Opinion

Guest opinion: Online sales good for Washington papermakers

Curbside recycling bins are packed with cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas online shopping. The uptick in consumer shipments is not only good news for the… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Not all net pens are created equal

By Kurt Grinnell Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe With all of the recent publicity about net pens, we feel compelled to weigh-in. Net pens are a technique… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Under wraps

I needed more copier paper yesterday so I got out the next ream. It was wrapped in plastic with instructions: OPEN HERE. There was absolutely… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

Letters To The Editor — Jan. 3, 2018

Let’s drive safer out there Dear Friends, How about some New Year resolutions for driving in Sequim? I resolve: • to always use my turn… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

Think About It: Weathering the storm of change

We can’t say we weren’t warned that someday change would overtake us. I remember decades ago seeing a table displaying the rate of societal change… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Finding balance in occupational licensing

Recently, the Institute for Justice determined state licensing barriers for lower-income workers and aspiring entrepreneurs not only hurts people trying to establish themselves in a… Continue reading

Gyest opinion: Gov. Inslee gets ‘lump of coal’ in clear air rule ruling

Twenty-seven months ago Gov. Jay Inslee set out to curb emission of carbon pollutants through a sweeping rewrite of the state’s clean air rules. In… Continue reading

Water Matters: Gift-giving season

Snow! Nature’s gift, blanketing our world with beauty. Blankets: connote warmth, security, wrapped up with love. Snow! Cold and ice. Slush and slog. Treacherous. Anxiety-producing.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: A million wreaths across America

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse… Continue reading

Guest opinion: County leaders look to end unfunded mandates

Elected leaders of Washington’s 39 counties are fed up with lawmakers and governors telling them what to do without providing enough money to do it.… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 20, 2017

Tax bill a boon for the wealthy Once, I was told “Cheer up, things could be worse.” So I cheered up and, sure enough, things… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Think ABout It: A lot like Christmas

Last Christmas, we attended a holiday open house in our neighborhood. The evening was festive with friendship, conversation and good food. One thing stands out… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Keep the holiday spirit all year long

During the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to giving — not just giving gifts, but donating our time and money to charities, disasters and community… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Time to focus on retirement options

Over the past four decades, while we as a country have been moving forward on racial justice and gender equality (note: “moving,” not “achieving”), we… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 13, 2017

Thanks to festive cyclists Thank you to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley cyclists that give to our community and county, a wondrous decorated tree on the highway.… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Guest Opinion: Washington state would benefit from ANWR leasing

For the last two decades, federal legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been stymied. Now, it is… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Dec. 6, 2017

The kindness of strangers A friend and I were having coffee at the Safeway Starbucks today(Dec. 3), enjoying time together and a conversation. A woman… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Shooting down weapons in the state Capitol

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

Think About It: The business of government

The President appointed his Director of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney as acting director when the bureau’s director resigned. Mulvaney is a former Congressman who… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Rural prosperity essential to washington

While Seattle is growing rapidly, our rural areas continue to struggle. They don’t have the corporate giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing creating jobs… Continue reading