Opinion

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

Think About It: Halloween Story, series finale — part I

Grandpa arrived early for the family’s Halloween gathering. He waited for everyone to arrive and take a seat before he began. He saw in the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Carbon fee hurts business and families

Give Gov. Jay Inslee and backers of Initiative 1631 credit. They are persistent in their quest to invoke a fee on carbon emissions. Voters will… Continue reading

Water Matters: A day without water

In case you missed it, Oct. 10 was the fourth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Fortunately, observance of this new tradition can happen anytime,… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Our sincere apology

A FREDS Guns advertisement on Page A10 in the Sunday, Oct. 7 edition of the Peninsula Daily News, contained a message saying “Vote on I-1639.”… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

Guest opinion: Are state legislators in line for a raise?

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington state be on par with the… Continue reading

Think About It: Not safe

Apprehension swirled around inside me, trying to find a place to settle among the stronger, deeper feelings of sadness and anger. Rebellion and resignation bounced… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Exposure to the arts

Some of you may have heard this story, but I am old and I forget to whom I have told it. Get over it. Anyhow.… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

He’s not on the ballot, but Gov. Inslee is campaigning like it

Gov. Jay Inslee’s name isn’t on the ballot in November. But he is raising and spending more money than just about everyone who is vying… Continue reading