Letters to the Editor

LETTER: I-1639 ‘insidious encroachment’ on American rights

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

LETTER: Kudos to Hayden for recognizing bench probation, active supervision

Among the glossy 6-inch-by-11-inch campaign mailers I received was one from the Committee to Elect Suzanne Hayden to District Court 1 Judge. As a retired… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

LETTER: Neupert treats all with respect and courtesy

I am writing in answer to a letter from Sept. 23, “Hayden well suited for Clallam judgeship.” The writer has obviously never been in a… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

LETTER: Old enough to fight for our country — old enough for a weapon

Commonsense reforms, now for 18-21 year olds? A phrase brandished by politicians. What do they really mean? The voting age in Washington is 18 years… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

LETTER: Peach understands importants of trust land revenues

Many Clallam voters have local levies on their ballots for Fire District 3 and the Sequim library. These are very good causes, but voters need… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

LETTER: Support for Nichols, Benedict, Neupert in Clallam

They say good things come in threes, and that is certainly true for the law in Clallam County. We have three outstanding justice system candidates… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

LETTER: Bad decision to hire outside consultant in Clallam

I was appalled by the decision Oct. 22 by our Clallam County commissioners to override the decision of our elected Director of Community Development on… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Black brings admirable credentials for District Court

While I am friends with John Black’s able opponent, Superior Court Judge Eric Rohrer, and also believe he would ably and honorably continue in his… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Kennedy the leader needed for Jefferson prosecuting attorney

Leadership requires mutual respect, which is why James Kennedy has my vote for Jefferson County prosecuting attorney. The prosecutor can’t do the job alone. Most… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Questions union’s endorsement of Peach in Clallam County

As a member of Teamsters Local 589, I question my union’s endorsement of Bill Peach for Clallam County commissioner. Many of my fellow Teamsters are… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Toepper sparks reader’s interest for PUD seat

Jefferson County’s Public Utility District commissioner candidate Dan Toepper is the one candidate that sparks my interest and enthusiasm. “Returning Power to the People” is… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Concealed carry permit not required for pistol ownership

A letter dated Oct. 18 in favor of I-1639 states that having a concealed pistol permit is already a state requirement to purchase a pistol.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

LETTER: I-1639 won’t stop what it’s designed to stop

After reading the letter to the editor Oct. 18 about I-1639, I need to clarify some of the erroneous and factually inaccurate statements contained therein.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

LETTER: Support Barkhuis for her work as treasurer

The voters of Clallam County need to vote for Selinda Barkhuis for prosecuting attorney. Mark Nichols is no fiscal conservative even though he claims to… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

LETTER: No hope for America if Democrats win

If you still plan to vote for a Democrat after seeing them without their disguises in the Justice Brett Kavanaugh fiasco, then I fear there… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

LETTER: Vote no on gun control, carbon tax initiatives

Gun control advocates keep trying to get “commonsense” laws passed. They use fear and emotion to get the government to strip citizens of their rights.… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

LETTER: Consider the record when choosing for state legislature

Bill Peach should be commended for participating in a collaborative way on the Board of Commissioners. But he is way off-base to charge Mike Doherty… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2018

LETTER: Group makes its election research available

In case you haven’t noticed all of the competing election signs all over Clallam County, 2018 is an election year. And like many citizens who… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2018

LETTER: Proposed I-1639 poorly drafted, won’t accomplish goals

I read with interest the article of Oct. 8 entitled “Focused on gun violence.” After reviewing Initiative 1639, I have become convinced this initiative is… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2018

LETTER: Republicans would reduce deficit with program cuts

This is a shout-out to people in our community who are affected by Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. If you’ve been following the news recently,… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2018