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.
“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.
Community members who have signed this letter ask the NKSD School Board to allocate funds to meet the below listed, prioritized needs of Kingston High School (KHS). Funds would be provided by the $1.2 million remaining from the $60 million capital bond passed to fund building of KHS and other district upgrades.
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.
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.
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.