Opinion

A shocking introduction to political journalism in D.C.

My introduction to political journalism in Washington D.C. was abrupt and shocking.…

 

SKFR levy vote a must for growing community | In Our Opinion

If there ever was a taxpayer-supported service in which residents get more…

 

Eagles thank Port Orchard businesses | Letter to the editor

Since we started our unique special Port Orchard Eagles “Thank You Cash…

 

Senator needs a lesson in tolerance | Tolman’s Tales

By JEFF TOLMAN Columnist I was born in Greybull, Wyoming and lived…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

SK voters hold key to maintaining fire services | Wright

By STEVE WRIGHT Fire Chief, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Over next…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Primary election: Have some issues with a side of eggs | In Our Opinion

How do you like your eggs? Try them over easy — with…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Relay for Life is a powerful force against cancer | In Our Opinion

If you participate in Relay For Life, you are on the front…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Ask hard questions about tax increases | Roger Gay

In the near future, a number of organizations in our county will…

Restore the Poulsbo Police Advisory Board | In Our Opinion

Poulsbo’s Police Advisory Board was established in December 1991 and was, for…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Cry, our beloved representative government | As It Turns Out

An e-mail this morning brought updated news of dozens of factions, all…

Get restrooms placed near long ferry lanes | In Our Opinion

Ahh, summer in Kitsap. Sunshine, beaches, special events, and vehicles in the…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Face the future, let go of the past

The Kitsap Peninsula has a proud military history. We read about it…

RAISE Act is crucial for Alzheimer’s care | Letter to the editor

Caregiving is an emotionally, physically and financially draining role. I have been…

What are you planning to do on Independence Day? | Street Talk

Carissa and Regan Walker, Kingston: “We are going to go down and…

Attend candidates’ forum on June 29 | In Our Opinion

On Aug. 1, voters in Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and in North and…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Legslature needs to resolve two court case dilemmas | Jan Angel

By JAN ANGEL 26th Legislative District Senator In the Senate, we continue…

Fare policy changes | FerryFare

The proposed fare increases for this October are 2.9 percent for vehicles…

Congratulations, Class of 2017 | In Our Opinion

(Editor’s note: Some commencement locations and times are incorrect in the print…

Now, as then, news close to home reigns | Editor’s Notebook

I was doing some research in the Port Orchard Independent office on…

The difficult challenge facing the U.S. Congress | As it Turns Out

President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey was quite the showstopper…

Texas flush with road money | Don Brunell

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in…

Let’s take tiny houses a step further in Kitsap | In Our Opinion

Google “96-square-foot house” and you’ll see stories about the efficiency and virtues…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

No common ground | editorial cartoon

By Bob Smith Kitsap News Group

Welcome to Poulsbo. And welcome to Viking Fest

May 17 is to Americans of Norwegian ancestry what April 24 is…

  • May 20th, 2017

You and the Great Give: $1.62 million in 24 hours | In Our Opinion

You saw the need. And through Kitsap Great Give, you responded. Whether…

  • May 18th, 2017

Officers deal with the fallout from substance abuse | Police Calls

BREMERTON — You may have heard about “Spice,” which is sold by…

Are Trump’s policies making America great again? | As It Turns Out

Here we are, life in the fast lane with President Trump at…

You and the Great Give: $1.62 million in 24 hours | In Our Opinion

You saw the need. And through Kitsap Great Give, you responded. Whether…

  • May 4th, 2017

Why replica handguns can be dangerous | Police Calls

This week we’ll title our first incident, “You Might Want to Think…

  • May 2nd, 2017

Kitsap Great Give: the miracle of local giving | In Our Opinion

According to the National Philanthropic Trust, the largest source of charitable giving…

  • May 1st, 2017

Angel tells constituents: the House must live within its means | Legislative Update

By BOB SMITH Kitsap News Group OLYMPIA — Washington state legislators once…

‘We must preserve the gains we’ve made’ | State of our Waters

We shouldn’t reverse course after more than 20 years of hard work…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

The scorecard: Kitsap County’s streams and bays | State of our Waters

The health of our waters in Kitsap County is improving. But we…

Immigration agency puts ‘shame’ reports on hold | Jerry Cornfield

The Trump administration has stopped producing a weekly scorecard of law enforcement…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Poulsbo’s emergence as the epicenter of education | In Our Opinion

For what is believed to be the first time in the university’s…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Lies generated by a president — this time it’s Trump

Whether you like President Trump or not, he has made a serious…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Our lives are better because of their work | In Our Opinion

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards.…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Rural property owners find there’s no water at the pump | Sen. Jan Angel

Sen. Jan Angel, 26th Legislative District Republican, addresses the recent Washington state…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon

The U.S. Senate voted April 6 to invoke what’s known as the…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

‘Nap Tyme,’ the driverless boat | FerryFare

“Nap Tyme” was aptly named as she cruised through Dalco Passage (Tacoma…