Opinion

Guest opinion: Impeachment aside, there’s work to be done

Now that President Trump’s impeachment process is formally underway, Democrats and Republicans need to avoid becoming completely absorbed by it. They must work together on… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Most ballots are counted but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost of car… Continue reading

 

Think About It: Word play or punish

I love words. I’ve written about my love for words in this column. I claim the art of using words is a key ingredient to… Continue reading

 

Being Frank: Salmon coalition a return to cooperation

The Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition is looking forward to another year of working together to accomplish responsible management through responsible leadership. We formed the… Continue reading

Water Matters: Local meltdown

Have you ever stood on the smooth top of a glacier? Heli-skiing perhaps? Or maybe you were deposited there by bus during an Alaskan cruise?… Continue reading

Guest opinion: ‘Greatest Generation’ quickly slipping into history

Just before Veterans Day, the last known survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died at age 98. With the passing of George Hursey… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Dead zone

The other day, my hair stylist complained about the dead zone at the back of my head. While I assume there is one, growing as… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Guest opinion: Farmland preservation plan worthy of our support

I’m no fan of taxes or tax increases, and firmly believe government takes too much already. But once in a great while a tax proposal… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Think About It: Let nature take its

I’ve had a few occasions to drive a fair distance during this fall season of ours. Certain parts of my travel have caught my breath… Continue reading

Guest opinion: It is time to talk about our national debt

Our nation is on an unsustainable borrowing trajectory and it could get much worse unless voters start asking politicians: “How are taxpayers going to pay… Continue reading

Guest opinion: The wildfire season that wasn’t

The Oregonian characterized the 2019 wildfire season as the “season that wasn’t!” That’s good news for West Coast states; however, it doesn’t mean we are… Continue reading

Think About It: Halloween Story 2115

This is scary. It’s a ghost story. I just wish I wasn’t the ghost. But I couldn’t really expect to be around for 100 more… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Three suggestions for obtaining quality sleep

Once again, I want to publically thank our readers for their positive and encouraging comments regarding this column. They are truly uplifting, thank you. In… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

CommunityPlus: The assault on our civic compact

What enables us to govern ourselves? How do we go about deciding what we want our government to do—or refrain from doing? Can we explain… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Guest Opinion: I-976 not the scary monster opponents portray

Did you notice Halloween arrived early this year, in the guise of a fear-mongering, disingenuous mailer decrying the horrors of “devastating cuts” and “brutal impacts”… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Guest opinion: Sound Transit critics see ‘escape route’ in Initiative 976

In this election, critics of Sound Transit 3 are getting the do-over they’ve fervently sought. It’s called Initiative 976. Its presence on the Nov. 5… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Plenty of 2020 races, but little suspense

Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Reject dishonest vehicle taxes, vote yes on I-976

Taxpayers are getting ripped off, everybody knows it, and politicians refuse to fix it. That’s why 352,000 voters signed petitions to get Initiative 976 on… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2019

Water Matters: How our water works

‘Story of Water’ “The Story of Water: In Depth” monthly lecture series starts Wednesday October 23, 6:30pm, City Council Chambers, Sequim Civic Center, 152 W.… Continue reading

Guest column: Indigenous Day proclamations viewed as ceremony

In recent years, many local jurisdictions have begun to proclaim Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, a date formerly celebrated as Columbus… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019