PAT NEAL: The Highway 101 blues

Thank you for reading this. Somebody must. Because when I mentioned in last week’s column that the Highway 101 bridge over the Hoh River was… Continue reading

LETTER: Turn signals

I think the roundabout that the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe is proposing on U.S. Highway 101 by the Longhouse is good but will only work if… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2021

PAT NEAL: Peninsula’s Wild West roadways

In last week’s episode, we were hurtling west of Port Angeles and, having crossed the Elwha Bridge, headed west on U.S. Highway 101. This bridge… Continue reading

LETTER: Resist the Borg

Nice to hear Clallam County may achieve herd immunity as early as next month. That possibility, however, must scare the daylights out of our healthcare… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2021

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The speed of the sound of live music

WATER IN THE desert: That’s how it felt when I heard the little crowd cheer. My reaction to “Save the Bob” came as a surprise.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Olympic Peninsula driving guide

The signs of summer are all around. The roar of the lawn mower, the stench of burning charcoal and the seasonal spike in gasoline prices… Continue reading

LETTER: Poverty, overpopulation

What does poverty have to do with overpopulation? As a young person in the United States, it can often feel overwhelmingly frustrating to feel that… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021

PAT NEAL: Requiem for a river

Spring is a time of hope on the river. The salmon eggs that survived the winter floods are getting ready to hatch when the weather… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Orca Task Force

Last week we examined the tragic results of capturing the orca for captivity in theme parks and aquariums, where an estimated 164 captive orca died… Continue reading

Meiqi Liang 
photo courtesy of Meiqi Liang

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A year of transformation — in place

The post stopped me in the middle of my scrolling. Here was Meiqi Liang, a young woman who had impressed me with her grace —… Continue reading

Meiqi Liang 
photo courtesy of Meiqi Liang

PAT NEAL: A history of whaling continued

Last week, we reviewed the industrial slaughter that pushed our large whales to the brink of extinction. As whales became harder to find, their renderings… Continue reading

Paul Hansen

POINT OF VIEW: To save family farms like mine, pass capital gains as emergency measure

THE PANDEMIC HIT Washington hard. The economic collapse that arrived with it has also taken a huge toll on our state, with small businesses and… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2021
Paul Hansen
ron allen

Legislature: Support Trust Land Transfer for state forests

People on the Olympic Peninsula benefit from our state forest lands in many ways, whether it is a job in the timber industry, the revenue… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021
ron allen

PAT NEAL: A short history of whaling

It’s always fun to look back at this day in history to measure the changes brought to the Olympic Peninsula. These changes can be discovered… Continue reading

Douglas Woodruff Jr.

Come together to save steelhead

OUR STEELHEAD ARE in serious trouble. For the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, this realization came in early December, with projections that, for the… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2021
Douglas Woodruff Jr.

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Getting a real shot at hope

Phil confided in me as we drove toward the hospital. “I’m as excited as I was on our first date: Anxious, a little sick to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A fouled future for nature

Thank you for reading this. After reading about my ill-fated clam dig at Discovery Bay, where the clams and oysters were all dead, people sent… Continue reading

Tyler Crow

POINT OF VIEW: Capital gains tax a distraction

When the state Legislature convened for a new session in January, lawmakers faced two major challenges: Helping the state rebound and recover from the pandemic… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
Tyler Crow

PAT NEAL: A poisonous past

What started as a simple quest to dig a bucket of clams was not as simple as it seemed. There were no clams. Usually, when… Continue reading

January's full moon lights the Salish Sea at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Getting away, six minutes away

MALDIVES OVERWATER BUNGALOWS. Barcelona five nights, $347! Such are the absurdities in my email’s “Promotions” folder from various travel newsletters. I shake my head and… Continue reading

January's full moon lights the Salish Sea at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)