Opinion

Guest opinion: Move forward on water quality standards

In an unfortunate reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to reconsider our state’s new water quality standards – the most protective in the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: On civility and power, Part II

How can we have civil conversations about complicated issues? What specific steps can we take to restore trust and confidence in our capacity to solve… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018

Letters to the editor — Dec. 5, 2018

Do right by our youth with new field Nathalie Torres worked hard to become a great soccer player. She began playing when was three years… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018

Think About It: Light, dark sides of giving

I thought I’d better write this column early in the season, lest I be accused of grinching too close to Christmas and all the other… Continue reading

Guest opinion: A billion here, a billion there …

Fifty billion dollars. It will soon be the subject of many conversations in hallways, hearing rooms and other Capitol hangouts as it is the amount… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Reducing wildfire risk is imperative

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our population grows they are a greater threat to communities adjacent to wildlands. This… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Tribes release habitat recovery strategy

“As the salmon disappear, so do our cultures and treaty rights. We are at a crossroads and we are running out of time.” These words… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Costs matter in hiring

While both sides argue over the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter… Continue reading

Think About It: Women’s work never done

In two years, the League of Women Voters will celebrate its 100th birthday. The League was established the year that women were granted the right… Continue reading

General Election 2018: Winners, losers

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

Water Matters: Climate meltdown

It’s been a tough week. No one likes to lose. But the defeat of Initiative 1631 — setting a fee for carbon emissions — was… Continue reading

Think About It: Safety first … but when?

Last summer, I listened to an interview of a man whose daughter was shot and killed during the Parkland shooting. Grief was etched in his… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Gold in the golden years

A young person asked me this: “Are there any good sides to getting old? I would love to hear about one of those for a… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Guest opinion: Military also adjusting to worker shortages

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s… Continue reading

Guest opinion: On civility and power — Part I

What is, or should be, the relationship between civility and power? Is civility compatible with, or even possible in, situations perceived as a struggle for… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Guest opinion: The ‘Meh’ Ballot

Most of us will ignore our splendid Clallam County Voters’ Guide, a treasure trove of information. It is tedious. After all, it’s a book. Today,… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

Guest opinion: To help orcas, eat chinook

Don’t stop eating or serving chinook salmon if you want to help recover southern resident killer whales. It might make you feel better for a… Continue reading

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