Sound Off is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Today, Todd Myers, director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment, argues that green-collar jobs — such as those that could be created by Kitsap County’s Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) project — would not have a positive impact on the region’s economy.
Admittedly the days leading up to Mother’s Day have been more hectic than everyone hopes to have as they prepare to honor the most important ladies in their lives, their mother and their wife; so here’s a Mother’s Day tribute to the woman who makes my crazy, topsy turvy life complete.
This truth we hold to be self-evident: No one likes paying taxes, levies or any other charge that takes money out of their household budget. There’s also a hard truth we must collectively face. Some levies are an absolute necessity to promote and protect public safety. The Poulsbo Fire Department’s emergency medical services (EMS) levy is this necessity.
“The application of the [photo ID requirement] to the vast majority of Indiana voters is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.”
Few stories tug at the heart strings like the one that played out at Breidablik Elementary School last week. Eduardo Labandelo — that’s Mr. Eddie to you — is the school’s night janitor who was a celebrated hero as he earned his U.S. citizenship. The school threw him a grand-old bash, a high-flying bash to honor his accomplishment.
May 20 is the due date. That is when the ballots for the Poulsbo Fire Department EMS levy need to be postmarked. As the wife of an active volunteer, it is something that is important to me.
In less than a week, Kitsap residents were treated to a number of news stories and editorials that are cause for significant concern. The collective items should have resulted in some investigative follow up. All we got were two letters to the editor. The “news” materials concerned the slower than anticipated growth of the county, the Economic Development Advisory group’s record of performance, the difficulties facing Kitsap Transit and several other items of a related nature. OK, you ask what’s the link? What do the stories have in common? Let’s take a look.
It’s time to let you in on a project that failed. It failed because of its reliance on elected officials to carry the ball — and they dropped it, so you are the victims.
The extremely high prices you are paying for gasoline and diesel fuel, and the resulting increase in prices of food and practically everything else you buy, are the direct result.
he Washington State Ferries system reminds me of an old Woody Allen joke. Two ladies are vacationing in the Poconos, sitting at dinner.
“This food is terrible,” said one.
“Yes, it is awful,” the other agreed.
“But,” the first one brightened, “the portions are so large!”
In choosing among candidates for the legislature and county commissioner, on what issues should residents of South Kitsap focus their attention?
Several candidates have mentioned some issues they believe are important and have indicated that they want to hear from people in the community.