Opinion

How our lawmakers voted — April 12, 2017

How our lawmakers voted — April 12, 2017

With about two weeks to go in this legislative session, lawmakers were busy considering bills sent to them by the opposite chamber ahead of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017
How our lawmakers voted — April 12, 2017
Letters to the Editor — April 12, 2017

Letters to the Editor — April 12, 2017

Writer cannot accept Trump The letter “How do you defend Trump’s actions?” (Sequim Gazette, April 5, page A-10) is a rather lengthy diatribe that may… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017
Letters to the Editor — April 12, 2017
Brunell: State carbon tax would be harmful

Brunell: State carbon tax would be harmful

A major hurdle for lawmakers in Olympia working to finish the next two-year state budget and adjourn the so-called “carbon tax.” However, Gov. Jay Inslee… Continue reading

Brunell: State carbon tax would be harmful
From the Back Nine: The wrong crowd

From the Back Nine: The wrong crowd

Before moving to the left side of the country, I spent three decades in Chicago writing ads for clients, national and local. One thing I… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017
From the Back Nine: The wrong crowd
Guest Opinion: Let’s get serious about helping small businesses

Guest Opinion: Let’s get serious about helping small businesses

Small businesses are the beating heart of our small towns here in the 24th District. There are more than 555,000 small businesses in our state… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017
Guest Opinion: Let’s get serious about helping small businesses

Guest Opinion: Time to act on climate change

The recent opinion piece by Clallam County Republican Party member Donnie Hall (“Carbon tax, a bad idea whose time has not come,” Sequim Gazette, March… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017
How our lawmakers voted — April 5, 2017

How our lawmakers voted — April 5, 2017

State lawmakers last week focused on budget legislation, as this year’s 105-day Regular Session heads for adjournment in less than a month. The Senate unanimously… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017
How our lawmakers voted — April 5, 2017

Letters to the Editor — April 5, 2017

Actions antithesis to law “Enough is enough” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, March 29, page A-10) a presumably elderly woman expressed desire for our… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017
Cooper: Democracy at its (insert word here)

Cooper: Democracy at its (insert word here)

One of the joys of being the grandmother of an adult granddaughter is the walks in which we exchange our views of life. As many… Continue reading

Cooper: Democracy at its (insert word here)
How our lawmakers voted — March 29, 2017

How our lawmakers voted — March 29, 2017

With a month to go in this 105-day legislative session, the state Senate passed a $43 billion two-year budget proposal (SB 5048) in the early… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017
How our lawmakers voted — March 29, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, March 29, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, March 29, 2017

Save World Heritage Site Hopefully everyone knows that our Olympic National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only one in the state of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, March 29, 2017
Notes from your City Manager — March 29, 2017

Notes from your City Manager — March 29, 2017

Editor’s note: City of Sequim manager Charlie Bush provides weekly updates to City of Sequim Councilors and the community at large on the city’s website.… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017
Notes from your City Manager — March 29, 2017
How our lawmakers voted — March 22, 2017

How our lawmakers voted — March 22, 2017

State lawmakers shifted their focus back to committee work this week, following last week’s legislative cutoff deadline for bills to clear their house of origin.… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017
How our lawmakers voted — March 22, 2017

Guest Opinion: Open minds, open hearts, open arms in Sequim

What do we mean when we say Sequim is a friendly community? How accepting are we, really, of those from widely different backgrounds, experiences, beliefs… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2017
Letters to the Editor — March 22, 2017

Letters to the Editor — March 22, 2017

SHS grad supports GSA With frustration and sadness, I read an opinion published on March 8 (Letters to the Editor, “Learn your biology,” Sequim Gazette,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2017
Letters to the Editor — March 22, 2017
Water Matters: Broken records

Water Matters: Broken records

The previous record for the fastest rate of broken records is now broken. The wettest winter on record for Washington. The warmest February ever for… Continue reading

Water Matters: Broken records
Cooper: As if it couldn’t get worse

Cooper: As if it couldn’t get worse

Imagine being young, artistic, energetic, excited about life and the only thing stopping you was a condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS manifests in the… Continue reading

Cooper: As if it couldn’t get worse

Guest Opinion: ‘Difference can lead to something great’

Dear Jerry Ludke of Port Angeles, We students of the GSA club in Sequim, Washington, have read your article “Learn Your Biology” in the Sequim… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, March 15, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, March 15, 2017

Intolerance exemplified “Learn your biology” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, March 8, page A-10) exemplifies why the “Gay Straight Alliance Club” (GSA) was founded.… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, March 15, 2017
Guest Opinion: Lawmakers must consider costs of all taxes

Guest Opinion: Lawmakers must consider costs of all taxes

As lawmakers in Olympia inch toward adjournment, they must keep in mind the total added costs of new taxes on our state’s economy. It is… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Lawmakers must consider costs of all taxes