Opinion

Guest column: Lessons from COVID-19

Sequim resident reflects on lessons learned from a COVID-19 scare

  • Sep 16, 2020
Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Replanting millions of acres scorched by wildfires in our western woodlands will be a herculean task

Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Guest opinion: Pivot plan is critical for small business survival

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are resilient; that’s never been truer than the past 6 months

  • Sep 16, 2020

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 16, 2020

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 16, 2020

  • Sep 16, 2020
Being Frank: Tribes, state team up on harbor seal survey

Being Frank: Tribes, state team up on harbor seal survey

What we don’t know about of harbor seals and California sea lions could be hurting salmon, orcas

Being Frank: Tribes, state team up on harbor seal survey
Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests

Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests

Not only is the world in the COVID-19 grasp, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well

Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests
Guest opinion: Washington state lawmakers shouldn’t put off dealing with state budget issues

Guest opinion: Washington state lawmakers shouldn’t put off dealing with state budget issues

When the coronavirus swept our state this year, Washingtonians got to work.

  • Sep 9, 2020
Guest opinion: Washington state lawmakers shouldn’t put off dealing with state budget issues
Think About It: ‘(How come) this country doesn’t love us back’?

Think About It: ‘(How come) this country doesn’t love us back’?

Why is this country so afraid of black men?

Think About It: ‘(How come) this country doesn’t love us back’?
From the Back Nine: Weather and other monsters

From the Back Nine: Weather and other monsters

I sunburn, bright light hurts my eyes, and I hate to sweat. So why is it that I love the gorgeous days we’re having? Why… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2020
From the Back Nine: Weather and other monsters

Guest opinion: Coping with COVID

All of us are acutely aware of the many challenges associated with the spread of COVID-19. Unanswered questions abound: Will I get the virus and… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2020

Guest opinion: More headstones will not make for a more peaceful world

On Aug. 13, 1970, my brother, 1st Lt. Lawrence Gordon Swarbrick, was killed in Vietnam. He was one of more than 282,000 U.S. and Allied… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2020
Water Column: Slow flow, Part II

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II

Wow. What a difference two weeks makes. (Bear with me as this is a deep dive into the very shallow – but fascinating – Dungeness… Continue reading

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II
Aging Successfully: Sequim outreach during pandemic

Aging Successfully: Sequim outreach during pandemic

At a reader’s request I am making a brief, public comment on the resources I used for last month’s column (July 2020). For clarification, I… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2020
Aging Successfully: Sequim outreach during pandemic
Think About It: When the air clears

Think About It: When the air clears

Pandemic has made it harder to escape a dark reality for too many people and explain our inaction

Think About It: When the air clears

Guest opinion: Living globally

Columnists Pat Buchanan and Cal Thomas, among others, decry the impact of globalization. They complain that it destroys jobs, undermines our culture and leaves us… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020
Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day

Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day

We must all understand and understand deeply that the soul of a people may be likened to the keyboard of a great church organ: heavenly… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day
Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete

Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing… Continue reading

Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete
Water column: Slow flow, Part I

Water column: Slow flow, Part I

The dog days of summer are here at last, giving us a great excuse to simply hang out by the Dungeness River. The gurgling of… Continue reading

Water column: Slow flow, Part I
Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

The most powerful actions we can take to recover our region’s salmon are to give our rivers and streams room to breathe while protecting the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

Letters to the editor — Aug. 12, 2020

Thanks for the support My husband and I would like to thank all of our friends here in Sequim for their wonderful support during a… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2020