Letters to the Editor

Patients need medical marijuana

One of the greatest obstacles facing medical cannabis dispensaries is the image — firmly planted in the minds of some people – of what a medical cannabis dispensary is, what cannabis patient looks like and who they are.

  • May 7, 2014

Money and politics

Everyone complains that there is too much money in our politics and elections these days … on both sides. If you would like to see this changed, there IS something you can do about it right now … Sign the petition to get Initiative 1329 on next November's ballot.

  • May 7, 2014

What’s wrong with this picture?

The dangerous staging of a toddler's abduction at Carrie Blake Park deserves to be revisited for prosecution. The perpetrators, the Holden family, should be held accountable in a court.

  • May 7, 2014

Never too late to bike

What is a biker? It really is just about anyone. The hardcore down hiller to the old lady on a three-wheel heading for the store.

  • May 7, 2014

A personal point of view

Bullying isn’t restricted to school yards; those ubiquitous yellow propaganda signs … bullying property owners, on what seemed to be every street corner.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Individualism reconsidered

As I’ve watched the Nevada ranchers protecting their grazing rights against the Bureau of Land Management military, armed with rifles and guard dogs, I thought of Hitler’s “brown shirts” harassing innocent Germans in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Hometown letdown

As a Sequim High School alumna moving to Los Angeles four years ago to further my career after college I prided myself on being from a small, supportive community in the Northwest. After yesterday’s (April 22) failure to pass our proposed school bond I am beginning to rethink that.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Kudos to outgoing museum staff

A letter to the editor in the Sequim Gazette of April 9 commented on what had not been discussed in an earlier article, “Museum Meltdown,” on April 2, namely that the staff and volunteers of the Museum & Arts Center needed to be thanked for years of excellent work.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Censorship abounds

The term “censorship” has not been in wide use since World War II, when security of those at home and the troops fighting for freedoms of our people was at risk.

  • Apr 23, 2014

Don’t go there!

“Contempt is not a big deal to the Attorney General,” Rep. Louie Gohmert recently said to AG Eric Holder. Holder replied, “You don’t want to go there, buddy.”

  • Apr 23, 2014

Are you still trying to decide about the Sequim School Bond issue currently before you?

Are you still trying to decide about the Sequim School Bond issue currently before you?

  • Apr 16, 2014

Support bond for future

As a concerned parent of two children in the Sequim School District and a local pre-school teacher I am in support of the upcoming construction bond for our schools.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Vote NO on school bond

The Sequim School District has adopted the Common Core curriculum which indoctrinates students instead of teaching anything of significance.

  • Apr 16, 2014

All-or-nothing bond pushed

The cost of the current portion of U.S. Highway 101 widening between Sequim and Port Angeles is $27 million. The cost for the all-or-nothing Sequim school bond is almost six times larger at $154 million.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Real cost of school bond

It is unfortunate that I must withhold my support for the construction bond.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Sequim schools lacking appropriate tools

Through my profession I have had the chance to visit and work with most of the schools on the North Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas. I can say that the facilities of the Sequim School District are not up the standards of other schools.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Bond serves the community in the long run

I’m writing to support and lend some of my thoughts on the current Sequim School District bond proposal. The current bond is about providing safe, clean space and facilities for students, teachers and parents to succeed.

  • Apr 16, 2014

What about the middle school?

I got my ballot for the upcoming School Bond election today (April 7). As I read about the school bond proposal, I saw one glaring omission in planning for the “large number of future students”: What happens in five years when these students graduate from elementary school and go to middle school?

  • Apr 16, 2014

Support bond for safety

Sequim is at a decision point: whether or not to support bonds to rebuild and repair our schools.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Bite the bullet with bond

While I am a senior and educational issues are no longer part of my personal agenda, I do believe in good schools for our children and grandchildren. That is our legacy for the future.

  • Apr 16, 2014