Opinion

Guest opinion: Family-owned business is backbone of America

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then,… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: How to have civil conversations

How can we have civil conversations when it seems almost any discussion of any subject can quickly degenerate into name calling, finger pointing, hurt feelings… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019

 

Think About It: We had to fight, we had to win

June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, brought together leaders of the United States and European nations to commemorate the sacrifices… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Gov. Inslee’s successors in holding pattern — for now

As Gov. Jay Inslee prepared to launch his campaign for president earlier this year, he had a request of three fellow Democrats he knew to… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Instant replay

I am a dinosaur in the equal rights arena, having grown up in the sixties (that’s 1960s, to you smart-alecks out there). As a school… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Guest opinion: Is state capital gains tax back on the table?

The resignation of Guy Palumbo from the state Senate gives progressive Democratic lawmakers a clearer path to a capital gains tax, one of the few… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Politics, not science behind water quality rollback

I don’t know how you can be against clean water, but some of the industries in our state are. They have convinced the U.S. Environmental… Continue reading

Think About It: Leading from the dark side of the moon

Did you miss me? Not really? Even so now that you know, you might be interested in where I’ve been. I paused to take on… Continue reading

Verbatim: Sam, Sam the bicycle man

Every town, no matter how straight-laced, has a few odd balls who do not fit into the conventional mold. My hometown, Sequim, is no exception.… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Guest opinion: Could Seattle put on a World’s Fair today?

On April 21, 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened. The “Century 21 Exhibition” ran for six months, drew 11 million visitors, turned a profit and… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Inslee’s budget may invite challenge from GOP

In the final round of bill signing on May 21, Gov. Jay Inslee unleashed a one-two combo of executive power the likes of which state… Continue reading

Water Matters: Drought!

Drought! Gesundheit! Oh, what did you say? Drought was just declared for the Olympic Peninsula! I don’t believe it … it’s been raining. And it’s… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: The need to be needed

If you stop and think about it, we all have the need to be needed; the need to feel we are useful and can contribute… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2019

Guest opinion: Civility is difficult

What is it that makes civility seem so challenging? Should we always be civil? Are there circumstances when being civil is wrong? Can civility be… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2019

Guest opinion: State, federal leaders at odds over water

President Donald Trump is ready to give Washington the clean water rules its leaders requested. Did he get an ounce of gratitude when the Environmental… Continue reading

Guest column: Thanks for supporting Sequim schools

Dear Sequim Community, Last week the School Board approved my resignation as superintendent, effective June 30. While I am excited for what’s next in my… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2019

Guest opinion: House speaker stands down after 20-plus years

The Frank Chopp era is over. Washington state’s longest-serving speaker of the state House of Representatives quietly exited on Friday, May 3, from the seat… Continue reading

Washington’s big tax bump

With the dust settling from the 2019 legislative session, the focus is assessing the impacts on taxpayers and our economy. Our state’s budget grew by… Continue reading

Being Frank: Fisheries management more challenging every year

Each April for the past 35 years I’ve said the same thing: This was the most challenging North of Falcon process we’ve ever had. Every… Continue reading