Opinion

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Offense, controversy necessary in free society

The other day, someone reminded me that I had a public Facebook page titled “Christine Flowers, Columnist and Radio Host.” I rarely post there, which… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Spend more on front end to protect environment

If you can plan for traffic, you can plan for ecosystem

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Transracialism allows us to change teams

Iconfess that I had never heard of Oli London. London is a British-born “influencer.” I’m not sure how one becomes an influencer but London, who… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2021
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We have a moral responsibility to undo racism

As members of organizations working for racial justice on Bainbridge Island we take issue with the op-ed piece that columnist Christine Flowers wrote in the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2021
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RV life of work, play would help country

It’s an old dream of mine, and I just may do it: Buy a travel trailer and live on the American road for weeks at… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Croquet needed at the Summer Olympics

Maybe croquet could improve the ratings for the 2021 Summer Olympics? Please allow me to explain. The COVID-delayed 2020 Olympics are on track to be… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2021
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Guns: Debate the issue, not the symptoms

It’s interesting when people die,” wrote Don Henley in the anti-media-sensationalism song “Dirty Laundry” back in 1982. Not much has changed since. There are more… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2021
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Japanese hydrogen pilot may work in Washington

It emits water not carbon dioxide

  • Aug 7, 2021
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Distrust in government cause of many COVID deaths

About 34 million people have fallen ill with COVID-19 in the U.S. and nearly 610,000 have died. Protection is readily at hand, but is going… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Massive reforestation effort needed

Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions of… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2021

Newpaper’s policy on letters, op-eds

There seems to be some confusion by members of the public regarding the Bainbridge Island Review editorial page. I want to make sure things get… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Voter ID just another bad GOP idea

When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ran his veto pen across a Republican-authored rewrite of state election law last week that included new voter identification requirements… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2021
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We shouldn’t have to beg people to work

Iwas down the shore this weekend, enjoying the sea, the sun and the sweeping panorama of people without masks. Honestly, that was even more beautiful… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2021
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BIFD leaders say social media information inaccurate

On June 26, Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the south end of BI. Members arrived and began suppression operations. This… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2021
Bob Scales

It’s BI who’s treating neighbors unfairly

The July 16 Review article, “They’re not acting neighborly,” is really a dispute between Bainbridge Island and me. The City Council and staff have acted… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2021
Bob Scales

Slow down on BAC; what about Sakai?

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks District is playing a shell game with the citizens of BI. Instead of developing the Sakai property as promised, they’ve… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2021
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We’re simply reversing the skin color of the victims

When Thurgood Marshall was strategizing his legal attack on segregation in the public school system of Topeka, Kan., he asked psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2021
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Biden dragging his feet on immigration

In a move consistent with the Biden administration’s walk back of former President Trump’s tougher immigration actions and guidelines, the Department of Homeland Security announced… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Biden nails it; fight voter suppression

It was hard to miss the challenge that President Biden posed to Americans as he burned through a fiery speech at the National Constitution Center… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021
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‘Underdog’ dad taught me system sometimes works

Sometimes, the system works. Last week, a client of mine, an abused woman from El Salvador, was granted asylum. You might not think that’s important… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2021
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