Opinion

Guest opinion: Avoiding trouble tweeting

Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has mushroomed. His pointed tweets are often the top news story each day. Twitter, Facebook… Continue reading

Think About It: What do you mean you’re not voting?!

I’ve heard a lot about people not voting including the belief on some people’s part that small turnouts have resulted in a minority of registered… Continue reading

A plea to vote

U.S. Air Force veteran Larry Smith takes to the streets of Sequim at least once a month with his message of the importance of voting… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

Guest opinion: Paid postage designed to boost voter turnout

Even with the postage paid, thousands of Washington state voters didn’t get their ballots in on time for the August primary. Collectively, auditors rejected 17,167… Continue reading

Water Matters: A team effort

There’s an award-winning team of folks that’s been working behind the scenes for our community … for 30 years. Team members’ projects attract attention, but… Continue reading

Odds and ends from the editor’s desk

Well, school is back in session, teachers have new contracts and all is calm and well in the education world, right? Perhaps not. The McCleary… Continue reading

Think About It: You’re only old once

I thought it was funny. I thought it would amuse these two wonderfully involved and thoughtful people. We were talking about developing a small project… Continue reading

Guest column: Celebrating teachers

I interrupt my usual column schedule with an announcement! I can’t really call it breaking news, but I bet it felt like that to the… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Pint-size pirates

I have nothing against children. I think the little germ factories should be aggressively protected, like polar bears, wolves, and fruit bats. This does not… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

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