Guest opinion: A lament for America

How have we come to where we seem to be as a country … as Americans? Why do the things that appear to divide us… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2019


Guest opinion: Get ready for more advisory votes on tax bills

If you lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get a chance… Continue reading


Water Matters: Water rates

The current “snowpack drought” is affecting all the rivers in Western Washington, and water systems directly using those rivers for their supply, such as Port… Continue reading


Guest column: Medication-assisted treatment clinic plans described

I would like to take a moment to provide a factual context for the Jamestown S’Klallam’s proposed medication-assisted treatment project. There has been misinformation circulating… Continue reading

Guest column: Public process in treatment facility issue left wanting

Informative, thought-provoking, generally positive – and something that should have occurred two months ago. That’s the takeaway from last Thursday’s (Aug. 8) community forum at… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Guest opinion: New voting system holds up on election night

Whew. Tuesday’s (Aug. 6) primary marked the electoral debut of VoteWa and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash nor suffer a full-on… Continue reading

Think About It: Careful what you wish for

Here’s what we know about the politics of health care in America if we listen to and watch what politicians do. The Republican party (Repubs)… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: When old men sing

Even when I was young, I preferred the sound of a voice with some mileage in it. Rarely, young men could accomplish this through too… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Guest column: In going green, careful not to follow Sweden’s haste

Sweden and Washington state are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power… Continue reading

Guest opinion: America’s renewed interest in moon

With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the Lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half century of space exploration.… Continue reading

Think About It: Mob squad

The president’s 2020 campaign was kicked off with a frontal attack on four freshman congresswomen for their views on health care and immigration policies. Candidate… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Money-saving tips for older citizens

We all love money-saving tips, and ideas for saving money are of the greatest value to older citizens. One of the downsides to aging is… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

Guest Opinion: a tough month

Contrary to the customary exuberance expressed in his emails, Tim Eyman isn’t having a very good month. Washington’s pioneering initiative barker — whose financing creativity… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

Guest opinion: Hatchery movie misguided, inaccurate

The Coastal Watershed Institute, Waters West, Todd Fisher Art and the Landing Mall in Port Angeles will screen “Artifishal,” Patagonia’s new film about wild fish,… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor, July 24, 2019

In support of a treatment facility It’s interesting how many people showed up at the July 8 City Council Meeting to protest a possible MAT… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

Water Matters: Aqueduc du Gier

We recently returned from a place where sophisticated water engineering was commonplace over 2,000 years ago. Lyon, France, was the capital of Gaul during the… Continue reading

CommunityPlus: Confrontation versus conversation

What does a civil conversation on a complex, contentious issue sound like? How does it unfold or progress from start to finish? Is the goal… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Guest Opinion: Concerns about the marina

A bias against Port of Port Angeles funds being spent in eastern Clallam County is being perpetuated. We in Sequim have repeatedly been told that… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Guest opinion: Port will listen to all stakeholders in considering John Wayne Marina’s future

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns regarding the future of the John Wayne Marina in your recent correspondence (June 28, 2019).… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Think About It: The best America can do?

Perhaps it’s a naive point of view, but I thought America had gotten over separating and marginalizing vast groups of people. The last president to… Continue reading