Letters to the Editor

LETTER: State’s school funding law unreasonably raises taxes

When I first read about EHB 2242 (funding basic education) it did not dawn on me just how expensive it would be to the average… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018

LETTER: Community needs to accept responsibility for housing

Recent headlines announced a “transient man” who was arrested in Port Townsend (“Transient charged in Port Townsend homeless camp attack,” PDN, Aug. 5). By branding… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: Need to limit easy access to firearms

The main objective of initiative I-1639 is to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who should be prohibited from having them. Namely: felons,… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: Colleague supports Winborn for Clallam County

It has been my great pleasure to get to know Mary Ellen Winborn, her background, her education, her experience, and her passion for good government.… Continue reading

LETTER: Reach and Row for Hospice successful

A sincere thank you to all the local businesses and individuals who made the Reach and Row for Hospice 2018 successful. This was the 26th… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

LETTER: Set aside differences and vote for Sequim library project

Can Sequim voters come together? The current Sequim library was built 35 years ago. Some people asked then if it would be used by many… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

LETTER: Peach merits another term as Clallam commissioner

Do not be fooled by fancy websites, Clallam County District 3 voters. Commissioner Bill Peach is a collaborative problem-solver who treats everyone with respect. He… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2018

LETTER: Democrat voting for Nichols in Clallam County

Voting for Nichols The unfortunate aspect of the race for prosecuting attorney is that it is labeled partisan. It shouldn’t be. It is about established… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Winborn’s department successful during her tenure

Support for Winborn I am writing in support of Mary Ellen Winborn for re-election as director of community development as a result of past and… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Sequim parking situation leaves no room for emergency vehicles

Imagine you, a loved one, a friend or neighbor is experiencing a serious medical event and has requested emergency assistance from a local fire department… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

LETTER: Will dump products over advertising decision

After having had a subscription to the Peninsula Daily News for more than 44 years, I feel compelled to submit my first letter to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

LETTER: Likes new barriers, Eighth Street bridges in Port Angeles

The Eighth Street bridges are beautiful. As sad as it is when driving across them, now I feel hope. Everyone who was involved in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2018

LETTER: Vote for I-1631, stop kicking the can

The PDN letter (Aug. 26, 2018) “Reject carbon tax” opposes the I-1631 carbon tax initiative because climate computer models are complex and have been inaccurate.… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2018

LETTER: Clallam fortunate to have Benedict as sheriff

We are fortunate to have Bill Benedict as our sheriff. He has used his law enforcement experience and Navy commander leadership skills to turn around… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2018

LETTER: Hayden well suited for Clallam judgeship

I have known the two candidates for Clallam County District Judge, Suzanne Hayden and Dave Neupert, for many years. I know Suzanne socially, personally, though… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2018

LETTER: Humans deserve at least same treatment as mountain goats

Thanks to excellent reporting by Jesse Major on the relocation operations for Olympic National Park’s mountain goats (“Next stop for Olympic mountain goats: Cascades,” Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2018

LETTER: Not sure about president but country’s in great shape

I had few illusions when voting for Donald Trump. He was a billionaire, narcissistic, ego-driven playboy. He had access to every vice and very guilty… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2018

LETTER: Black bear shooting a senseless killing

Unfortunately, we witnessed the darker side of human behavior off Lost Mountain Road recently when a hunter(s) shot a young black bear. The young bear,… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

LETTER: It is time to remove President Donald Trump from office

In December 2016, I wrote my congressional representatives expressing concerns about the president elect’s ability to govern this nation. Now, 18 months into his presidency,… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

LETTER: Compassion, compromise required for roadside memorials

In response to a letter to the editor about distracting roadside memorials, there are a few points to consider. It’s understandable that these memorials are… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2018