Guest opinion: Big bargaining year expected for state teachers

Washington public school teachers are ready to reap financial rewards from their long battle to increase state funding for education. Union leaders are making no… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Oyster farming a cultural and economic engine

Growing, harvesting and selling shellfish is part of the economic engine of Washington State, employing over 3,200 people in rural areas, with an economic contribution… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

Guest opinion: Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete

President Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements calling the North American Free Trade… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — April 18, 2018

Alternate version On the verge of State Route 104 northbound nearing Discovery Bay, is a Burma Shave-type of sign stating: “Foresters plant” “Forests anew” “So… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

Water Matters: #OneWater

Last month I had the good fortune to attend the annual Sustainable Water Management Conference, held this year in Seattle by the American Water Works… Continue reading

‘Curmudgeon with a heart’: Remembering GOP stalwart Jim Donner

A phone call from Jim Donner could be a challenging experience. A man of vigor, bravado and unvarnished opinion, he relished a good sparring on… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

Guest Opinion: Fire District 3 seeks to improve communications with residents

Clallam County Fire District 3 is developing a long-range financial plan. The first steps are to clearly identify and evaluate all sources of revenue and… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

Think about It — Facebook: friend or foe?

I never caught on to Facebook and it never caught on to me. I was curious enough a decade or so ago to sign in… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

Guest opinion: Trade war could hit Washington state hard

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard.… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Hawking in the heavens

Dear Stephen: What are you witnessing now? What answers are igniting your imagination … what new questions are you spurred to ask? Who will do… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Guest opinion: State may be in the clear regarding McCleary funding

Is the end truly near in the landmark school-funding case known as McCleary? Democratic state Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self of Mukilteo thinks so. “I’m pleased to… Continue reading

Letter To The Editor — April 4, 2018

Consider a four-way stop Regarding the roundabout at Woodcock Road and Sequim-Dungeness Way (“Roundabout considered for busy Sequim intersection,” Sequim Gazette, March 28, page A-1):… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Our View: Tariffs on newsprint hit rural papers hard

Much of the talk of tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — March 28, 2018

Marina sale a bad idea As a Sequim taxpayer I vehemently oppose selling the John Wayne Marina to a developer or any private party. John… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

State budget talks produce late-session surprise

One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property tax rate… Continue reading

Think ABout It: Addiction or staying connected?

Am I just old and out of the loop or is there really something unsocial about social media? I may be the only old, loopless… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — March 21, 2018

Marina sale possibility is concerning I am among those concerned about a possible sale of the John Wayne Marina, especially because a comment in last… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Reflections on another school tragedy

One of the first school shootings in the nation was in 1969 when 16 year-old Brenda Spencer opened fire on an elementary school across from… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Reporter’s Notebook: Kids today, still kids tomorrow: A reflection on Toys”R”Us

As a child of the 1980s, I’ve always been a Toys“R”Us kid. I was no stranger to action figures like He-Man or Star Wars or… Continue reading

Watter Matters: A tale of two cycles

When Ann Soule asked me to come off the bench and pinch hit writing this edition of “Water Matters,” she didn’t realize she was asking… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018