Opinion

Guest opinion: Living globally

Columnists Pat Buchanan and Cal Thomas, among others, decry the impact of globalization. They complain that it destroys jobs, undermines our culture and leaves us… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020
Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day

Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day

We must all understand and understand deeply that the soul of a people may be likened to the keyboard of a great church organ: heavenly… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day
Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete

Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing… Continue reading

Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete
Water column: Slow flow, Part I

Water column: Slow flow, Part I

The dog days of summer are here at last, giving us a great excuse to simply hang out by the Dungeness River. The gurgling of… Continue reading

Water column: Slow flow, Part I
Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

The most powerful actions we can take to recover our region’s salmon are to give our rivers and streams room to breathe while protecting the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

Letters to the editor — Aug. 12, 2020

Thanks for the support My husband and I would like to thank all of our friends here in Sequim for their wonderful support during a… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2020
Think About It: An impossible year, part II

Think About It: An impossible year, part II

“Would there even be a place for contemplation and peace during a year that promises swarms of competing ideologies, social cultures and political pandering mixed… Continue reading

Think About It: An impossible year, part II
From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

Things I have learned about myself in the last five months: 1. I should not be allowed to own scissors. That picture of me features… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

Guest opinion: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

There’s a hunger for accurate and useful news coverage right now — even more so than usual — because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs

Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs

And all across the state, Washington state employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus. From Seattle to… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2020
Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs
Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!

Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!

Aug. 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America — the… Continue reading

Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!
Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia

Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia

It was great fun learning more about our local history and trivia while writing this month’s column. At the same time it was challenging to… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020
Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia
Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?

Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?

One by one the mills shuttered in Port Angeles. Now there are two, one foreign-owned and running at half-capacity. The timber balloon burst in Aberdeen-Hoquiam;… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020
Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?
Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022

Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022

Far too few people remember the 1972 Seattle billboard: “Would the last person who leaves Seattle please turn out the lights?” The reference was to… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022
Think About It: Intimidation prospective

Think About It: Intimidation prospective

His voice was deep and gruff. His message was unmistakable. He questioned my right to live. He was upset that I presented an alternative view… Continue reading

Think About It: Intimidation prospective

Guest Opinion: COVID-19 impacts tribal natural resources management, traditions

Like communities across Washington state, treaty Indian tribes are coping with what we all hope are the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic that has… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back

Guest opinion: Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back

By Kris Johnson For the Sequim Gazette We’ve all learned new terms and acronyms in the last few months, from “flattening the curve” and “social… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2020
Guest opinion: Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back
Water Column: Resetting the rules

Water Column: Resetting the rules

If you’re into games of intricate strategy and tales of suspense and mystery, you’d probably enjoy water law. You just have to be extraordinarily patient… Continue reading

Water Column: Resetting the rules
From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask

From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask

I imagine you’ve had the same issues with masks that I have; condensation, snot, and slobber. But it is a fact of life, and so… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2020
From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask
Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you

Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you

“None of us could have imagined spending extended time in isolation at this stage of our lives. We can be forgiven for treasuring each day… Continue reading

Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you