Letters to the Editor

How can I help?

Many of our friends and neighbors are unemployed due to COVID-19 restrictions. It follows that many of them have exhausted their savings and need our… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021


Understand the school district’s issues

As I read the letters concerning the [South Kitsap School District] levy, there is obviously a lack of understanding of what the issues are. There… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021


Carefully consider your levy vote

As I read the letters regarding the levy, there are two distinct sides to the issue. Those promoting a levy rationalize that programs will be… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021


Washington state’s ‘clean’ elections

Contrary to Ms. Donna Branch-Gilby’s recent letter assuring voters of clean elections in Washington state, there is plenty of cause to worry. A couple of… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021

Rigorous safeguards in place for election security

If some distressed fellow citizens believe that the election has been stolen, I invite them to observe the ballot counting process as a volunteer in… Continue reading

Referendum 90: Read it

Do you have a child in public school? If you do, your child may be subject to some of the things Referendum 90 has listed… Continue reading

SKFR: Quit using scare tactics

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue is again asking for more money. This time for more money to demolish five fire stations and build three new… Continue reading

SKSD will leverage the next levy

South Kitsap School District has hired over 185 more employees, which exceeds what’s supported in the district’s budget. That’s more than $2 million in budget… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Root offers urgency, leadership

We need a county commissioner who will make decisions and respond to our current crisis with urgency and leadership, which is why we’re supporting Oran… Continue reading

School board needs to support us

The amount of the upcoming levy will probably be finalized at the next South Kitsap School District school board meeting. Our community has strongly supported… Continue reading

Frittering away our tax dollars

I am struggling to understand what the SKFD bond is all about. We are in the middle of a pandemic with over 15 percent unemployed… Continue reading

County would be better served by Root

I originally met Oran Root’s opponent years ago at a Chamber of Commerce meeting when she outlined her perspective for Kitsap County’s growth. I was… Continue reading

Gelder is responsive, reliable SK supporter

We’re writing to share our support and endorsement of County Commissioner Rob Gelder. Rob has been a responsive and reliable supporter of the many projects… Continue reading

Sharks are circling us cash cows

The public must protest. We know about taxation without representation. Especially when those collecting taxes think they have the right to raise our taxes. So… Continue reading

No on South Kitsap Fire District bond

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue is asking for approval of a 20-year $39,500,000 bond in November. They want to demolish five existing fire stations and… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2020

Root is a man of honor and integrity

Ballots will be in your mailbox very shortly and I urge your support of Oran Root for Kitsap County Commissioner, District 2. I have actually… Continue reading

Sheriff Simpson says ‘Thank You’

COVID-19 has impacted the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office in a manner never expected. The new rules for interfacing with each other have changed how we… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2020

Only SKSD stakeholders allowed

Port Orchard:

Letter to the editor

Help support local businesses through SOS campaign

  • Aug 14, 2020