Opinion

Guest column: Dungeness River Management Team approaches watershed health from many angles

Save the dates: 2018 Dungeness River Festival Community Night, River Festival The 2018 Dungeness River Festival Community Night, an evening of food, music and celebration… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

Guest opinion: Access to rural healthcare in Clallam County is under attack … again

In 2015, Congress voted in favor of bipartisan legislation to protect existing off-site (defined by Medicare as being more than 250 yards from a hospital),… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

Guest opinion: Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard

Last April, Washington wheat, apple and cherry growers hoped U.S. and China trade negotiators would resolve differences and prevent imposition of damaging tariffs on our… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Aug. 29, 2018

On Sunday, July 8, Tarot the cats’ lifeless body was found in Lincoln Park, Port Angeles. He had been deliberately murdered by cutting his body… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

Think About It: Smoke gets in your lungs

Smoke in your lungs, your eyes, nose, throat is all bad. Nothing romantic in this reality scene. I am embarrassed to think that I deliberately… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Critical days ahead for state GOP leaders

A column in three takes: Republicans will get a chance to choose the next state senator serving enclaves of liberals in north King County and… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Aug. 22, 2018

Much thanks from Sequim Prairie Grange The Sequim Prairie Grange would again like to thank everyone that donated their time and products to help make… Continue reading

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk

The worst Canadian import since Nickleback, last year’s wildfires from British Columbia were dreadful. This year, it’s stepped up a notch, with something in the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Dems topping GOP in primary election

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counter-punch… Continue reading

Think About It: Lost in space

Even our cats are crabby — although I fail to see any reason they should be. These two have everything they need at their claw… Continue reading

American giving surpassed $400 billion

Believe it or not, there is good news to report these days. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, last year Americans donated… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Teacher compensation is on the rise

Teacher salaries are soaring … as the Washington Education Association predicted they would. Leaders of the statewide teacher union declared in March that a surge… Continue reading

Water Matters: Drought by the numbers, 180 and 120 cfs

A cubic-foot-per-second (cfs) is a measure of stream flow equivalent to about 7.5 gallons passing a point each second. It’s 450 gallons each minute and… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The Long Haul, Surviving As a caregiver (part two)

This is the continuation of my thoughts on surviving as a caregiver, if your loved one faces a long haul in a nursing home. Four:… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

Think About It: Gifts of grief unbounded

Breaking news interrupts the newscast — as it often does — and my Saturday afternoon ironing. I mentally gear for yet another announcement of presidential… Continue reading

Dungeness River Management Team celebrates three decades of collaboration

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Dungeness River Management Team has been nationally-recognized for its work in cooperative resolution of watershed issues, and collaborating… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

Guest opinion: Firearms and … warning labels?

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

Think About It: Build it and they will come

And they have. But first, husband Paul and I are celebrating the exact anniversary date of our arrival in Sequim 20 years ago on the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Cooperation key to salmon recovery

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson didn’t have to take the culvert case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead of continuing the state’s… Continue reading

Watter Matters: History matters

In my last column I indulged in banter about the passage of time. Now, we’re diving deep and I hope you’ll join me … On… Continue reading