Opinion

Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: The ‘Thanksgiving Countdown’

On Facebook some years ago, an unknown person started a “Thanksgiving Countdown.” Fortunately it caught on and was a great success. Every year starting on… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2021

 

Guest opinion: RIP Colin Powell

Colin Powell was one of those rare breeds; a political figure known, not for grand schemes or visions or even for scandals, but for his… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2021

 

Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Taiwan, why the fuss?

Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan, it impacts us. So, when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up “unification… Continue reading

 

Letters to the editor — Nov. 24, 2021

Pandemic still rages, so get your shots About five years ago, I was admitted to an emergency room with a burst appendix. An infection had… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: By George, McGovern was right

Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Being an annoying centrist

I received two responses (not published) through the Gazette to my recent column, “Is democracy worth saving?” (Oct. 6) that made the same point. They… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper

Being Frank: How do we stop tire debris from killing coho salmon?

Now that we know a chemical in our car tires is killing salmon, we have to act urgently to keep it out of the water.… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2021
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Honoring fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-mast

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes,… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Local news hangs in the balance

The Senate is now deciding the fate of local news. As part of the Build Back Better Act, the Senate is in the next few… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2021
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From the Back Nine: ‘Can you help me?’

Last month, I wrote about the difficulty of having to ask for help when you just can’t do it anymore. It feels like a personal… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Guest opinion: Ban Inslee’s natural gas ban

Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a bad idea. Even though the state… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: When privacy protections don’t protect

When it comes to unresolved legal and personnel issues, privacy and transparency can’t seem to co-exist in the rule-laden environment of public institutions such as… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Six ways to maintain brain health

Does it seem to you how the older we become the more concerned we are with our brain health? I wonder if we would be… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2021
Crystal Linn

Obituaries — Oct. 27, 2021

Michael Shannon Smith Michael Shannon Smith of Port Angeles died of heart-related complications on Oct. 17, 2021, in Port Angeles. He was 54. Smith was… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Water column: An annual look at our water

The end of September is the end of the fiscal year for many, including our federal government. It also happens to be the end of… Continue reading

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Guest opinion: Keeping the lights on as we transition to a clean energy future

Keeping the lights on as we transition to a clean energy future — lessons from California. Recently, the state of California took the extraordinary step… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2021
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Tripping the light

We, that would be my husband and me, decided it was time to get out of the house, to go someplace with different scenery and… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
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From the Back Nine: Becoming old old

I’ve just become old old. It can sneak up on you. In my case, it became obvious after the death of a hoarder in my… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Guest opinion: Hatchery fish are treaty fish

Tribal treaty rights are being attacked by so-called conservation groups that threaten legal action against our hatcheries. Hatchery production is an essential part of salmon… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Is democracy worth saving?

The American public needs to decide if their democracy is worth saving; although, perhaps with a needed overhaul to better withstand attempted coup d’états. Best… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper