Politics

Democrats Have Much to Debate | Peter Funt

Democrats are moving quickly to address problems faced by both parties in the last presidential campaign concerning early stage debates. But whether the DNC’s new… Continue reading

Councilman Peltier faces fourth ethics complaint; this one filed by wife of former city manager

Bainbridge Island City Councilman Ron Peltier has been hit with another ethics complaint. The latest complaint about the councilman’s behavior is the fourth since September.… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused on climate change posted on his… Continue reading

Trump’s 107th week in office | In cartoons

Time for another trip down Memory Lane. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president returns with a look back at Donald Trump’s 107th week in… Continue reading

What Two Republicans Tell Us About Today’s GOP | John L. Micek

The experience of two Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania — a state that President Donald Trump won in 2016, and one that remains critical to his… Continue reading

When Will We Ever Learn? | Ellen Lindeen

On Tuesday evening, February 27, 2019, I attended a beautiful, yet painful, event, entitled, “Vigil in Remembrance of Those Affected by Gun Violence.” The event,… Continue reading

In Politics, You Need Priorities | Lee H. Hamilton

It’s been many decades now, but I still remember a piece of advice I got not long after entering Congress. It came in passing from… Continue reading

O.N.E. | Tom H. Hastings

Our National Embarrassment. Our National Emergency. There he is, residing for a minute in the White House, a minute that is the longest lucid American… Continue reading

Time for new ferries in Washington is now | Guest viewpoint

The Washington ferry system is one of our state’s most valuable resources. Ferry communities rely on Washington State Ferries as our marine highway, to transport… Continue reading

The Trump Regime Wants to Believe the Earth is Flat | Dick Polman

The Trump regime has trafficked in self-parody since its inception, so perhaps we’re already numb to the news that it intends to challenge the scientific… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer talks climate change, Congress, government spending

POULSBO – Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA 6th District) visited the Kitsap News Group Thursday afternoon in the midst of this month’s District Work Period, a… Continue reading

Social media extortion could be a new crime in Washington state | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — Washington state senators aim to make social media extortion a crime punishable as a class C felony. Senate Bill 5495 is co-sponsored by… Continue reading

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public Lands Day. House Bill 1449… Continue reading

America the Melting Pot? Not So Fast. | John L. Micek

America has a bunch of foundational myths — George Washington and his famed cherry tree, the belief that anyone can get ahead if they just… Continue reading

Trump’s 106th week in office | In cartoons

Donald J. Trump in the White House. It’s the stuff that cartoons are made of. Lot’s of them, obviously. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th… Continue reading

Politicians Are Running for TV Jobs | Peter Funt

The snide old saw in college used to be: If you can’t make it in business, teach it. In media today, it’s become: If you… Continue reading

Bill would exempt some misconduct claims from public disclosure | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A bipartisan group of 34 representatives seeks to protect information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim of harassment or stalking. House… Continue reading

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to survive in public. Rep. Mia… Continue reading

Fealty to Trump or the Constitution? | Dick Polman

Now that the inevitable moment of truth has finally arrived — with Donald Trump in banana republic mode, concocting a phony national emergency, flouting the… Continue reading

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb Trump’s ability to launch a nuke | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA – Democratic lawmakers have asked the U.S. Congress to ensure the President does not have the sole authority to launch a nuclear strike, except… Continue reading