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So the story goes, the Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award Foundation was founded in the 1980s after several local school levies failed at the polls. The idea behind the foundation: Let voters know about the good work that teachers do, what they are doing to prepare young people for life, how they meet the challenges of teaching amid economic, political and social changes, their place in the circle of American life: that well-educated students means a more competitive workforce and engaged citizenry, which means a healthier economy and stronger communities.
Community Events, March 2015
The North Kitsap Herald is entering its 114th year of publishing. The Herald was founded in 1901 by Peter and Josephine Iverson shortly after they arrived here from Norway via the Midwest. We’re proud of their groundbreaking legacy of leadership — Peter served as the second mayor of Poulsbo and as state senator from 1913-18; Josephine was a journalist at a time when newsrooms were largely the domain of men. One hundred fourteen years later, we strive to carry on the Iversons’ legacy. Like them, we work to produce a Herald that is a catalyst for change, a reflection of the community it serves. (And, we’re proud that the glass ceiling in our publisher’s office was shattered long ago).
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000. That is unacceptable to the Treaty Tribes in western Washington. We refuse to accept this tenfold increase in the risk of getting cancer from known cancer-causing toxins — and you should too.
The Legislature is considering a few pieces of legislation regarding elections, some more helpful than others.
Olympic College Poulsbo, at College Marketplace, is poised not only to meet the higher-education needs of local residents, but to empower them in their career fields to meet the challenges this area will continue to have as it grows: How do we lessen our environmental impact as our communities grow? How can we enhance the health of our marine environment? How do we attract more businesses and create more jobs but do so in a “green” way? How do we enable people to move around our communities without relying on the car?