There are truly not enough words to express our gratitude to the many supporters who contributed so generously to the Kathleen Sutton Fund’s 12th annual auction on Oct. 4. It was a beautiful day in Port Gamble at the Pavilion that more than 250 guests attended this great event.
The Poulsbo Lions Club is pleased to partner with the Poulsbo Library and offer free vision screening for children, teens, and adults. The next two screenings will take place on Oct. 28 and Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
I am writing to express my views on I-594. I am not going to make unfounded claims supporting this proposal but will endeavor to ask some questions designed to make the voters think about this before casting their vote.
Requiring a criminal background check before selling a gun in Washington will not eliminate all gun violence here. But passing Initiative 594 will reduce gun-related injuries and crime has it has in other states that require similar background checks.
These days in politics, especially since the mid-terms are just around the corner, there doesn’t seem to be much bipartisan camaraderie out there. There isn’t even that much camaraderie within parties, as Democratic nominees are distancing themselves from the President and his low approval ratings. This less-than-friendly political environment begs the question: Can we come together over anything anymore?
Potential and current liveaboard tenants are taxpaying residents and merchants of Poulsbo. They contribute greatly to the community and are capable of finding a place to park their car in the existing permitted areas.
Ed Wolfe is sounding more and more like a lobbyist for the realtors and home builders. They, of course, are the ones funding his campaign. I’m reminded of the old saying: “When you get to the ball, you’re expected to dance with the one who brought you.”
In the race for District 3 county commissioner, Ed Wolfe distinctly proclaims he is not a planner, yet we are faced with updating our Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan by June 2016. That Comprehensive Plan — Kitsap 2035 — is a map for the county’s next 20 years. Doesn’t that deserve serious planning?
Enough is enough! Regarding the stormwater rate increase (page A1, Oct. 17 Herald), I am flabbergasted that the city suggests a 53 percent increase next month.
Elections are just around the corner and it’s time to evaluate the progress of current federal, state and county Democratic administrations. Real unemployment is 12.7 percent, considering those who have stopped looking for work, and workforce participation is a lousy 62.7 percent. Average income over six years has dropped $1,500 to $2,500. The debt is $17 trillion and increasing.
I am deeply concerned about James Olsen’s ability to represent our district. He calls his liberal neighbors on Bainbridge “louses” [sic] and has directed thinly veiled threats to me such as “Don’t suffer LiberalLouse infest: Call the Orkin Man” as if I am in need of extermination (Twitter, Nov. 14, 2013).
On Sept. 22, I received an email from Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-6th District). Of all things, his update discussed the U.S. Export-Import Bank and how his side of the aisle was attempting to re-authorize its charter for five more years. Republicans in Congress extended the bank’s existence only until summer 2015, with good reason.
It’s fall so we are bombarded with James Olsen campaign signs. We’ve managed to keep him sidelined so far, but it’s important new residents have the facts. He has alienated a large number of us, not through independent or conservative views, but with his public rants and demeaning name calling.
I had the privilege of attending the Hansville Q&A forum on Oct. 10. I found it embarrassing that Sherry Appleton, who has served for 10 years, had no major legislative bills — if any — that have become law. She consistently says her biggest pride is that she has worked 10 years on a bill to expunge misdemeanors from records and it will be a top priority to her in 2015.
I was always taught that a double negative is equivalent to a positive, both mathematically and grammatically. Thus, may I assume that Mr. Henden now favors the income tax, since he is negating the no-tax message?
I recently received from Scott Henden a campaign postcard that causes me some concern. Either his writing skills are limited or his knowledge of immigration issues are absent. I quote from his card: “Illegals must have work visas.”
Claire Bradley will make a bad judge. She recently conspired with her campaign manager Matt Clucas to reduce the charges for that attorney’s client, Marcus G. Croman. Croman was driving with a suspended license for unpaid child support, when he struck two people walking from the casino. He left the scene and was arrested at home.
I am voting for Russ Hauge and I hope you will join me. For the past 19 years, he has been exemplary as our county prosecutor. Those who know him best professionally are his legal peers in the Kitsap County Bar Association (KCBA). In KCBA’s recent poll of candidates, Russ far outdistanced his opponent in the “highly qualified” and “preferred candidate” categories.
I have had the privilege of working side-by-side with Paul Andrews in Kitsap County for seven years. Paul is running for county assessor, and he is the best choice because of his knowledge, vision, and commitment to Kitsap County.
Paul Andrews is the clear choice for assessor. We have an opportunity to elect a 19-year Kitsap County resident who has truly worked for us. Paul is endorsed by the current assessor and he knows the job.