Letters to the Editor

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

The dangers of unregulated laissez-faire capitalism

Contrary to what Alan Jackson purported in his Jan. 4 critique, Marilyn Olds’ column was not a condemnation of entrepreneurs, capitalism, or jealous envy of… Continue reading

Track our elected officials’ progress on campaign promises

I wanted to send congratulations to the North Kitsap Herald Editorial Board for the objectively written “In Our Opinion” editorial published Feb. 2 (“Tracking campaign… Continue reading

We get the government we vote (or don’t) vote for

It’s encouraging to see that nine Poulsbo citizens stepped forward for consideration for City Council appointment. The North Kitsap Herald’s editorials on the subject of… Continue reading

The White House as change agent for America

I really liked the comparison of Donald Trump to Archie Bunker (“The White House as 1970s sitcom,” page A4, Jan. 5 North Kitsap Herald). The… Continue reading

Bond Road is congested and becoming more dangerous

I am a proud parent of two wonderful children here in the North Kitsap area. It is no surprise that the Kingston-to-Poulsbo stretch of Bond… Continue reading

Taxes seem to be in excess

Will someone please explain why we need two school levies in addition to the huge state property tax increase that is the result of the… Continue reading