Opinion

Celebrate responsibly when ringing in the New Year

With the start of 2008 less than a week away, many people will be attending parties to ring in the New Year. And while we celebrate the passing of another year, we should not forget that the holiday season can be one of the most deadly times of the year due to the mixing of drinking and driving.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Greens bash biofuels masking their real agenda

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

A class act never to be forgotten

No familiar, long white envelope came to me in my mailbox to inform me of the death of Lolly Durkan, like those I received from the Legislature when over a dozen of my friends from legislative days passed in the last year.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Rotarys donation to historical society another example of community service

The Rotary Club of Marysville is probably best known for its annual Pumpkins for Literacy Patch which raises funds to promote literacy in local schools and which funded the recent distribution of dictionaries to approximately 1,200 third-graders in the areas 10 elementary schools.

  • Aug 28, 2008

As a community, we have much for which we should be thankful

When we were in elementary school we all learned the story of Thanksgiving. On Dec. 20, 1620, 102 pilgrims sailing aboard the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. Struggling through a devastating winter, 46 of the pilgrims perished. But their fortunes improved and the harvest of 1621 was a bountiful one. The surviving pilgrims decided to celebrate their blessings with a feast. Recognizing they couldnt have survived without their assistance, the pilgrims invited 91 Native Americans to celebrate with them.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Cant see the city for the trees

by Bill Blake

  • Aug 28, 2008

How to recognize Fascism

It is only the faces that identify one TV channels news from another. The sameness isnt so much that they all draw from the same well, but that they speak the same sound-bites. Once the rhetoric is set in DC press conferences, TV anchors parrot them. Weapons of Mass Destruction. War on Terror. Surge. Certainly there is frightening substance behind such terms, but does that explain our being beaten over the head with them so often?

  • Aug 28, 2008

Day of Remembrance honors victims of Holocaust

From out of the smoke of the fires and the blood of the murdered Warsaw ghetto, we imprisoned in the ghetto send you our heartful fraternal greetings. We know that you watch with pain and compassionate tears, with admiration and alarm, the outcome of this war, which we have been waging for many days with the cruel occupant. Let it be known that every threshold in the ghetto has been and will continue to be a fortress, that we may all perish in this struggle, but we will not surrender: that, like you, we breathe with a desire for revenge of the crimes of our common foe. A battle is being waged for your freedom as well as ours. For you and our human, civic, and national honor and dignity.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Follow the money

Adele Ferguson

  • Aug 28, 2008

Good times mask future water problems

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

Blackwater personnel liable to Iraq?

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008

Heres my vote

Most of us have already voted by now but some readers have asked my opinions anyway, even if only out of curiosity, so I shall oblige as I do in most elections.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Congress attempts remake of labor policy

by Scott Dilley

  • Aug 28, 2008

Autocracy comes to America

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008

Jim Casey belongs next to Bill Gates

by Don C. Brunell, President

  • Aug 28, 2008

So here we go again

A special task force will spend the next 16 months trying to come up with a more stable and productive system for fully funding basic education and the state faces trial on charges it isnt doing the job now.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Reader response

This letter is from the many friends of Roy J. Scott, who has been a Port Angeles resident since 1998, whom you made the headline topic of a column, writes a Port Angeles reader whose name is either on a second page I mislaid or he/she didnt sign it.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Misplaced nostalgia

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008

Be careful about taxing the rich

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008