Opinion

Think About It: Making greater Sequim greater

Many things go into making a community great. Greater Sequim has nearly all of them such as history, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, pioneer families, helping… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2018

Guest opinion: ‘Head tax’ vote brings bad, tough-to-shed labels

The battle in Seattle over the city council’s imposition of a head tax on large companies is generating disparaging labels that local elected leaders likely… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Cooperation spawns hope

“The spirit of cooperation must guide us. It is how we will be able to bring back the salmon.” These words from our late leader… Continue reading

Guest opinion: President, governor or retirement, only Inslee knows his plan

The political machinery of Jay Inslee is in pretty much full operation these days. And it’s stirred up a spew of speculation on what Washington’s… Continue reading

Guest opinion: New approaches needed to fight super wildfires

With western wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos are… Continue reading

Think About It: A picture worth 1,000 guns

I wrote this column following the Parkland shooting after thinking about ways to move beyond our inaction to answering, truly solving, the questions surrounding mass… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Eyman car tab effort a gamble

Tim Eyman is so convinced his latest initiative attack on car tabs is a winner, he’s tapping the one source of money he can count… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — May 16, 2018

Sequim could use updated library Regarding last week’s letter on the Sequim Library expansion (“Library expansion seems too costly,” Sequim Gazette, page A-8): Unless the… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

The A-B-Cs of viral hepatitis

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. Although considered part of the digestive tract, it supports just about every other organ… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

Water Matters: The ‘Grandfather Fir’

In my foothills neighborhood we recently lost our sentry tree, a 500-year old Douglas Fir towering above the 100-year old forest. Fire is a periodic… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Emergency room needed in Sequim

In late November, Sequim City Councilor John Miller suffered from severe discomfort in his chest. 9-1-1 was called, and Fire District 3 (Sequim) paramedics promptly… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2018

Letters to the editor — May 9, 2018

Consider a four-way stop I recently read an article regarding a proposed roundabout at Sequim-Dungeness and Woodcock. I fail to understand why this obvious traffic… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2018

Think About It: Who does 911 call?

The reward for good work is usually more good work. This is certainly the case for Fire District 3 providing emergency services to greater Sequim,… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The grinch next door

Most of us try to plan for retirement. Assuming your employer doesn’t boot you out the door mere seconds before your pension comes through, you… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Guest opinion: Initiative may restrict gun rights more than defeated proposal

Gun rights activists and their legislative allies may have messed up again in their political calculations in Washington. They succeeded in blocking passage of a… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Eight hot-button topics for state lawmakers in 2018

The state will expend a chunk of taxpayer dollars in the coming months searching for wolves in the south Cascades, assessing the need for new… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Habitat key for salmon and orcas

Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent executive order to recover southern resident killer whales is a good start if it sparks a long-term effort to recover both… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won’t be working in their chosen profession. Many… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — April 25, 2018

Trade deficit figure worth notice, concern I just finished reading Don Brunell’s column regarding the risk of a trade war with China (“Streamlining regulations helps… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2018

Think About It: The cost of free speech

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is the powerful statement of the values of our country. “Congress shall make… Continue reading