Letters to the Editor
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My husband, Ken, grew up exploring the wooded hills behind their family farm in Whatcom County. At 77, he has not let being blinded by glaucoma stifle his curiosity and pension for exploring. With … more
Re: the letter from Mr. Poeschel, “People of conscience please take note.” I agree with most of what he says and all of the substance of his letter.  I have been stunned and … more
My letter is regarding vaccines with elderly in low income senior residences. I was thinking that many senior residents like myself may have difficulty getting to vaccination appointments. At lot … more
My 76-year-old brother in South Carolina, my 69-year-old brother in New York and my 66-year-old sister in Clallam County have all been vaccinated.  My 72-year-old brother who has a heart … more
Republicans in Congress are a bunch of spineless cowards. Their failure to convict an obviously guilty ex-president of inciting violence that caused five deaths and destruction of federal property is … more
A year into the pandemic and we are still talking about the need to wear a mask?! It’s inconvenient?! Do you ever see a football player in a game without a helmet? He knows he risks serious … more
Whenever it snows here there is this sudden change in our landscape and the silence that creates a different kind of wonder within my heart. It renews my faith in other people somehow when all of … more
When you look at the minimum wage over time and view it in terms of today’s dollars to account for inflation, you find that while all other indicators of income have increased, the minimum wage … more
I will write briefly to remind my neighbors in the region of Port Townsend to re-enlist their former dispositions. Having moved into Jefferson County 17 years ago, I learned to enjoy listening to … more
I live near Salish Coast Elementary School, and walk past it every day.  There, during this pandemic, whether students have been physically present in the classrooms or not, I have seen … more
In a letter last week, Gary Price called Port Townsend a “bastion of hate” because some locals celebrated Biden’s inauguration and denounced Trump’s failed Capitol coup. Price … more
I would like to express my (unsolicited) appreciation for the continuing efforts of County Commissioner Kate Dean, who keeps her constituents informed about the County’s efforts to secure … more
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