Recently, hundreds of people participated in community outreach events sponsored by the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs in Kitsap County. These events were held to honor our veterans for their service and focused on how we can support military families and veterans. I’m pleased that this year’s Legislature advanced these priorities.
After feeling a hot breeze blow out of the south across the Sinclair Inlet or perhaps it was the high pitched whine of crying over spilled milk, the city of Bremerton can now epitomize what country crooner Toby Keith termed “A little less talk and a lot more action.”
The first column I ever wrote about Ellen Craswell was in August 1976 when she was running for the Legislature in the 23rd district and handing out sponges with her campaign slogan on them, “Let’s Clean House.”
As one of the state legislators working for Bremerton residents in Olympia, I appreciate the opportunity to communicate with readers of The Patriot on a regular basis. In the upcoming months I may cover topics such as ferries, public education, health care, public safety and economic development which we spend a great deal of time debating during each legislative session. But today I’d like to share with you some information about new state laws or programs that might be of interest to you.
That old, clunky NEC computer monitor housed in your garage for the better part of a decade now has a place to go. This Saturday, you can take it — and the other electronic equipment gathering dust in your abode — to the Christ Memorial Church parking lot at 18901 8th Ave. in Poulsbo.
The 2008 legislative session ended on March 13. With the many challenges facing our state in transportation, education and health care, we were hopeful to make progress on these and other issues this year.
In the words of the prolific poet Garth Brooks, “Life is not tried, it is merely survived, if you’re standing outside the fire.” There’s a group of students at North Kitsap High who aren’t only trying life, but they’re lighting their own fire — one of literary sorts.
Sound Off is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Today, Silverdale resident Jack Hamilton argues that Kitsap County’s sluggish growth is directly related to government regulation.
Sometimes history is downright ugly. In fact, sometimes it’s horrific, tragic, cruel and inhumane, but nonetheless it is reality. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman uttered the immortal words “War is hell” during the Civil War, and for the prisoners of war in the Far East combat zone during World War II those words could not have been more true.
“Yes we can!” filled the air at Olympic High School Saturday, as foot stomping, chanting Kitsap Democrats gave their hearts and votes to Barack Obama as their next president, leaving Hillary in the dust.