Opinion

Guest Opinion: Our conversation on civility and hatred

On Jan. 19, CommunityPlus hosted its latest “Conversation on Our Community,” tackling the difficult subject of hatred. Prompted by a recent incident at the high… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Support for the YMCA is support for the community

Guest Opinion: Support for the YMCA is support for the community

This letter is in response to the many articles relating to the YMCA. As I understand many of the concerns stated regarding tax exemptions and… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Support for the YMCA is support for the community
Guest Opinion: Will students pay steep price for Republican inaction?

Guest Opinion: Will students pay steep price for Republican inaction?

If you saw your children playing near the edge of a cliff, you wouldn’t dawdle — you’d get to them as fast as you could… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Will students pay steep price for Republican inaction?
Think About It: Capital idea!

Think About It: Capital idea!

“It would mean so much to my staff to have modern equipment,” responded Laurie Campen, food services director for the Sequim School District. “They want… Continue reading

Think About It: Capital idea!
Weekly updates from your City Manager — Jan. 20 and 27, 2017

Weekly updates from your City Manager — Jan. 20 and 27, 2017

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a regular column from City of Sequim Manager Charlie Bush, gleaned from his weekly updates to the… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017
Weekly updates from your City Manager — Jan. 20 and 27, 2017
Cornfield: Washington state Dems look for new leadership this weekend

Cornfield: Washington state Dems look for new leadership this weekend

In his first week, President Donald Trump effected quite a bit of change in the climate and landscape of Washington state politics. His hiring of… Continue reading

Cornfield: Washington state Dems look for new leadership this weekend
Cornfield: Legislators have their hands full in 2017 session

Cornfield: Legislators have their hands full in 2017 session

Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Jan. 25, there are only 88 days remaining in the regular session, even fewer when… Continue reading

Cornfield: Legislators have their hands full in 2017 session

Guest Opinion: Time for legislators to step up, fully fund schools

I was just a 7-year-old kid in second grade when my family filed the lawsuit that bears our last name. They did it for me… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Jan. 25, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 25, 2017

Voting yes is a privilege! Please, registered voters in the Sequim School District — Vote ‘Yes’ for the Feb. 14 school levies. I ask this… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Jan. 25, 2017
Water Matters: Cost-benefit

Water Matters: Cost-benefit

Twenty-five to 35 million dollars. What would you do with that amount of money? If you were to spend it on a construction project for… Continue reading

Water Matters: Cost-benefit
Guest Column: School levy is the only sure thing unless …

Guest Column: School levy is the only sure thing unless …

Don’t move your eyes from this spot if you are as confused as I was about school funding. As much as you might like to,… Continue reading

Guest Column: School levy is the only sure thing unless …

Guest column: The YMCA is more like a business than a charity

This letter is in response to the letter Jan Richardson wrote in the Jan. 4 Sequim Gazette. Mr. Richardson brought up some interesting and perhaps,… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2017

Let’s work together to give every child a great education

One of the greatest things about our country is we believe in giving everybody, rich or poor, a fair shot in school and in life.… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2017
Brunell: Cop shootings, job stress increased last year

Brunell: Cop shootings, job stress increased last year

The number of police officers shot and killed last year rose dramatically. So did the number of assaults on cops and the stress under which… Continue reading

Brunell: Cop shootings, job stress increased last year

CommunityPlus: Civility and hatred

What happens to a community when hatred rears its ugly head? Can a community engage in civil discourse about an instance of flagrant racial hatred?… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2017
Cornfield: Only Washington state politics proved somewhat predictable in 2016

Cornfield: Only Washington state politics proved somewhat predictable in 2016

2016 wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.… Continue reading

Cornfield: Only Washington state politics proved somewhat predictable in 2016
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 11, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 11, 2017

Vote yes for Sequim school levies In a couple of weeks you are going to get a ballot in the mail with two measures that… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 11, 2017
Cooper: Testing the Constitution

Cooper: Testing the Constitution

Well over 200 years ago, a representative group of men from the 13 colonies formalized the Constitution of the United States of America. I can… Continue reading

Cooper: Testing the Constitution

From the Back Nine: ‘Look out!’ ‘Yikes!’ ‘We’re doomed!’

By now I trust most of you have recovered from your New Year celebrations. You may have even broken your resolutions already. Congratulations on holding… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 4, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 4, 2017

Electoral system appropriate Upon reading comments by contributors to the Sequim Gazette and other newspapers, I was flabbergasted! How can anyone not see that the… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 4, 2017