Opinion

Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Six creative housing ideas

We all know how the housing market has drastically changed over the last few years. We also know how COVID-19 has changed everything in our… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2021

 

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Vote for life without COVID

Once again, I am dismayed at the failure of elected officials to provide leadership in controlling the spread of COVID-19 so we can begin the… Continue reading

 

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Being Frank: We have no time to slow down our recovery efforts

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission lost an irreplaceable leader last month when our chairperson, Lorraine Loomis, walked on. Lorraine’s contributions to protecting treaty rights can’t… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2021

 

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Bush’s 9/11 epilogue needs to be America’s prologue

This Sept. 11 remembrance fell at a time when America is bitterly divided. It is also a time when we are more acutely worried about… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Tom Locke

Guest opinion: Current COVID surge is a self-inflicted wound

COVID-19 is raging in Clallam County at unprecedented levels. In the past two weeks, one out of every 100 county residents has tested positive. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2021
Tom Locke
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: I ♥ nurses

Of course, I love nurses; nursing is my profession. I am a nurse, although not a nurse you should expect to provide clinical care. I… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
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From the Back Nine: Charmed

When people recall their childhoods, they often use diaries if their own memories are dependable as sieves. Or photo albums, of course. Some people collect… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2021
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Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Vaccinations improving health, employment

It is not surprising that COVID-19 which ravaged the world was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Senior citizens in the work place

An article in the Next Generation Personal Finances blog stated that as of February 2019, about 20 percent of senior citizens were either working or… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2021
Crystal Linn
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Recycling batteries key to protecting our planet

Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: A chance to speak

“A perpetual Republican/Trump hater, (Cooper) seems incapable of any kind of balanced thought process,” begins Greg Carroll’s letter to the editor printed Aug. 18 in… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Japanese hydrogen pilot may work in Washington state

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics!” Then along came COVID-19 and sporting events worldwide were put on hold. The summer games… Continue reading

Don Brunell
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Being Frank: Before we achieve ‘net ecological gain,’ we need to define it

Editor’s note — Lorraine Loomis, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chairperson and Swinomish fisheries manager, died on Aug. 10, at the age of 81. Below her… Continue reading

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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: Stop, rethink Washington state’s long term care law

Time is short, but action is necessary! Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services… 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: What the world needs now

“My rights don’t end where your feelings begin.” I was sharing the dental care aisle with a young man studying toothbrushes. He was slightly built… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Linda B. Myers

From the Back Nine: My mother’s pocketbook

When I was a child my mother carried a pocketbook everywhere, not unlike the Queen. It was always hard-sided and short-handled, and it opened or… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021
Linda B. Myers

Guest opinion: COVID, developmental disabilities and community protection

During the past week, the news has been filled with rising COVID infections. This is not the news we were hoping to hear in the… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021
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: Massive reforestation effort needed

Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions of… 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.
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Ways for seniors to overcome hot summer temperatures

Are you a senior citizen who is having challenges coping with this extra hot summer weather? Do you have a loved one who is not… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2021
Crystal Linn
Bertha Cooper

Thnk About It: It ain’t over until …

Until? Good question. I’m glad I asked it. If I ask each of you the top three things you wished were over, my guess is… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper