Opinion

Think About It: Category 5 labor negotiations

I write this nearly a week before the strike deadline set by the teachers of Sequim School District to meet my deadline for submission. The… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Key tax policies emanating from the east and west coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Time to end lawmakers’ exemption from public records law

Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its operating budget — as well as its latest spending plan to address the state’s K-12 education… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Letters to the editor — Sept. 20, 2017

National change needed Mr. Rainwater’s column (“The ‘Alt right?’,” Sequim Gazette, Sept. 13, page A-10) presented out the usual rich parties spiel for the glories… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Guest opinion: Mitigate massive wildfires danger

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 western states. The fires have already scorched 2,300 square miles of forests and range… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: The ‘Alt-Right’?

Things have been crazy on the political spectrum since the election of Donald Trump, haven’t they? I am becoming familiar with a phrase that I… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 13, 2017

Bertha Cooper’s column hits the mark I want to thank Bertha Cooper for the clear and correct column she recently wrote about the racism displayed… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Think About It: Forest fires and floods

I was wondering what astronauts see from their whirling home miles up in space when my mind-reader editor happened to send me a current photo… Continue reading

From the Back Nine:The lifeboat drill

I love cruise ships. There’s something quite magical about sipping a mango tango while ogling the pool boys. In fact, there is really only one… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Guest Opinion: No place here for Atlantic salmon

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and future expansion plans scrapped following the Aug. 19 escape of thousands of the… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: People coming together is silver lining to Hurricane Harvey

All of the things that went wrong in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina in 2005, appear to have been corrected with Houston’s recent Hurricane Harvey.… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Sept. 6, 2017

Thank you, Sequim Gym One of the saddest days in my life was Sept. 1, 2017. That was the day when Sequim Gym Health and… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Water Matters: 50 inches of Harvey

This Harvey was no 6-foot tall invisible rabbit. This Harvey dropped 4 feet, 2 inches of rain on millions of Texans in less than a… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: All politics, as the saying goes, are local

There is no shortage of subjects that candidates for local offices can debate in their campaigns this fall. Don’t expect President Donald J. Trump to… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways. This year Oregon lawmakers, much to the chagrin of… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 30, 2017

We did it the ‘Sequim way’ “Sequim Prairie Nights” was a huge success! That was due to the hard work and contributions of everyone who… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Think About It: Malignant mobs

I have never thought that disorderly mobs were a good idea whether riots, protests or demonstrations of civil disobedience. Organized disorderly mobs are even worse.… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Dan Evans would serve America well

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles to celebrate the designation of the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness at Olympic National… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Paid family, medical leave brings peace of mind

Paid family and medical leave is now the law in our state. This great breakthrough will provide workers economic security in times where they need… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 23, 2017

Nothing beats local service I’ve lived in Sequim almost 20 years. I’ve watched it grow like you. I appreciate Home Depot and Walmart. But when… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017