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Finally Congress agrees to fund fixes in national parks

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting that is ripping apart our country - most notably in… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2020

 

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  • Aug 4, 2020

 

Three big reasons why Joe Biden continues to trump Trump

Here’s the 2020 presidential race in a nutshell: On Tuesday, Joe Biden unveiled the “third pillar” of his substantive plan to defeat our health and… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2020

 

Alaska Airlines positioned for coronavirus comeback

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has… Continue reading

Offering some praise for the Pentagon on flags

I’ve gotten a few letters from readers over the past couple of weeks who have asked me – some more politely and in publishable terms… Continue reading

Must we live with one foot in the grave?

“Shower the people you love with love/ Show them the way that you feel.” – James Taylor With all due respect to the five-time Grammy… Continue reading

Kiwanis 2020 Scholarship awardees announced

Meeting via Zoom, the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club is still managing to provide service to the Kingston in this time of pandemic response. In addition… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020

How trees talk to each other

How much do you understand those old familiar trees you enjoy each day from the window or porch? What goes on between your trees? One… Continue reading

Port Gamble gears up for summer amid a new normal

Traditionally, summertime in Port Gamble means big festivals like June Faire and Old Mill Days. Though Port Gamble will not be hosting those festivals, the… Continue reading

The pressure is mounting for Washington State Ferries

When we finally leap into our summer ferry schedule we’ll be landing in a fleet that’s two boats short. When breakdowns occur there won’t be… Continue reading

Is there any good news?

Kitsap, Naturally

Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell

Apples, potatoes key to post-coronavirus recovery

Our state is blessed with some of the most creative people and businesses in the world. Many of their innovations are making key differences during… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell

Realty in the time of COVID-19

Dear Jan: We are ready to list our home. Will the coronavirus have any impact on the marketability of our home? MMB Dear MMB: These… Continue reading

Looking forward to brighter days in Port Gamble

All of us in Port Gamble are anxiously awaiting May 4, 2020 to come up and see what the next steps are for Washington State… Continue reading

Rotary continues business, but not as usual

115 would be a bad golf score; it would score a ticket on Highway 3, Or a sunburn on an August day. This number though… Continue reading

Kiwanis digs deep to support food banks

When the scheduled April 18 Kiwanis food drive had to be canceled in order to reduce exposure for Kiwanis members to COVID-19, members recognized the… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2020

Navigating beside giants

To kick off our northwest boating season, a local ship captain recommends reading “How to Avoid Huge Ships” by John Trimmer. Here’s a no-frills distillation… Continue reading

Two catastrophes, directly linked

COVID-19 has given the world a moment to think. We can take some of this time to become familiar with the direct correlation between the… Continue reading

COVID-19 journal: Part II

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