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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.
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.
Dave Brackett is no stranger to oddly designed motorcycles. In fact, he’s a pioneer in the field.
“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.
Editor Mike Dashiell talks crime, the NCAA bracket and sewage.
Most of us have heard the saying that watching legislation being made is like watching sausage being made.
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.
Local lawmaker roll call, provided by WashingtonVotes.org
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.
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.
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.
For the first time in American history, entrepreneurship is in decline.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.