Opinion

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

 

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

ShareNet & You

Coronavirus strains medical waste system

While lots of attention surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is on finding ample medical supplies — ventilators, masks, gloves and sterilized hospital gowns — there is… Continue reading

Kingston Rotary Club helps with move-in

This move-in had no pizza and no beer. Kingston Rotarians, however, were nourished with coffee, cookies, and brownies on a drizzly Saturday, in early March,… Continue reading

COVID-19 stalls ferry meetings, service to Canada

Between the car deck and the passenger cabin there’s the warning that’s in the cartoon. I muse on what the “full extent of the law”… Continue reading

Staying safe in the outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been diagnosed in all 50 states. Everyone’s daily routine must change. Everyone now has a duty to stay safe and help… Continue reading

What’s your kid to do?

Parents, I can sympathize. Keeping little kids amused and occupied while school is out but they can’t go out or play inside with friends, is… Continue reading

Forests in the sea

As I kick slowly through an amazing underwater setting, I’m surrounded by tall slender stands of seaweed, their golden leaves waving gently as I pass.… Continue reading

Coping with COVID-19

Driving in this morning over the bridge, the road is eerily quiet during what’s usually the earliest stages of rush hour. Quiet because of light… Continue reading

Reflecting on 50 years

On April 22, 1970, millions of people gathered throughout the United States for the first Earth Day, organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former Senator from… Continue reading

Viral listening classics

Here is a list of songs to heal your soul during these troubled times. Enjoy!Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees) Stand Back (Stevie Nicks) I Will Survive… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

Stay in to protect us all

Dear Parents in Kitsap County, I am an adult with asthma. I have worked in the health field on and off throughout my 20s. I… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

Kitsap County Commissioners: Full support is behind governor’s directive

We fully support the decision of Gov. Inslee directing Washingtonians to stay home in order to combat the further spread of COVID-19. While we may… Continue reading