Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Totalitarianism

In the broadest sense, totalitarianism is characterized by strong central rule that attempts to control and direct all aspects of individual life through coercion and… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2023

LETTER:No to development

Calls for developing Miller Peninsula State Park (MPSP) because “we need more camping” are short-sighted. Every state has signup lists for camping; it isn’t unique… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2023

LETTER:Salmon in Washington

Regarding the PDN reader poll on the California salmon season closure; the salmon seasons in California and Oregon are based on Klamath and Sacramento River… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2023

LETTER:ER visit testimony

ER visit testimony Last Friday, suffering chest pains, my nephew drove me to the Olympic Medical Center emergency room. The waiting room was packed when… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2023

LETTER:Biden’s taxes

A couple days ago I bought gas at Costco, $4.03 per gallon. Later I caught the president going on about raising taxes, especially for the… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2023

LETTER:Different view

I have to comment on the Feb. 18 Point Of View by the local representative of Michael Bloomberg’s front group the Alliance for Gun Responsibility… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2023

LETTER:Sustainable harvesting

I’m writing regarding the March 11 letter in the PDN “Aldwell sale.” I don’t disagree with the facts that the writer gives. I believe them… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2023

LETTER:Aldwell sale

The protesters of the Aldwell timber sale may consider the following facts: The Elwha River watershed is approximately 320 square miles in size. Fully 275… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2023

LETTER:Not neighborly

After a tour through a hospital’s waiting room and observing the patrons, my conclusion is that smart phones are really dumb phones. In these settings… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2023

LETTER:Numbers guy

One endemic problem with engineers, even recovering engineers like myself, is that we that we frequently disregard subjective rhetoric but, instead, concentrate on objective facts… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2023

LETTER:True colors

Every so often MAGA Republicans show their true colors. Biden recently pointed out Republicans still wanting to eliminate Social Security and Medicare to balance the… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2023

LETTER:Rezoning alternatives

I’m writing about how Port Angeles was considering rezoning single-family neighborhoods, so they could park RVs or put in multi-unit housing. Thank goodness, they voted… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2023

LETTER:Keep the trees

Our older forests here in our state store and sequester carbon at amazing rates and also provide rich habitats for biodiversity. In this legislative session,… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2023

LETTER:Vaccine injured

March 14 marks two years since someone we know was permanently disabled by her COVID shot. Her case, documented in the April 2022 British Medical… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2023

LETTER:Green space

As the community struggles with what to do with Port Townsend Golf Course (PTGC) they might look at Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park. This elegantly-designed, environmentally-friendly… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2023

LETTER: Putin = Hitler

George Santayana (1863-1952) An aphorism of great wisdom and insight that today so… Continue reading

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