Opinion

Letters to the editor — Oct. 31, 2018

Library props will help patrons, Friends group The Friends of Sequim Library (FOSL) is a respected library partner in serving the Sequim community. FOSL raises… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

Think About It: Halloween Story, series finale — part II

Part I of “Halloween Story, series finale” was featured in the Oct. 24 edition of the Sequim Gazette. The beginning of the end Grandpa’s long… Continue reading

Guest opinion: State budget time? Be prepared for more taxes

Writing the next state budget is going to be a taxing experience. Figuratively and actually. That’s the distinct impression Gov. Jay Inslee left in a… Continue reading

Think About It: Halloween Story, series finale — part I

Grandpa arrived early for the family’s Halloween gathering. He waited for everyone to arrive and take a seat before he began. He saw in the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Carbon fee hurts business and families

Give Gov. Jay Inslee and backers of Initiative 1631 credit. They are persistent in their quest to invoke a fee on carbon emissions. Voters will… Continue reading

Water Matters: A day without water

In case you missed it, Oct. 10 was the fourth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Fortunately, observance of this new tradition can happen anytime,… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Our sincere apology

A FREDS Guns advertisement on Page A10 in the Sunday, Oct. 7 edition of the Peninsula Daily News, contained a message saying “Vote on I-1639.”… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

Guest opinion: Are state legislators in line for a raise?

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington state be on par with the… Continue reading

Think About It: Not safe

Apprehension swirled around inside me, trying to find a place to settle among the stronger, deeper feelings of sadness and anger. Rebellion and resignation bounced… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Exposure to the arts

Some of you may have heard this story, but I am old and I forget to whom I have told it. Get over it. Anyhow.… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

He’s not on the ballot, but Gov. Inslee is campaigning like it

Gov. Jay Inslee’s name isn’t on the ballot in November. But he is raising and spending more money than just about everyone who is vying… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Avoiding trouble tweeting

Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has mushroomed. His pointed tweets are often the top news story each day. Twitter, Facebook… Continue reading

Think About It: What do you mean you’re not voting?!

I’ve heard a lot about people not voting including the belief on some people’s part that small turnouts have resulted in a minority of registered… Continue reading

A plea to vote

U.S. Air Force veteran Larry Smith takes to the streets of Sequim at least once a month with his message of the importance of voting… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

Guest opinion: Paid postage designed to boost voter turnout

Even with the postage paid, thousands of Washington state voters didn’t get their ballots in on time for the August primary. Collectively, auditors rejected 17,167… Continue reading

Water Matters: A team effort

There’s an award-winning team of folks that’s been working behind the scenes for our community … for 30 years. Team members’ projects attract attention, but… Continue reading

Odds and ends from the editor’s desk

Well, school is back in session, teachers have new contracts and all is calm and well in the education world, right? Perhaps not. The McCleary… Continue reading

Think About It: You’re only old once

I thought it was funny. I thought it would amuse these two wonderfully involved and thoughtful people. We were talking about developing a small project… Continue reading

Guest column: Celebrating teachers

I interrupt my usual column schedule with an announcement! I can’t really call it breaking news, but I bet it felt like that to the… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Pint-size pirates

I have nothing against children. I think the little germ factories should be aggressively protected, like polar bears, wolves, and fruit bats. This does not… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018