Opinion

Guest opinion: Brighter future for papermakers

In recent years, papermakers in Pacific Northwest have been losing ground. However, today there is a ray of hope. Surprisingly, that optimism results from the… Continue reading

Think About It: Nonsensical

“Nonsensical” is the musical way of saying something is nonsense, ridiculous, absurd and irrational. The word seems old-fashioned, which I confirmed through trivial pursuit research… Continue reading

Being Frank: Pollution-based economy cannot be sustained

On April 16, as the coronavirus attacked communities across Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is rolling back our water quality… Continue reading

Guest column: Back to the wild, in a whole new outdoor recreation world

Exploring the outdoors feeds our souls and helps keep us healthy, when done responsibly. Yet, as we begin to once again enjoy these benefits, we… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2020

Guest opinion: Coronavirus, work must coexist

By now it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing… Continue reading

Water Matters: Raised consciousness

As a “non-essential,” mostly-office worker, I’ve been in a lot of Zoom meetings lately with others also working from home. As awkward as online meetings… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The Timekeeper

By Linda B. Myers For the Sequim Gazette I live with my sister and one other geezer. All of us are well into the ‘vulnerable’… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2020

Guest opinion: Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless… Continue reading

Think About It: The eyes have it

“Bertha? Is that you?” The question came from the person standing at the other end of the wine aisle. He had just asked me if… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Apples, potato keys to post coronavirus recovery

Our state is blessed with some of the most creative people and businesses in the world. Many of their innovations are making key differences during… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Putting our affairs in order

This time of self-isolation is the perfect time to put our affairs in order, or at least to begin the process. The good news is… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2020

CommunityPlus: COVID-19 and fear

As I write this in late March, we are in the midst of a global crisis none of us has experienced. Other past crises, such… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2020

Think About It: Conflicting thoughts in small spaces

“In nursing (and medicine), the worst outcome is death.” This quote came from a woman, a nurse, I interviewed for my book on women and… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Coronavirus strains medical waste system

While lots of attention surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is on finding amply medical supplies — ventilators, masks, gloves and sterilized hospital gowns — there is… Continue reading

Being Frank: Cooperation is key to containing green crab invasion

Treaty tribes are encouraged by cooperative efforts with federal and state natural resources managers and others to monitor and stem the invasion of European green… Continue reading

Guest column: A run on the rolls

Many years ago, my two daughters — now 40 and 42 — were University of Washington students, and after a couple of years of dorm… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

Guest opinion: Thank the truckers

By Don C. Brunell For the Sequim Gazette As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently,… Continue reading

Water Matters: No Planet B

With the approach of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day during a global health crisis I wanted to hear what our youth are thinking. They… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Alternative versus conventional medicine

One of the things which make it difficult to understand the difference between alternative and conventional medicine is the many terms and labels used to… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020

Guest opinion: Hopeful signs of fighting coronavirus are showing

Fifty years ago, an exasperated high school basketball fan marched into The Missoulian newsroom and directly to my desk. He plopped down three years of… Continue reading