Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Officials need to visit places that keep trash in check

For many of us, trash should be a four-letter word. After reading the activity report by the Clallam County chain gang, the problem described here… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

LETTER: Plow drivers could be more considerate of driveways

I have just committed my first act of civil disobedience, and I admit it feels pretty good. This past week, my husband and I hand-shoveled… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

LETTER: Media goes ballistic over small measles outbreak

National news is going ballistic again over a small outbreak of measles in Washington. Is this rabid reporting influenced in any way by pharmaceutical advertising… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

LETTER: Hopes firefighters can keep their cat in San Francisco

Thank you for the feel-good news about the many individuals involved in the rescue of the man trapped under his porch roof and the community… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2019

LETTER: Sheriff’s position on I-1639 gives her pause

Sheriff Bill Benedict recently stated his opposition on a law duly recently enacted by the voters of Washington by a majority of more than 59… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2019

LETTER: Elwha, Snaker River dams share little in common

Breach within reach The well-attended Kilmer town hall offered welcome public outreach on may issues of concern for north Olympic Peninsula communities. Good to hear… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

LETTER: Safe, effective vaccinations protect against deadly diseases

Vaccinate against measles We are writing in support of Dr. Allison Unthank, Clallam County health officer, and Dr. Thomas Locke, Jefferson County health officer, for… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

LETTER: Support legislation to protect state’s environment

Support initiatives As a Clallam County resident who loves our wonderful corner of the world, I am concerned about the changes in our environment that… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

LETTER: ‘Manufactured crisis’ letter doesn’t describe this planet

I don’t know what planet the recent letter (“Politicians promote a manufactured crisis in climate change,” PDN, Feb. 5) refers to, but it is not… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

LETTER: Calling climate change ‘manufactured crisis’ hits nail on the head

Thanks to the author of a Feb. 5 letter to the editor, “Politicians promote a manufactured crisis in climate change,” for hitting the nail on… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

LETTER: Legislators need to worry more about reality than panaceas

SB-5062, another fraud against law-abiding citizens, will stringently restrict and prohibit all future sale of large capacity firearm magazine use for all individuals except “any… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

LETTER: Legislators want to further impinge on second amendment rights

Aren’t we safe enough yet? Washington already has universal background checks (I-594) and extreme risk protection orders (I-1491). I-1639 took Second Amendment rights away from… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

LETTER: Parents need to pay attention to sex education legislation

Jesus, talking to the Pharisees, said, “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times”… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

LETTER: Shame on those who would allow human trafficking

Trafficking shame At this time, exposure is in full force of all of the human trafficking going on, worldwide. Many of these innocent people are… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2019

LETTER: Murray objected to Born-Alive Abortion bill

Murray objected Did you hear the news? It’s a mighty proud day for our state. Our Democratic U.S. Senator Patty Murray blocked the unanimous passage… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2019

LETTER: The body is a mere vessel for consciousness

An I for an I It is my opinion that the column regarding the use of “I” or “i” is shortsighted in its reasoning based… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2019

LETTER: Drug interdiction at border takes people

An article in the PDN on Feb. 1 stated that fentanyl worth about $3.5 million and methamphetamine worth over $1 million was seized by agents… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

LETTER: Story, gun proponents mislead public on I-1639

The PDN misleads readers into thinking that I-1639, approved by Washington and, slimly, Clallam County, voters and codified into state law, will have law enforcement… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

LETTER: Off-peak pricing a better solution than smart meters

The Clallam PUD’s efforts to roll out smart meters may or may not yield electricity savings for their customers, without compromising personal privacy concerns. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2019