PAT NEAL: The news from NOAA

It was another tough week in the news. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration threatened further restrictions on salmon fishing from California north to the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Fun on the farm

Every year along about this time, I think about the good old days. That was back when the Olympic Peninsula lowlands were filled with farms.… Continue reading

LETTER: Complaint

President Biden has just “pointed at Vice President Harris to handle voting rights legislation,” according to Politico’s website. If she handles this assignment with the… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

LETTER: Private information

I must comment on Gail Collins’ column on May 14-15, 2021 “Nobody’s telling who sold the gun.” She’s a journalist for the New York Times… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021
Shawn Woodyard of Port Angeles talks with Juan de Fuca Festival street fair vendor Cholpon Djumabaeva, who with her husband Jon runs Kyrgyz-Konnection of Gig Harbor. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Festival, street fair return a relief

Our everyday talk equals poetry, Naa Akua told us. This was Saturday afternoon in a spoken-word poetry workshop, where I certainly didn’t belong. Or so… Continue reading

Shawn Woodyard of Port Angeles talks with Juan de Fuca Festival street fair vendor Cholpon Djumabaeva, who with her husband Jon runs Kyrgyz-Konnection of Gig Harbor. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

LETTER: Examples of racism

In regard to “Other’s Racism” (PDN, May 27): True, America did not use slaves to build the Colosseum or the Parthenon, but since both of… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2021

PAT NEAL: Searching for solitude

Now that the tourists are here, it’s easy to see why we put a season on them in the first place. From the acidified ocean… Continue reading

LETTER: Vaccination rewards

There are stories in the news lately about some of the lucky people winning lotteries and various prizes for finally getting their COVID vaccinations. This… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

LETTER: Others’ racism

America is racist and evil. Oh, really? America did not slaughter 6 million European Jews. Germany did that. America did not rape Nanjing. Japan did… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2021

PAT NEAL: The fate of the fish ducks

For some, the New Year begins on Jan. 1. Out on our rivers, the new year begins with the emergence of the baby salmon from… Continue reading

LETTER: Close camping

We’re too close to take unnecessary chances now. I own and operate Sequim Valley Ranch, a large multi-operational ranch east of Sequim. Ninety percent of… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2021
Ballet Victoria's Paul Destrooper dances with Andrea Bayne during the 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: JFFA: Virtual, emotional

People’s faces lit up. Seeing their astonishment was just as much fun as watching the performers: the dancers of Ballet Victoria, just arrived on the… Continue reading

Ballet Victoria's Paul Destrooper dances with Andrea Bayne during the 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PAT NEAL: A case of clam fever

I don’t know what made me say I was the fastest clam digger in the west. It must have been the COVID-induced cabin fever talking.… Continue reading

Letter: Public office

Mr. Armacost complained that he was unaware of paparazzi, and he felt being photographed in public was “being spied on.” As the mayor, he is… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2021

LETTER: Carbon sequestration

In addition to fish, I see another area of nature that government has mismanaged: Our state public lands. With growing cries of stopping harvests to… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

LETTER: Pleased by letter

I was pleased to see the letter “The True Whiners” in Peninsula Voices. The writer clearly addresses the causes and results of actions that created… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2021

LETTER: Unfit for office

The last few days I have had the opportunity to observe things that lead me to believe that the current mayor is unfit for this… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2021

LETTER: Snake River dams

There has been quite a push to remove the lower Snake River dams lately. I don’t understand the push to remove the dams that have… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2021

PAT NEAL: Answering tourists’ questions

Springtime must be my favorite time of year on the Olympic Peninsula. When uncounted millions of birds fly north along our coast to their remote… Continue reading

LETTER: Not healthy debate

By wearing an incendiary T-shirt, the mayor of Sequim, Mr. William Armacost, told me, and anyone who doesn’t agree with him, to get the F-… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021