Bingo wisdom: There’s life beyond the ‘O row’

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Beahm Me Up | Let’s talk about spoilers

The topic of discussion is that which shouldn’t be discussed: Spoilers.


<em>The Navy’s latest training proposal covers miles of Kitsap beaches and many state parks to use for a long list of warfare training exercises.</em>	 U.S. Navy

We don’t have to be ‘collateral damage’ in the war on terror

Not long ago, our corner of Washington seemed a peaceful, pleasant place to call home. Our Navy has threatened that peacefulness by expanding their training… Continue reading


Marylin Olds

We don’t have to be ‘collateral damage’ in the war on terror

Not long ago, our corner of Washington seemed a peaceful, pleasant place to call home

Marylin Olds

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

Port attorney critical to protecting public trust

“The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their… Continue reading

Let’s get through the season together | In Our Opinion

Why is it that there are so many requests for help this time of year? It’s not because it’s the season of giving. It’s because… Continue reading

Many changes, yet much remains the same | Tolman’s Tales

It was a breezy fall day. My chores were done. I had some free time. Having moved our box of old magazines when I swept… Continue reading

Good ideas from ‘Finding Common Ground’ forum | In Our Opinion

Some ideas that should be pursued emerged out of the community discussion, “Finding Common Ground,” featuring state representatives Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, and Michelle Caldier, R-Port… Continue reading

Modernizing nuclear weapons endangers the whole planet | As It Turns Out

America quietly observes the madness of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and President Trump as they do their nuclear saber-rattling dance. We nervously hope we won’t… Continue reading

Inequities in state ferry fares | In Our Opinion

One of the region’s most effective advocacy groups scored a big win in August. Which group? Advocates for more affordable housing? Conservation voters? Social justice… Continue reading

State must live up to its role as co-manager of salmon population | In Our Opinion

According to a comprehensive study by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, wild salmon populations in Washington continue to decline because of culverts, which block fish… Continue reading

How losing net neutrality will affect you | As It Turns Out

Concerned about losing net neutrality? You have every reason to be. Ajit Pai, chairman of the President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has, for the… Continue reading

Protesters: Local police are not ICE agents

Editor’s note: Kitsap News Group intern Hannah Chisholm was in Boston, Massachusetts during a protest against a state bill that would authorize law enforcement officers… Continue reading

There’s no excuse for not voting | In Our Opinion

Want to influence the course of your community’s development, get your name added to the history books, earn an extra $12,000 or $13,000 a year,… Continue reading

It’s time to let America be America again | As it Turns Out

Don’t you wonder what changed our government from the democracy intended by our Founding Fathers, to the anti-government it has become today? The majority of… Continue reading

A shocking introduction to political journalism in D.C.

My introduction to political journalism in Washington D.C. was abrupt and shocking. I was in Washington, D.C. from July 9-14 for The Washington Journalism and… Continue reading

Cry, our beloved representative government | As It Turns Out

An e-mail this morning brought updated news of dozens of factions, all crying out for their embattled causes. These champions are now witnessing their causes… Continue reading

Face the future, let go of the past

The Kitsap Peninsula has a proud military history. We read about it in almost every issue of the Port Orchard Independent. This is a fine… Continue reading

The difficult challenge facing the U.S. Congress | As it Turns Out

President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey was quite the showstopper a couple weeks back. It had everyone’s attention. Comey had been investigating possible… Continue reading