Opinion

Letters to the editor — May 8, 2019

Attcking the messenger Dick Pilling, former chair of the Clallam County Republican Party, is surprisingly correct in stating “collusion is not a crime” (“Not conspiracy… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2019

From the Back Nine: Adapting

I believe this is going to be an article about life gone awry and learning to deal with it. We’ll see. These things have a… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Guest opinion: E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches

“One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with the progress of the 20th century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

WashingtonVotes.org is a project of the Washington Policy Center. See www. WashingtonVotes.org. Senate Bill 5825, Addressing the tolling of Interstate 405, State Route 167 and… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Water Matters: Seeking equilibrium

More than 25 years ago I wanted to share a hydrologist’s delight that Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival coincided with “National Drinking Water Week,” and the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Inslee looking to close out session on high note

Jay Inslee looks to be enjoying his best legislative session as governor. By the time it wraps up, the Democratic governor should get 15 of… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Is Sequim senior-friendly?

Have you ever started a simple project only to discover it was overwhelming? That is what happened with me in writing this particular column. I… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Data privacy legislation withers in House

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Darker side of renewables

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

With last week’s cut-off deadline for consideration of non-budget bills, state lawmakers worked long hours to pass measures that previously passed the opposite chamber. Members… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Think About It: 5G whiz!?

A couple of weeks ago, we took our car to Lynnwood for its well-car checkup and big-mile maintenance. In fact, it was so big the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Community care fuels Sequim Warming Center

The Sequim Community Warming Center was a complete success! I for one cannot find the words, shake the hands, raise the flags, shout to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Guest opinion: Of civility and citizenship

What is the relationship between civility and citizenship? When we talk about being a “good” citizen, what do we mean? How does incivility weaken citizenship?… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Guest opinion: Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

People across our planet are increasingly aware of the growing amounts of trash floating in our oceans. While we are finding new ways to collect… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

Following the April 9 deadline for bills to gain approval from the opposite chamber’s fiscal and transportation committees, the focus in Olympia is now on… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

How our lawmakers voted

The House and Senate passed two separate state operating budget proposals last week. HB 1109, as passed by the House, calls for $52.8 billion in… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Guest opinion: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty new state spending plan. The budget may not be sustainable even with… Continue reading

Let the ducks be

Let the ducks be Every time I visit Carrie Blake Park I am stunned by the disrespect people have for the ducks who live there.… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Think About It: My take on thinking

The most offered advice we receive nowadays is to stop thinking. We are advised by religious leaders, gurus, yoga instructors and other wise spiritual leaders… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping is among my favorite pastimes. You should know this in case you are sharing state secrets in the 101 Diner and think you’re going… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019