Opinion

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From the Back Nine: The kiss

After months of politics and COVID, I decided to tackle another equally important subject. I know! Kissing! You have your Louis Armstrong “kiss to build… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021

 

Guest opinion: Charlie Brown and the teacher’s union

We’ve all seen the episodes of “Peanuts,” as Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown and, just as he’s about to kick it she pulls… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021

 

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Possible word choice error

“Possible word choice error” is the kindest report my computer provides me. It’s wrong most of the time. Then again, it could be more on… Continue reading

 

Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Leaving legacies

Recently while sharing with a friend that my next column would be on the subject of “leaving legacies,” she brought up the idea of considering… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
Crystal Linn

Guest opinion: Common sense gun control

A Google search for the definition of “common sense” yields the following: • “good sense and sound judgment in practical matters” • “sound and prudent… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Reporter’s Notebook: First time for everything

On a recent excursion around town for the Sequim Sunshine Festival, my boys and I met Megan Sias, a server at Sunshine Café, during a… Continue reading

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Guest opinion: John Wayne, more than a marina

In his 1904 novel “Of Cabbages and Kings,” O. Henry introduced the phrase “banana republic” to describe a fictional country that mirrored Honduras. “El Pulpo,”… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021

Guest opinion: Legislators should balance manufacturing jobs with climate efforts

Editor’s note: Senate Bill 5126 was scheduled for an executive session hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on April 20. — MD Here on… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021

Guest opinion: Time for us to take role in finding missing persons

In recent issues of a newsletter I produce about Sequim City Council news, I have included areas that I have been working on for Sequim… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Word roulette

I like to think of this column as a PSA — Public Service Announcement — for old people. Keep in mind, this is from a… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest opinion: Surging state revenue should quell talk of raising taxes

As state lawmakers enter the final weeks of the 2021 legislative session — and the start of the second year of the pandemic — the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
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Veterans Corner: Evergreen Boys State is looking for citizens

Housing specifically for veterans is non-existent in Sequim. Port Angeles has the Outpost, Forks has Sarge’s Place, and soon Hobucket House, for disabled veterans. However,… Continue reading

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Water column: April fools?

For anyone who loves snow in the mountains, the data say it’s party time at the Dungeness Snotel* station! On April 1, the “end of… Continue reading

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Linda B. Myers

From the Back Nine: Segment three

I’ve been thinking about Life Segments, maybe because spring is the time for renewal, or maybe because the COVID crisis shows signs of weakening its… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
Linda B. Myers

Being Frank: Ocean conditions, lost habitat drive salmon concerns

Treaty tribes and our state salmon co-managers are looking ahead to another grim year of fishing because of poor ocean conditions that reduce marine survival,… Continue reading

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24

Guest opinion: Forest climate proposal won’t work

Two former state officials’ recent proposal to discontinue timber harvests on trust lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources would be bold, ambitious and… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Men will be men

I was 10 or 11 years old when I started learning lessons around the impact of a man losing his work and his place as… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper

Guest opinion: Do legislators understand who really pays taxes?

The state tax revenue forecast is $3 billion more than expected, yet Democrats want to implement a capital gains tax. First, a capital gains tax… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Six lessons from a pandemic road trip

Last year, when the coronavirus first broke out, I was shocked. However I was not too fearful because at the time my lifestyle was one… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2021
Crystal Linn
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: The wages of shame

Several years ago, I volunteered my planning skills to help develop a wellness program for the students in the Sequim School District. I worked with… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper