Opinion

Sequim Bay

Water Matters: Neither seen nor heard

Let’s start at the bottom: Sequim Bay is the body of water that graciously takes in almost all water flowing through the fair city of Sequim. Sequim Bay hosts sailors, swimmers, salmon, clams, oysters, a marine lab and much, much more.

Sequim Bay
Cornfield: Checking up on Olympia

Cornfield: Checking up on Olympia

Time to catch up on a couple pieces of unfinished business around here. Let’s begin with Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

  • Mar 23, 2016
Cornfield: Checking up on Olympia

How did our lawmakers vote?

See how local representatives voted in the latest report from WashingtonVotes.org

  • Mar 16, 2016
Bertha Cooper discusses the U.S. Navy's proposed plans on the Olympic Peninsula.

Think about It… Naval Gazing

Bertha Cooper discusses the U.S. Navy’s plan to increase its use of the Olympic Peninsula for sophisticated electronic warfare training

Bertha Cooper discusses the U.S. Navy's proposed plans on the Olympic Peninsula.
How did our lawmakers vote?

How did our lawmakers vote? – March 9, 2016

WashingtonVotes.org provides a free periodic roll call service to media outlets as long as the Legislature is in session.

  • Mar 9, 2016
How did our lawmakers vote?
Cooper: Rats!

Cooper: Rats!

“Come here, I think I see something in the bird feeder,” called husband. A close look revealed four tiny ears, two on each head. Rats!

Cooper: Rats!
How did our lawmakers vote?

How did our lawmakers vote?

WashingtonVotes.org provides a free periodic roll call service to media outlets as long as the Legislature is in session. It is a free public service of Washington Policy Center, a nonprofit research and educational organization.

  • Mar 2, 2016
How did our lawmakers vote?
Lorraine Loomis

Guest Opinion: More salmon habitat protection needed

We’ve seen some incredible salmon habitat restoration projects the past few years, but there’s a big difference between restoring habitat and protecting it. We must remember that restoration without protection does not lead us to recovery.

  • Mar 2, 2016
Lorraine Loomis
Water Matters: Signs of coming times

Water Matters: Signs of coming times

The summer after we moved to Sequim 25 years ago I had locals, unprompted, showing me how to judge from looking at the mountains whether there would be water shortages later or not.

Water Matters: Signs of coming times
How did our lawmakers vote?

How did our lawmakers vote?

WashingtonVotes.org provides a free periodic roll call service to media outlets as long as the legislature is in session. It is a free public service of Washington Policy Center, a nonprofit research and educational organization.

  • Feb 24, 2016
How did our lawmakers vote?
Cooper: Goodwill gone grumpy

Cooper: Goodwill gone grumpy

Bummer. The Sequim School District bond failed again to reach 60 percent approval. Seems that more people came out to vote but most of them voted against it. So it’s done. Sequim schools will have no additional space, no additional toilets, no modernization of science labs and no security.

Cooper: Goodwill gone grumpy
How our lawmakers voted — Feb. 17, 2016

How our lawmakers voted — Feb. 17, 2016

How our lawmakers in Olympia voted in recent bill proposals

  • Feb 17, 2016
How our lawmakers voted — Feb. 17, 2016
Burbank: Families take a hit in new economy

Burbank: Families take a hit in new economy

As Americans, we strongly value both work and family … but as citizens we’ve structured our economy and laws to too often force people to work at the expense of their families.

  • Feb 10, 2016
Burbank: Families take a hit in new economy
Eric Lewis

Guest Opinion: School bond passage key for recruiting physicians

On Feb. 9, the Sequim community will face a huge decision that will significantly affect the future of our community and residents. I will vote “yes” for the much-needed Sequim School District facility bond for the following reasons:

  • Feb 3, 2016
Eric Lewis
Cooper: It’s elementary

Cooper: It’s elementary

Picture this — the City of Sequim and surrounds in 1980. Long strings of traffic roll through Washington Street on the way to Hurricane Ridge. Some people stop at local restaurants. Cows graze on pasture lands and vegetables grow in the large green valley.

Cooper: It’s elementary
Water Matters: Location, location, location

Water Matters: Location, location, location

As a consumer of local news you’ve probably read or heard about the proposed Dungeness reservoir …?

Water Matters: Location, location, location
Parenting Matters: Math for parents, children and voters

Parenting Matters: Math for parents, children and voters

Math lessons are all around us. They begin before we enter school and they continue into our old age. Several lessons are confronting us right now.

Parenting Matters: Math for parents, children and voters
Cooper: Truth ... but verify

Cooper: Truth … but verify

I was going to write about the growing rat infestation in Greater Sequim, but I can’t resist looking into and for the truth when the opportunity presents.

Cooper: Truth ... but verify
Brian Lewis

Guest Opinion: The town that lost its school

On Aug. 31, 2007, Washington’s 296 school districts became 295. Vader School District ceased to exist at the stroke of midnight that day.

  • Jan 13, 2016
Brian Lewis
Cooper: Column karma

Cooper: Column karma

I hadn’t thought too much — really not at all — about column karma until a “No Trespassing” sign was posted in our neighborhood. Those of you who read and remember my columns will know why I might think of the laws of karma when the sign appeared.

Cooper: Column karma