Opinion

Guest opinion: Plenty of 2020 races, but little suspense

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Reject dishonest vehicle taxes, vote yes on I-976

Taxpayers are getting ripped off, everybody knows it, and politicians refuse to fix it. That’s why 352,000 voters signed petitions to get Initiative 976 on… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2019

 

Water Matters: How our water works

‘Story of Water’ “The Story of Water: In Depth” monthly lecture series starts Wednesday October 23, 6:30pm, City Council Chambers, Sequim Civic Center, 152 W.… Continue reading

 

Guest column: Indigenous Day proclamations viewed as ceremony

In recent years, many local jurisdictions have begun to proclaim Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, a date formerly celebrated as Columbus… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019

Guest opinion: High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Lawmakers look to halt governor’s plan to reallocate state transportation funds

State lawmakers are butting heads with Gov. Jay Inslee over what they consider a misuse of executive power. Inslee is taking steps to divert $175… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Sweet nothings

There are more than 170,000 words in the Oxford English Dictionary. Most native English speakers recognize around 30,000, but only 3,000 are used in modern… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Guest opinion: Lawsuit splits political partners

A marriage of politically incongruous forces is in the throes of a nasty and potentially expensive public dissolution. And a bunch of bystanders with vested… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Marina presents dubious opportunity

Apparently eager to compound ongoing civic discord with fiscal insanity, Sequim city officials are exploring ways to take sole ownership of the financially troubled John… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 2, 2019

Vote for Miano Bill Miano is a close friend of mine and a former partner of mine at West Valley City Fire Department in Utah.… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Aging Successfully: How important is sleep?

First, I would like to start this column by publicly thanking another faithful reader., who emailed explaining how CDC is actually Centers for Disease Control,… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Guest opinion: Time for legislators to walk tenets of political talk

Our three 24th District state legislators spent a day last week with a few dozen Sequim and Port Angeles high school students. Topic du jour… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Think About It: Are we safer today?

Safety is one of our most basic human needs and probably closely tied to our survival instinct. At least that’s how I see it. We… Continue reading

Being Frank: Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget Sound region and other projects that will open access to many miles of… Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: Casey, former Gazette editor, leaves a legacy

The first time I met Jim Casey, we were angling for the same job. What an awkward introduction. I’d been at the Sequim Gazette for… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Gov. Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

Jay Inslee had a chance recently to face his muggers. He didn’t show up. It would have been interesting to see if he’s ready to… Continue reading

Water Matters: Clean Water ‘Act’

A friend pointed out that stuff is happening with regard to federal protection of clean water … and perhaps I should write about it. That… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Spokane legislator on the hot seat

Nelson G. Robinson holds the ignoble distinction of being the first lawmaker expelled from the state House of Representatives. Matt Shea could be the second… Continue reading

Think About It: Keep in, not out

“It will destroy the character of our small town!” “It will bring more traffic onto our streets!” “We will never be the same!” Sound familiar?… Continue reading

Being Frank: Tribes outraged by EPA move to roll back improved water quality standards

Treaty Indian tribes in western Washington state are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of industrial polluters… Continue reading