PAT NEAL: Try not to get lost

Who says there is no good news these days? A lost backpacker was found after four days by search and rescue teams made up of… Continue reading


LETTER: Hard to believe

I am deeply disturbed about the Sequim City Council’s recent resolution. It is not the job of the council to take sides in this medical… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021


LETTER: Personal responsibility

I would ask the crowd of anti-vax/anti-mask advocates who threatened Dr. Allison Berry because of mandates to protect our community from COVID-19 to go back… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021


PAT NEAL: Disaster Preparedness month

By now we’ve all about had it up to here with the nanny-state government telling us what to do. The last I heard, this was… Continue reading

“Alone Together," edited by Jennifer Haupt, is a collection of essays penned in the time of COVID-19.

Book collects COVID-19 experience

It’s a strange sensation to hold this book in my hands now. The 258-page paperback, slightly oversized, is a vessel full of true stories straight… Continue reading

“Alone Together," edited by Jennifer Haupt, is a collection of essays penned in the time of COVID-19.

OUR VIEW: Join in fighting common enemy

The enemy isn’t Dr. Allison Berry or Dr. Anthony Fauci. It isn’t Tucker Carlson or any of the others who argue against health mandates. The… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Current COVID surge is a self-inflicted wound

COVID-19 is raging in Clallam County at unprecedented levels. In the past two weeks, one out of every 100 county residents has tested positive. The… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The happiness of fall chores

Autumn must be my favorite time of year. When the Olympic Mountains stand so stark and tall in the smoke-free air, they almost seem like… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Appreciate the labor of nation’s health care workers

Dealing with the crush of vacationing hordes that invaded the Olympic Peninsula this summer has stressed the tourist infrastructure to the breaking point. The problem… Continue reading

Anne Liu Kellor of Seattle is author of "Heart Radical" on She Writes Press.

Stories create connection between strangers

This summer I traveled to China and spoke, with effort, in Chinese and English. I saw the crush of people in crowded Chengdu, and I… Continue reading

Anne Liu Kellor of Seattle is author of "Heart Radical" on She Writes Press.

PAT NEAL: Rough bar conditions

It was daylight on the water. A heaving deck and the smell of saltwater told me I’d awakened to a real-life nightmare. In the murk… Continue reading

LETTER: Stay away from others

I have been an activist for freedom and for people’s rights all my life. I understand, however, that there are places where my right to… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2021

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Art, friendship, music and nature

Just when I think I can’t stand any more sadness, in comes a wave of joy: an Alfredo Arreguin painting I’d never seen before. Everything… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Understanding our fishing laws

It was another tough week in the news. The good news is the 2021 Washington State Sport Fishing rules came out. The bad news is… Continue reading

LETTER: Clallam County Fair

Clallam County Fair, 1895, was started to “relieve the doldrums” from the effects of the 1893 depression. It was the insight of civic leaders Michael… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2021

LETTER: Unvaccinated the problem

It seems increasingly clear to me that just about everyone who chooses not to get vaccinated is going to get sick with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2021

PAT NEAL: Let the rain keep coming

“Does it always rain like this?” my fancy friend asked recently while huddling under a refreshing morning shower that hit so hard the raindrops seemed… Continue reading

LETTER: Memories

I have read the PDN since 1963. I particularly enjoy John McNutt’s “Back When.” His piece, “Family Moves Past Devastating Events” brought back the south… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2021

LETTER: Save your tribe

We are the indigenous people. Years ago, when the European settlers arrived on what was to become American shores, among other things they brought with… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Rosita, Rita and the Rose

When I saw “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It” was screening during the Rose Theatre’s reopening weekend, I too decided… Continue reading