Opinion

Guest opinion: GOP tax plan under close scrutiny

Guest opinion: GOP tax plan under close scrutiny

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not every one, or nearly every… Continue reading

Guest opinion: GOP tax plan under close scrutiny
Letters To The Editor — Nov. 22, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Nov. 22, 2017

Flier distribution is more like littering Leaving paper of any kind on private property, such as doorsteps and doors, should be considered littering. This week… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Nov. 22, 2017
Think About It: No more silence, no more denial

Think About It: No more silence, no more denial

Whatever we do as decent men and women in the midst of all these voices coming forward and telling us their most grievous, humiliating, intimate… Continue reading

Think About It: No more silence, no more denial
Guest opinion: Despite election wins, reasons for unease among state Democrats

Guest opinion: Despite election wins, reasons for unease among state Democrats

Democrats went to bed last Tuesday confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Despite election wins, reasons for unease among state Democrats
Guest opinion: Remember 1993

Guest opinion: Remember 1993

Twenty-five years ago, business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Remember 1993
Letters To The Editor — Nov. 15, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Nov. 15, 2017

‘Unbroken’ spurs epiphany Fifty years ago, last May, I — like millions of other young Americans before and since — raised my right hand and… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Nov. 15, 2017
Guest column: Remembering Ed Carlson, Vietnam POW

Guest column: Remembering Ed Carlson, Vietnam POW

Since last Veteran’s Day, Ken Burns’ in-depth documentary on the Vietnam War has aired. It is a powerful reminder of an unpopular war in which… Continue reading

Guest column: Remembering Ed Carlson, Vietnam POW
Guest opinion: Dangers of drowsy driving are real

Guest opinion: Dangers of drowsy driving are real

Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was crushed so bad… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017
Guest opinion: Dangers of drowsy driving are real
Think About It: No easy or good answers

Think About It: No easy or good answers

Occasionally, I am asked how I come up with column ideas every couple of weeks. I have no good answers; they just come. I can… Continue reading

Think About It: No easy or good answers
From the Back Nine: And when she was bad …

From the Back Nine: And when she was bad …

I am a Scorpio as are all people born between Oct. 23-Nov. 21. After that we clear the calendar for those namby-pamby Saggitarians, optimistically traveling… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017
From the Back Nine: And when she was bad …
Letters To The Editor — Nov. 1, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Nov. 1, 2017

Vote for Chinn I am writing this letter in support of Steve Chinn, who is running for Fire Commissioner. I have known Mr. Chinn since… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Nov. 1, 2017
Think ABout It: Halloween story, the sequel

Think ABout It: Halloween story, the sequel

“Bring Grandpa some of his favorite tea. The kind with an ounce of Pernod in it,” shouted his Grandson with desperation in his voice. “And… Continue reading

Think ABout It: Halloween story, the sequel

Water Matters: Silver lining

My husband loves to fish. He comes from a Midwestern family of fisher folk. On my first trip to his parents’ we drove to a… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Do Olympia or Seattle really care about rural Washington?

Do Olympia Democrats know they have a political problem in rural Washington? Do they know why? Do they care? This has been long in the… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Oct. 25, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Oct. 25, 2017

Save the dock Here we go again. The old Dungeness dock is under serious attack. The North Olympic Salmon Coalition has set its sights on… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Oct. 25, 2017
Think About It: Halloween story redux

Think About It: Halloween story redux

It’s unbelievable! The response was fantastic. Never happened before. Said to be the greatest Halloween story ever. No one else has done it. No one… Continue reading

Think About It: Halloween story redux
Guest Opinion: Atlantic salmon must go

Guest Opinion: Atlantic salmon must go

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Atlantic salmon must go

Guest Opinion: On being a truly inclusive community

What does it mean to be an “inclusive” community? Is being “inclusive” even possible in a fractious age when we seem all too willing to… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017
Guest Opinion: Players taking a knee hurting NFL

Guest Opinion: Players taking a knee hurting NFL

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Portland, a young woman stepped onto the playing field at the beginning of the University of Montana vs Portland… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Players taking a knee hurting NFL
Letters To The Editor — Oct. 18, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Oct. 18, 2017

Elect Chinn for fire commissioner As a Sequim native it is important for me to vote for a candidate that has decades of roots in… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Oct. 18, 2017