Opinion

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

Striving to make Kitsap County a safe and healthy place

By ED WOLFE | County Commissioner As we have come to more fully understand the connection and interdependence of our natural environment and our health,… Continue reading

Challenges, opportunities ahead for Port Orchard, South Kitsap

Transportation, downtown continue to top priority list for 2018

Online sales good for state paper mills | Don Brunell

Shoppers’ move online is good business for state’s paper mills

After uncertain 2017,year ahead looks promising

City of Port Orchard getting house in order, new Tremont widening project progressing

Introducing new Port Commissioner Jonothan Saunders | The Scuttlebutt

The port scene has been relatively quiet these last two months. There were no meetings of the Port Commission in December; the next meeting will… Continue reading

Make pedestrian safety a priority

The response of Poulsbo city officials to the incidents of pedestrians being struck by vehicles — one pedestrian died — is weak and insufficient. There… Continue reading

The green wagon and other memorable gifts

By JEFF TOLMAN | Columnist “What do you want for Christmas, Jeff?” my Mom asked. “A green wagon.” “Why green?” “I don’t know. I just… Continue reading

Follow me and you will know the answer

By JEFF TOLMAN | Columnist The snow was falling outside his business. Everyone’s wish for a white Christmas was coming to pass. He didn’t notice.… Continue reading

Marylin Olds

Return of the Gilded Age of Robber Barons

American robber barons were well known for their insatiable greed, their support by politicians and government officials, and their total disregard for competitors, workers or… Continue reading

Marylin Olds
<em>Hood Canal Bridge. 					 				 </em>Don Clotfelter/WSDOT

Effects from Hood Canal Bridge disaster felt today | FerryFare

Brrrr … The spaces between the glass panes that allow the wind to blow through Kingston’s passenger ramp are there to allow the panes to… Continue reading

<em>Hood Canal Bridge. 					 				 </em>Don Clotfelter/WSDOT