Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Outdated buildings

I have taught in several districts around the state and Port Angeles school buildings are the worst in which I’ve ever taught. And to be… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2020

LETTER: Support schools

In my job as a nurse I am lucky enough to get to spend time with newborns and infants and their siblings. These small children… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2020

LETTER: Trained workforce

I’m adding my voice to the many citizens who support the Port Angeles School District capital levy. The deteriorating state of our school buildings has… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2020

LETTER: Update facilities

Washington state does not provide funding for school facilities. It falls to the school board to put a levy or bond measure before voters. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2020

LETTER: Vote yes on levies

I am writing in support of the Crescent School’s levies. Unfortunately the recent McCleary decision did not fully fund schools in areas such as classroom… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2020

LETTER: Can’t afford school tax levy

This current tax levy is the same one the Port Angeles School District tried to float in 2016, only to see voters turn it down,… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Guns save lives

I grieve for the two congregants from the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas murdered on Dec. 30 by a psychotic gunman… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Impeachment critic

It was with almost overwhelming interest, after all history was being made before my very eyes, that I watched the panoply of pall bearers carrying… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Invest in Tomorrow

After touring Stevens Middle School and listening to Port Angeles School Superintendent Marty Brewer’s presentation about the school district’s plan to update our school facilities,… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Not changing mind

Let’s go at this in a more common sense way. My house is 100 years old. We’ve put on a new roof, plumbing, electrical and… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Schools are built to last, vote no on levy

Vote No Schools are built with the best material available. Craftsmen are paid the prevailing wage. Schools are built to last, with the proper maintenance.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Supports Port Angeles School District capital levy

Stevens Middle School What are we going to do about the needs of our students who must attend school at Steven Middle School? With huge… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTER: Vote yes on levy to support community

Important choice Nearly 20 years ago a group of us from the City Council toured the schools in Port Angeles to assess their shape prior… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

LETTERS: Supports the proposed capital levy for the Port Angeles School District

Schools an embarrassment I graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1991. I watched the first McDonald’s being built, and the first Wal-Mart. They have… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Letter: Levy Questions

Levy Questions Gunk-filled pipes, corrosion, roaring heaters, inadequate heating and cooling systems do not a new school make. The problems were exactly the same when… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2020

LETTER: Vote yes please

In 2018 we paid $3.01 per $1,000 of assessed value to support our schools with an Educational Programs and Operations Levy. The proposed cost of… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2020

LETTER: Why demolish buildings?

Warning, the Port Angeles School District’s proposed 175 percent property tax increase, needing only simple majority approval, will add $524 for a $200,000 property valuation… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2020

LETTER: Enjoyed skating

This past weekend I did something that I hadn’t done in almost 20 years. I went ice skating. It was on a cold sunny day… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2020

LETTER: Physician recruitment

As a local primary care physician, I am acutely aware of the challenge many in our community face in obtaining timely, quality health care due… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2020

Hannah: Supports the capital levy for the Port Angeles School District

Vote yes on levy Stevens Middle School needs to be expanded and the existing buildings replaced. It’s 60 years old. How many of you remember… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020