Dr. Suzy Ames, president of Peninsula College. (Submitted photo)

POINT OF VIEW: College-to-career pathways offered at Peninsula College

WHAT’S THE VALUE of higher education these days? It depends. There’s a lot of skepticism about this topic, and it’s warranted. Should students take out… Continue reading

Dr. Suzy Ames, president of Peninsula College. (Submitted photo)

PAT NEAL: Happy Earth Day, Elwha

I remember the first Earth Day. We were in high school. We watched a movie about the Earth being poisoned to death. That was a… Continue reading

LETTER: 2nd Amendment

The March 18 letter “Different View” is nothing but typical Republican bull. As a weapons owner I believe in the 2nd Amendment, but no one… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2023

PAT NEAL: A short history of steelhead fishing

The first historic reference of a steelhead came on March 16, 1806, when Lewis and Clark bought a “salmon trout” from the Indians. That was… Continue reading

LETTER: Artificial intelligence

I’m against artificial intelligence. I couldn’t be more against this. It is coming soon that will happen. I pray this will not happen though. The… Continue reading

Letter: Gun laws

Do our state representatives fulfill their oaths of office? While not specifically required to take an oath, it’s been the practice of all legislators to… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2023

LETTER: Don’t buy rabbits

With spring and the Easter holiday almost upon us, I would like to remind people to please not buy baby rabbits that are sometimes sold… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2023

LETTER: No free lunch

Medicare for all. Sounds good, doesn’t it? I don’t like paying my monthly premium either, but let’s not equate it with quality. We currently have… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2023

LETTER: Costs of drugs

In a story in the Wednesday PDN, a narcotics raid netted an incredible number of weapons, amount of cash and illegal drugs. Ten SWAT teams… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2023

LETTER: Totalitarianism

In the broadest sense, totalitarianism is characterized by strong central rule that attempts to control and direct all aspects of individual life through coercion and… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2023
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Dead oysters and clams in Discovery Bay.

PAT NEAL: The way it is

the daylight low tides. You can dig razor clams in the night tides, but the… Continue reading

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Dead oysters and clams in Discovery Bay.

PAT NEAL: Just another April Fools’ prank

For many, Jan. 1 marks the beginning and end of the calendar year. For anglers in Washington, April 1 marks the new year. That’s the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A short history of fishing

TOURISM IS A hazardous industry, just ask our Native American friends. When the first tourists showed up on our shores, they were polite and needy.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A short history of history

13,900 years ago. That’s the date that’s been fixed upon the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Birdwatching with a chainsaw

BIRD WATCHING IS my life. Most of my best bird watching has been done with a chainsaw. This is considered unethical in some circles, but… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The legend of the skunk cabbage

unless it is the skunk cabbage in the snow. This swamp-dwelling harbinger of spring… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Bringing back the dodo

THESE DAYS, SCIENTISTS are saying we are living through the sixth mass extinction on Earth. Five mass extinctions have happened over the last half a… Continue reading

Ellen Menshew

POINT OF VIEW: Gun laws effective as means to curb relentless violence

I WAS BORN and raised in Alaska. My family homesteaded there. It was commonplace for residents to own guns for hunting and protection from wildlife.… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2023
  • By Ellen Mershew Peninsula Daily News
Ellen Menshew

PAT NEAL: My funny Valentine

HELLO YOUNG LOVERS, whoever you are. I hope your troubles are few. I hope your Valentine’s Day went better than mine. Valentine’s Day is a… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The victory of ‘Our Land: Quileute Territory’

READ ANY GOOD books lately? There’s a new one out that should interest anyone looking to learn about the history of the Olympic Peninsula. “Our… Continue reading