Letters to the Editor

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

Letter to the editor

Whites not looked at first by the color of their skin

Mayor should resign

Last week, there was a call for Mayor Leslie Schneider to resign. We believe this is necessary because we have observed our city leaders turning… Continue reading

We need a commissioner to support hard-working families

More than ever, we need an ally at the Kitsap County Commission who will help us restore our economy and work with the Port to… Continue reading

Root will put SK first

I’m writing to share my endorsement of Oran Root for Kitsap County commissioner. As a local business owner, community volunteer and advocate for struggling small… Continue reading

Root is a man of integrity

I am writing in support of Oran Root for Kitsap County commissioner, Dist.2. I have known Oran since he was in my Sunday School class… Continue reading

Oran Root knows how to serve

Kitsap County commissioner candidate Oran Root knows what it means to serve. He brings a fresh perspective with a lifetime of skills to serve South… Continue reading

Viral listening classics

Here is a list of songs to heal your soul during these troubled times. Enjoy!Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees) Stand Back (Stevie Nicks) I Will Survive… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

Stay in to protect us all

Dear Parents in Kitsap County, I am an adult with asthma. I have worked in the health field on and off throughout my 20s. I… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

Your senator voted ‘yes’

Yes, that’s right. Washington state Sen. Emily Randall voted to raise the South Kitsap local school portion of your property tax. This increase is one… Continue reading

Character is critical

Character is critical In an American president, both character and clear vision should matter. Yet Trump’s political appeal is largely based on a presently hot… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Driscoll diatribe belies liberal fallacies

I finally caught my breath after laughing at Comrade Driscoll’s latest hateful, slanderous and dishonest representation of the President. When I think of the years… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

HB 2642: helping those who need help

I am a person in recovery from substance abuse disorder. A group of my peers and I participated in the 5th annual Recovery Advocacy Day… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Is now the time for change?

Let’s talk about the scary word socialism. Most “boomers” have been hardwired to equate it with communism. We remember school drills where adults would pretend… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

SKSD says voter-approved levy is not enough

Student math scores continue to fall yet teacher performance is not considered. Hiring board admin clerk and internal auditor suggestion met with disrespectful rebuke from… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2020

Speak out about McCormick Woods parcel development

I recently stumbled across a public notice in the Independent’s classifieds section. Soon after, we received the notice from the City of Port Orchard. And… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Bipartisan Congress fighting to eradicate diseases

Occasionally, even in these partisan times, Congress can come together and pass legislation that has a positive effect on our country and the world. A… Continue reading