Opinion

Cornfield: Plenty of blame to go around for Olympia’s late decisions

The countdown to special session is underway. Truthfully, it’s been going on for a while among those in the fraternity of lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — April 26, 2017

Having failed to reach agreement on key budget and education funding issues, state lawmakers are headed for overtime in a Special Session. Legislators were busy… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017

Letters To The Editor — April 26, 2017

Thanks for feeding students I would like to publicly thank the generous families of this community that have donated money to help students of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017

Cornfield: Legislators leaning toward ‘not special’ session

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday (April 12) for another round of negotiations on public school funding, I welcomed them with… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — April 19, 2017

State lawmakers last week passed more than 300 bills aheadof the April 12 deadline for considering bills sent to them from the opposite chamber. Budget… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

Notes from your City Manager — April 19, 2017

Editor’s note: The following is a regular column from City of Sequim Manager Charlie Bush, gleaned from his weekly updates to the Sequim City Council… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

Water Matters: Wall of science

Explore ‘Science Rising’ Science Rising will be free and open to the public, held April 22 on the Port Angeles City Pier, with demonstrations and… Continue reading

Brunell: Entrepreneurs remain key in America’s success

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to market makes our nation great. Their success generates the tax revenue which fund… Continue reading

Burbank: Where’s job loss from minimum wage hike?

Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 1433 to increase the minimum wage and establish a statewide standard for paid sick days. Initiative 1433 raised the… Continue reading

Cooper: Healthcare not that complicated

Healthcare will be complicated as long as our nation fails to place a value on our citizens and entitled others’ ability to receive the healthcare… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — April 12, 2017

With about two weeks to go in this legislative session, lawmakers were busy considering bills sent to them by the opposite chamber ahead of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017

Letters to the Editor — April 12, 2017

Writer cannot accept Trump The letter “How do you defend Trump’s actions?” (Sequim Gazette, April 5, page A-10) is a rather lengthy diatribe that may… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017

Brunell: State carbon tax would be harmful

A major hurdle for lawmakers in Olympia working to finish the next two-year state budget and adjourn the so-called “carbon tax.” However, Gov. Jay Inslee… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The wrong crowd

Before moving to the left side of the country, I spent three decades in Chicago writing ads for clients, national and local. One thing I… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017

Guest Opinion: Let’s get serious about helping small businesses

Small businesses are the beating heart of our small towns here in the 24th District. There are more than 555,000 small businesses in our state… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017

Guest Opinion: Time to act on climate change

The recent opinion piece by Clallam County Republican Party member Donnie Hall (“Carbon tax, a bad idea whose time has not come,” Sequim Gazette, March… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017

How our lawmakers voted — April 5, 2017

State lawmakers last week focused on budget legislation, as this year’s 105-day Regular Session heads for adjournment in less than a month. The Senate unanimously… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017

Letters to the Editor — April 5, 2017

Actions antithesis to law “Enough is enough” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, March 29, page A-10) a presumably elderly woman expressed desire for our… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017

Cooper: Democracy at its (insert word here)

One of the joys of being the grandmother of an adult granddaughter is the walks in which we exchange our views of life. As many… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — March 29, 2017

With a month to go in this 105-day legislative session, the state Senate passed a $43 billion two-year budget proposal (SB 5048) in the early… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017