The cartoon for Aug. 31 is by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.
The carton for Aug. 20 is by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.
The cartoon for Aug. 29 is by Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle.
The cartoon for Aug. 28 is by R.J. Matson, CagleCartoons.com
The cartoon for Aug. 27 is by Larry Wright, CagleCartoons.com
Would you be surprised to learn that Fishline Food Bank wasn’t always a food bank? In the beginning, in 1967, a group of residents came together to help each other in very tangible, community kind of ways. Headquartered in a local church, early volunteers of “The Fishline” stood at the ready to help. If you needed a ride to the doctor, someone could drive you. If your lawn needed mowing and you were sick, a volunteer would pitch in. After a time, donations of clothes and household items started coming in, and a bigger building had to be found.
Poulsbo’s city code puts restrictions on grading and clearing of property proposed for development, in order to preserve trees and habitat. The idea is to discourage the wholesale clearing of property to be developed. Mayor Becky Erickson said the Mountain Aire subdivision was approved under older rules, and therefore didn’t have to conform to newer grading and clearing rules. The result: The clearcut that graced the front page of the July 25 North Kitsap Herald.
The City of Poulsbo should buy the troubled, flood-prone 8th Avenue property on Dogfish Creek so stream flows and fish passage can be improved, flooding alleviated, and a home that should never have been placed on the property removed.
The cartoon for Aug. 25 is by Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant.
To my wife’s chagrin, once in a while I pick up hitchhikers. Not those who are clearly crazy or have a weapon visible; usually appropriately attired folks in pouring down rain. I probably started doing this because of my pal Pete, who hitchhiked from New Jersey to Cincinnati during college. Pete is worldly, smart, a wonderful guy to spend time with. Maybe a good psychiatrist would say I assume all hitchhikers are like Pete. Unfortunately, they aren’t.
The Bainbridge Island City Council is making its collective voice heard on one of the most important issues facing the Puget Sound region: The massive increase in oil-by-rail shipments and the potential damage that a train derailment could pose to public safety and the environment. The Poulsbo City Council and Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners should follow Bainbridge’s lead.
Cartoon for Aug. 19, 2014, by David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star.
Illustration for Aug. 18 is by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.
Illustration for Aug. 17, 2014, by Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch.
Illustration for Aug. 16, 2014, by Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoon
Illustration by John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri.
Illustration by David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Cartoon for Aug. 12, 2014, by Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com