Opinion

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
Steve Powell

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
Steve Powell

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

Working from home is here to stay

With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2021

A big step toward accountability for habitat impacts

Habitat loss and damage is the driving factor for the decline of salmon in our region. It doesn’t discriminate and never stops. Every hour of… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2021

Trans movement should not extend to athletics

Civil rights legislation always has its genesis in humanitarian principles: protecting the weak, advocating for the voiceless, providing opportunities for the disenfranchised. The Civil Rights… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2021

Wildfires were ‘Big Polluters’ in 2020

While the coronavirus and its devastating effects on people and economies worldwide were unfortunately the top 2020 stories, the massive impact of western wildfires can’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2021
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Slow down Chinese immigration for national security

A Chinese spy scandal is rocking Capitol Hill. The sordid tale is the stuff of thrillers: a possible sex-for-secrets swap that involved U.S. Representative and… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2021
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Dr. Gib Morrow

All health care workers need to step up to vaccinate everyone

By Dr. Gib Morrow The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine – a critical tool in our fight to end the pandemic – have arrived. Now,… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2020
Dr. Gib Morrow