Opinion

Guest opinion: Firearms and … warning labels?

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

 

Think About It: Build it and they will come

And they have. But first, husband Paul and I are celebrating the exact anniversary date of our arrival in Sequim 20 years ago on the… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Cooperation key to salmon recovery

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson didn’t have to take the culvert case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead of continuing the state’s… Continue reading

 

Watter Matters: History matters

In my last column I indulged in banter about the passage of time. Now, we’re diving deep and I hope you’ll join me … On… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The Long Haul, Surviving As a caregiver (part one)

Following a long illness at home, my husband was in a nursing home for four years until his death (he had most of the nastier… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2018

Guest opinion: Newsprint tariff a threat to jobs, information

“I never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” — Roger Branigin, 1962 One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2018

Guest opinion: Washington state’s mental health system is overwhelmed

The state is paying millions of dollars a year in sanctions because it’s unable to evaluate the mental health competency of jailed defendants in a… Continue reading

Think About It: Women and children first

July Fourth, 2018, Independence Day, the 242nd anniversary of the birth of our nation, an intentional democracy designed to be governed by the people and… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Prep for ‘meaningful’ presidential primary

Washington state may have a meaningful presidential primary in 2020. If it happens, Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul will be among those to thank. Last… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Role models are among us

Too often, our sons and daughters tend to look for role models in lofty places and many become disillusioned by the bad behavior some of… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Tribes celebrate the return of salmon

Every spring and summer, many tribes throughout the region celebrate the return of the salmon and the beginning of salmon fishing season. My tribe, the… Continue reading

Think About It: Four among many

I arrived at Fire District 3’s main station promptly at 8 a.m. I was dressed in the required uniform of the day, dark pants and… Continue reading

Guest opinion: The value of a petition signature

The signature of a registered voter will be one of the most sought after political commodities in Washington in the next few weeks. Those seeking… Continue reading

Water Matters: Time after time

It’s high school graduation time again and our attention turns to that special threshold of modern life. I am reminded how those last months fly… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Will you look at that!

As I write this, I am two days post-cataract surgery. To write it at all, I am dictating to my sister. Nothing will be the… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2018

Guest opinion: Stall in public records showdown between legislators, media

A bunch of folks at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center are waiting to help bring about detente in the public records battle between lawmakers and… Continue reading

Think About It: Making greater Sequim greater

Many things go into making a community great. Greater Sequim has nearly all of them such as history, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, pioneer families, helping… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2018

Guest opinion: ‘Head tax’ vote brings bad, tough-to-shed labels

The battle in Seattle over the city council’s imposition of a head tax on large companies is generating disparaging labels that local elected leaders likely… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Cooperation spawns hope

“The spirit of cooperation must guide us. It is how we will be able to bring back the salmon.” These words from our late leader… Continue reading