Letters to the Editor

Paying public officials what they are worth | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In the Oct. 5, 2018 edition of the Islander, Mr. John Atkinson laments the lack of courage of U.S. senators (being paid… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

 

Bainbridge council is making a short-sighted choice | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I just returned home from my volunteer job at city hall. There, my fellow volunteer and I tested and calibrated the equipment… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

 

Election Day is only the beginning | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Great news that voters are turning out in higher than expected numbers. (“Higher turnout expected in Kitsap County for this midterm election”… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2018

 

Don’t make others deal with your trash | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Oct. 15, 5 p.m.: Post office garbage can was overflowing with discarded items spread on the floor around it. Really, people, don’t… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

‘Bully’ label came from old political squabble | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Three citizens have complained to the city’s Ethics Committee that Councilman Ron Peltier was rude to them. We don’t have an Anti-Rudeness… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Focus on inclusion, not identity politics | Letter to the editor

To the editor: While I was unable to make the event due to a prior commitment, I appreciated Mr. Marano’s piece on “Diversity outreach” (Oct.… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

A radical shift in immigration policy | Letter to the editor

To the editor: On Oct. 10, 2018 the Trump administration published the proposed “public charge” rule for public comment. The comment period ends Monday, Dec.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Trump missed his roll in journalist’s murder | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If Jamal Khashoggi died in a fist fight, where is his body? Too bad Trump wasn’t there to supply paper towels. PJ… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Trump shows violence comes in many forms | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Trump forces himself on Pittsburgh after the mayor, Jewish leaders and somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 petition signers told him to stay… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Americans deserve stronger response | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I believe Americans need to take steps to address the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The White House response has been unacceptable.… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2018

The emperor has no clothes – and no clue | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Mr. Olsen has a valid point: “the jaundiced elite lost the election.” Yes, by a whopping 3 million votes. However, Mr. Olsen… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2018

Prop. 1 may not be perfect but vote yes | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I’ve been a recreational bike rider on Bainbridge Island for more than 20 years. With a few exceptions, most arterials on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2018

Levy won’t improve transportation for all | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We are voting “no” on this levy. It fails to provide any infrastructure for expanded public transportation, pedestrian paths outside school areas,… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2018

Levy will help with bad drivers, bad roads | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Yes on the non-motorized transportation levy. On Nov. 6, we have the opportunity to vote on the first meaningful non-motorized infrastructure levy… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2018

Levy improves roads for drivers and bikers | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I live on Eagle Harbor Drive and I’m convinced that someone is going to be killed on my street — a driver… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2018

Vote for Andrews is a vote for conservation | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Clean drinking water and internet access are essential for a healthy community. The KPUD manages about 50 water systems and operates 200… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Keep House seat in control of Democrats | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Rep. Sherry Appleton (D) is in the State House of Representatives for our district. She is our voice in Olympia. She is… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Take action on climate change with your vote | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The vast majority of Americans understand that climate change is human caused and represents a threat to our wellbeing. We also understand… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

Many good reasons to vote no on SAFE levy | Letter to the editor

To the editor: How can you vote against a bond levy labeled “SAFE Mobility”? If you want to be fiscally responsible, however, there are good… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018

History has its eyes on Washington voters | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Our vote on I-1631 influences other countries. In Paris in 2015, China and the U.S. pledged to reduce climate emissions by 2030,… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2018