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France had gun registration. World War II arrived. Germany invaded France, obtained the registration lists, stormed through the country picking up arms, if denied ownership, or refused they were executed on the spot.
My wife and I have known Kim Yacklin for over 20 years. She is exactly what we need in the Auditor's Office, someone who has a high level of understanding of the operations of the county and someone who has the integrity, professionalism and intelligence to run a department.
On Cooper Postcard from Paris (Sequim Gazette, Oct. 15)
As with most folks at this point in an election campaign, I just want it to end. I’m tired of reading and hearing the charges and countercharges, the nasty Letters to the Editor and the bitter, personal attacks some candidates launch against their opponents. Some of these aspiring officeholders need to learn that there really is a difference between one’s “opponent” and an “enemy.”
It is always interesting to watch disparate politicians at the end of their failed campaigns. Almost instinctively, they dive head-first into the gutter and start making personal attacks throwing mud. Such is the case with Cathy Marshall. She has made numerous false accusations about Judge (Rick) Porter. Wisely, Judge Porter has not reciprocated; nor will I.
The local population, especially in Sequim, is intelligent, well-educated, mostly financially comfortable and old enough to appreciate the prosperity that used to be.
I want to comment on the recent tragic sinking of a 67-foot vessel off the Dungeness Point (Dungeness Spit).
Serious about improving memory, energy, balance, strength, flexibility = quality of life? Start today by focusing on your posture/core alignment all day long when walking, sitting, standing, in the kitchen, yard or hobby spot. Everyone can improve somewhat!
My letter to the poachers on Chicken Coop Road: How can our community virtually ignore the poachers’ crimes? It is time to report poachers’ crimes against wildlife, the community and Washington state.
Cathy Marshall has spent her career — and her life — helping others. She has worked with the homeless, she has worked to beautify the communities in which she lives; she even helped start a free legal clinic in Port Angeles.
I have seen several letters in the paper touting the virtues of both candidates for county auditor. Both are said to be good workers, good administrators, honest, kind and all that, which I don’t doubt. Since this is not a partisan race for the office, political opinions do not enter in here.
Mary Ellen Winborn is the best candidate for director of the Department of Community Development (DCD).
I recommend the election of Ron Bell to the Clallam County Charter Review Commission, District 1, in the upcoming general election.
Why are Mr. (Roger) Fight and the City Council afraid of transparency and individual rights?
In his letter to the editor (“Charter Review Commission choices important,” Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, Oct. 15, page A-12), Roger Fight could have been “forthcoming” by stating his chairmanship of the Clallam County Democrat Party.
I am writing this letter because I want citizens to know that the Clallam County Auditor’s race is also an important race and we need to make sure we get someone in there that will bring a fresh perspective to how the office is run.
I urge you to vote for William Payne for Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney.
We need a change in the County Auditor’s Office leadership. You may have done business with Karen Shewbert who owned the Sequim Vehicle and Vessel Licensing office for a number of years. On May 15, 2012, County Auditor Patty Rosand suddenly closed Karen’s office without notice and left us without a Sequim licensing facility until November 2012.
After reading the article in the Peninsula Daily News about the two candidates for Clallam County Auditor, I was struck by Kim Yacklin’s statement: ”I can learn those tasks if I need to,” in reference to the diverse job duties under the Auditor’s position.
Sissi Bruch is by far the best candidate to represent both District 3 and the county as a whole.
The Clallam County Department of Community Development (DCD) is charged with advising the Clallam County commissioners on matters of land use.
I would like to recommend Kim Yacklin for Clallam County Auditor. The public and I have had time in the past few months to analyze the goals and objectives of the various candidates in the upcoming elections.
We need new leadership for our area and Sissi Bruch is the ideal candidate to provide that leadership.
When you look at the long list of candidates for Charter Review Commission on your ballot you may be able to pick out one or two that you have heard of and figure it wasn’t from the police blotter.
Sissi Bruch’s willingness to serve as Clallam County commissioner gives us an exceptional opportunity for outstanding leadership.
For years (usually at election time) certain people around here express misgivings and anger about the highly successful Pay-Or-Appear Program in Judge Rick Porter’s District Court I.
I attended three Sissi Bruch-William Peach forums for their bid for County Commissioner.
We have the Sequim City Council to thank for their unanimous vote to reject the Freedom Foundation’s Prop. 1 and Prop. 2, measures aimed at stripping our city’s employees of union protection.
Saturday night (Sept. 20) my husband and I attended a musical production for our Sequim community in the high school auditorium. It was an outstanding production and a very enjoyable evening out.
Principal reasons the United States public education math ranking is 27th among other industrial nations: Public schools have low academic standards for grade level achievements compared with other nations, as exemplified when foreign students relocate to the United States they perform two or three grade levels higher than American students.
“Bullies,” “minions of greed,” “pick your pocket,” the Left uses the language of oppression to demonize their freedom-loving opponents and hide an abuse of power by the Sequim City Council.
I have seen all those signs out there for candidates. Just because some have the money to spend on lots of them, it doesn’t mean they are most qualified. Before you vote, take the time to get to know the candidate.
I just read “Strangers photographing kids: creepy.” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, Sept. 17). The letter stated problems in public areas such as playfields, parks and also a store.
Unlike Tim Wheeler in last week’s Gazette (Letters to the Editor, “A prop point clarified,” page A-9), I know Propositions 1 and 2 are not “anti-union” but pro-taxpayer and pro-employee.
I’m writing in response to the parent whose letter was published Sept. 17 (Sequim Gazette, “Strangers photographing kids: creepy,” Letters to the Editor).
Many high schools across America like Sequim High School are very good about letting the public use their courts after school, on weekends, holidays and vacations. This is all good and well when schools have funding to maintain courts and there are public courts in the area.