South Kitsap

SKSD’s budget woes aren’t unique

One key message South Kitsap School District Assistant Superintendent Terri Patton gave to the school board when she announced the $1.9 million deficit was that they were not alone.

The Rev. Sandra Bochonok

Slain woman’s friends ‘reclaim place of death’

About 30 people gathered Monday afternoon to bless the home of Linda Malcom, who was killed April 30 before the house she rented for 11 years was set on fire.

The Rev. Sandra Bochonok
The poster for ‘Girls Rock!’ shows just one of the youngsters who discovered her wild side at the Portland music camp.

SK teen hopes film rocks other girls’ worlds

Maybe some day Barbie will come with an electric guitar. But until then, girls who want to live out their dream of becoming a rock star will need another springboard for their imaginations.

The poster for ‘Girls Rock!’ shows just one of the youngsters who discovered her wild side at the Portland music camp.

We can’t just green our way to prosperity

Sound Off is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Today, Todd Myers, director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment, argues that green-collar jobs — such as those that could be created by Kitsap County’s Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) project — would not have a positive impact on the region’s economy.

We’re buying the wrong ferry at the wrong price

he Washington State Ferries system reminds me of an old Woody Allen joke. Two ladies are vacationing in the Poconos, sitting at dinner. “This food is terrible,” said one. “Yes, it is awful,” the other agreed. “But,” the first one brightened, “the portions are so large!”

What is and isn’t important to you as a voter?

In choosing among candidates for the legislature and county commissioner, on what issues should residents of South Kitsap focus their attention? Several candidates have mentioned some issues they believe are important and have indicated that they want to hear from people in the community.

POPD seeks another young ‘Chief for a Day’

The Port Orchard Police Department is seeking nominations from the community again to help it choose a child it can crown “Chief for a Day.” The program was started several years ago by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to celebrate the lives of children with serious illnesses who dreamed of law enforcement careers.

A South Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighter walks away from a house on Sidney Avenue where a 47-year-old Port Orchard woman died early Wednesday morning.

Update: Port Orchard woman’s death ruled a homicide

A woman whose body was found in her burned-out home on Sidney Avenue early Wednesday was stabbed before the fire, according to the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office.

A South Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighter walks away from a house on Sidney Avenue where a 47-year-old Port Orchard woman died early Wednesday morning.
Senior Rachelle Jensen placed fourth at the April 19 South Kitsap Invitational in the triple jump.

Now she’s the one they cheer

Athletes often start preparing for their sports career from the time they can pick up a ball.

Senior Rachelle Jensen placed fourth at the April 19 South Kitsap Invitational in the triple jump.

There’s no place like home for quality theater

Last night after hearing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” I remembered how my siblings and I, who had watched the “Wizard of Oz” at least a dozen times, were in our 20s before we realized that the entire Oz sequence was in color.

School board selects Mayhew’s replacement

Home builder, SK community volunteer wins unanimously.

City’s Public Works director resigns

Port Orchard Public Works Director Maher Abed announced his resignation on Friday, and by Monday he was already absent from City Council meetings.

SK’s Jordan Thomas

Bellarmine ends Wolves’ title dreams

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SK’s Jordan Thomas

You mean her Earth Day letter wasn’t a satire?

When I first started reading Julie Spadoni’s April 23 letter to the editor (“Let’s consume nothing at all”), I assumed it was a clever satire and it made me chuckle.

For Fat Rascal’s, success can be a taxing ordeal

As a general rule, the outpouring of community support demonstrated by the effort to keep the Fat Rascal’s res-

It’s a handout with my money

I was dumbfounded by the arrogance of Rick Flaherty’s statement in support of naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after Sen. Bob Oke (“Port board backs naming bridge for Oke,” April 12).

License Actions

The Health Provisions Quality Assurances Office (HPQA) of the Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications or registrations of the following healthcare providers in Kitsap County:

Births

Births reported at area hospitals:

‘Gone Wild’ baristas complain to police about picture-takers

Two baristas at a local drive-thru espresso stand called 911 last week when a group of customers ignored their requests to not take pictures of them, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Fat Rascal’s co-owner Phyllis Howlett says customers will know her barbecue restaurant is open again when they “see the smoke.”

Community rallies to resurrect Fat Rascal’s restaurant

The owners of a local barbecue joint that closed this month because of a hefty tax bill promise the grill will be up and smoking soon — hopefully well before the summer weather begins. “We will be open,” said Phyllis Howlett, who was answering the phone at Fat Rascal’s barbecue Thursday morning.

Fat Rascal’s co-owner Phyllis Howlett says customers will know her barbecue restaurant is open again when they “see the smoke.”