Opinion

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

Guest opinion: Surging state revenue should quell talk of raising taxes

As state lawmakers enter the final weeks of the 2021 legislative session — and the start of the second year of the pandemic — the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
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Veterans Corner: Evergreen Boys State is looking for citizens

Housing specifically for veterans is non-existent in Sequim. Port Angeles has the Outpost, Forks has Sarge’s Place, and soon Hobucket House, for disabled veterans. However,… Continue reading

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Water column: April fools?

For anyone who loves snow in the mountains, the data say it’s party time at the Dungeness Snotel* station! On April 1, the “end of… Continue reading

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Linda B. Myers

From the Back Nine: Segment three

I’ve been thinking about Life Segments, maybe because spring is the time for renewal, or maybe because the COVID crisis shows signs of weakening its… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
Linda B. Myers

Being Frank: Ocean conditions, lost habitat drive salmon concerns

Treaty tribes and our state salmon co-managers are looking ahead to another grim year of fishing because of poor ocean conditions that reduce marine survival,… Continue reading

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24

Guest opinion: Forest climate proposal won’t work

Two former state officials’ recent proposal to discontinue timber harvests on trust lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources would be bold, ambitious and… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Men will be men

I was 10 or 11 years old when I started learning lessons around the impact of a man losing his work and his place as… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper

Guest opinion: Do legislators understand who really pays taxes?

The state tax revenue forecast is $3 billion more than expected, yet Democrats want to implement a capital gains tax. First, a capital gains tax… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Six lessons from a pandemic road trip

Last year, when the coronavirus first broke out, I was shocked. However I was not too fearful because at the time my lifestyle was one… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2021
Crystal Linn
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: The wages of shame

Several years ago, I volunteered my planning skills to help develop a wellness program for the students in the Sequim School District. I worked with… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image

Being Frank: Billy Frank Jr. statue effort gaining momentum

Treaty Indian tribes in western Washington strongly support proposed state legislation to place a statue of the late natural resources and civil rights champion Billy… Continue reading

USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image

Guest opinion: Kudos to Biden administration for American Rescue Plan

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe joins all 574 Indian Nations across the United States in expressing our deepest appreciation to Congress and the Biden administration who… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2021

How our lawmakers voted

State lawmakers debated and voted on a number of controversial issues this week ahead of the March 9 house-of-origin cut off deadline. On March 6,… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.

Guest opinion: New web portal helps equip young people for a post-pandemic future

In the last few months, dozens of Washington students have gone online and signed up for accounts in a new matchmaking website. But it’s not… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2021
Kris Johnson is president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association.
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: TVW is antidote for dwindling trust in media

America’s media is suffering from a truth deficit leaving many to wonder where to go for honest, reliable and accurate information. Unfortunately, it is not… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Think About It: Unhappy anniversary

The police saw Elijah McClain walking briskly and swinging a white plastic bag. The evening was dark and he was wearing what his mother later… Continue reading

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Veterans Corner: Vietnam veterans ceremony set for March 29

All Vietnam veterans, surviving spouses and families are invited to the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the… Continue reading

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From the Back Nine: On the brink

I can feel a ground swell of old folks who have their COVID shots and are on the brink of “making plans.” We are like… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2021
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Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: We really do need each other

In my opinion the person, who created the phrase “social distancing” should be required to take classes in behavioral sciences before being allowed to continue… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2021
Crystal Linn

Guest opinion: Where is the accountability?

The thread that seems to run through Bertha Cooper’s opinion piece in the Jan. 13 Sequim Gazette (“Les Miserables?”, page A12-13) can be summed up… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2021