Opinion

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk, April 1

Happy April Fools’ Day! Here’s a wish that our family, friends and neighbors aren’t the unwitting fools in some recent scams going on around the Olympic Peninsula.

Cooper: Someone say April Fools … please!

No matter how fitting it might seem, my guess is that not one candidate for the office of President of the USA will announce their candidacy on April Fools’ Day.

  • Apr 1, 2015
Dave Brackett

Verbatim: Dave Brackett

Dave Brackett is no stranger to oddly designed motorcycles. In fact, he’s a pioneer in the field.

  • Mar 30, 2015
Dave Brackett
Dr. E. Kristen Peters

Rock Doc: The start of a better trend for diabetes

“Eat right and exercise.” It’s good advice. But millions of us Americans struggle every day to live up to our hopes regarding diet and activity.

  • Mar 25, 2015
Dr. E. Kristen Peters

Editor’s corner: Lies, danged lies and statistics

Editor Mike Dashiell talks crime, the NCAA bracket and sewage.

Think About It: Democracy or Sausage

Most of us have heard the saying that watching legislation being made is like watching sausage being made.

Sequim residents Cheryl and Garland Frankfurth have visited 368 national parks and national park-affiliated sties throughout the country and in hopes of passing on their passion for travel and history onto their grandchildren

Verbatim: Garland and Cheryl Frankfurth

Instilled with a sense of history by his father as a child, Garland Frankfurth went on to teach U.S. history and although he ended his formal teaching career in the Sequim School District, he has continued to learn and explore the country’s history firsthand.

  • Mar 11, 2015
Sequim residents Cheryl and Garland Frankfurth have visited 368 national parks and national park-affiliated sties throughout the country and in hopes of passing on their passion for travel and history onto their grandchildren
How did our lawmakers vote?

How did our lawmakers vote?

Local lawmaker roll call, provided by WashingtonVotes.org

  • Mar 11, 2015
How did our lawmakers vote?
John Burbank

Burbank: Close loophole and college can be affordable

If you had a child at the University of Washington at the beginning of the Great Recession, you may have been set back by the tuition. In the 2008-2009 academic year it was $7,254 (in today’s dollars), almost one-fifth of a full time job paid at the median wage.

  • Mar 11, 2015
John Burbank

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk March 4, 2015

Sequim schools, you are not alone. On Feb. 10, 16 of 27 school construction bond proposals across Washington met the “super majority” benchmark of 60 percent.

OMC survives a broken system … but needs your help now

In the interest of full disclosure, there are two things you should know about me in reading this column. One is that I was employed in administration of Olympic Medical Center (OMC) for nearly seven years. I was the Assistant Administrator of Planning and Development for most of those years.

Guest Opinion: Failing businesses a sign of a weak economy

For the first time in American history, entrepreneurship is in decline.

  • Feb 25, 2015
Bertha Cooper

Cooper: Personal choice or public good or both?

“You’re the first person to ask me directly,” she answered, “most people skirt around it.” I had just asked her if she and her husband had their children vaccinated.

  • Feb 18, 2015
Bertha Cooper
Lorraine Loomis

Loomis: Budget cuts threaten fish and wildlife

Years of declining funding combined with a current $2 billion state budget deficit leaves the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington wondering if the Department of Fish and Wildlife will be able to meet its natural resources management responsibilities.

  • Feb 18, 2015
Lorraine Loomis
Don Brunell

Brunell: Moving beyond the gas tax

With gas prices plummeting to less than $2 a gallon, some politicians think this is the ideal time to increase state and federal gas taxes.

  • Feb 18, 2015
Don Brunell
Michael Dashiell

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk

It’s been a full week since our Feb. 10 special election and I think for folks who were supporting either the Sequim School District’s construction bond or the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center’s levy (or both), the defeats are starting to set in.

Michael Dashiell

New Washington state immunization code makes ‘little sense’

My husband and I have been licensed foster parents nearly eight years. We’ve worked hard to obtain and maintain our license to provide love, consistency and stability to children in foster care. Our license is currently for children ages 0-6. As of this writing, we have in our home a lovely blend of biological and foster children; we are blessed!

  • Feb 11, 2015

Opinion: Convert Washington’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site to a warfare training zone?

Rep. Derek Kilmer, holding Town Hall meetings to address public concerns about the Navy’s plans, didn’t mention that they involve Olympic National Park, the state’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

  • Feb 11, 2015

Cooper: Sense per thousand

Last April, I wrote a long column on the facility needs of the Sequim School District and I promise you I’m not writing it again.

Eric Lewis

School facility bond needs your support

On Feb. 10, our Sequim community will face a huge decision that will significantly affect the future of our community and the children and families living here.

  • Feb 4, 2015
Eric Lewis