Opinion

Guest opinion: Darker side of renewables

Guest opinion: Darker side of renewables

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Darker side of renewables

How our lawmakers voted

With last week’s cut-off deadline for consideration of non-budget bills, state lawmakers worked long hours to pass measures that previously passed the opposite chamber. Members… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019
Think About It: 5G whiz!?

Think About It: 5G whiz!?

A couple of weeks ago, we took our car to Lynnwood for its well-car checkup and big-mile maintenance. In fact, it was so big the… Continue reading

Think About It: 5G whiz!?

Guest opinion: Community care fuels Sequim Warming Center

The Sequim Community Warming Center was a complete success! I for one cannot find the words, shake the hands, raise the flags, shout to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Guest opinion: Of civility and citizenship

What is the relationship between civility and citizenship? When we talk about being a “good” citizen, what do we mean? How does incivility weaken citizenship?… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019
Guest opinion: Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

Guest opinion: Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

People across our planet are increasingly aware of the growing amounts of trash floating in our oceans. While we are finding new ways to collect… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

How our lawmakers voted

Following the April 9 deadline for bills to gain approval from the opposite chamber’s fiscal and transportation committees, the focus in Olympia is now on… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

How our lawmakers voted

The House and Senate passed two separate state operating budget proposals last week. HB 1109, as passed by the House, calls for $52.8 billion in… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019
Guest opinion: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Guest opinion: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty new state spending plan. The budget may not be sustainable even with… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Let the ducks be

Let the ducks be Every time I visit Carrie Blake Park I am stunned by the disrespect people have for the ducks who live there.… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019
Think About It: My take on thinking

Think About It: My take on thinking

The most offered advice we receive nowadays is to stop thinking. We are advised by religious leaders, gurus, yoga instructors and other wise spiritual leaders… Continue reading

Think About It: My take on thinking
From the Back Nine: Eavesdropping

From the Back Nine: Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping is among my favorite pastimes. You should know this in case you are sharing state secrets in the 101 Diner and think you’re going… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019
From the Back Nine: Eavesdropping
Guest opinion: Dems in charge in Olympia, but GOP is helping steer debate

Guest opinion: Dems in charge in Olympia, but GOP is helping steer debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

Guest opinion: Dems in charge in Olympia, but GOP is helping steer debate

How did our lawmakers vote?

House Democrats last week released their version of the 2019-21 state operating budget. After working late into the night on March 27, the House Appropriations… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019
Setting the record straight on aquaculture

Setting the record straight on aquaculture

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has an application before Clallam County to resume shellfish aquaculture in Dungeness Bay. Unfortunately, misinformation has been circulated about the project.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019
Setting the record straight on aquaculture

Water Matters: Charismatic megafauna

Charismatic megafauna: It’s a mouthful. It’s a good start on a haiku. Google reports that it means, “Large animals with symbolic value and widespread popular… Continue reading

Agiing Successfully: Hobby productivity and benefits

Agiing Successfully: Hobby productivity and benefits

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word hobby as a pursuit outside of one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation. What are your hobbies? Ross… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019
Agiing Successfully: Hobby productivity and benefits
Guest opinion: Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Guest opinion: Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation
Guest opinion: What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Guest opinion: What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages

Guest opinion: What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?
Think About It: Gut punch to our health care

Think About It: Gut punch to our health care

Sometimes I think that we who flee to the comforts of political sides do so because we don’t have the time, energy and inclination to… Continue reading

Think About It: Gut punch to our health care