Opinion

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Wildfires were ‘big polluters’ in 2020

While the coronavirus and its devastating effects on people and economies worldwide were unfortunately the top 2020 stories, the massive impact of western wildfires can’t… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Taking inventory

I hope by the time you read this column I will have sent some sort of holiday greeting which at this writing has become a… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Recalling the good

Do you remember last year, December 2019? Were you looking forward to this year 2020 and a new, fresh start? Not one of us could… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2020
Crystal Linn
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Guest opinion: Despite coronavirus, wreaths were placed across America

Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. Try adding a crippling killer virus into that mix. That is the… Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: A community Christmas

“Santa Claus is coming to Sequim,” I sing. “It’s coming to TOWN, dad!” my 6-year-old clarifies. “Well, Sequim is a city because … ” I… Continue reading

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Don Brunell

Guest opinion: E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is dealing with the progress of the 20th Century - especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: The right question

“Is the Sequim City Council political?” asks the Dec. 9 guest opinion column (Sequim Gazette, page A-12). We would ask a different question: Are the… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Happy New Year (at last)!

Twenty-four percent more Christmas trees have been sold this year than at this same time last year. Either we don’t have anything else to do… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper

Guest opinion: Is the Sequim City Council political?

We are aware of some who say the Independent Advisory Association has politicized the Sequim City Council. That’s obviously silly – the Sequim City Council,… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2020
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest Opinion: Legislature must act quickly to head off looming unemployment insurance crisis

Before the Legislature arrives for the 2021 session, some businesses in Washington will already be facing the very real prospect of a 500 percent tax… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2020
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
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Guest opinion: Time for fish-killing dam to go

It’s time to get rid of the Electron Hydroelectric Dam on the Puyallup River that has been killing salmon, steelhead, bull trout and other fish… Continue reading

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Linda B. Myers

From the Back Nine: ‘I do, I do, I do!’ exclaimed the happy bride

This holiday season has been accompanied by a boatload of sadness and sense of loss. So I’d like to tell you about an event that… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2020
Linda B. Myers
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Guest opinion: Small business calls for end to democracy crisis

If it was not enough for small businesses to be suffering due to the pandemic, now they are threatened by an attack on our democracy.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2020
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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: This couldn’t be normal, could it?

Beats me what’s “normal” nowadays. Normal may have gone the way of 8-track tapes and writing a letter using an ink pen on paper. Fast… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Gratitude, thankfulness and mental health

Have you ever stopped to consider the differences between the words gratitude and thankfulness? Since we Americans tend to interchange different words with similar meanings,… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2020
Crystal Linn
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Coronavirus spurring air cargo growth

It’s no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by jumbo… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)

Guest opinion: Shopping small for 2020 holiday season needed more than ever

It’s no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on how Washington retailers and restaurants operate. With additional restrictions implemented at the… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2020
Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (courtesy photo)
Sara Brabant dresses as “Weird Al” Yankovic for Halloween saying “my hair was just right.” She reminds us all to have fun as we can in these weird times. Photo courtesy of Oak Table Cafe

Reporter’s Notebook: Weird, wild and thankfulness

“Well, that’s weird!” Bill said of the funny coincidence. “No, that’s just 2020!” Hazel replied. And for about a month-and-a-half, Bill, Hazel and all of… Continue reading

Sara Brabant dresses as “Weird Al” Yankovic for Halloween saying “my hair was just right.” She reminds us all to have fun as we can in these weird times. Photo courtesy of Oak Table Cafe
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Being Frank: A time to remember

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of an event that sparked the landmark ruling by federal Judge George Boldt in U.S. v. Washington that upheld… Continue reading

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Guest opinion: A climate changes-based apology

An apology to family and friends: I have been well prepared by education and experience to understand the climate changes being brought about by the… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2020