Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Deliberate dismantlement of our government

I appreciate OMC’s CEO Eric Lewis educating the public about the government’s plan to substantially cut Medicare reimbursements. This will affect us all, in quality… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018


LETTER: Opposed to DHS proposed ‘public charge’ rule for non-citizens

Opposed to proposal In October, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed regulation that expands the “public charge” test, which is used to identify… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2018


LETTER: Thanks to Crab Festival volunteers

Thanks to volunteers I spent the weekend of Oct. 5-7 working in the main crab booth at the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. Each year… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2018


LETTER: Trump a ‘charlatan’ in American business

American business In a recent letter to the Peninsula Daily News, President Donald Trump was positively differentiated from other politicians by the statement “(he) is… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2018

LETTER: Not a racist, white nationalist or dangerous

I am writing in response to the article “Washington lawmaker faces blowback over biblical text” (PDN, Nov. 4). In it, Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

LETTER: Vote and bring back Big Band music

This past September I turned 79. During all those years I have seen a lot of changes in my country and I don’t really like… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

LETTER: Kavanaugh may be most qualified Supreme Court justice

Prior to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination by President Donald Trump, he was known to apply the Constitution faithfully. Though a conservative, he has liberal friends… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

LETTER: Democrats have long hated the Republican Party

Thomas Friedman’s column “The American Civil War, Part II” (PDN, Oct. 10) was thought-provoking. The Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, was inaugurated March 4, 1861. At… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

LETTER: Good stewardship should help create balance

Removal of goats from the Olympics has begun for the second time, because we’re not certain goats are native to the area. I don’t believe… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

LETTER: Evading licensing fees enrages honest state drivers

Honest Washington residents are experiencing a serious problem that has persisted just below the scrutiny it deserves. This relates to our admittedly regressive tax system… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

LETTER: Trump derangement syndrome evident in many letters

I am a regular reader of the letters to the editor. I can see that Trump derangement syndrome thrives in our area based on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2018

LETTER: Woe for calling good evil and evil good

As an independent voter, I believe there are good people in both parties and when either party controls, bad things can result. Recently, a single-minded… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2018

I-1639 bad initiative, unsupported by major law enforcement

Bad initiative If I-1639 is such a good idea, why do our state law enforcement organizations not support it? It is a bad initiative and… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: $44.1 million lot of money to relocate school

Millions for school $44.1 Million dollars for a school for 79 students? So says a recent article regarding a grant to the Quileute Tribe to… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: Barkhuis a true advocate for Clallam County

Every word is truth As a citizen that was born on the Peninsula, raised in Clallam County near 45 years, I have an invested interest… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: Barkhuis better choice for Clallam prosecuting attorney

Supports Barkhuis The headline on the front page of the Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 1, “Clallam prosecutor seeks to end sexual harassment lawsuit” has… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: Barkhuis would correct problems, restore trust

Elect Barkhuis Selinda Barkhuis was elected treasurer eight years ago following an embezzlement scandal that cost Clallam County hundreds of thousands of dollars. As treasurer,… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: Clallam DCD needs new leadership

New leadership The Clallam County Department of Community Development needs new leadership. The Department of Community Development’s actions, specifically within the planning department, have resulted… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: Doherty has experience, expertise and ethical standards for District 3

Support for Doherty I stand in enthusiastic support of electing Mike Doherty as Clallam County District 3 commissioner. Doherty has the background, proven expertise and… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018

LETTER: First tests of transparency are compliance with disclosure laws

Issue of transparency One of the keystones of Bill Peach’s campaign for Clallam County commissioner District 3 is his claim to “transparency,” yet he doesn’t… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2018