Letters to the Editor

LETTER: GOP’s rosy budget rhetoric a scam on Americans

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) aptly described the situation we are in when he said “The Congressional Budget Office’s latest report exposes the scam behind… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2018


LETTERS: U.S. should give Civilian Conservation Corps another try

Much is being said about the state of the nation. Presently it may be the most prominent discussion we hear and often focuses on homelessness… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018


LETTERS: Wayne Marina could be first-class attraction

There should be no talk of selling the John Wayne Marina. What should happen is that port officials, Sequim officials and any other interested parties… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018


LETTER: Thank you Vietnam veteran tribute at Port Angeles Lefties game July 7

I would like to express my deep appreciation for Cmdr. Jennifer Runion, the officers and crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Active, the Lefties… Continue reading

LETTERS: Ferguson files many suits against Trump while corrections guard waits

A prisoner at Clallam Bay Corrections Center viciously attacks a guard, seriously injuring him in an attempt to kill him. Two years later, Bob Ferguson,… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2018

LETTERS: Silence encourages the growth of evil

Do not underestimate the power of silence to fertilize the growth of evil. Speak up, write and demonstrate now. If we don’t we are responsible.… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2018

LETTERS: U.S. laws prevent flood of illegal immigration

Here are some basic facts about illegal immigration. First, crossing our border illegally is a criminal offense. Second, every president is sworn to execute the… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2018

LETTERS: Plans to vote for Hayden for district court judge

I plan to vote for Suzanne Hayden for District Court judge. She’s practiced in law for many years in our community. She’s smart and thoughtful.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTERS: Selfish to reject needs of immigrants

Bishop Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, recently gave a fiery and inspiring address in which he equated sin with selfishness. In… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTERS: Personal loyalties intrude on court’s final analyses

The Supreme Court of the U.S. was the only court established by the U.S. Constitution. I think it was intended as an institution that would… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2018

LETTERS: November election could decide direction of country

We have four months to decide the direction of our country with the elections in November. Will we be spectators standing on the sideline of… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

LETTERS: Special Olympians are athletes deserving of respect

This year, the Special Olympic Games celebrate 50 years and I was lucky enough to attend the opening ceremony. Full disclosure: I have volunteered with… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

LETTERS: Trump following the Republican line

Mitt Romney and other republicans should have endorsed Trump when he was running for President. Now that he is in office, he’s being the model… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

LETTERS: Stand up to protect Constitutional rights

Original intent Americans celebrate Independence Day with barbecues, beer and fireworks. American patriots remember Old Glory and sacrifices for freedom’s essential principles. Conservatives strive to… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2018

LETTERS: Use common sense, not party filters, in local voting

Common sense voting How do you feel about the party gridlock that’s gripping our nation? I am sick of it and I’m pretty sure I’m… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2018

LETTERS: Disagrees with Cal Thomas on climate change

Sometimes I agree with Cal Thomas, but I think he is wrong about the lack of danger of climate change. Here is a quote from… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2018

LETTERS: Pursuit of life, happiness going well under Trump

Declaring our independence from Great Britain on July 4 of 1776, our country’s founders stated: “all people are created equal” and “they are endowed by… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2018

LETTER: Global climate change not a ‘made-up problem’

Not ‘made up’ I usually find Cal Thomas to be one of the more well-reasoned proponents of conservative viewpoints, but I read with disappointment today… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2018

LETTER: Can’t be moral and support family separations

Separation morality I’ve been told that Clallam County went for Trump in the 2016 national election, and I have been told that the evangelical Christian… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018

LETTER: Students deserve at least the same rights inmates have

Privacy and dignity A disturbing article crossed my desk this last week about federal prisons with essentially the same gender policy our schools have. When… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2018