Opinion

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

From the Back Nine: Letting loose

Although I was married for many years, I’m not sure my mother ever believed I actually had sex. In fact, I had to wait until… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Guest opinion: Budget veto has Gov. Inslee in hot water

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent in this… Continue reading

SOS’s goal to educate Sequim residents

Despite close to a dozen articles written about the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility, the Save our Sequim board of directors has not publicly replied… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Aging Successfully: Centenarian advice for a long life

According to a 2016 report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the number of U.S. citizens 100 years old or older rose by… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019