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

Guest opinion: Poor salmon returns expected

As the tribal and state co-managers begin the annual salmon season setting process, the effects of drought and poor ocean conditions over the past few… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — March 14, 2018

It’s a wrap. The 60-day 2018 regular session of the Legislature ended on schedule just after 10 p.m. last night. This is the first time… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Think About It: Fish story

Wild Pacific salmon and I have a history. My dad was a commercial fisherman who fished the waters of Alaska, usually for salmon and halibut,… Continue reading

Olympia could see significant changes in coming year

Voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so inclined. Possibilities for change abound… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Feelin’ groovy

I’m writing a novel that has a character named Mrs. Borg. At my writers critique group, some smart guy pointed out that in one place,… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Guest opinion: School safety is a collaborative effort

Dear student, parent/guardian, staff and community member, Over the past several days, I have spoken with many of you about the recent shooting at Marjory… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

How our lawmakers voted — March 7, 2018

Following last Friday’s hurried passage of SB 6617 to exempt themselves from public records disclosure requirements, legislators have worked late into the evening most days… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018