Letters to the Editor

Tax dollars being spent on teaching analytical and independent thinking

Thank you for publishing the thoughtful letters from students Hanna Groetsch and Petra Ellerby. I could not think of my tax dollars being spent better… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Response to Kilmer visit to Herald office

Response to Kilmer visit to Herald office It’s time I weighed in on the gun control issue. After reading about Rep. Derek Kilmer’s visit to… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Ferguson’s not my choice for governor

If you don’t know who Bob Ferguson is, you’d better find out.

Daffodils in Poulsbo

To the editor To whomever has been planting the daffodils in and around Poulsbo, thank you! I have enjoyed seeing them each spring for many… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Applaud desire to effect change

To the editor Vladimir Lenin reportedly said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Sadly, whenever tragedies such as the Parkland school shooting occur,… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Talking down to students and including blatantly false information is unacceptable

To the editor I have some fact checking regarding Mr. Mann’s letter: My classmates and I already participated in a walkout in February. None of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2018

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