Opinion

Guest opinion: Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Key tax policies emanating from the east and west coasts are like…

 

Guest Opinion: Time to end lawmakers’ exemption from public records law

Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its operating budget —…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

 

Letters to the editor — Sept. 20, 2017

National change needed Mr. Rainwater’s column (“The ‘Alt right?’,” Sequim Gazette, Sept.…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

 

Guest Opinion: The ‘Alt-Right’?

Things have been crazy on the political spectrum since the election of…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Guest opinion: Mitigate massive wildfires danger

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 western…

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 13, 2017

Bertha Cooper’s column hits the mark I want to thank Bertha Cooper…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Think About It: Forest fires and floods

I was wondering what astronauts see from their whirling home miles up…

Guest Opinion: No place here for Atlantic salmon

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and…

Water Matters: 50 inches of Harvey

This Harvey was no 6-foot tall invisible rabbit. This Harvey dropped 4…

Letters To The Editor — Sept. 6, 2017

Thank you, Sequim Gym One of the saddest days in my life…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

From the Back Nine:The lifeboat drill

I love cruise ships. There’s something quite magical about sipping a mango…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Guest Opinion: People coming together is silver lining to Hurricane Harvey

All of the things that went wrong in New Orleans with Hurricane…

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 30, 2017

We did it the ‘Sequim way’ “Sequim Prairie Nights” was a huge…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Guest Opinion: All politics, as the saying goes, are local

There is no shortage of subjects that candidates for local offices can…

Think About It: Malignant mobs

I have never thought that disorderly mobs were a good idea whether…

Guest opinion: Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect…

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 23, 2017

Nothing beats local service I’ve lived in Sequim almost 20 years. I’ve…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Guest Opinion: Dan Evans would serve America well

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles…

Guest opinion: Massive fires increasing wood prices

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are…

Think About It: Hot topic

I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature doesn’t read my columns, but she…

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 16, 2017

The goodness of people My faith in the goodness of people was…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Guest opinion: Advisory measures or half measures?

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing…

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 9, 2017

Realism vs. reality For readers, who believed Trump’s campaign promises, here is…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Water Matters: Whiskey’s for drinking

… and water’s for fighting over. Attributed to Mark Twain, this legendary…

Guest opinion: Paid family, medical leave brings peace of mind

Paid family and medical leave is now the law in our state.…

Guest opinion: Sport crabbing needs in-season management

The same principles we use to manage many of our salmon fisheries…

Think About It: Heating up?

I have believed for some years now that Greater Sequim is going…

Guest Opinion: Districted driving ban includes burgers and fries

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s…

From the Back Nine: Critique groups

I’m not much for joining in. I’ve never been to a quilting…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 2, 2017

Other Washington could use Scouting tenets President Trump’s recent address to the…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Guest Opinion: State shows bipartisan efforts in family and medical leave act

Twenty-eight years ago, a freshman senator in the state Legislature, Patty Murray,…

Letters to the Editor — July 26, 2017

Concern is for all neighbors As the interim pastor currently serving Dungeness…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Guest Opinon: Legislators are on the clock

Wednesday (July 19) arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could…

Think About It: Soup to nuts

Some columns just beg for follow up. Maybe. Chicken soup for the…

Letters to the Editor — July 19, 2017

Kudos to local libraries I would like to share my kudos to…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

How did our lawmakers vote?

Lawmakers remained in their home districts for most of the second and…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Watter Matters: Hydro graphing

The Dungeness River is past its peak, according to a graph of…

Guest opinion: Let’s move past the culvert case

The state of Washington has made remarkable progress in the past four…

Letters to the editor — July 12, 2017

Supports Chinn Steve Chinn, candidate for Clallam County Fire Commissioner District 3,…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

From the Back Nine: Mellow mothering

I own my mother’s five-year diaries. She kept them from 1952 until…

  • Jul 5th, 2017