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Running for the good of Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

They share a vision for a better Poulsbo, but other than that the candidates seeking the offices of city council and mayor this November are strictly individual in their thinking. Some have common issues they feel need to resolved but by and large, the four incumbents and four challengers who will face off in General Election are seeking office for very different reasons. They come from different backgrounds, have varied qualifications and have separate views on how the city should be run. Instead of taking sound bites from our candidates, the Herald gave them 100 words to say their piece as they answered the five questions that matter most in any city election

City council, mayor candidates speak up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

POULSBO — Additional chairs were brought into the meeting room at the Valborg Oyen Library Thursday night to accommodate the 30 or so people interested in this city’s Democratic process. But even with nearly every seat filled and candidates seeking election or re-election for council and mayor slots in just three weeks, the mood was surprisingly relaxed.

Parents serve up burgers for small fries

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

KINGSTON — Call it a McCoup. Parents and staff of the Kingston Cooperative Preschool took orders, worked the drive through and survived a fast-paced few hours on the fast food frontlines. At the end of their three-hour shift they raised $400 for the school.

Keeping an eye on the ‘I’s and Eyman

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

SUQUAMISH — Dressed as Uncle Sam, Catherine Ahl gave it her all to support Initiative 747. “The government can get used to having less money,” she said citing Initiative 695, which did away with the vehicle excise tax. “I-695 was all doom and gloom. But the ferries are still running and we have some roads,” she continued as she played the role of I -747 author Tim Eyman.

Kingston’s hazy crystal ball: UGA sparks local debates

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

KINGSTON — Preserving wildlife, the Carpenter Creek watershed and even homeowner views were topics of concern at an EIS scoping meeting held Monday evening at Kingston Junior High. About 50 people gathered in the commons area to suggest items that should be covered in a draft environmental impact statement for three proposed sub-area plans for Kingston.

Freeholders agree to nonpartisan, district elections

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

If voters approve a proposed new county charter in an election scheduled for February 2002, they will change the manner by which county council members are elected. Then they’ll have the chance to change back in November 2003.

County gets the jitters over unknown substances

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

The suspected anthrax scare that for five hours shut down the Bremerton Transportation Center on Sunday, worried a region already jittery over possible bio-terrorism attacks.

PUD plans telecom backbone for region

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

Over the next few months Kitsap County will be shedding its jellyfish image in terms of telecommunications access and getting a little backbone. Actually, thanks to the Kitsap Public Utilities District, it will be a lot of backbone. Members of the Regional Telecommunications Committee were briefed Thursday on how KPUD was working to expand and improve access throughout the county.

County terrorism danger is much lower than other areas

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

POULSBO — The county scored one out of five possible points, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management Director Phyllis Mann told members of the Poulsbo City Council Wednesday night. And while in most cases low scores are a bad sign, Mann said when one is counting the possibility of terrorism here — it couldn’t be better.

Freeholders still split on district-only council election options

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

An option under consideration--ask voters to decide if county council members should be elected in district-only or country-wide elections. Public comment is invited at the board's next meeting on Oct. 11.

Blessed be these dogs, cats and pigs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

A group of animals and their owners gathered Saturday for a blessing and to celebrate St. Francis Assisi's love of animals.

State says money to widen Hwy 305 is not in jeopardy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

According to the Department of Transportation, the $7 million earmarked for Poulsbo work remains intact--for now.

White Horse housing/golf project back on course

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Court says project is vested under 1983 standards.

Red Cedar Farm offers patchwork of pumpkins

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Thousands of area youngsters visit a maze of pumpkins and sample pumpkin pie and farm life.

Making dollars and sense out of economy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

State, Kitsap County, Poulsbo and school districts are bracing for budget cuts.

Kingston Farmers Market season a bountiful one

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Last chance this weekend to get homegrown goodies and fun.

Poulsbo man dies in Totten Rd. crash

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Two men also injured Sunday, one seriously.

Regis will challenge Bruce in Poulsbo mayoral race

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Regis edges out Sherry Appleton by a five-vote margin.

Terrorism's economic impacts minimal in North Kitsap

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Many businesses felt short-term decline, longer term effects are still hard to predict.

Students "dig in" to protect Liberty Bay

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Over 100 gather to support salmon habitat restoration project.

Poulsbo college campus victim of spending freeze

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Tough financial times put Olympic College campus on uncertain ground again.

Poulsbo mayoral race primary headed for recount

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Too close to call, Regis and Appleton race will get a hand recount on Monday.

Schreck fights Elections BC over Web site

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Since former North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP MLA David Schreck has the advice “Vote NDP” on his Web site, Elections BC officials contend he must register it.

READER SOUND-OFF

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

"Do you have a view on a local issue you'd like to express? Sound-Off is a public forum. The views are the opinion of the writer, and not necessarily of the newspaper. "

Gamblewood Fire

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:43PM

"Courtesy Photo A family of five lost their home and possessions in a trailer fire in Gamblewood yesterday morning. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters had difficulty reaching the trailer because the driveway was blocked by a plywood fence, a travel trailer and several cars. A cat and bird were killed in the blaze. "

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