Mark Swanson


Olympic National Park has issued a draft plan to manage mountain goats. Which proposed strategy should it pick?… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Millions of dollars for Peninsula held up by lack of state capital budget

An impasse in the state Legislature over the $4 billion capital construction budget and water rights could mean delays for state-funded projects in… Continue reading


Will it be difficult to comply with the new distracted driving law?… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2017


Do you recycle?… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2017


With what kind of emergency personnel have you most recently had contact?… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017


Do you think government should be able to restrict where marijuana can be sold?… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2017


Have you ever had a pet run away from home?… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

Water ruling debate holds up state capital budget

All might seem quiet now that the state Legislature has passed and Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a two-year operating budget. While the… Continue reading


Do you plan to vote in the Aug. 1 primary election?… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2017

Peninsula legislators stake out positions on state education funding

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, and Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, voted against the basic education funding plan passed Friday by the… Continue reading


What are your thoughts on the personal use of fireworks?… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017


Have you ever come to the aid of a wild animal?… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2017


Are you satisfied with the Legislature's plan to fully fund public education?… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2017

How bad would it be? Partial state shutdown looms unless budget passed by Friday

State lawmakers have less than a week to avert a partial government shutdown that would close state parks and disrupt other services, affecting… Continue reading


Are you going away or staying near home for vacation this year?… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2017


Do you think a partial state government shutdown will affect your July 4 camping plans?… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2017


How warm do you like summers on the North Olympic Peninsula?… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2017


How often do you use some part of the Olympic Discovery Trail?… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2017

Lawmakers swamped with anti-tax emails, form letters

“My office has received more than 600 identical emails from constituents,” wrote Sen. Kevin Van de Wege, D-Sequim, via email this week. All… Continue reading


Do you ever contact your state or federal lawmakers on issues that concern you?… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2017