Letters to the Editor

LETTER: More money for schools an abysmal failure

Those of us who have lived in California know full well the tax burdens placed on homeowners. To reduce the pressure from increased taxation on… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

LETTER: Elected officials think they’re above the law

I emailed the governor, urging him to veto ESB-6617. I already had emailed Reps. Chapman and Tharinger days ago with questions about the bill. Representative… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

LETTER: Legislators willing to shield themselves but not children

Here’s a question for our legislators: Why was Senate Bill 6617 which passed thru the legislature in three days with no public hearing considered an… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

LETTER: Legislators worked together — against state’s citizens

The taxpayers of Washington received both good news and bad news from the state Legislature. The good news is the Democrats and Republicans finally found… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

LETTER: Public records bill smells like a skunk

The state legislature (very rapidly) passed SB 6617 which would exempt them from the Public Records Act. This also is retroactive. Why would they approve… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

LETTER: Voters should remember Legislature’s vote on Election Day

side by side — demonstrate the low regard in which we… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

LETTER: Who decides what records would be released?

In the Feb. 25 article titled “District 24 legislators vote for public records exemption bill,” Representative Mike Chapman (D-Sequim) says: “I will release any email… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

LETTER: Clallam morally bankrupt to sue drug manufacturers

Clallam county suing drug manufacturers and distributors of opioid medications is the height of moral bankruptcy (“Clallam County to file suit against opioid firms,” PDN,… Continue reading

LETTER: Malkin needs new grist for her conservative mill

Apparently, the current news cycle doesn’t offer columnist Michelle Malkin adequate grist for her taste. I may not be all that bright, but that’s the… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

LETTER: Military parade idea hopefully shelved

Well, it’s been a few days since I’ve heard much about this big military parade the president is so intent on (having so enjoyed the… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

LETTER: If only schools could get the funding fish do

Here’s a headline for you: “Funding for endangered salmon knows no limit; Funding for local school infrastructure non-existent.” This headline paraphrases the Feb. 15 and… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

LETTER: Don’t believe politicians on funding for education

As Washington state legislators contemplate what to do with higher than expected revenues, please remember: When politicians say “It’s for children’s education,” they’re lying. Every… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

LETTER: Opportunities in sea-based recovery efforts

The PDN’s special insert on disaster preparedness and recovery was informative, but an important recovery option seems to be lacking. We are basically seacoast communities… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

LETTER: Right and wrong way to perform national anthem

Did anyone watch the National Basketball Association all-star game or the Daytona 500 this month? If so, you heard the right way and the wrong… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

LETTER: Clallam PUD should encourage sun power

When one is concerned with protecting one’s own power, it often becomes difficult to create enlightened policies for the greater good. And if one is… Continue reading

LETTER: Drug manufacturers, not users to blame for opioid crisis

A recent letter criticizing opioid lawsuits (“Against opioid suits,” Feb. 12) demonstrates a common psychological bias, emphasizing the person over the situation to explain an… Continue reading

LETTER: Political pendulum swings make our nation American

The political pendulum swings in the only nation I would choose to live. Our freedoms to determine and direct policy soar above other nations under… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2018

LETTER: Reasonable, rational gun legislation will save lives

Yes, another tragic shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen people, mostly students, were slaughtered by a 19-year-old killer… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2018

LETTER: Trump not successful, zero political experience

I was reading the letter this morning from the Trump supporter expounding on how we have a “successful businessman” who understands wheeling and dealing. Perhaps… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2018

LETTER: Corporations not people, money is not speech

In our 2016 state general election, almost 65 percent of us in Clallam County spoke with a united voice on Initiative 735. It passed with… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018