PAT NEAL: Don’t panic, stay calm

Don’t panic, stay calm BY NOW I think we’ve all had it up to here with health experts telling us not to panic over the… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Legislature should help state conserve fish, wildlife

POINT OF VIEW: Legislature should help state conserve fish, wildlife

Nature is both more loved and more ignored than ever before. Less than 1 percent of the state’s general fund goes to support natural resource… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Legislature should help state conserve fish, wildlife

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Women, whiskey, words

I HELD MY breath. It was almost midnight. My compañera, Jess, had ridden her horse into a situation that could mean the end of her… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A historic canoe journey

LISTENING TO PEOPLE complain about the weather on the Olympic Peninsula is evidence we’ve evolved into a nation of wimps. To hear the horrors of… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Economy, taxing districts lose after timber harvest decision

DUE TO THE state Department of Natural Resources increasing marbled murrelet habitat conservation, Clallam County will see significantly lower timber harvests from state-owned timber lands… Continue reading

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

OUR VIEW: Vote YES on PASD levy

WE CAN’T AFFORD to let our schools fall apart. Opponents of the Port Angeles School District’s five-year $52.6 million capital levy on the Feb. 11… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Compassion, generosity saves us all

On Friday, the first of some 420,000 federal workers nationwide received paychecks with zeros where their wages used to be. On Tuesday, more federal workers… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Our sincere apology

A FREDS GUNS advertisement on Page A10 Sunday contained a message saying “Vote on I-1639.” It didn’t reflect the advertiser’s wishes. FREDS Guns had intended… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Action needed to protect Port Angeles industrial water supply

The changes in the Elwha River have been astounding since the two fish-blocking dams came down. The river has been freed to its wild state,… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Tariffs on newsprint hit rural papers hard

MUCH OF THE talk of tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

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

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

OUR VIEW: Speak out on massive park fee hike

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

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

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

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?

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.

JERRY CORNFIELD: On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it, but does it?
POINT OF VIEW: Vote YES on levy for the love of Port Angeles

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

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

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