Letters to the editor — March 21, 2018

Marina sale possibility is concerning I am among those concerned about a possible sale of the John Wayne Marina, especially because a comment in last… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018


Reflections on another school tragedy

One of the first school shootings in the nation was in 1969 when 16 year-old Brenda Spencer opened fire on an elementary school across from… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018


Reporter’s Notebook: Kids today, still kids tomorrow: A reflection on Toys”R”Us

As a child of the 1980s, I’ve always been a Toys“R”Us kid. I was no stranger to action figures like He-Man or Star Wars or… Continue reading


Watter Matters: A tale of two cycles

When Ann Soule asked me to come off the bench and pinch hit writing this edition of “Water Matters,” she didn’t realize she was asking… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Guest opinion: Poor salmon returns expected

As the tribal and state co-managers begin the annual salmon season setting process, the effects of drought and poor ocean conditions over the past few… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — March 14, 2018

It’s a wrap. The 60-day 2018 regular session of the Legislature ended on schedule just after 10 p.m. last night. This is the first time… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Think About It: Fish story

Wild Pacific salmon and I have a history. My dad was a commercial fisherman who fished the waters of Alaska, usually for salmon and halibut,… Continue reading

Olympia could see significant changes in coming year

Voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so inclined. Possibilities for change abound… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Feelin’ groovy

I’m writing a novel that has a character named Mrs. Borg. At my writers critique group, some smart guy pointed out that in one place,… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Guest opinion: School safety is a collaborative effort

Dear student, parent/guardian, staff and community member, Over the past several days, I have spoken with many of you about the recent shooting at Marjory… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

How our lawmakers voted — March 7, 2018

Following last Friday’s hurried passage of SB 6617 to exempt themselves from public records disclosure requirements, legislators have worked late into the evening most days… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Letters to the editor — March 7, 2018

Library expansion is worthwhile As an enthusiastic Sequim Library branch patron the past 22 years, I am thrilled to hear of the plans to pursue… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Guest opinion: Good manners still count in business

Our parents drilled into our heads that saying “please” and “thank you” were not only part of everyday life, but were essential to operating a… Continue reading

Guest opinion: State lawmakers looking to roll back their own tax increase

Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote in this space: “This may… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Feb. 28, 2018

Root of violence problem starts at early age Whether it’s guns, knives, clubs, cars, trucks or bombs, the weapon used is the symptom, not the… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

State legislators pushing through final non-budget bills

The closing days of this year’s legislative session look like they will be every bit as dramatic as the “March Madness” of the annual NCAA… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Think About It: And, children will lead you

“Not again; please … not again. We were having coffee the last morning before our return from what was a wonderfully relaxing and contemplative trip… Continue reading

Guest column: Despite uncertainty, most school levies make the grade

Many state lawmakers may view what happened on Election Night (Feb. 13) as a sign they didn’t screw things up too badly for their local… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Guns-R-Us

My dad didn’t know much about guns, but he kept a few shotguns plus a Remington locked in a steel box up in the attic.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

How our lawmakers voted— Feb. 21, 2018

Lawmakers worked late into the night and into the early morning hours in marathon floor sessions this past week, including a rare Saturday session in… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018