Opinion

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Best of humanity in action in two local books

READING A GOOD book is like bodysurfing: You dive in, paddle —…

PAT NEAL: A short history of tourists

NOW THAT THE tourists are finally here it’s easy to remember why…

What heat? The races must go on

SELLING ICE CREAM must have been a cinch at Forks Airport on…

PAT NEAL: Another round of stupefying rules

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news: The 2017 Washington state…

PAT NEAL: My fruitless search for wild blackberries

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news, when the journalistic skills…

LETTER: Problems with news media are not new

Recent discourse on the efficacy and honesty of the U.S. media has…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

WEST END NEIGHBOR: There’s always plan B

PLAN B EXISTS for a reason. So does Murphy’s Law. When hiking…

POINT OF VIEW: Hoh River Trust remains a viable force

By Roger Oakes I APPRECIATE THE opportunity to explain the Hoh River…

  • Jun 11th, 2017

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A breath of respite with Raymond Carver

THIS PAST MONTH has been rough on the heart. Reading my newspaper…

PAT NEAL: Dreamer, bureaucrat and scammer: That’s me

WHILE IT IS true that in describing the dissolution of the Hoh…

LETTER: Supports right to choose, but saddened by loss of life

Abortion, like politics and religion, is a topic we strive to omit…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

PAT NEAL: A lack of faith in Hoh River Trust

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news for those of us…

LETTER: Forest Service signs should say, enjoy this road, but proceed at your own risk

If you wish for an exciting, jaw-jarring event, find the nearest U.S.…

  • May 30th, 2017

LETTER: Port Angeles man’s brother was also at Iwo Jima

I read the touching article about Marion “Skip” Yandell on Iwo Jima…

  • May 30th, 2017

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Singular man’s one-of-a-kind collection

“YOU’LL NEVER SEE anything like this again, certainly not on the Olympic…

LETTER: Get involved in the 2018 elections, before nation’s destruction becomes overwhelming

Donald Trump is president until 2020. It’s a fact, and nothing will…

  • May 26th, 2017

PAT NEAL: In the sky: a bird, a plane, the sun!

THERE WAS A mysterious bright object seen out on the West End…

PAT NEAL: Outfoxed by crafty birds

ALL I WANTED was a quiet place at the end of the…

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Cornerstone store turns a page

RIGGS IS THE only regular shoplifter. He is crafty and cute and…

PAT NEAL: Dangerous halibut date defies logic

IT WAS DAYLIGHT on the water. It seemed like we were in…