Opinion

Guest opinion: Impact of Hirst decision must be addressed

Guest opinion: Impact of Hirst decision must be addressed

In Washington state, the legislative stalemate over permitting new household wells and the state’s construction budget has not only delayed needed funding for public projects,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Impact of Hirst decision must be addressed
Guest Opinion: Plenty at stake in senate election, Hirst decision

Guest Opinion: Plenty at stake in senate election, Hirst decision

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical these days.… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Plenty at stake in senate election, Hirst decision
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 11, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 11, 2017

About our emergency preparedness I am writing in response to the recent letter in the Sequim Gazette by resident Richard Hahn expressing concern about the… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 11, 2017
Think About It: The high price of uncertainty

Think About It: The high price of uncertainty

Different people have speculated that President Trump may be “gas-lighting” us. I had a vague recall of a movie called “Gaslight” in which a woman’s… Continue reading

Think About It: The high price of uncertainty
Guest opinion: DeVos’ Washington state visit expected to ruffle feathers

Guest opinion: DeVos’ Washington state visit expected to ruffle feathers

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading

Guest opinion: DeVos’ Washington state visit expected to ruffle feathers
Letters to the editor — Oct. 4, 2017

Letters to the editor — Oct. 4, 2017

A ‘house divided’ Once again, we are a house divided. We have experienced the protestations of an unpopular war, clenched fists at Olympic Games and… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017
Letters to the editor — Oct. 4, 2017
Water Matters: Reviewing the water year

Water Matters: Reviewing the water year

Water can be a scary thing. For over a month people in hurricane country have been overwhelmed with water, dealing with flooded homes and completely… Continue reading

Water Matters: Reviewing the water year
Guest opinion: What did President Trump tell the United Nations?

Guest opinion: What did President Trump tell the United Nations?

How did a President of the United States, who is a strong promoter of American Exceptionalism, address a body fully committed to an ideology demanding… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017
Guest opinion: What did President Trump tell the United Nations?

Guest opinion: Working together to revitalize timber and farm country

Here in timber and farm country, we must team up and work together to revitalize our small towns and communities so that our children and… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Sept. 27, 2017

Letters To The Editor — Sept. 27, 2017

Thanks for successful Reach for Hospice A sincere thank you to all the individuals and businesses who contributed to the success of the annual Reach… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017
Letters To The Editor — Sept. 27, 2017
Think About It: Category 5 labor negotiations

Think About It: Category 5 labor negotiations

I write this nearly a week before the strike deadline set by the teachers of Sequim School District to meet my deadline for submission. The… Continue reading

Think About It: Category 5 labor negotiations
Guest opinion: Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Guest opinion: Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Key tax policies emanating from the east and west coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Guest Opinion: Time to end lawmakers’ exemption from public records law

Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature passed its operating budget — as well as its latest spending plan to address the state’s K-12 education… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017
Letters to the editor — Sept. 20, 2017

Letters to the editor — Sept. 20, 2017

National change needed Mr. Rainwater’s column (“The ‘Alt right?’,” Sequim Gazette, Sept. 13, page A-10) presented out the usual rich parties spiel for the glories… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017
Letters to the editor — Sept. 20, 2017
Guest opinion: Mitigate massive wildfires danger

Guest opinion: Mitigate massive wildfires danger

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 western states. The fires have already scorched 2,300 square miles of forests and range… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Mitigate massive wildfires danger
Guest Opinion: The ‘Alt-Right’?

Guest Opinion: The ‘Alt-Right’?

Things have been crazy on the political spectrum since the election of Donald Trump, haven’t they? I am becoming familiar with a phrase that I… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017
Guest Opinion: The ‘Alt-Right’?
Letters to the Editor — Sept. 13, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 13, 2017

Bertha Cooper’s column hits the mark I want to thank Bertha Cooper for the clear and correct column she recently wrote about the racism displayed… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sept. 13, 2017
Think About It: Forest fires and floods

Think About It: Forest fires and floods

I was wondering what astronauts see from their whirling home miles up in space when my mind-reader editor happened to send me a current photo… Continue reading

Think About It: Forest fires and floods
From the Back Nine:The lifeboat drill

From the Back Nine:The lifeboat drill

I love cruise ships. There’s something quite magical about sipping a mango tango while ogling the pool boys. In fact, there is really only one… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017
From the Back Nine:The lifeboat drill
Guest Opinion: No place here for Atlantic salmon

Guest Opinion: No place here for Atlantic salmon

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and future expansion plans scrapped following the Aug. 19 escape of thousands of the… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: No place here for Atlantic salmon