I’m going to change one of my driving habits.
From now on, when I am at an intersection and the traffic light turns green, I am not going to pull out until I see that all cars coming from my left or right are stopped.
Depending on the outcome of yesterday’s Super Tuesday vote in the 2008 presidential primary, Washingtonians may or may not get to play a meaningful role in selecting their party’s standard bearers.
But even if they do, it’s only going to happen by means of a confusing process calculated to appeal primarily to hardcore party activists and policy wonks.
As I sat listening to the governor speak last week at the Priorities for a Healthy Washington lobby day, a thrill rose from my toes, because I was looking at and listening to some of the most exciting legislation that I had ever witnessed.
The stuff was good. The stuff was really, really good.
Erstwhile Tacoma Narrows Bridge opponent Randy Boss, now that the project has actually been constructed, has lately become an outspoken critic of the growing momentum in Olympia to name the span for the late State Sen. Bob Oke.
But at least no one can say his quest is entirely personal, since Boss has come up with an idea that could make far more sense economically than turning the bridge into a shrine to the Port Orchard lawmaker who was so instrumental in getting it built, only to die of cancer just weeks before its completion last summer.
Do you ever Google yourself? Check to see if you’ve done anything new that you should be aware of, a la Tyler Durham?
OK, sorry. I won’t give you anymore “Fight Club” references, but seriously, have you done that, Googled yourself and your family and friends?
In November I was visiting family in New Hampshire and had a chance to catch up on some local news there.
A bit of news I ran across while also sampling doughnuts was relevant to Kitsap County and actually all of Washington state. In looking back through the year of local reporting and what I had read, there seems to be some closure or updating required regarding one particular local news tidbit here at home.
We share the concerns of Kitsap residents who showed up Tuesday night for a public meeting in Port Orchard between county officials and leaders of the Puget Sound Regional Council. And while we’re not generally given to conspiracy theories, we can’t help be a little uneasy about the deference shown by both the city and the county to what seems like, in essence, an unelected government.
The job our county officials have done on the proposed general fund budget for 2008 seems too good to be true.
For the first time in years, the commissioners do not plan to use reserve funds to balance the budget. Instead, their stated policy is to keep the amount of expenditures equal to or less than annual revenues.
I was watching Andy Rooney recently on “60 Minutes,” something I never do. Have you noticed that he is missing one eyebrow and the other sticks out for about four inches to the side? It makes him look a bit like a unicorn. I am not sure if that is the look he is going for, but it was interesting.
The North Kitsap Herald Editorial Advisory Board finally caught up with our new commissioner last week. And even battling a full blown cold, he shone.
To say Steve Bauer came off polished during our hour and half sit down is an understatement. It was difficult to believe that he’s only served in the capacity for a few months.
With the proposed creation of a new Petco store at Poulsbo’s College Marketplace, Little Norway’s big box boom circle is nearly complete. Since the much protested addition of Wal-Mart, everything from The Home Depot and GameStop to Starbucks and Taco del Mar have been added without much ballyhoo.
While North Kitsap is arguably one of the most scenic areas in the state of Washington, not everyone is doing his or her part to keep it that way. These folks are definitely and fortunately in the minority here, but the impact of what they do and — more importantly — don’t do directly impacts the majority of people who call this corner of the world home.
Memories seem to be extremely short or deluded when in comes to Sept. 11, 2001. But those who haven’t forgotten its jaw-dropping, mind numbing terror, can certainly agree that if any day should be remembered as Patriot Day, it should be Sept. 12 — not the 11th.