Opinion

CommunityPlus: Confrontation versus conversation

What does a civil conversation on a complex, contentious issue sound like? How does it unfold or progress from start to finish? Is the goal… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

 

Guest Opinion: Concerns about the marina

A bias against Port of Port Angeles funds being spent in eastern Clallam County is being perpetuated. We in Sequim have repeatedly been told that… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

 

Guest opinion: Port will listen to all stakeholders in considering John Wayne Marina’s future

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns regarding the future of the John Wayne Marina in your recent correspondence (June 28, 2019).… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

 

Think About It: The best America can do?

Perhaps it’s a naive point of view, but I thought America had gotten over separating and marginalizing vast groups of people. The last president to… Continue reading

Guest opinion: State legislators find numerous routes to revenue

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from you, your neighbor, and even your friends… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The cosmic garage sale

Like it or not, people die. At some point, we may even get the chance to consider our own deaths. In the case of my… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019

Guest opinion: Next House speaker will make history

This month’s selection of a new speaker for the state House of Representatives may be the year’s most important contest for Democrats in Washington. Seattle… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to america

When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Better breathing for better health

According to every story I have heard about it, the female practice of holding our stomachs in and breathing from our lungs dates back to… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2019

Water Matters: Driving on sunshine

It’s the season of long days, with increasing warmth, sunshine – and snowmelt in the Dungeness River. The river rises to its peak in June… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Family-owned business is backbone of America

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: How to have civil conversations

How can we have civil conversations when it seems almost any discussion of any subject can quickly degenerate into name calling, finger pointing, hurt feelings… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019

Think About It: We had to fight, we had to win

June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, brought together leaders of the United States and European nations to commemorate the sacrifices… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Gov. Inslee’s successors in holding pattern — for now

As Gov. Jay Inslee prepared to launch his campaign for president earlier this year, he had a request of three fellow Democrats he knew to… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Instant replay

I am a dinosaur in the equal rights arena, having grown up in the sixties (that’s 1960s, to you smart-alecks out there). As a school… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Guest opinion: Is state capital gains tax back on the table?

The resignation of Guy Palumbo from the state Senate gives progressive Democratic lawmakers a clearer path to a capital gains tax, one of the few… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Politics, not science behind water quality rollback

I don’t know how you can be against clean water, but some of the industries in our state are. They have convinced the U.S. Environmental… Continue reading

Think About It: Leading from the dark side of the moon

Did you miss me? Not really? Even so now that you know, you might be interested in where I’ve been. I paused to take on… Continue reading

Verbatim: Sam, Sam the bicycle man

Every town, no matter how straight-laced, has a few odd balls who do not fit into the conventional mold. My hometown, Sequim, is no exception.… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Guest opinion: Could Seattle put on a World’s Fair today?

On April 21, 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened. The “Century 21 Exhibition” ran for six months, drew 11 million visitors, turned a profit and… Continue reading