LETTER: Supports Rogers

As a former U.S. naval officer and Superior Court judge, I understand clearly the importance of governance, law and policy. I’m supporting Karen Rogers for… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2021

 

LETTER: Supports Vega

Tyler Vega is running for Port Townsend City Council in the upcoming primary. Tyler is not part of the political establishment, which is a good… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2021

 

PAT NEAL: Bureaucrats, biologists and bull trout

In our history of the Hoh River, we’ve watched the transfer of ownership from the Native Americans, to warring European nations and eventually to the… Continue reading

 

LETTER: Darwin award

I would like to submit my nomination for this year’s Darwin Award to all the unmasked, unvaccinated people in America. For those unfamiliar with the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021

LETTER: Natural selection

As more of our population dies of COVID-19, it is apparent that nearly all of them are unvaccinated. While I applaud Clallam County health officer… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021

LETTER: False equivalency

A recent letter in the PDN listed several circumstances in which our ancestors came to America: seeking freedom from peasantry, serfdom and slavery, arriving here… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021

LETTER: Supports present council

I just received my voters’ pamphlet and was compelled to write. I have consistently followed the words, and actions, of our current city council. We… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
Vespertine Boutique's Jaime Jaynes talks with one of her first customers. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Stepping into the light

A quiet revolution is happening in the middle of downtown Port Townsend. I say quiet because the Vespertine Boutique, which has been open 11 days… Continue reading

Vespertine Boutique's Jaime Jaynes talks with one of her first customers. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PAT NEAL: Nonprofits here to help?

In previous episodes, we traced the transfer of ownership of the Hoh River from the Native Americans, who were the original inhabitants, to various warring… Continue reading

LETTER: 70 percent solution

Jefferson County Health Officer Tom Locke called our local COVID-19 turmoil, “a bifurcation where the unvaccinated will likely become infected in the next six months.”… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2021

LETTER: Elect new council

As a former appointee to the Governor’s Commission on Homelessness, I was interested in the July 12 PDN article regarding the candidate forum on homelessness.… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2021

LETTER: Restrict Airbnbs

There are more than 200 Airbnbs listed between Sequim and Port Angeles. Many of them are taking viable homes off the rental market, contributing to… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2021

LETTER: Supports Wennstrom

Libby Wennstrom, candidate for Port Townsend City Council, has my vote. She possesses qualifications that would make her an excellent councilor in a much larger… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2021

LETTER: Paving the way

Twanoh State Park nestles partly between a steep hillside, state Highway 106, and the Hood Canal. Begun in 1923, it was further developed by a… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021

PAT NEAL: The logging capital of the world

The Native Americans were the first to log the Olympic Peninsula. They cut the Western Red Cedar. Every part of the cedar tree, from its… Continue reading

LETTER: Not that simple

Some of the candidates for city council in Port Angeles do not seem to understand the homeless situation. Many homeless people do not want help… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021

LETTER: Progress?

Four hundred years ago in London, royalty and the rich rode their coaches through the city streets and tossed pennies out the window to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
Akeyla Behrenfeld rowed the Seventy48 solo this June. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Racing toward an adventure

Fourteen-year-old Akeyla Behrenfeld of Port Townsend wanted an adventure. It would be especially fun, she figured, to do it solo, relying on her own resources.… Continue reading

Akeyla Behrenfeld rowed the Seventy48 solo this June. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PAT NEAL: Who owns the river?

In previous episodes, we traced the history of land ownership of the Olympic Peninsula in general and the Hoh River in particular. It began with… Continue reading

LETTER: Not safer

As a motorcycle rider with over 40 years of experience, the road condition on U.S. Highway 101 around Morse Creek is way more of a… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2021