Opinion

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

Guest opinion: Vaccines are a shot in the arm for small business

Early in the pandemic, signs of encouragement started appearing on theater marquees, church message boards, front lawns and living room windows. “We’re in this together.”… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
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From the Back Nine: Bad juju

I had the good fortune to spend time at the Chito Beach Resort, which is on the far side of Sekiu. This is not a… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Guest opinion: Living, driving in the moment

As Washingtonians, we are a strong and resilient culture encompassed in constant change, such as the weather. With respect to constant change, one of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Wardrobe maleficence

It was my birthday. The husband and I took the train to Vancouver, B.C., some years ago to celebrate. Besides having great meals and visiting… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Senior citizens and mental health concerns

It is estimated that by the year 2050 there will be two billion people worldwide who are 60 years of age or older! These valuable… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2021
Crystal Linn
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Ignoring China’s grip on critical metals production is not an option

China’s growing dominance of critical metals production and its vast stockpiles is setting off global alarms as economies emerge from the punishing COVID pandemic. It… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Build our future electricity supply around hydropower

Although New Zealand and Washington state are located a half-a-world apart, they have lots in common: beautiful seashores, majestic mountains, crystal clear streams and lakes;… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest opinion: Manufacturing, technology sectors provide solid foundation through pandemic, beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has shown us how easy it is to take things for granted. Family barbecues, baseball games and kids going to school are… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Unemployment insurance intended for workers as bridge between jobs

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost… Continue reading

Don Brunell
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Guest opinion: Utility should examine, address true costs of Skagit River dams

It is time for Seattle City Light to address the damage its three hydroelectric dams have caused over the past 100 years to the Skagit… Continue reading

USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image
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From the Back Nine: The kiss

After months of politics and COVID, I decided to tackle another equally important subject. I know! Kissing! You have your Louis Armstrong “kiss to build… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021
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Guest opinion: Charlie Brown and the teacher’s union

We’ve all seen the episodes of “Peanuts,” as Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown and, just as he’s about to kick it she pulls… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Possible word choice error

“Possible word choice error” is the kindest report my computer provides me. It’s wrong most of the time. Then again, it could be more on… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Leaving legacies

Recently while sharing with a friend that my next column would be on the subject of “leaving legacies,” she brought up the idea of considering… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
Crystal Linn

Guest opinion: Common sense gun control

A Google search for the definition of “common sense” yields the following: • “good sense and sound judgment in practical matters” • “sound and prudent… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Reporter’s Notebook: First time for everything

On a recent excursion around town for the Sequim Sunshine Festival, my boys and I met Megan Sias, a server at Sunshine Café, during a… Continue reading

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Guest opinion: John Wayne, more than a marina

In his 1904 novel “Of Cabbages and Kings,” O. Henry introduced the phrase “banana republic” to describe a fictional country that mirrored Honduras. “El Pulpo,”… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021

Guest opinion: Legislators should balance manufacturing jobs with climate efforts

Editor’s note: Senate Bill 5126 was scheduled for an executive session hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on April 20. — MD Here on… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021

Guest opinion: Time for us to take role in finding missing persons

In recent issues of a newsletter I produce about Sequim City Council news, I have included areas that I have been working on for Sequim… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Word roulette

I like to think of this column as a PSA — Public Service Announcement — for old people. Keep in mind, this is from a… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper