DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Story Slams: Drawing moths to a flame

EIGHT DAYS TO go before the next Story Slam: a convergence of people telling and listening to true, personal tales. This slam thing is practiced… Continue reading


PAT NEAL: Feeling love for the new guy

DEAR MR. NEW Guy, According to a recent press release you have been chosen as the new director of the state Department of Fish and… Continue reading


WEST END NEIGHBOR: West End comes out for annual Forks auction

SARAH DECKER TOOK command of the microphone Sunday afternoon at the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction in the Forks High School Commons. Earlier in the weekend,… Continue reading


PAT NEAL: The early tourist season

ALL OF YOU people who were complaining about the unseasonably nasty weather can knock it off at any time. Say what you want about a… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Singalongs at the movies

THE PICTURE PALACE. It’s a place many of us have never seen. Esther Morgan-Ellis takes us there: on a time- and space-travel jaunt, to grand… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The signs of spring

I REMEMBER THAT first hint of springtime. It was long before the first skunk cabbage poked its garish head above the pond scum. It was… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A solution for Sequim elk

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. State wildlife officials have proposed eliminating 25 of the estimated 40 elk residing in Sequim because of… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Veterans seek wilderness respite

KEN CHOSE NOT to give me his last name. Ken qualifies as homeless, according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Most could call him a… Continue reading

Our View: The power of the public

Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto of legislation that sought to exempt the state Legislature from the state’s Public Records Act shows the massive power of the… Continue reading

Urge Gov. Inslee to veto public records end-run

Editor’s Note: The correct phone number for the governor’s office is 360-902-4111. It shouldn’t be up to the state Legislature to make its own rules… Continue reading

Editorial roundup: Regional news outlets insist Inslee must veto records runaround

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a roundup of editorials from regional news outlets urging Gov. Jay Inslee to veto Senate Bill 6617, which the state… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Theater is sustenance for actor, audience

SWEET, BITTER, SPICY: The fare at the local playhouse varies. It comes to us fresh, thanks to those working in the theatrical kitchen. This column… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: S.O.S., Save Our Sasquatch

IT’S TIME TO stop the endless media barrage of negativity and celebrate what’s right with America. We should remember the words of that great American… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Good time was had by all

JUST OVER A week ago, I was sitting with some friends and we were looking over our group of kids. They are all teens and… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: My funny valentine

DO YOU BELIEVE in love at first sight? I’m certain that it happens all the time. All I know is what happened to me is… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Clallam EDC’s CEO outlines economic benefit of Port Angeles school levy

By Bob Schroeter ON TUESDAY, VOTERS within the Port Angeles School District face an important vote at a critical crossroads. With Proposition 1 before those… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Read, speak, connect: Your tribes are out there

THIS KID JUNIOR is one of the great heroes of literature. Near the close of Sherman Alexie’s novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Clamming the night tides

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN terrible at following my own advice. Maybe I was too busy fishing but I didn’t get a flu shot this year. Then… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: What to do when the trees fall

WHEN THE WINDS on the West End violently abuse the forest, trees fall. It’s natural and generally no big deal. However, when trees fall across… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The day after the subduction

EDITORS NOTE: This month marks the 318th anniversary of the Jan. 26, 1700 Cascadia Subduction event that produced a magnitude 9 megathrust earthquake and associated… Continue reading