Opinion

Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Gratitude, thankfulness and mental health

Have you ever stopped to consider the differences between the words gratitude and thankfulness? Since we Americans tend to interchange different words with similar meanings,… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2020

 

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Coronavirus spurring air cargo growth

It’s no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by jumbo… Continue reading

 

Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)

Guest opinion: Shopping small for 2020 holiday season needed more than ever

It’s no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on how Washington retailers and restaurants operate. With additional restrictions implemented at the… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2020

 

Sara Brabant dresses as “Weird Al” Yankovic for Halloween saying “my hair was just right.” She reminds us all to have fun as we can in these weird times. Photo courtesy of Oak Table Cafe

Reporter’s Notebook: Weird, wild and thankfulness

“Well, that’s weird!” Bill said of the funny coincidence. “No, that’s just 2020!” Hazel replied. And for about a month-and-a-half, Bill, Hazel and all of… Continue reading

Sara Brabant dresses as “Weird Al” Yankovic for Halloween saying “my hair was just right.” She reminds us all to have fun as we can in these weird times. Photo courtesy of Oak Table Cafe
USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image

Being Frank: A time to remember

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of an event that sparked the landmark ruling by federal Judge George Boldt in U.S. v. Washington that upheld… Continue reading

USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image

Guest opinion: A climate changes-based apology

An apology to family and friends: I have been well prepared by education and experience to understand the climate changes being brought about by the… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2020
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Military diversity’s lifeline

Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we ought… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Linda B. Myers

From the Back Nine: And the winner is …

This “opinion piece” will run the day after the election; I am writing it two days before. You’ll already know what I do not. Truman… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
Linda B. Myers

Guest opinion: Time for our communities to come together

Time for our communities to come together To our communities: We are tremendously grateful to have the opportunity to serve you in your local government.… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest opinion: Washington needs manufacturing to lead the economic recovery

Kaitlyn Pype wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life, but she knew she enjoyed working on cars. She thought about a career… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: ‘Children will listen’

“Careful the things you say. Children will listen.” Some of you will recognize the lyrics of this beautiful, poignant song. Music and lyrics were written… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during the pandemic

I want to publicly thank all of the businesses and organizations which were willing to grant me an interview for this extended column. While I… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
Crystal Linn

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 28, 2020

‘Fear-mongering’ flyers defy reality I received a baseless, fear-mongering flier by the Sue Ford campaign. The Republican Party of my parents would be appalled by… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Water Column: Parting words

As a student of water, I have used this monthly column to communicate what I’ve learned from the Dungeness River, the aquifer system, different historical… Continue reading

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Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Coronavirus stimulates RV sales, rentals

Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle (RV) sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Letters to the editor — Oct. 21, 2020

Hands off election signs To the person or persons repeatedly stealing our Biden/Harris yard signs: I just want you to know that each time this… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2020
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: An impossible year, a Halloween story

The federal income tax distribution system existed for decades after Congress passed tax laws that mandated spreading the wealth of some states with poorer states… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image

Being Frank: Tribal watersheds report shows little improvement, but hope remains

I wish there were better news in our 2020 State of Our Watersheds Report that will be released later this month, but at best we… Continue reading

USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Colder weather could further chill restaurant recovery

Sunny summer weather helped restaurant owners and workers recover after they were broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic last March. However, as fall morphs into winter… Continue reading

Don Brunell
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From the Back Nine: Creative sparks

The reason it is difficult to research facts about creative people is that they are creative people. Personality profiles can only go so far when… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2020
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