“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
Coast Guard retaliating against whistleblower
Chris Sajnog is a retired Navy SEAL, an experienced sniper and a much sought-after firearms instructor. Sajnog was chosen to write the curriculum for the Navy SEAL Sniper training program — the same program that trained “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. He has two combat deployments: Bosnia “back in the day” with SEAL Team 2, andRead More
The Dark Files: History Channel’s Montauk Project Exploration Airs July 23
Christopher Garetano's new History Channel show exploring Camp Hero and the Montauk Project, The Dark Files, is set to air on Sunday, July 23.
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
Driver killed in crash at Wheat and Main roads in Vineland
A Minotola man was killed Sunday morning in a one-car crash at the intersection of Wheat and Main roads.
Watch how horrifyingly easy it was for thief to steal Tom Brady's jersey
Bravo for Jay Glazer. The video is a great scoop that will be talked about for years.
A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
So, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Great Just one question: From what? Yes, yes, Sessions is a good and decent man. He is a scrupulous lawyer who cares about his reputation. Thus, in stark contrast to Obama administration attorneys general, he strictly applied — I’d say he hyper-applied — the ethical standard that calls on a lawyer to recuse himself from a matter in which his participation as counsel would create the mere appearance of impropriety. The standard is eminently sensible because the legitimacy of our judicial system depends not only on its actually being on the up and up but on its being perceived as such. If it looks like you’re conflicted, you step aside, period. Simple, right? Well . . . Much as I admire our AG’s virtue (and…
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet blasts Republican health-care efforts, hopeful for bipartisan answer
Sen. Michael Bennet on Monday said he couldn’t have designed a bill less responsive to criticisms of the Affordable Care Act than what Republicans have put forth in the
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Police blotter — Feb. 15, 2017
The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area.