Opinion

Tracking progress on campaign commitments

We’ve entered the second month of 2018. Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler’s term began on Jan. 1. During his campaign, he laid out an ambitious agenda… Continue reading

Good for salmon, and good for us

Within the last couple of weeks, the City of Poulsbo removed two houses adjacent to the south fork of Dogfish Creek — one on 8th… Continue reading

Introducing a new column from the Port of Kingston

Despite rain, about 2,000 folks came to the Kingston Cove Christmas lighting ceremony Dec. 2, according to Chamber Executive Director Colleen Carey. Of those, 47… Continue reading

Lorraine Loomis

Hirst “fix” doesn’t protect salmon

In a hasty move to “fix” the Hirst ruling, the state Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee are writing a bad check on our limited water… Continue reading

Lorraine Loomis

Tracking progress on campaign commitments

We’ve entered the second month of 2018. Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson’s third term began on Jan. 1. In her previous two terms, she proved to… Continue reading

Working together to resolve a safety concern

An old adage states “You can’t fight city hall.” That adage is not always the rule, as proved this month by a concerned Old Town… Continue reading

Lorraine Loomis

Our ecosystem is out of balance

All natural resources are connected and we are all connected to them, but most of those resources are not being managed as part of a… Continue reading

Lorraine Loomis
Kitsap Transit’s Rich Passage 1 fast ferry is docked at Pier 52 in downtown Seattle. (Kitsap Transit photo)

Fast ferries back on course with hiring of new marine director

Mechanical and scheduling problems are a thing of the past, boosters say

Kitsap Transit’s Rich Passage 1 fast ferry is docked at Pier 52 in downtown Seattle. (Kitsap Transit photo)

Fast ferries back on course with hiring of new marine director

The mechanical problems and scheduling snafus are a thing of the past, boosters say.

<em>John Oleary is wanted for first-degree armed robbery, in connection with a Jan. 21 home invasion. According to Bremerton PD, he is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911.</em>
                                Bremerton Police Department

Reflections on the funeral for Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney

Generally, the Bremerton PD updates are filled with interesting and sometimes funny anecdotes from the previous week. Not much happened this last week that was… Continue reading

<em>John Oleary is wanted for first-degree armed robbery, in connection with a Jan. 21 home invasion. According to Bremerton PD, he is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911.</em>
                                Bremerton Police Department

Time to celebrate school choice in America

It’s National School Choice Week around the nation.

Spellman, others showed value of bipartisanship

Former governor is remembered for his bipartisanship.

At 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15, crosswalk signage near the crosswalk at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Iverson Street was not visible to motorists because it was on its side and chained to a bolt in the ground. On one side of the street, a holder for pedestrian flags was empty. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

Flags, signage more inadequate when they’re not there

POULSBO — “The short distance from the 305 intersection to [8th] Avenue, combined with the extra-long distance to cross Iverson [at 8th], is a recipe… Continue reading

At 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15, crosswalk signage near the crosswalk at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Iverson Street was not visible to motorists because it was on its side and chained to a bolt in the ground. On one side of the street, a holder for pedestrian flags was empty. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

We call on the city to take action now

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson said Jan. 4 that “pedestrian safety is always of concern,” and she pointed to improvements made on Lincoln Road, Noll Road… Continue reading

Introducing MV Suquamish, the state’s newest ferry

Suquamish, our newest ferry, was christened last month at the Vigor Shipyard in Seattle. Members of the Suquamish Tribe sang songs, shared cool gifts and… Continue reading

<em>(From right) State representatives Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, and Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, participate in a community discussion on bipartisanship “Finding Common Ground,” Sept. 26 in the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton. At left is discussion moderator Richard Walker of Kitsap News Group. (</em>Nick Twietmeyer | Kitsap News Group)

Bipartisanship is not a bad word

The job of a lawmaker is to take good ideas, make them better if possible, and enact them into law

<em>(From right) State representatives Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, and Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, participate in a community discussion on bipartisanship “Finding Common Ground,” Sept. 26 in the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton. At left is discussion moderator Richard Walker of Kitsap News Group. (</em>Nick Twietmeyer | Kitsap News Group)

Officer Mayfield will join General Investigations Unit | Police Calls

As I write my first Bremerton Police Department weekly update, I reflect on how strange it is not to have Steve Strachan in the corner… Continue reading

What kind of community is Silverdale?

It was 130 years ago that the first plat map for Silverdale was filed with the county

Keep your eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel

The grace period is over. Don’t pick up the phone, drivers. Washington state’s distracted driving law went into effect in late July. A six-month grace… Continue reading

Welcome to office, Mayor Wheeler

Welcome to the mayor’s office, Mayor Wheeler. You took some heat late in the campaign for proposing changes that were within your power to make… Continue reading