Letters to the Editor

Many factors behind mass shootings

Why are we experiencing so many mass shootings? I am sure we have yet to discover many reasons and possible solutions. This complicated problem takes… Continue reading

Kingston Middle School & High School were proud to host this year’s Olympic Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Contest

On Feb. 24, Kingston Middle School and Kingston High School were proud to host this year’s Olympic Music Educators Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble Contest.… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Gun laws curbing proliferation not a threat

Laws to control unnecessary proliferation of some guns are not a threat to most gun ownership.

  • Mar 2, 2018

Legislators don’t care about seniors on fixed income

Gov. Inslee, our Washington legislators and local leaders (including Kitsap County commissioners) do not care about seniors on a fixed income. Their main purpose seems… Continue reading

Word games being played by both parties

Two items in the recent news need to be addressed. First, the conservative speaker at the University of Washington had every right to be there… Continue reading

Military men are civilians too

As a former Navy SEAL operator, I can speak with authority about maritime SEAL training in the Puget Sound area, and am eager and able… Continue reading

Dreamers are not a political bargaining chip

Tell Congress to save DACA children from legalized child abuse. Our imperfect present civil immigration laws affecting DACA children (Dreamers) were made by Congress and… Continue reading

Support the needs of our children and their teachers

I write this letter to ask for your yes vote on the upcoming North Kitsap Educational Program and Operations Levy, and the Facilities and Technology… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Vote yes for a sound investment in our community’s future

So many conversations have been happening lately about investments in our community and our future. I think one of the best returns on investment are… Continue reading

Vote yes on North Kitsap School District levies

Please vote yes for both levies running for our NK Schools. Prop. 1, Educational Programs and Operations Levy, maintains what is offered now and needed… Continue reading

Improve pedestrian safety in Poulsbo

An open letter to Mayor Becky Erickson and the Poulsbo City Council regarding pedestrian safety: Living on 4th Avenue NE, I thoroughly enjoy walking and… Continue reading

Peninsula residents send joy to children around the world

Operation Christmas Child thanks our neighbors throughout the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas for their generosity in filling shoebox gifts that are delivered to children affected… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

A disturbing attitude toward transparency

After reading the editorial, “Judge right about Open Records Law,” page A4, Jan. 26 North Kitsap Herald, I have begun to notice the disturbing theme… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Questions must be answered in order to manage growth

The Herald’s editorial (“Tracking progress on campaign commitments,” page A4, Feb. 2) contains Mayor Erickson’s following statement: “Affordable housing could be more available through the… Continue reading

Our children deserve a 21st century education

On Feb. 13, the North Kitsap community will have a chance to reaffirm their support of schools and students by approving two levy measures. Given… Continue reading

Supports North Kitsap School District levies

I urge citizens to vote “yes” for both North Kitsap School District levies. These renewal levies will not increase property taxes. A “yes” on the… Continue reading

Seaside development resembles Army barracks

Regarding the proposed Seaside Townhouse Development meeting that took place Jan. 24 in Kingston: First, a big thank you to the county and the developer… Continue reading

Change, yes. But positive? No

I was surprised to learn from Mr. Bethel that we can “celebrate significant and positive changes” of the 2017 Trump presidency (“The White House as… Continue reading

Require notification before removing offender from registry

Regarding RCW 9A.44.140, “Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders — Duty to register”: Just wondering if I’m the only person in Washington state that… Continue reading

School levies are taxation, pure and simple

I love how you stacked the school taxes story by only printing letters in support of it (page A4, Feb. 2 North Kitsap Herald). That’s… Continue reading