I want to express a huge thank you to the Sequim Police and ambulance squad for their assistance during my van’s starter breakdown in the Walmart parking lot on Christmas Day.
As publicity chairman for the Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild, I am responding to the articles in the Sequim Gazette concerning administrative costs, etc., incurred by the Olympic Medical Foundation (“OMC Foundation under fire,” page A-1, Jan. 8 and “Foundation donors call for more transparency,” page A-1, Jan. 15).
We know that money has corrupted our politicians since the beginning of our democracy. Some congressmen take huge amounts of money from special interest groups, but only if they make laws that benefit them, and they do. So here’s the plan.
Let me understand this: Sherry Appleton, a State of Washington representative, in her quest to reduce the cost of justice (House Bill 2116), wishes to make felonies such as possession of “controlled substances” such as heroin, a much-used drug in Clallam County, a misdemeanor with a maximum $1,000 fine! The logic behind this: litigation is too expensive.
Your recent two-part series on the donor community’s concerns over financial issues at the Olympic Medical Center Foundation (Sequim Gazette, Jan. 8, Jan. 15) was an important revelation for everyone who works in the non-profit sector.