A local fast-food worker was arrested after allegedly spitting on a Port Orchard man’s hamburger after the two argued over football teams, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Two or three days each week, Cora Brinton volunteers in classes at the nearby South Colby Elementary School, offering students the benefit of her experience.
And at 92 years old, Brinton has a lot of experience to offer.
Having already expressed the view that Kitsap County’s association with the Puget Sound Regional Council has outlived its usefulness — assuming there ever was any — we feel compelled to congratulate the county commissioners for taking what we hope will be the first step in terminating it once and for all.
Washington’s water law is probably the most complicated set of statutes we have. The root is in the state’s water code enacted in 1917; and the fact that the waters of Washington State collectively belong to the public and may not be owned by any individual or organization.
Soundoff is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Today, Port Orchard resident Anthony Johnston responds to a recent story in the Port Orchard Independent featuring a teen-aged, unwed mother and her belief that others were being unfairly critical of her.
The people who wrote our state constitution were pretty smart. They had watched other western states adopt constitutions — some better than others — and they were very savvy about how to write a constitution that protects the public interest.
Have you ever looked for someone and couldn’t find him or her. I mean, one minute he or she is in your life and then, poof, it’s as if he or she has vanished.
You don’t know where to look or even how.
“This letter is from the many friends of Roy J. Scott, who has been a Port Angeles resident since 1998, whom you made the headline topic of a column,” writes a Port Angeles reader whose name is either on a second page I mislaid or he/she didn’t sign it.
“A columnist is not expected to be unbiased,” continued the reader, “but taking more time to learn all of the facts before publishing a flip comment would make your work more credible with the thinking readers of the Peninsula Daily News.”
None too soon, the Port of Bremerton commissioners decided to take a second look at the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development project (SEED).
While there are people who support SEED with an almost religious fervor, it is probably safe to say that most people are reluctant to foot the bill on faith alone.
Former Kitsap County Commissioner Tim Botkin’s dismissal as head of the Port of Bremerton’s Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) project was a no-brainer, and not just because we think the whole idea is an expensive mistake in the first place.
In an effort to keep the controversial project alive, Botkin last week sent out an e-mail urging supporters to put pressure on Port Commissioner Cheryl Kincer, who appears to be SEED’s swing vote on the board. Problem was, Botkin’s e-mail also implied Kincer simply didn’t understand the complexities of the issue.
As if the product being served up at Espresso Gone Wild wasn’t already stimulating enough, the Gorst establishment several weeks ago adopted a policy of outfitting its baristas in bikinis — and occasionally less.
Talk about your morning eye-opener.
During the interim between when a column is submitted and when I read it in a paper, sometimes my perspective shifts.
I’ll see the words in print and gasp, “Oh my. What did I say? Will they understand? This reads much more self-serving and cocky than I meant it to.”