Opinion

Guest Opinion: Washington’s carbon tax differs from B.C.’s

In Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing lawmakers to enact a new tax on carbon gas emissions before the legislature adjourns on March 8. Inslee… Continue reading

How did our lawmakers vote? — Feb. 14, 2018

Following this week’s legislative cutoff deadline for committee action on bills in their originating house, both chambers of the Washington State Legislature took up debate… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Letters To The Editor — Feb. 14, 2018

Predators prevent salmon, southern resident orca recovery I disagree with Tribal spokesperson Lorraine Loomis’ Sequim Gazette guest opinion on Jan. 31 (“Ecosystem out of Balance,”page… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

From the Back Nine: The One Percent

We are all in The One Percent, depending on what we are talking about. For instance, I am in The One Percent of Americans who… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Guest column: Breaking the silence

Editor’s note: The following column includes sensitive subject matter. — MD How is it possible that more than 150 girls, gymnasts when children, were sexually… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Fish farm ban comes after years of political wrangling

Not long ago, some of the loudest political voices railing against the danger of farming Atlantic salmon in the waters of Puget Sound came from… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Hirst ‘fix’ is the wrong move

In a hasty move to “fix” the Hirst ruling, the State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee are writing a bad check on our limited water… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Feb. 7, 2018

Viewing the squirrel through the nuts Regarding “Look there’s a squirrel” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, Jan. 24, page A-9): It was very refreshing… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Guest opinion: Ecosystem out of balance

All natural resources are connected and we are all connected to them, but most of those resources are not being managed as part of a… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — Jan. 31, 2018

Three weeks into this 60-day session, lawmakers have passed 86 bills in at least one chamber, including legislation held over from last year’s record-long 193… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Letters To The Editor — Jan. 31, 2018

Clarity, facts about climate change Regarding “Look, There’s a Squirrel” (Letters to the editor, Sequim Gazette, Jan. 24, page A-8): Isn’t it easy to make… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Think About It: I’m from Norway!

I’m from Norway! Well, not really. I was born in Seattle, but my father and three of four of my grandparents were native Norwegians. The… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Available here, available now

As published in the Aug. 2, 2017, edition of Nature Magazine, scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University successfully “edited” the gene sequence of… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

How our lawmakers voted — Jan. 15-19, 2018

In a late-night session on Jan. 18, the House and Senate passed a compromise bill (SB 6091) to permit drilling of new household water wells… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 24, 2018

‘Tuesdays’ is terrific At the conclusion of the play “Tuesdays With Morrie,” the audience immediately rose for a standing ovation. My wife Jolie and I… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Water Matters: Water politics, again

If you track government budgets at all, last week was a doozy. As of late Friday, the U.S. Congress allowed the federal operating budget to… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Carbon plan another salvo in state environmental battle

This is the sixth year Gov. Jay Inslee will try to convince lawmakers that the best means of fighting climate change is by making it… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 17, 2018

Who is our school bus driver? Many students, their family members and other folks in our community have often asked, “Who are those people who… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Think About It: Transactional … say what?

Transactional. My love of words and curiosity about their use cause me to ponder the fashion of using one word over another. Why is it… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Eyman eyes new challenges in 2018

2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud in late December when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to… Continue reading