Letters to the Editor

LETTER:AR-15 military weapon

I grew up in Idaho where guns were a common tool in most homes and cars. They were used for hunting, sports and nuisance pests.… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2023

LETTER:Roller rink jobs

As a 16-year-old high school student at Port Angeles High School, I am excited about the roller rink being planned for downtown this summer. But… Continue reading

LETTER:RVs and housing

I am a Port Townsend Planning Commissioner, writing as a private citizen, quoted recently in this newspaper as saying that “permitting RVs was a cheap… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2023

LETTER:Familiar diatribe

Cal Thomas’ lies, as he railed against Mitt Romney’s view with regards to the GOP’s authoritarian image, fall into the familiar attack mode that Republicans… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2023

LETTER:Property rights

I understand that housing is a real issue. While I don’t have a solution, I do have some concerns with the proposal as I understand… Continue reading

LETTER: So just ban everything

According to the author of “Who Needs It?” (PDN, Feb. 9) anyone who owns an AR-15 rifle is probably a mass murderer waiting to happen.… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2023

LETTER:Gun legislation

Have you seen what our state is up to? Those large-capacity magazines they restricted recently, well now the ones left are going to be restricted… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2023

LETTER:Backs changes

Port Angeles is blessed with wonderful neighborhoods and a small town feel. We love our city and want to protect it, but that can make… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2023


Congratulations to Laurie Davies for her appointment to the Washington State Fair Commission. I went from Clallam County Fair Board to Washington State Fair board… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2023

LETTER:Bad idea

Every January provides an opportunity for our legislators to showcase new bad ideas they want to impose on the citizens of our fair state. This… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2023

LETTER:Monroe Field

Imagine my surprise when I read in the Jan. 28 PDN that the Port Angeles School District is building the Monroe Athletic Field, which according… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2023

LETTER: Opposes gun laws

I want to express my deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the tragic murders that occurred recently in Monterey Park and Half Moon… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2023

LETTER:Who needs it?

I was happy when the gun shop here on the highway closed a year ago. They’d had a large sign up declaring that they “weren’t… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2023

LETTER:Children’s future

Our future depends on public education, not capital gains tax cuts for the wealthy. A robust economy and a strong democracy require that we have… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2023

LETTER:Same standard

If George Santos resigns as everyone seems to want, shouldn’t we hold all Congress to the same “I told lies to get elected” standard? If… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2023

LETTER:School security

Public schools should be safe havens for those who want an education. The mayhem that sweeps across our world tragically affects everyone where shootings, carjackings… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2023


I am writing this letter seeking your support in the upcoming levy for East Jefferson Fire and Rescue (EJFR). For a number of years now… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2023

LETTER:Guns for children

Following news of a 6-year-old shooting his teacher in school and a social media video of a toddler wandering the halls of his apartment building… Continue reading

LETTER:Thanks for lights

As the holiday season comes to a close, the Christmas lights are being removed for one more year. I want to thank Emily Wescott, Captain… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2023

LETTERS:Shalt not kill

I’m quite sure I’m not the only person within this reading area who received an e-mail letter from Senator Patty Murray. She assured me that… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2023