The Anacortes American welcomes letters to the editor addressing current issues in the author's own words. Please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.
Due to the volume of letters received and the space available, we give publication preference to letters from Fidalgo and Guemes island residents addressing local issues.
Please keep letters focused and to the point. Briefer is better. We edit letters for appropriate language, clarity, accuracy and to avoid libel. When responding to other letters, please focus on the ideas, not the person.
No anonymous letters, or letters using pseudonyms, will be published.
Please include a daytime phone number, and full street address, for verification of authorship. Neither the phone number nor the address will be published, nor will they be made available to any third party.