Thank you for crime reporting | Letters

We want to commend you for a very thoughtful editorial in the last Sounder issue and for publishing a straight-forward, fact-based article about a member of our community recently arrested. It is critically important right now when the press is under attack by POTUS that we are aware, respect, and value a free press that informs us about what is happening in our world. We will not always like what is happening or what the press reports, but that’s exactly the point. As long as what is reported is factual, the press is performing its critical role in a democracy. Much better to have read this factual account than to be part of the swirling rumor mill that can so easily thrive in such a small community.

Janice and Alan Wiemeyer

Orcas Island