Opinion

Brunell: Lots already done to cleanse our air

Brunell: Lots already done to cleanse our air

Just before Gov. Jay Inslee flew to Paris for the global climate summit, he met with Washington business leaders who sought assurances that his proposed carbon cap rule won’t wipe out good-paying manufacturing jobs and send even more industrial production overseas.

  • Dec 16, 2015
Brunell: Lots already done to cleanse our air
Gov. Jay Inslee

Cornfield: Gov. Inslee tries to ‘clear the air’

Nothing like a few days away from the office to get one’s spirits rejuvenated and energy recharged.

  • Dec 16, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee
Cooper: Import, deport

Cooper: Import, deport

The older I get and the squarer my body becomes, I begin to resemble my ancestor aunts who stayed behind in Norway while four of their brothers, my father among them, immigrated to the USA.

Cooper: Import, deport
Water Matters: Shellfish party with some bite

Water Matters: Shellfish party with some bite

I recently had the privilege of enjoying an oyster bar with four varieties right here in Sequim. It was set up for a celebration of the re-opening of shellfish beds in Dungeness Bay by the state Department of Health — a status change owing to vastly improved water quality.

Water Matters: Shellfish party with some bite
Burbank: Options with I-1366

Burbank: Options with I-1366

The polls may tell us we’re divided on who to vote for, but in our hearts I think we all want similar things: to ensure kids can get a strong start in life, to have a college degree or a professional trade to be within everyone’s reach, to have clean and safe places to play; and to live in safe and vibrant neighborhoods.

  • Dec 3, 2015
Burbank: Options with I-1366
Guest Opinion: Opportunities begin here in Washington state

Guest Opinion: Opportunities begin here in Washington state

Recently, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited our region, meeting with business, civic and political leaders from Everett to Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. Years ago, this might have been a statement that our region had come of age, taking a prominent role on the world stage.

  • Dec 3, 2015
Guest Opinion: Opportunities begin here in Washington state
Brunell: When a higher wage isn’t

Brunell: When a higher wage isn’t

The news is full of organized protests and street demonstrations demanding a $15 minimum wage. Several cities across the nation have passed or are considering big hikes in their minimum wage.

  • Dec 3, 2015
Brunell: When a higher wage isn’t
Bertha Cooper responds to readers' comments.

Think about It: Readerspeak

Bertha Cooper responds to readers from her last column about SARC and schools.

  • Nov 23, 2015
Bertha Cooper responds to readers' comments.
Greg Madsen

Guest Opinion: SARC: A preposterous solution

Greg Madsen discusses SARC and a "preposterous solution."

  • Nov 23, 2015
Greg Madsen
Surrounded by granite and expansive vistas at Medicine Park

Reporter’s Notebook: A microcosm of environmental change, in focus

Reporter Alana Linderoth discusses her trip to Oklahoma to discuss the environment with other journalists.

Surrounded by granite and expansive vistas at Medicine Park

Guest Opinion: Drowsy driving and drunk driving are the same

Bill Shaw, regional publisher for Sound Publishing, Inc., discusses the impact of drowsy driving.

  • Nov 18, 2015
Jane Iddings discusses snow pack.

Water Matters: Lookin’ for snowpack

Seeing snow on the magnificent Olympic Mountains is one beautiful sight.

Jane Iddings discusses snow pack.
Cooper: Vote count counts

Cooper: Vote count counts

59.59 percent! Really?! Barring a miracle in the few remaining ballots to be counted, the Sequim school bond lost by 0.41 percent in Clallam County!

Cooper: Vote count counts
Editor's Corner: Thank you for not voting

Editor’s Corner: Thank you for not voting

It seems like each election cycle I find myself baffled at how many — make that, how few — of us decided that voting is an important right to exercise.

Editor's Corner: Thank you for not voting
Cornfield: Eyman’s glee over I-1366

Cornfield: Eyman’s glee over I-1366

Voters have spoken and no one could be pleased more by what they said than Tim Eyman.

  • Nov 11, 2015
Cornfield: Eyman’s glee over I-1366
Water Matters: Keeping an eye on water, a key peninsula resource

Water Matters: Becoming drought savvy

We’ve been hearing so much about the drought in the West, Washington, the Olympic Peninsula, and, yes, right here in Sequim. But what does a drought really mean?

Water Matters: Keeping an eye on water, a key peninsula resource
Burbank: One way or another, voter turnout onus is on us

Burbank: One way or another, voter turnout onus is on us

In a democracy, all citizens should be able to vote. Laws shouldn’t make it harder to vote. Laws should ease the way to voting. That is, unless we don’t want all citizens to vote. But if that is the case, we have a pretty poor democracy.

  • Oct 28, 2015
Burbank: One way or another, voter turnout onus is on us
Cooper: An ‘R-rated’ Halloween story

Cooper: An ‘R-rated’ Halloween story

It was the very darkest Halloween Eve in humankind history. Switchback circular winds blew in defiance of any definition of its direction.

Cooper: An ‘R-rated’ Halloween story
Dave Lasorsa and son Nick

Verbatim: Dave Lasorsa

David Lasorsa, now of Port Angeles, has traveled the world as a longtime professional mountaineer, teaching survival skills and glacier travel to field parties in the mid-1980s.

  • Oct 21, 2015
Dave Lasorsa and son Nick
Water Matters: Keeping an eye on water, a key peninsula resource

Water Matters: Water, coming and going

Water is Sequim’s most important resource. As adults charged with protecting and conserving this precious resource — whether we’re parents, teachers, water experts, business owners or voters — how can we help ourselves and upcoming generations understand more about our water?

Water Matters: Keeping an eye on water, a key peninsula resource