Letters to the Editor

Is this the way to fund schools?

Several people have commented on funding a program in the Sequim public schools. While I would support what I’ve seen in the papers, we should note that we taxpayers are enabled to fund or reject a proposal affecting our public schools.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Clear choice on bond issue

Sometimes there is a clear choice and this year the bond request is one such decision. $154 million is a big number.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Vote no on bond issue

Wait a minute. Time out. It seems that this spending spree being proposed for the schools and library is way out of hand. Pretty soon here we are going to be talking big money.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Duty to upgrade schools

I feel it is our fundamental duty to support our local school district by voting for the bond.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Thanks for the Christmas spirit!

Once again, we wish to thank the following merchants for their generosity and Christmas Spirit in donating (on Christmas Eve day) about 125 poinsettias and Christmas plants for Port Angeles and Sequim nursing homes, Olympic Medical Center and several assisted living facilities.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Access, but no access

Did anyone think, “You have to be kidding” when they read on page A-14 of the Dec. 4, 2013, Gazette about the New Wildlife Plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge?

  • Apr 2, 2014

Put CEOs, Big Banks on a leash

The Republican agenda does not have the votes in Congress to succeed yet they are allowed to filibuster. Are we only a nation of Fox News watchers?

  • Apr 2, 2014

Centennial a success

WOW, a year’s worth of celebrating Sequim’s Centennial!

  • Apr 2, 2014

Thanks for the Christmas spirit!

Once again, we wish to thank the following merchants for their generosity and Christmas Spirit in donating (on Christmas Eve day) about 125 poinsettias and Christmas plants for Port Angeles and Sequim nursing homes, Olympic Medical Center and several assisted living facilities.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Time to add oversight to the refuge

Please use your influence to straighten out the new regs (regulations) by cunning policy makers who skirted public outcry by allowing horses to be ridden on the beach … without public access to the beach!

  • Apr 2, 2014

Much thanks to community

I want to express a huge thank you to the Sequim Police and ambulance squad for their assistance during my van’s starter breakdown in the Walmart parking lot on Christmas Day.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Guild support medical center, not foundation

As publicity chairman for the Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild, I am responding to the articles in the Sequim Gazette concerning administrative costs, etc., incurred by the Olympic Medical Foundation (“OMC Foundation under fire,” page A-1, Jan. 8 and “Foundation donors call for more transparency,” page A-1, Jan. 15).

  • Apr 2, 2014

Humans yes, machines no

I wish to address all of the people of Sequim, and every other small town for that matter. Before it’s too late, we need to ban together and “boycott the robot.”

  • Apr 2, 2014

Political money

We know that money has corrupted our politicians since the beginning of our democracy. Some congressmen take huge amounts of money from special interest groups, but only if they make laws that benefit them, and they do. So here’s the plan.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Tolerance vs. Ignorance

Let me understand this: Sherry Appleton, a State of Washington representative, in her quest to reduce the cost of justice (House Bill 2116), wishes to make felonies such as possession of “controlled substances” such as heroin, a much-used drug in Clallam County, a misdemeanor with a maximum $1,000 fine! The logic behind this: litigation is too expensive.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Community deserves transparency from foundation

Your recent two-part series on the donor community’s concerns over financial issues at the Olympic Medical Center Foundation (Sequim Gazette, Jan. 8, Jan. 15) was an important revelation for everyone who works in the non-profit sector.

  • Apr 2, 2014

On the road to socialism

Anyone noticed that Obama doesn’t show any great attachment to the global warming “theory”? No emotional support for it?

  • Apr 2, 2014

A new way?

Often, in a community like this, in a nation like this, one finds themselves presented with an ever more polarizing question: “Republican or Democrat?”

  • Apr 2, 2014

Does separation of church, state exist?

Awareness of trends in our state and federal government legislation is important for all of us in maintaining and protecting our individual freedom.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Marijuana coming to your neighborhood?

With the recent passing of I-502 on marijuana reform, commercial marijuana production businesses are now able to apply for licenses through the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

  • Apr 2, 2014