Opinion

Water Matters: 50 inches of Harvey

This Harvey was no 6-foot tall invisible rabbit. This Harvey dropped 4 feet, 2 inches of rain on millions of Texans in less than a… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: All politics, as the saying goes, are local

There is no shortage of subjects that candidates for local offices can debate in their campaigns this fall. Don’t expect President Donald J. Trump to… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways. This year Oregon lawmakers, much to the chagrin of… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 30, 2017

We did it the ‘Sequim way’ “Sequim Prairie Nights” was a huge success! That was due to the hard work and contributions of everyone who… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Think About It: Malignant mobs

I have never thought that disorderly mobs were a good idea whether riots, protests or demonstrations of civil disobedience. Organized disorderly mobs are even worse.… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Dan Evans would serve America well

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles to celebrate the designation of the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness at Olympic National… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Paid family, medical leave brings peace of mind

Paid family and medical leave is now the law in our state. This great breakthrough will provide workers economic security in times where they need… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 23, 2017

Nothing beats local service I’ve lived in Sequim almost 20 years. I’ve watched it grow like you. I appreciate Home Depot and Walmart. But when… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Guest opinion: Massive fires increasing wood prices

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are not only choking us with layers of smoke, but are cutting off lumber… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 16, 2017

The goodness of people My faith in the goodness of people was renewed yesterday (Aug. 9). After a few days trip to the La Push… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Think About It: Hot topic

I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature doesn’t read my columns, but she might as well have given the coincidental happenings following my last column. First,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Advisory measures or half measures?

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax on bottled… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 9, 2017

Realism vs. reality For readers, who believed Trump’s campaign promises, here is some realism: Trump, paraphrased — 1) The repeal and replacement of the AHCA… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Water Matters: Whiskey’s for drinking

… and water’s for fighting over. Attributed to Mark Twain, this legendary quote has been repeated for over a century. Legendary for good reason. The… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Critique groups

I’m not much for joining in. I’ve never been to a quilting bee or a hootenanny. My last square dance was 57 years ago. I… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Guest Opinion: Districted driving ban includes burgers and fries

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Sport crabbing needs in-season management

The same principles we use to manage many of our salmon fisheries should be used to regulate recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Puget Sound.… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 2, 2017

Other Washington could use Scouting tenets President Trump’s recent address to the 40,000-plus Boy Scouts at the National Jamboree in Virginia, has created heated arguments… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Think About It: Heating up?

I have believed for some years now that Greater Sequim is going to become the new California. Certain sea life seems to have the same… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: State shows bipartisan efforts in family and medical leave act

Twenty-eight years ago, a freshman senator in the state Legislature, Patty Murray, dismissed as just a “mom in tennis shoes” but now the state’s senior… Continue reading