Opinion

Letters to the editor — May 16, 2018

Sequim could use updated library Regarding last week’s letter on the Sequim Library expansion (“Library expansion seems too costly,” Sequim Gazette, page A-8): Unless the… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

The A-B-Cs of viral hepatitis

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. Although considered part of the digestive tract, it supports just about every other organ… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

Water Matters: The ‘Grandfather Fir’

In my foothills neighborhood we recently lost our sentry tree, a 500-year old Douglas Fir towering above the 100-year old forest. Fire is a periodic… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Emergency room needed in Sequim

In late November, Sequim City Councilor John Miller suffered from severe discomfort in his chest. 9-1-1 was called, and Fire District 3 (Sequim) paramedics promptly… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2018

Letters to the editor — May 9, 2018

Consider a four-way stop I recently read an article regarding a proposed roundabout at Sequim-Dungeness and Woodcock. I fail to understand why this obvious traffic… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2018

Think About It: Who does 911 call?

The reward for good work is usually more good work. This is certainly the case for Fire District 3 providing emergency services to greater Sequim,… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The grinch next door

Most of us try to plan for retirement. Assuming your employer doesn’t boot you out the door mere seconds before your pension comes through, you… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Guest opinion: Initiative may restrict gun rights more than defeated proposal

Gun rights activists and their legislative allies may have messed up again in their political calculations in Washington. They succeeded in blocking passage of a… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Eight hot-button topics for state lawmakers in 2018

The state will expend a chunk of taxpayer dollars in the coming months searching for wolves in the south Cascades, assessing the need for new… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Habitat key for salmon and orcas

Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent executive order to recover southern resident killer whales is a good start if it sparks a long-term effort to recover both… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won’t be working in their chosen profession. Many… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — April 25, 2018

Trade deficit figure worth notice, concern I just finished reading Don Brunell’s column regarding the risk of a trade war with China (“Streamlining regulations helps… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2018

Think About It: The cost of free speech

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is the powerful statement of the values of our country. “Congress shall make… Continue reading

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