OUR VIEW: Port Angeles must build a suicide barrier

something generally viewed as a character flaw — for… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Speak out on massive park fee hike

WE NEED TO yell our heads off. The Trump administration has proposed that entrance fees be raised nearly three times from $25 per carload to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Co-managed to extinction

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. The WDFW, aka the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, or “We Destroy Fishing in Washington” depending… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Words of wisdom from a dance teacher

AT ESALEN, ONE of Earth’s most glorious spots perched on California’s Big Sur Coast, we sat wearing long faces. Our teacher, the graceful Cida Vieira… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Come for the view, stay for the plastic

IT WAS DAYLIGHT in the swamp. Something had gone terribly wrong. There was an ominous silence with no reassuring splatter of rain drops hitting the… Continue reading

EDC UPDATE: Valentine’s Day time to show love for local business

By Colleen McAleer Economic Development Corp. Brrrr!!! February. It may be the shortest and coldest month of the year but it holds the promise of… Continue reading

JERRY CORNFIELD: On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it, but does it?

Lawmakers and transit agency leaders are still far apart on how to reduce the cost of those tabs.

POINT OF VIEW: Vote YES on levy for the love of Port Angeles

SITTING ON THE table is $18.4 million in already collected state taxpayer funds available to be spent on new school buildings in Port Angeles. But… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Forging ahead with beans and bars

I SLIDE OPEN the door and enter the sanctuary. A fragrance says buenos dias: a scent from Ecuador. Canopied forest. Green river valley. Yet here… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Discovery Pass decision

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. Blizzards, floods and wind hit so hard this wilderness gossip columnist got a case of the carpal… Continue reading

JERRY CORNFIELD: What lawmakers want to do isn’t always what needs to be done

They’ve introduced 1,341 bills. It’s time they started focusing on the ones that matter most.

POINT OF VIEW: Vote ‘no’ on PASD levy

COMMON SENSE, CONCERN for our entire community’s welfare and frugality guide our opposition to Port Angeles School District’s $52 million levy proposal increasing PASD property… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Hoh rocks

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER tough week in the news. The Upper Hoh Road washed out again. This popular entrance to Olympic National Park welcomes over 80,000… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Vote YES on PASD levy

Our Port Angeles community is generous and spirited. I’ve asked myself again, why we are not investing in our Port Angeles Schools? Let me take… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A decade of disaster

BY NOW WE are all fed up with know-it-all newspaper columnists telling us what the most important events of the last 10 years were. Anything… Continue reading

EDC resolutions for 2020

IT’S JANUARY, THE time of reflections on the past and promises for the future. The Babylonians were the first people to make New Year’s promises… Continue reading

Jefferson County a ‘daycare desert’

THREE BABIES ATTENDED the first meeting of Jefferson Healthcare’s task force on child care. I’ve been a member of, or facilitated, hundreds of task forces… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Revisiting ‘The Last Wilderness’

“IT WAS RAINING, of course … Wind from the south, strong and steady and cold, fanned across the swell, kicking up a nasty chop around… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The royal visit

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER tough week in the news with the recurring snowmaggedon, the heartbreaking Seahawks playoff loss to the Packers and the month long shutdown… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Rainforest expedition

IT WAS A dark and stormy night. Inside the cabin, the wood stove glowed red with venison stew simmering, fresh baked biscuits and a whistling… Continue reading