From the Back Nine: Letting loose

Although I was married for many years, I’m not sure my mother ever believed I actually had sex. In fact, I had to wait until… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Guest opinion: Budget veto has Gov. Inslee in hot water

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent in this… Continue reading

SOS’s goal to educate Sequim residents

Despite close to a dozen articles written about the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility, the Save our Sequim board of directors has not publicly replied… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Aging Successfully: Centenarian advice for a long life

According to a 2016 report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the number of U.S. citizens 100 years old or older rose by… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Guest opinion: ‘Divisiveness’ muddies clinic opposition

The cabal of hysteria known as Save Our Sequim conjures an image of a willful child, eyes shut tight, fingers stuffed in ears, screaming “I… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Think About It: It could happen … you never know

Nothing in the lifestyle, past or family history of my friend could have warned her that she would be struck by an aggressive form of… Continue reading

Guest opinion: A lament for America

How have we come to where we seem to be as a country … as Americans? Why do the things that appear to divide us… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2019

Guest opinion: Get ready for more advisory votes on tax bills

If you lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get a chance… Continue reading

Water Matters: Water rates

The current “snowpack drought” is affecting all the rivers in Western Washington, and water systems directly using those rivers for their supply, such as Port… Continue reading

Guest column: Medication-assisted treatment clinic plans described

I would like to take a moment to provide a factual context for the Jamestown S’Klallam’s proposed medication-assisted treatment project. There has been misinformation circulating… Continue reading

Guest column: Public process in treatment facility issue left wanting

Informative, thought-provoking, generally positive – and something that should have occurred two months ago. That’s the takeaway from last Thursday’s (Aug. 8) community forum at… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Guest opinion: New voting system holds up on election night

Whew. Tuesday’s (Aug. 6) primary marked the electoral debut of VoteWa and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash nor suffer a full-on… Continue reading

Think About It: Careful what you wish for

Here’s what we know about the politics of health care in America if we listen to and watch what politicians do. The Republican party (Repubs)… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: When old men sing

Even when I was young, I preferred the sound of a voice with some mileage in it. Rarely, young men could accomplish this through too… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Guest column: In going green, careful not to follow Sweden’s haste

Sweden and Washington state are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power… Continue reading

Guest opinion: America’s renewed interest in moon

With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the Lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half century of space exploration.… Continue reading

Think About It: Mob squad

The president’s 2020 campaign was kicked off with a frontal attack on four freshman congresswomen for their views on health care and immigration policies. Candidate… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Money-saving tips for older citizens

We all love money-saving tips, and ideas for saving money are of the greatest value to older citizens. One of the downsides to aging is… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

Guest Opinion: a tough month

Contrary to the customary exuberance expressed in his emails, Tim Eyman isn’t having a very good month. Washington’s pioneering initiative barker — whose financing creativity… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

Guest opinion: Hatchery movie misguided, inaccurate

The Coastal Watershed Institute, Waters West, Todd Fisher Art and the Landing Mall in Port Angeles will screen “Artifishal,” Patagonia’s new film about wild fish,… Continue reading