Politics

UPDATE | Landslide win for Deets in Bainbridge council race

Joe Deets was plenty busy on Election Night. There were a lot of people to thank. Deets won the race for the North Ward seat… Continue reading

UPDATE | Desire for change was crucial in Bainbridge South Ward council race

Someone new was needed. That was the big reason behind Matthew Tirman’s election to the Bainbridge Island City Council, the candidate said, after the results… Continue reading

UPDATE | Jakubik ‘nervous’ and ‘grateful’ as she leads Bainbridge school board race

Incumbent Sheila Jakubik already had a lot to deal with before she found out she was handily on her way to winning a second term… Continue reading

Deets jumps to big lead in Bainbridge’s North Ward council race

Joe Deets has put a bit of sunshine between himself and Kevin Fetterly, his opponent in the District 7, North Ward race for the Bainbridge… Continue reading

Tirman leads in first vote count for Bainbridge’s South Ward council seat

Matthew Tirman may soon be taking a seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Tirman was leading with 58 percent of the vote over fellow… Continue reading

Nassar edging Roth in Bainbridge’s Central Ward council race

Rasham Nassar was leading incumbent Bainbridge Island Councilman Wayne Roth in the first tally of votes on Election Night for the District 5, Central Ward… Continue reading

First loser in General Election may be controversial bridge over Highway 305

The first defeat on Election Night may have come before the last ballots were cast. Days before, officials at Bainbridge Island City Hall decided to… Continue reading

One-third of Bainbridge has already voted

More than a third of Bainbridge Island voters have already cast ballots for Tuesday’s General Election. According to the Kitsap County Election Division, county election… Continue reading

Another Mass Shooting, More ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ | John L. Micek

“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” U.S. House Speaker Paul J. Ryan, R-Wisc., tweeted to… Continue reading

Are We in a “Post-American Era”? | Mel Gurtov

As Donald Trump makes his way to Beijing, we need to know that he will be dealing with a Chinese leadership that is much more… Continue reading

Two candidates hope to bring new spark to city council

Joe Deets has pumped a lot of outside energy into Bainbridge Island City Hall. Now, he wants to give it a jumpstart from the inside.… Continue reading

City official to speak at next Bainbridge Island Republican Women meeting

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Wing Point Country Club. Kellie Stickney, communications manager for the city of… Continue reading

Trump’s 41st week in office | In cartoons

Donald J. Trump’s 41st week in the presidency included: • A guilty plea on criminal charges from a Trump campaign aide; • Two criminal indictments… Continue reading

Dear Baby Boomers, Your Children Need You | Lisa Fuller

Dear Baby Boomers, Your children and your grandchildren need you right now — their lives may depend on it. I know, because I am one… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island School Board: Christina Wakefield

Christina Wakefield is running for the Bainbridge Island School Board, Director District 5 position. She is challenging the incumbent, Sheila Jakubik. Name: Christina Wakefield Education:… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island School Board: Sheila Jakubik

Bainbridge Island School Board Member Sheila Jakubik is seeking another term in the Director District 5 position on the school board. She is being challenged… Continue reading

Contrasts apparent in race for council’s South Ward seat

The voice of experience, versus the voice of youth. Longtime area resident against new arrival. Engineer versus executive tech guy. That’s the contrast in the… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island City Council: Joe Deets

Joe Deets is running for the Bainbridge Island City Council, District 7 North Ward, against Kevin Fetterly. Name: Joe Deets Campaign website: joedeetsforcouncil.com Education: Antioch… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island City Council: Kevin Fetterly

Kevin Fetterly is running for the Bainbridge Island City Council, District 7 North Ward, against Joe Deets. Name: Kevin Fetterly Campaign website: fetterly4bi.com Education: Stanford… Continue reading

Q&A with the candidates | Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District: Kirk Robinson

Kirk Robinson is seeking another term in the Position 5 seat on the board of commissioners for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District.… Continue reading