Opinion

Think About It: An impossible year, part II

Think About It: An impossible year, part II

“Would there even be a place for contemplation and peace during a year that promises swarms of competing ideologies, social cultures and political pandering mixed… Continue reading

Think About It: An impossible year, part II
From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

Things I have learned about myself in the last five months: 1. I should not be allowed to own scissors. That picture of me features… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

Guest opinion: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

There’s a hunger for accurate and useful news coverage right now — even more so than usual — because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs

Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs

And all across the state, Washington state employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus. From Seattle to… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2020
Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs
Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!

Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!

Aug. 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America — the… Continue reading

Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!
Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia

Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia

It was great fun learning more about our local history and trivia while writing this month’s column. At the same time it was challenging to… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020
Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia
Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?

Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?

One by one the mills shuttered in Port Angeles. Now there are two, one foreign-owned and running at half-capacity. The timber balloon burst in Aberdeen-Hoquiam;… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020
Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?
Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022

Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022

Far too few people remember the 1972 Seattle billboard: “Would the last person who leaves Seattle please turn out the lights?” The reference was to… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022
Think About It: Intimidation prospective

Think About It: Intimidation prospective

His voice was deep and gruff. His message was unmistakable. He questioned my right to live. He was upset that I presented an alternative view… Continue reading

Think About It: Intimidation prospective

Guest Opinion: COVID-19 impacts tribal natural resources management, traditions

Like communities across Washington state, treaty Indian tribes are coping with what we all hope are the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic that has… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back

Guest opinion: Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back

By Kris Johnson For the Sequim Gazette We’ve all learned new terms and acronyms in the last few months, from “flattening the curve” and “social… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2020
Guest opinion: Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back
Water Column: Resetting the rules

Water Column: Resetting the rules

If you’re into games of intricate strategy and tales of suspense and mystery, you’d probably enjoy water law. You just have to be extraordinarily patient… Continue reading

Water Column: Resetting the rules
From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask

From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask

I imagine you’ve had the same issues with masks that I have; condensation, snot, and slobber. But it is a fact of life, and so… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2020
From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask
Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you

Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you

“None of us could have imagined spending extended time in isolation at this stage of our lives. We can be forgiven for treasuring each day… Continue reading

Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you
Aging Successfully: Gardening systems for the non-gardener

Aging Successfully: Gardening systems for the non-gardener

By Crystal Linn For the Sequim Gazette First, congratulations to contest winners Bonnie Glendenning and John Troberg. Already people are asking for another contest, so… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020
Aging Successfully: Gardening systems for the non-gardener
Bieng Frank: A bold move on salmon habitat

Bieng Frank: A bold move on salmon habitat

The greatest obstacle to salmon recovery in western Washington is that we continue to lose salmon habitat faster than it can be fixed and protected.… Continue reading

Bieng Frank: A bold move on salmon habitat
Guest opinion: Washington state needs to change to stay on top

Guest opinion: Washington state needs to change to stay on top

In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worse State Economies” and Washington state led the field of 51 as… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Washington state needs to change to stay on top
Guest opinion: A struggling economy is no time to raise taxes

Guest opinion: A struggling economy is no time to raise taxes

Hundreds of our fellow citizens stepped up to run for elected office during the recent candidate filing week. From local to federal positions, this is… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2020
Guest opinion: A struggling economy is no time to raise taxes
Think About It: Kneeling for help

Think About It: Kneeling for help

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick, former pro football quarterback, took a knee for the first time during the singing of the national anthem. For the uninformed,… Continue reading

Think About It: Kneeling for help
CommunityPlus: Guns and protests

CommunityPlus: Guns and protests

Why do people show up at public rallies or demonstrations fully armed? Until earlier this month these questions might have seemed largely irrelevant for us… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020
CommunityPlus: Guns and protests