Letters to the Editor

New police reform bills are concerning

Open letter to Gov. Inslee: I am deeply concerned after being briefed by our city police chief on the impact of the new state laws… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021


‘Appalling’ consideration by SKSD board members

To the South Kitsap School Board: I’m appalled that the South Kitsap School Board would even consider not following science or state law when it… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021


Choice for sheriff ignores Dems’ selection

As a PCO, Carollyn Zimmers was involved in the selection process for sheriff nominees. The following comments are her own personal opinions. Commissioners Garrido and… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2021


Ask for what we need, not what we want

I am disappointed that South Kitsap Fire and Rescue has decided to go for the “full” amount for their levy. We all are appreciative of… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021

Rosapepe is a candidate with integrity and honor

I am a retired Navy captain and engineer and have resided in the City of Port Orchard since 2009. I have known Port Orchard City… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

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