Opinion

Being Frank: Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget Sound region and other projects that will open access to many miles of… Continue reading

 

Editor’s Corner: Casey, former Gazette editor, leaves a legacy

The first time I met Jim Casey, we were angling for the same job. What an awkward introduction. I’d been at the Sequim Gazette for… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Gov. Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

Jay Inslee had a chance recently to face his muggers. He didn’t show up. It would have been interesting to see if he’s ready to… Continue reading

 

Water Matters: Clean Water ‘Act’

A friend pointed out that stuff is happening with regard to federal protection of clean water … and perhaps I should write about it. That… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Spokane legislator on the hot seat

Nelson G. Robinson holds the ignoble distinction of being the first lawmaker expelled from the state House of Representatives. Matt Shea could be the second… Continue reading

Think About It: Keep in, not out

“It will destroy the character of our small town!” “It will bring more traffic onto our streets!” “We will never be the same!” Sound familiar?… Continue reading

Being Frank: Tribes outraged by EPA move to roll back improved water quality standards

Treaty Indian tribes in western Washington state are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of industrial polluters… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Letting loose

Although I was married for many years, I’m not sure my mother ever believed I actually had sex. In fact, I had to wait until… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Guest opinion: Budget veto has Gov. Inslee in hot water

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent in this… Continue reading

SOS’s goal to educate Sequim residents

Despite close to a dozen articles written about the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility, the Save our Sequim board of directors has not publicly replied… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Aging Successfully: Centenarian advice for a long life

According to a 2016 report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the number of U.S. citizens 100 years old or older rose by… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Guest opinion: ‘Divisiveness’ muddies clinic opposition

The cabal of hysteria known as Save Our Sequim conjures an image of a willful child, eyes shut tight, fingers stuffed in ears, screaming “I… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Think About It: It could happen … you never know

Nothing in the lifestyle, past or family history of my friend could have warned her that she would be struck by an aggressive form of… Continue reading

Guest opinion: A lament for America

How have we come to where we seem to be as a country … as Americans? Why do the things that appear to divide us… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2019

Guest opinion: Get ready for more advisory votes on tax bills

If you lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get a chance… Continue reading

Water Matters: Water rates

The current “snowpack drought” is affecting all the rivers in Western Washington, and water systems directly using those rivers for their supply, such as Port… Continue reading

Guest column: Medication-assisted treatment clinic plans described

I would like to take a moment to provide a factual context for the Jamestown S’Klallam’s proposed medication-assisted treatment project. There has been misinformation circulating… Continue reading

Guest column: Public process in treatment facility issue left wanting

Informative, thought-provoking, generally positive – and something that should have occurred two months ago. That’s the takeaway from last Thursday’s (Aug. 8) community forum at… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Guest opinion: New voting system holds up on election night

Whew. Tuesday’s (Aug. 6) primary marked the electoral debut of VoteWa and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash nor suffer a full-on… Continue reading

Think About It: Careful what you wish for

Here’s what we know about the politics of health care in America if we listen to and watch what politicians do. The Republican party (Repubs)… Continue reading