Letters to the Editor

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


Speak up for North Kitsap Heritage Park

A volunteer group at the North Kitsap Heritage Park has proposed restricting the park’s use to habitat conservation with limited trails. Acceptance of their plan… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019


Boeing must make the hard choice

Don Brunell’s column Nov. 22 on Boeing’s resiliency is very informative and counts the cost of a shoddy decision making nightmare that will dog them… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Don’t blame Chiefstick, examine police conduct

Like many others in North Kitsap, I was horrified when our community became the latest place to see a person of color shot dead by… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019

Washington state has plenty of revenue

I supported Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976, which was passed overwhelmingly by the voters of Washington state. It sets vehicle tabs at $30. Washington Gov. Jay… Continue reading

A thank you to SKSD voters

A thank you note to voters: I want to thank the voters in the South Kitsap School District for allowing me to be your representative… Continue reading

Martinez and Moffatt for School Board

Dear North Kitsap friends, This Nov. 5 is election day and there are several school board positions open. I would encourage you to join me… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Gary has the skills, experience to be commissioner

Gary Anderson has been a key part of our South Kitsap business community for many years and I have worked with him for much of… Continue reading

Anderson has been a force for change

On Monday evening, the Kitsap Public Facilities District voted unanimously to fund the South Kitsap Community Events Center with up to $12 million. The primary… Continue reading

Anderson’s already doing the work of commissioner

I’m writing to share my endorsement of Gary Anderson for Port of Bremerton commissioner. I’ve known and worked with Gary for more than 10 years.… Continue reading

Gary Anderson is well-known and respected

I’ve known Gary Anderson for 30 years through Rotary and his real estate firm G. Anderson Group. Gary is well-known and respected by all who’ve… Continue reading

Daily will transform district for ALL students

Chris Reykdal, Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction, said in his message, in part, 9/23/19: “All means all. We want all students prepared for post-secondary… Continue reading

Anderson will make a great Port commissioner

I would strongly recommend Gary Anderson for Kitsap County commissioner. I’ve worked beside him at Port Orchard Rotary for over 10 years. He will be… Continue reading

Gary Anderson has my support

Gary Anderson has been a champion for our schools and community, and has worked tirelessly for Port Orchard and South Kitsap for decades. He will… Continue reading

Edwards for port commissioner

I agree with Port of Bremerton Commissioner Larry Stokes and former Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent in their endorsement of Jack Edwards to fill Commissioner Stokes’… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2019

A stable genius indeed

I am not sure Mr. Driscoll appreciates that Mr. Trump is a very stable genius, the best president in the history of the U.S., who… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019

Anderson will put South Kitsap first

Any idea what South Kitsap will look like in the next six years? Six years is the term of office for our next Port of… Continue reading

Moffatt and Martinez for North Kitsap School Board

I strongly endorse Nancy Moffatt and Breane Martinez for NK School Board. Both have been strong supporters of our schools and understand that the function… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019

Something for Nothing

Don Brunnel’s opinion piece on feeding the government monster is likely dead wrong about our elected officials being oblivious to taxes and other burdens weighing… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019