Opinion

Guest opinion: Imagine not knowing about coronavirus pandemic for month

In America today with our around the clock news and instant texting, can you imagine anyone not hearing about our coronavirus pandemic for nearly a… Continue reading

 

Think About It: Fear antidotes

Years ago, as part of my personal search, I put myself on the email list of a few spiritual leaders. Every so often I receive… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: TP shortage is tip of iceberg

If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. On March 10, Business Insider reported: “The spread of the… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Unexpected outcomes from 2020 legislative session

The 2020 regular legislative session is coming to a close. It didn’t unfold the way anyone thought it would, nor is it ending as any… Continue reading

Water Matters: Public health and water quality

It all started with oysters. Now, get your head out of the gutter – I’m talking about cleaning up Dungeness Bay. But gutters have a… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will… Continue reading

Guest column: Help shape the future of Sequim schools

Let me start this article by congratulating Port Angeles School District on recently passing their capital projects levy! We look forward to watching the process.… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020

Guest opinion: As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As state lawmakers in Olympia enter the final turn of the 2020 session, a few big tussles stand between them and the finish line March… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

WASHINGTONVOTES.ORG As this year’s legislative session heads into its final week, lawmakers were considering hundreds of bills in marathon floor sessions ahead of the Friday,… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020

Letters to the editor — March 11, 2020

Family stories are uplifting Thanks to Matthew Nash for sharing his Family Circle with us (“Finding my ‘Family Circus’,” Sequim Gazette, March 4, page A-12).… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020

Think About It: Stuff happens … be prepared

My first full-time professional job as a registered nurse was as a public health nurse with the Seattle-King County Health Department. I spent a quarter… Continue reading

Guest opinion: This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’

Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers moved swiftly during a 2013 special legislative session to give the Boeing Co. a lengthy extension of tax incentives… Continue reading

Finding my ‘Family Circus’

Ongoing political debates. Looming ecological threats. It’s hard to escape the uneasiness of some news. As a reporter I often see things at the ground… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Motel hell

Now that you might be quarantined for the entire length of your journey, cruising doesn’t sound as much fun as it used to. I must… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2020

Guest opinion: Brunell’s treatise on Lower Snake River dams is flooded with falsehoods

Don Brunell’s recent column titled “Dams are the Northwest’s Flood Busters” (Sequim Gazette, Feb. 19, page A-10) relies on fear-mongering, rather than facts, to make… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2020

Guest opinion: Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. In Salem,… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

Majority Democrats in Olympia last week released their plans to add more than $1 billion to the state’s 2019-21 operating budget that was enacted last… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2020

Guest opinion: Student loan assistance an attractive employer benefit

Employers are looking at additional benefits to help workers who are stressed out over paying rent, transportation and food, and student loans. Even though job… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: I was one of the lucky ones

In last month’s column (January 2020), I wrote about housing concerns. At the end I said this month I would share innovative housing ideas. However,… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020

CommunityPlus: Emotions and civil political discourse

When emotions run high, is civility or a civil discussion still possible? Why do we find ourselves reacting emotionally to difficult, complex issues? How can… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020