Here are some good reasons to enjoy a professional fireworks show this Fourth of July (and, in some cases, 3rd of July), instead of buying and lighting off fireworks. One, fireworks were responsible for two deaths, 277 injuries, and more than 150 fires and $320,000 in property loss in Washington in 2014, according to the State Fire Marshal.
Boats with people living on them add character, revenue and security to the port and merchants of Poulsbo. The Poulsbo merchants get zero revenue from a vacant boat tied to a slip in the Poulsbo marina. However, they will do very well from the liveaboard occupants and their visiting friends and relatives.
The Suquamish Tribe has gifted $4.45 million in philanthropic giving to Kitsap communities since 2007. This year, $553,121 was gifted to 241 organizations. This spirit of giving speaks to the growing economic strength of the Suquamish Tribe. But it also speaks to the Tribe’s culture of caring and sharing — a culture that is a vital part of our local safety net.
This is a great time to live in Kitsap County. Celebrations are coming up that tell us a lot about who we are as a community, and about this special place we call home.
Bremerton may be flexing its urban municipal muscle in an attempt to force a change in the voting structure of the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, or it may be serious about leaving KRCC. This we do know: The departure of Kitsap’s largest city from KRCC would complicate unified regional planning efforts — efforts that are required by the state’s Growth Management Act.
June 18 will be the 51st day that the Legislature is in special session — that’s one-and-two-thirds extra sessions — and only 12 days remain to reach agreement to avert the first-ever state government shutdown.
Looking back on my life, there are few big things I would do over. My regrets as an adult often center on the little things I could have, and should have, done as a young person, but didn’t.