Opinion

Congress dismisses U.S. working class Americans

Events on Capitol Hill and the Southwest border are unfolding at a dizzying pace. The outcome of those developments will have long-lasting and irreversible effects.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

 

Getting kids back in school shouldn’t be this difficult

Kids need to be in school. This seems to be an epiphany for some who, a year ago, suggested sending a teacher into a classroom… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

 

Removing Snake River dams unwise

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s $33 billion plan to remove the lower Snake River dams is unwise. However, if he pushes it, he needs to include… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

 

Time for BI to open up about Harrison

Bainbridge Island government has some explaining to do. It came to light in 2006 that BI was in need of a new police department. Here… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2021

Super Bowl ads: Super expensive, super perplexing

Why would any company spend $5.5 million for a 30-second Super Bowl ad that leaves viewers perplexed as some glitzy and abstract commercials did? After… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2021

Tribes need seat at table regarding outdoor recreation

Already robust levels of hiking, camping, boating and every other kind of outdoor recreation in our region has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic as many… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2021

Carbon tax may doom recyclers

In 1971, Oregon was the first state to enact a “bottle bill.” Fifty years later, Portland could become the first city to approve a sweeping… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2021

Childish fun — the good kind — needed on Capitol grounds

Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat and D.C.’s delegate in the U.S. House, is on to something big. A longtime champion of civil rights and free… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2021
Capitol Police subdue insurrectionists who illegally entered the halls of the Capitol Building. (Courtesy of KUOW)

Kilmer at the Capitol: Surviving an insurrection and preparing for impeachment

6th District congressman says American democracy prevailed on a pivotal day in Congress

Capitol Police subdue insurrectionists who illegally entered the halls of the Capitol Building. (Courtesy of KUOW)
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Biden’s benediction for a divided America

Joe Biden didn’t have to do a lot with his inaugural address last week except just deliver a concise, clear speech that somehow knit together… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2021
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Hydrogen a replacement fuel for trucks

In the coming decade, European Union leaders are investing heavily in hydrogen fuel research believing it is a key to eliminating CO2 discharges from vehicles.… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2021

Letters to the editor

Another look To the editor: When I read the recent spate of letters and email requesting an investigation into how the city overpaid for the… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2021
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Please support both BI school levies

You should already have your ballot for the Feb. 9 special election. There are two levies from the Bainbridge Island School District on it. You… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2021

Impeachment trial would stop it from reoccurring

When Donald Trump became only president in our tangled history to be impeached twice, Americans found themselves asking, “What now?” The better question is “What’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2021

What’s black and white and read all over?

America could use a hearty laugh right now, but laughter doesn’t come easily because too many Americans have lost their sense of humor. Humor, says… Continue reading

Call to action regarding BI overspending for police station

To the editor: Regarding information that the city of Bainbridge Island overspent on the new police station, a few of us with relevant professional experience… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2021
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2020 vision: Kitsap fared COVID-19 fairly well

Like the rest of the country, Kitsap County has been learning as it goes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike what has happened nationwide, the… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2021
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Amazing grace: It’s easier to say it than live it

Without grace, our public discourse will continue to suffer. “Grace,” according to Dictionary.com, has more than one meaning but all are powerful. Grace is “a… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2021