Opinion

Brunell: Cop shootings, job stress increased last year

Brunell: Cop shootings, job stress increased last year

The number of police officers shot and killed last year rose dramatically. So did the number of assaults on cops and the stress under which… Continue reading

Brunell: Cop shootings, job stress increased last year

CommunityPlus: Civility and hatred

What happens to a community when hatred rears its ugly head? Can a community engage in civil discourse about an instance of flagrant racial hatred?… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2017
Cornfield: Only Washington state politics proved somewhat predictable in 2016

Cornfield: Only Washington state politics proved somewhat predictable in 2016

2016 wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.… Continue reading

Cornfield: Only Washington state politics proved somewhat predictable in 2016
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 11, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 11, 2017

Vote yes for Sequim school levies In a couple of weeks you are going to get a ballot in the mail with two measures that… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 11, 2017
Cooper: Testing the Constitution

Cooper: Testing the Constitution

Well over 200 years ago, a representative group of men from the 13 colonies formalized the Constitution of the United States of America. I can… Continue reading

Cooper: Testing the Constitution

From the Back Nine: ‘Look out!’ ‘Yikes!’ ‘We’re doomed!’

By now I trust most of you have recovered from your New Year celebrations. You may have even broken your resolutions already. Congratulations on holding… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 4, 2017

Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 4, 2017

Electoral system appropriate Upon reading comments by contributors to the Sequim Gazette and other newspapers, I was flabbergasted! How can anyone not see that the… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2017
Letters to the Editor — Sequim Gazette, Jan. 4, 2017
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