Opinion

Guest opinion: Civility is difficult

What is it that makes civility seem so challenging? Should we always be civil? Are there circumstances when being civil is wrong? Can civility be… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2019

Guest opinion: State, federal leaders at odds over water

President Donald Trump is ready to give Washington the clean water rules its leaders requested. Did he get an ounce of gratitude when the Environmental… Continue reading

Guest column: Thanks for supporting Sequim schools

Dear Sequim Community, Last week the School Board approved my resignation as superintendent, effective June 30. While I am excited for what’s next in my… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2019

Guest opinion: House speaker stands down after 20-plus years

The Frank Chopp era is over. Washington state’s longest-serving speaker of the state House of Representatives quietly exited on Friday, May 3, from the seat… Continue reading

Washington’s big tax bump

With the dust settling from the 2019 legislative session, the focus is assessing the impacts on taxpayers and our economy. Our state’s budget grew by… Continue reading

Being Frank: Fisheries management more challenging every year

Each April for the past 35 years I’ve said the same thing: This was the most challenging North of Falcon process we’ve ever had. Every… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Dems have misses, hits with Olympia legislative agenda

Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm embraces, wide smiles, and for some, irrepressible joy. There was no visible residual… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — May 8, 2019

Attcking the messenger Dick Pilling, former chair of the Clallam County Republican Party, is surprisingly correct in stating “collusion is not a crime” (“Not conspiracy… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2019

From the Back Nine: Adapting

I believe this is going to be an article about life gone awry and learning to deal with it. We’ll see. These things have a… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Guest opinion: E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches

“One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with the progress of the 20th century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

WashingtonVotes.org is a project of the Washington Policy Center. See www. WashingtonVotes.org. Senate Bill 5825, Addressing the tolling of Interstate 405, State Route 167 and… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Water Matters: Seeking equilibrium

More than 25 years ago I wanted to share a hydrologist’s delight that Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival coincided with “National Drinking Water Week,” and the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Inslee looking to close out session on high note

Jay Inslee looks to be enjoying his best legislative session as governor. By the time it wraps up, the Democratic governor should get 15 of… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Is Sequim senior-friendly?

Have you ever started a simple project only to discover it was overwhelming? That is what happened with me in writing this particular column. I… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Data privacy legislation withers in House

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Darker side of renewables

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

With last week’s cut-off deadline for consideration of non-budget bills, state lawmakers worked long hours to pass measures that previously passed the opposite chamber. Members… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Think About It: 5G whiz!?

A couple of weeks ago, we took our car to Lynnwood for its well-car checkup and big-mile maintenance. In fact, it was so big the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Community care fuels Sequim Warming Center

The Sequim Community Warming Center was a complete success! I for one cannot find the words, shake the hands, raise the flags, shout to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Guest opinion: Of civility and citizenship

What is the relationship between civility and citizenship? When we talk about being a “good” citizen, what do we mean? How does incivility weaken citizenship?… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019