Opinion

Brunell: Opportunities with the shift from oil

Brunell: Opportunities with the shift from oil

As 2017 approaches, it is fascinating to look back at the vast changes in our lives over the last century and then imagine where we… Continue reading

Brunell: Opportunities with the shift from oil
Cornfield: Dems jockey for top leadership spots

Cornfield: Dems jockey for top leadership spots

A fierce fight is underway for the top leadership post of the Washington State Democratic Party. Jaxon Ravens’ bid for re-election as chairman is in… Continue reading

Cornfield: Dems jockey for top leadership spots

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — Dec. 28, 2016

In case you’re curious, the Washington state Elections Division compiled some interesting statistics on voter population for the 2016 General Election. Out of an estimated… Continue reading

Water Matters: Belle of the Ball, Part 2

Water Matters: Belle of the Ball, Part 2

If you were around here 20 years ago, do you remember Bell Creek actually running all summer? If you were in grade school then, did… Continue reading

Water Matters: Belle of the Ball, Part 2
Brunell: Washington apples making comeback

Brunell: Washington apples making comeback

This year’s good news is Washington apple production is the second best ever. The better news is shipments to Asian markets are returning to normal.… Continue reading

Brunell: Washington apples making comeback
Cooper: Art, or the deal of power?

Cooper: Art, or the deal of power?

Knock knock … knock knock … knock knock … “How frustrating!” the blue gazelle with rose-colored spots commiserated with herself. “Peace! Wake up, come out;… Continue reading

Cooper: Art, or the deal of power?
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Dec. 21, 2016

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Dec. 21, 2016

An ‘anachronistic system’ in a ‘dynamic world’ We vote on a Tuesday because Sunday is sacrosanct. On Monday we ride our horse and buggy to… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Dec. 21, 2016

Brunell: A million wreaths across America

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or… Continue reading

Cornfield: Gov. Inslee takes on school funding plan

Cornfield: Gov. Inslee takes on school funding plan

Officially, Gov. Jay Inslee’s second term doesn’t get underway for another month. Practically, it will begin this week when the Bainbridge Island Democrat is expected… Continue reading

Cornfield: Gov. Inslee takes on school funding plan
Brunell: Removing Snake River dams is unwise

Brunell: Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14… Continue reading

Brunell: Removing Snake River dams is unwise
Burbank: Electoral college needs tweaking

Burbank: Electoral college needs tweaking

Our leaders always reference democracy with the Foundering Fathers of our country. That is not true. The founders had a much different vision of power… Continue reading

Burbank: Electoral college needs tweaking
Cooper: Dredging up the past

Cooper: Dredging up the past

At first glance it looked like a Mississippi paddle wheeler that beached itself on the river bank like a dying whale. On closer inspection, it… Continue reading

Cooper: Dredging up the past

Guest Opinion: A conversation on schools and our community

How can we support and promote our schools? What have we done — and what can we do — to recognize and show appreciation for… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2016

Guest opinion: Make mental health a priority

Many of us ignore physical symptoms — an aching tooth, a shoulder which locks up, early signs of diabetes or high blood pressure. Maybe we’re… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2016
Cooper: Gut wrenching

Cooper: Gut wrenching

I hope by the time this column is published, I will no longer have to double up on the daily probiotics I take. Seems the… Continue reading

Cooper: Gut wrenching
Cornfield: Reboot of ‘Roadkill Caucus’?

Cornfield: Reboot of ‘Roadkill Caucus’?

Will the Roadkill Caucus be reborn in 2017? This is not idle conversation as the approaching legislative session could be epic in its length and… Continue reading

Cornfield: Reboot of ‘Roadkill Caucus’?
A commitment to prevention

A commitment to prevention

One of the greatest, under-appreciated, benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which remains the law of the land until amended, repealed or replaced, is… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2016
A commitment to prevention

Brunell: Putting Americans back to work is job one

The message is clear. President-elect Donald Trump’s “Job One” is to put people back to work. Lack of jobs and employment opportunities exacerbated the plight… Continue reading

Loomis: Trump should continue strong U.S. recognition of treaty rights

Loomis: Trump should continue strong U.S. recognition of treaty rights

A wave of federal recognition of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has reached a high water mark in the closing days of President Barack Obama’s… Continue reading

Loomis: Trump should continue strong U.S. recognition of treaty rights

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — Nov. 16, 2016

Want to make a difference in your local schools? You don’t even have to leave the house. The Sequim School District is hosting an online… Continue reading