Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Socialized pharmaceutical system might have stopped epidemic

Just think if we had a socialized pharmaceutical system, the opioid epidemic might not have occurred. For example, many health maintenance organizations have their own… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2019

LETTERS: Time for Inslee to address problems in state

In spirit of full disclosure, I am a retired Washington Department of Corrections employee having worked for the agency for more than 20 years. So… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2019

LETTERS: Time to enforce speed limits

I read the front page article this morning in the Peninsula News (Aug. 7) titled “Trick attempt hurts 3.” My big questions upon reading this… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2019

LETTERS: Trusts tribe, council on facility question

I attended the medication-assisted treatment facility meetings at Sequim’s Guy Cole Event Center. I had done some research but wanted to hear both sides. To… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2019

LETTERS: Disregard fear-mongering ad about medication-assisted treatment

The medication-assisted treatment (MAT) advertisement in the Aug. 4 PDN sponsored by www.saveoursequim.org states, “Over 40 offices already provide MAT across the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

LETTERS: Scrapyard site poisons land and water

I was glad to see the story about the old Midway Metals (“Clallam County eyes scrapyard options,” Aug. 6). This is a terrible impression for… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

LETTERS: Tribe, city make strong case for MAT facility

The impressive turnout for the Thursday meeting in Sequim on the planned medication-assisted treatment facility leaves no doubt many people care deeply for their community… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

LETTERS: Goodwill wasted with too little info about MAT too late

Last Thursday’s medication-assisted treatment facility meeting in Sequim was a real eye opener. It is evident that the clinic is going to happen and that… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

LETTERS: Stand back and let the Jamestown tribe help

One thing that you learn, when older than you ever imagined, is that the company you keep day-to-day around our towns is not always what… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

LETTERS: Thanks for the Shakespeare plug

Great shakes Thank you for the article in last Friday’s front page story about Key City Public Theatre’s latest Shakespeare in the Park production, “The… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

LETTERS: Write to legislators about assault weapons ban

Ban assault weapons How many mass killings does it take before we ban assault weapons? Please write your legislators to do this. Don’t we value… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

LETTERS: Opinions but no answers at Sequim rally

Hypocrisy in Sequim I attended the Save Our Sequim rally at The Farm. SOS is non-partisan, so I went as an Independent. I heard from… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

LETTERS: Get drugs from Canada only if that nation allows it

Depends on Canada A PDN article on Aug. 1 reported that the Trump administration announced on Wednesday “it will create a way for Americans to… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

LETTERS: Clallam Interfaith Community affirms non-violence

The Interfaith Community of Clallam County affirms the importance of compassion, acceptance and non-violence found in all faith traditions, spiritual paths and ethical philosophies. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

LETTERS: MAT no cure for Peninsula’s addiction problems

I am confounded that some of our local citizens do not entirely understand exactly what a methadone clinic does. Otherwise, why would they defend placement… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

LETTER: Trump just a great salesman, not president

Is Trump as truly incompetent as the media portrays him, or is he smarter than they give credit for? Those are two very different questions.… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2019

LETTERS: Stop MAT clinic now, before it gets started

After reading the article in the PDN (July 31) on the medicatio- assisted treatment clinic meeting I have a question: Since this is a for-profit… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2019

LETTERS: Troubling that Sequim residents reject clinic

I am a marriage and family therapist serving the Sequim area. My professional contact with people around Sequim is rewarding and, sometimes, very sad and… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2019

LETTERS: Education, not MAT clinic, needed on the Peninsula

Our local tribe’s plan to open a medically assisted treatment clinic in Sequim to treat drug addicts and alcoholics sounds like a temporary fix. Addicts… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

LETTERS: Impeach Trump the destroyer of our democracy

Trump is the destroyer of our democracy. He and his followers are bringing the United States to its knees, to the subjection of the Russian… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019