Opinion

Agiing Successfully: Hobby productivity and benefits

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word hobby as a pursuit outside of one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation. What are your hobbies? Ross… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019

Guest opinion: Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages

Think About It: Gut punch to our health care

Sometimes I think that we who flee to the comforts of political sides do so because we don’t have the time, energy and inclination to… Continue reading

Think About It: Puget Sound is not a sewer

We must stop treating Puget Sound like a sewer if we are going to restore the fish, shellfish, wildlife and other natural resources it supports.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Gov. Inslee flexes political muscle in drive for clean air legislation

In 2015, after another session without procuring a key weapon in his climate change fighting strategy, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee decided to get it done… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

After a key deadline on March 13, the last day to pass policy bills out of their original chamber, only 681 measures out of some… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019

Daylight saving all the time proposed for Washington state

Residents could have the option to vote on permanent daylight saving time

  • Mar 14, 2019

Guest opinion: Resetting state view on helping those with substance abuse

In opioid epidemic, a lawmaker wants recovery to be on the same pedestal as treatment and prevention

How our lawmakers voted

State lawmakers were busy last week acting on bills before the whole House and Senate in lengthy floor sessions. They have until Wednesday, March 13,… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Think About It: Land use is the people’s work

We learned during the government shutdown that 40 percent of Americans have an average of $400 in the bank and live paycheck to paycheck. From… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: The Case of the Missing Shovels

It started last year during the only snow that amounted to much. I cleared our walks, then leaned the snow shovel against the side of… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

How our lawmakers voted

As this year’s scheduled 105-day legislative session nears the halfway point, state lawmakers worked long hours last week to meet the March 1 deadline for… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

Letters to the editor — March 6, 2019

Kilmer shows his colors With reference to “Power circuits interrupt us” (commentary by Bertha Cooper, Sequim Gazette, Feb. 27, page A-10): Sir, May I remind… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

Water Matters: Circles, cycles, but no conclusions

In the past few months I’ve realized that my fixation on cycles is authentic, at least: like a circle, it has no end. In Part… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Brain exercises (one of the best)

Brain plasticity, also called neuroplasticity, is the term used to describe the brain’s ability to regenerate itself and to create new pathways. With the proper… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Guest opinion: Dems may seek more revenue (taxes) for wish list

Democratic legislative leaders are gearing up for one of the most challenging conversations this session: taxes. With control of the state House and Senate, their… Continue reading

Think About It: Power circuits interrupt us

Poor president. He’s having a hard time getting his way. He’s having to work the angles extra hard to find a way through this thorny… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Washington farmers need tariff relief

The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018; however, absent tariff relief from the ongoing U.S.-China trade tiff,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Car tab issue may be back on table

One of the last spitball fights among lawmakers in the 2018 session erupted on how to provide a modicum of relief for payers of Sound… Continue reading