When the question of naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after former 26th District State Sen. Bob Oke was first raised last fall, we wrongly assumed a measure to that effect would sail through the state Legislature this year with little or no opposition.
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Unfortunately, the education debate in Olympia these days is more about tubing the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) than about learning and teaching.
The North Kitsap School District is looking for opinions and we know our readers have them. In this case, the district is looking for a little financial advice. Namely, it’d like guidance on how it, as a tax-payer supported entity, should spends its cash. Luckily enough, that’s what you have opinions about.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies are typically seen patrolling local roadways. But today, many of them are serving another important purpose: raising money for Special Olympics.
The following is a response to Jack Hamilton’s comments in a recent Kitsap Sun citizen commentary.
DISH FROM THE COMMISH
Last November, when the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Initiative 747, I joined with House Republicans to ask the governor for a special session to reinstate the measure.
On Jan. 6, 2007, The Seattle Times published a column co-written by the executive director of Futurewise, a left-wing environmental organization, and the executive director of the Housing Development Consortium, a Seattle-based trade association of nonprofit housing developers.
Sound Off is a public forum. Today, Port Orchard resident Marty Erath responds to a recent article in the Independent about the controversy created at Cedar Heights Junior High over his daughter’s nose ring, and a pair of recent letters to the editor discussing the issue.
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about a potential annexation request to the city of Bremerton from the Port of Bremerton and some adjoining property owners for specific parcels located in the South Kitsap Industrial Area (SKIA) which is designated as an Urban Growth Area (UGA). I want to take this opportunity to express the position of the city administration on this subject.
For the past nine months the majority of the opinions, which have appeared in this space, have largely been my own with the exception of the public office endorsements, which were made by the Patriot’s editorial board. Until now it hasn’t been difficult to fill this space with a kudo or a well-organized complaint, but it’s been a real exercise in walking the finest of fine lines between being a reporter and an editor.
Infused with new blood and wiser after years and scars from intra party battling.
Two weeks ago, I shut off my winter heat, rendering my house a nice toasty 59 degrees on a sunny day. Toss snow into the equation of “I’m going to save money (and carbon) even if it hurts me,” and the temperature does a quick loopy-loop on its rapid plunge to 54 degrees.
I found your recent coverage of the Liberty Shores Assisted Living Retirement Community to be woefully inadequate in terms of giving your readers an accurate picture of why the facility made the decision to cancel its Medicaid contract.