Now that the November 2014 election results have been certified, I want to officially thank the voters of Island County for electing me to the office of Island County treasurer. I will do my best to maintain your trust and respect in this important office of our local government.
Editor, A big thank-you goes to Mark Laska at Ciao and his unbelievable staff for hosting our fourth annual Soroptimist International of Coupeville, Women & Wine event.
Editor, I was distressed to read the letter vilifying folks who didn’t vote - to be fair, many have been pummeled into a sense of hopelessness by the minions of the wealthy.
Editor, Buy a dad or loved one a gun safe for Christmas. I waited in the aftermath of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting to write this letter so as to not jump on the emotional bandwagon.
Editor, I would like to thank you for the faith and support you have bestowed upon me as I served as your Island County treasurer. Though I was not successful in my bid to continue to serve you, I have no regrets.