Opinion

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: ‘Children will listen’

“Careful the things you say. Children will listen.” Some of you will recognize the lyrics of this beautiful, poignant song. Music and lyrics were written… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Crystal Linn

Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during the pandemic

I want to publicly thank all of the businesses and organizations which were willing to grant me an interview for this extended column. While I… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
Crystal Linn

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 28, 2020

‘Fear-mongering’ flyers defy reality I received a baseless, fear-mongering flier by the Sue Ford campaign. The Republican Party of my parents would be appalled by… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Water Column: Parting words

As a student of water, I have used this monthly column to communicate what I’ve learned from the Dungeness River, the aquifer system, different historical… Continue reading

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Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Coronavirus stimulates RV sales, rentals

Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle (RV) sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their… Continue reading

Don Brunell

Letters to the editor — Oct. 21, 2020

Hands off election signs To the person or persons repeatedly stealing our Biden/Harris yard signs: I just want you to know that each time this… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2020
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: An impossible year, a Halloween story

The federal income tax distribution system existed for decades after Congress passed tax laws that mandated spreading the wealth of some states with poorer states… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image

Being Frank: Tribal watersheds report shows little improvement, but hope remains

I wish there were better news in our 2020 State of Our Watersheds Report that will be released later this month, but at best we… Continue reading

USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Colder weather could further chill restaurant recovery

Sunny summer weather helped restaurant owners and workers recover after they were broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic last March. However, as fall morphs into winter… Continue reading

Don Brunell
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From the Back Nine: Creative sparks

The reason it is difficult to research facts about creative people is that they are creative people. Personality profiles can only go so far when… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2020
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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Preying on the web

“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” I am distracted by the spider eating his/her prey caught in an… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity

Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity

While the pandemic has dramatically improved air quality, it has been a headache for recyclers.

Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity
Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)

Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)

Compared to most indicators for 2020, the Water Year is closing relatively smoothly.

Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)
Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during pandemic, continued

Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during pandemic, continued

In this month’s column, I wish to acknowledge more local organizations and businesses that are making life easier for us during the pandemic. While many… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2020
Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during pandemic, continued
Guest opinion: Your Navy must be ready to respond

Guest opinion: Your Navy must be ready to respond

The U.S. Navy must continue activities to prepare sailors for dangerous or emergency missions

  • Sep 23, 2020
Guest opinion: Your Navy must be ready to respond
Think About It: Deep states

Think About It: Deep states

Conspiracy theories, reliable science stand in stark contrast under the Trump administration

Think About It: Deep states

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