Opinion

Character is critical

Character is critical

Character is critical In an American president, both character and clear vision should matter. Yet Trump’s political appeal is largely based on a presently hot… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020
Character is critical
Driscoll diatribe belies liberal fallacies

Driscoll diatribe belies liberal fallacies

I finally caught my breath after laughing at Comrade Driscoll’s latest hateful, slanderous and dishonest representation of the President. When I think of the years… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020
Driscoll diatribe belies liberal fallacies
HB 2642: helping those who need help

HB 2642: helping those who need help

I am a person in recovery from substance abuse disorder. A group of my peers and I participated in the 5th annual Recovery Advocacy Day… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020
HB 2642: helping those who need help
Is now the time for change?

Is now the time for change?

Let’s talk about the scary word socialism. Most “boomers” have been hardwired to equate it with communism. We remember school drills where adults would pretend… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020
Is now the time for change?
Greta Thunberg, outside the Swedish parliament. Wikimedia Commons.

Walk in the shoes of tomorrow’s leaders

Last year I participated in a community stakeholder group to provide input to the school district’s new strategic plan. During one of the early meetings,… Continue reading

Greta Thunberg, outside the Swedish parliament. Wikimedia Commons.
Rotary Scholarship deadlines approaching

Rotary Scholarship deadlines approaching

Rotary Club announces Vocational Technical Scholarship The Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club has announced a new annual scholarship. In addition to the club’s annual university… Continue reading

Rotary Scholarship deadlines approaching
Fresh produce makes the difference

Fresh produce makes the difference

Community support helped us through another strong year providing to the neediest among local residents. Services in 2019 held steady at nearly 24,000 individual service… Continue reading

Fresh produce makes the difference
Hard decisions ahead for the ferries after passage of I-976

Hard decisions ahead for the ferries after passage of I-976

Washington passes a new budget every other year. During even numbered years, that budget is revised to reflect changes in costs, revenue and priorities. While… Continue reading

Hard decisions ahead for the ferries after passage of I-976
Mitch’s rules

Mitch’s rules

— Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Mitch’s rules
Information experience

Information experience

Tolman’s Tales

  • Dec 25, 2019
Information experience
County commissioner teamwork and community partnerships key to progress

County commissioner teamwork and community partnerships key to progress

Commissioner Chair Ed Wolfe ending his term in office

County commissioner teamwork and community partnerships key to progress
Public opinion is nearly unchanged on Trump’s impeachment

Public opinion is nearly unchanged on Trump’s impeachment

Only independents show signs of movement

Public opinion is nearly unchanged on Trump’s impeachment
December Rotary news

December Rotary news

Kingston Prepares Start with a party. That was the counterintuitive message hundreds of Kingston residents heard Nov. 6 about how to get ready for a… Continue reading

December Rotary news
There would be no woods, only rubble, if the two-inch long yellow-spotted millipedes didn’t consume vast amounts of fallen leaves. Photo courtesy Catherine Whalen.

Much to do in Hansville this December

It’s a good time to take a brisk walk in the woods. And if you do, watch your step! There is plenty of life flourishing… Continue reading

There would be no woods, only rubble, if the two-inch long yellow-spotted millipedes didn’t consume vast amounts of fallen leaves. Photo courtesy Catherine Whalen.
It’s a country christmas in Port Gamble

It’s a country christmas in Port Gamble

Drum roll please … Port Gamble Country Christmas is here We are stocked and ready for perhaps our biggest event of the year, Port Gamble’s… Continue reading

It’s a country christmas in Port Gamble
December developments on Poulsbo’s waterfront

December developments on Poulsbo’s waterfront

Wow… does time truly fly! This is Scuttlebutt number 60, and the Port of Poulsbo is most appreciative to Sound Publishing and the North Kitsap… Continue reading

December developments on Poulsbo’s waterfront
What’s the deal with carbon?

What’s the deal with carbon?

Sometimes we hear people say things like “carbon is a big problem” or “we need to regulate and reduce carbon.” We might be asked to… Continue reading

What’s the deal with carbon?
Holiday traditions from Kiwanis

Holiday traditions from Kiwanis

By Pat Bennett-Forman Kingston Kiwanis invites the community to share in two holiday service traditions in the coming weeks. First, on Dec. 7, members welcome… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2019
Holiday traditions from Kiwanis
Holiday Enjoyment and Self Care

Holiday Enjoyment and Self Care

How to enjoy the holiday season while avoiding its excesses Bremerton – Once again the holidays are fast approaching. This is a joyous time of… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2019
Holiday Enjoyment and Self Care

Don’t blame Chiefstick, examine police conduct

Like many others in North Kitsap, I was horrified when our community became the latest place to see a person of color shot dead by… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019