Opinion

Letters to the editor — March 7, 2018

Library expansion is worthwhile As an enthusiastic Sequim Library branch patron the past 22 years, I am thrilled to hear of the plans to pursue… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Guest opinion: Good manners still count in business

Our parents drilled into our heads that saying “please” and “thank you” were not only part of everyday life, but were essential to operating a… Continue reading

Guest opinion: State lawmakers looking to roll back their own tax increase

Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote in this space: “This may… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Feb. 28, 2018

Root of violence problem starts at early age Whether it’s guns, knives, clubs, cars, trucks or bombs, the weapon used is the symptom, not the… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

State legislators pushing through final non-budget bills

The closing days of this year’s legislative session look like they will be every bit as dramatic as the “March Madness” of the annual NCAA… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Think About It: And, children will lead you

“Not again; please … not again. We were having coffee the last morning before our return from what was a wonderfully relaxing and contemplative trip… Continue reading

Guest column: Despite uncertainty, most school levies make the grade

Many state lawmakers may view what happened on Election Night (Feb. 13) as a sign they didn’t screw things up too badly for their local… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Guns-R-Us

My dad didn’t know much about guns, but he kept a few shotguns plus a Remington locked in a steel box up in the attic.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

How our lawmakers voted— Feb. 21, 2018

Lawmakers worked late into the night and into the early morning hours in marathon floor sessions this past week, including a rare Saturday session in… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Letters To The Editor — Feb. 21, 2018

Legislative in-action Here is your Rogue’s Gallery on School Shootings and Dead Children. Thoughts and prayers from Senators: • John McCain • Richard Burr •… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Water Matters: Capetown and closer to home

Capetown, South Africa, has the world’s attention lately, counting down the days until the drinking water supply for four million people runs out on April… Continue reading

Guest column: Beginning the conversation

The human brain is said to fully develop sometime between our mid-twenties and 30 years of age. As with most things, brain maturity varies with… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Washington Democrats are active following shift in power

There’s been a noticeable climate change in the state Senate since Democrats regained the majority. A victory in a special election last fall put them… Continue reading

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