Opinion

Cooper: Get the point?

“Get the Point” is the title of a new brochure put out by the Clallam County Public Health Department. The purpose is to warn the public about the dangers of handling hypodermic needles.

Keepers at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville determined the moose calf born on July 17 is a girl and now they want help naming the adorable creature.

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk: Aug. 5, 2015

Editor Mike Dashiell weighs in about gas prices, Port Angeles, and more.

Keepers at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville determined the moose calf born on July 17 is a girl and now they want help naming the adorable creature.
Cornfield: Gov. Inslee still seeking ‘signature’ achievement

Cornfield: Gov. Inslee still seeking ‘signature’ achievement

These days Jay Inslee might be America’s most frustrated governor. And we may soon find out how much more frustration — and stomachache — he can take.

  • Jul 29, 2015
Cornfield: Gov. Inslee still seeking ‘signature’ achievement
Cooper: Noxious weeds … Me? You? Them?

Cooper: Noxious weeds … Me? You? Them?

The first time I heard the term “noxious weed” was the summer we moved to Sequim from Seattle. I had accepted a position at the local hospital. My love of words and their meaning drew me into learning more about “noxious weeds” — after all, I thought all weeds were noxious.

Cooper: Noxious weeds … Me? You? Them?
Marijke Elbo

Verbatim: Marijke Elbo

Marijke Elbo shares her story on how the Disney family helped her end up in Los Angeles from Holland.

  • Jul 15, 2015
Marijke Elbo

Guest Opinion: Governor should look at modified airliners for fighting fires

Daniel Gellert shares ideas on using aircraft to fight fires.

  • Jul 15, 2015
Pickering: MPD offers best way to keep SARC open

Burkett: Why I’m voting no on the SARC proposition

Like the majority of the voters, I voted yes on the six-year tax levy proposed by SARC in February. I thought this temporary tax would give SARC time to get its finances in order and work with the community to prepare a broadly based MPD proposal that would provide needed facilities and services in addition to a pool.

  • Jul 8, 2015
Pickering: MPD offers best way to keep SARC open
Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — July 8, 2015

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — July 8, 2015

Tuition in Washington just got a bit more affordable. It’s gone from ludicrously expensive to just ridiculous.

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — July 8, 2015
Pickering: MPD offers best way to keep SARC open

Pickering: MPD offers best way to keep SARC open

An open letter to the Voters of Park & Recreation District No. 1 of Clallam County:

  • Jul 7, 2015
Pickering: MPD offers best way to keep SARC open
Cooper: Interpretive piggery-pokery

Cooper: Interpretive piggery-pokery

“Bertha, I have never understood why you don’t support Obamacare.” This, from an informed and astute friend with whom I have had many conversations.

Cooper: Interpretive piggery-pokery
Editor's corner: Help keep peninsula safe from wildfires

Editor’s corner: Help keep peninsula safe from wildfires

Is it getting hot in here or is it just … the earth? The recent Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park is only the latest reminder that our beloved Olympic Peninsula may be geographically isolated but isn’t immune to the dangers of wildfire.

Editor's corner: Help keep peninsula safe from wildfires
Burbank: Time to reflect on our values

Burbank: Time to reflect on our values

As we celebrate our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July, perhaps we should do some reflecting about our nation, especially as we consider last month’s murder of nine black citizens in South Carolina.

  • Jun 30, 2015
Burbank: Time to reflect on our values
Retiring Sequim City Manager Steve Burkett

Verbatim: Steve Burkett

After attending 1,500 city council meetings and preparing eight different cities’ budgets over his 46-year career, Sequim City Manager Steve Burkett retires on June 30.

  • Jun 23, 2015
Retiring Sequim City Manager Steve Burkett

Cooper: Goodbye, Mr. Kids

The Sequim District Superintendent of Schools does his homework and isn’t shy about assigning it either.

Don Brunell

Brunell: Lawmakers should fund life sciences discovery

Some may remember the infamous Seattle billboard: “Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?”

  • Jun 23, 2015
Don Brunell

Lawmakers in Olympia grinding it out

If silence is golden, a lot of wealth is stockpiled in the state Capitol, where lawmakers and the governor are mum on progress in reaching a deal on a new state budget.

  • Jun 17, 2015
Burbank: Perspective on salaries

Burbank: Perspective on salaries

It’s an ode to cognitive dissonance when pundits come out swinging (rhetorically) against a strong minimum wage or decent pensions for everyday working people, but don’t even bat an eyelash at big-time CEOs who take home millions of dollars a year or outsource local jobs — especially when the economic evidence for the former, and against the latter, is so strong.

  • Jun 17, 2015
Burbank: Perspective on salaries
Cooper: Fat chance!

Cooper: Fat chance!

When I was in the fourth grade centuries ago, I would watch the other girls twirl around the bars made from pipes and secured to the ground. I don’t know if girls have bars in elementary school today but it was one of the things girls of my generation did at recess.

Cooper: Fat chance!
Burbank: State makes it easier to save for retirement

Burbank: State makes it easier to save for retirement

When you think about retirement, you can imagine a life in which you are freed from decades of work, having to put up with a bad boss or difficult co-workers, be able to take your time waking up in the morning, and go for a walk, a bicycle ride, garden, or just talk to your neighbors and enjoy the local coffee house and tavern.

  • Jun 3, 2015
Burbank: State makes it easier to save for retirement
Cooper: Upon reflection ...

Cooper: Upon reflection …

Like most big cities, New York City buzzes with people rushing to get somewhere. That is if you are not a tourist lost on the corner of here and there like adventuresome husband and I were recently.

Cooper: Upon reflection ...