PAT NEAL: Things could be worse

We’ve heard a lot about supply chain problems lately. It’s nothing new to people who hunt, fish and gather wild crops to augment their food… Continue reading

 

Author Ward Serrill and his dog Dolly Parton, 7, share a moment at the Starlight Room, where Serrill will give readings of  his new memoir, "To Crack the World Open: Solitude, Alaska and a Dog Named Woody." Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Author tells true wilderness tale

Like a wild creek in early spring, “To Crack the World Open: Solitude, Alaska and a Dog Named Woody” carried me swiftly into Ward Serrill’s… Continue reading

 

LETTER: Comparing stats

In a letter submitted recently, an attempt was made to argue that Florida had greater success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic due to their Republican… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2021

 

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Four North Olympic Peninsula residents have received Medal of Honor

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by PDN Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb first appeared Nov. 10, 2000. We print an updated version every Veterans Day. A… Continue reading

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Judith Pasco, second from left, takes a walk with women in Zinacantán, Mexico, in July 2008, two years after cofounding the Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Foundation grows opportunities

Nearly sixteen years ago, I was a freshly hired Peninsula Daily News reporter walking into Judith Pasco’s classroom at Sequim High School. There, in the… Continue reading

Judith Pasco, second from left, takes a walk with women in Zinacantán, Mexico, in July 2008, two years after cofounding the Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

LETTER: Fall Fest

My wife and I would like to congratulate Stephanie and all the volunteers who planned and put on the wonderful event called “Fall Fest.” It… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

LETTER: How is this patriotic?

Once again, I read a person calling the inconsiderate people who have refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 “Great Patriots.” How are they patriotic in… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: Exemptions

Exemptions I was disappointed to read that 259 employees, 16 percent of the staff, at Olympic Medical Center were granted a religious or medical exemption… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2021

Letter: Rogers best choice

I am a friend of Karen Rogers and going to state why I am voting for her. Karen knows the needs of our community, having… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2021

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Claiming her story in her own words

This is a 99 percent match for you, Netflix told me. Maybe the algorithm knows I live in Port Townsend, where “Maid,” the 10-episode series… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: An answer to an age old queston

It was daylight on the river. We were sitting in the vapors of a fog-shrouded valley trying to solve the central problems of human existence.… Continue reading

LETTER: Backs Wennstrom

I strongly support Libby Wennstrom for Port Townsend City Council. As an elected precinct committee officer with the Jefferson County Democratic Party, I’ve come to… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021

LETTER: For Jena Stamper

As the local elections draw near, I would like you to consider what kind of city we want to be. In the last few years,… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021

LETTER: Vote for incumbents

I’m casting my ballot for the current Port Angeles City Council because of their accomplishments. Notable of these are tax relief for low-income property owners,… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021

PAT NEAL: The ‘Miracle of the Salmon’

This year’s big run of humpies, or pink salmon, in the Dungeness River is like a miracle. It brings to mind the first recorded “Miracle… Continue reading

LETTER: Lives, not rights, in danger

On the 19th of this month, my friend died of COVID-19. She was diagnosed just the day before, and by morning she was dead, her… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2021
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POINT OF VIEW: Proposed IRS policy concerning

Death and taxes are both inevitable, according to Benjamin Franklin. While paying taxes is never enjoyable, they do serve a purpose of providing and maintaining… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The transformation of a life

the Clallam Bay Corrections Center — where… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The forecast for this winter

Autumn must be my favorite time of year. If only because it helps us to prepare for winter. You remember winter? Maybe you were so… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Sympathy for the Fish Cop

Thank you for reading this. You send the most interesting letters. One of the best came as a response to my explanation of how our… Continue reading