Opinion

6 reasons to say goodbye to the Hunter fiasco

No matter what happens in this presidential election, it has been deeply satisfying to watch the Joe and Hunter Biden scandal hooey explode on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2020

Looking back at another fight for civil rights

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of an event that sparked the landmark ruling by federal Judge George Boldt in U.S. v. Washington that upheld… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2020

Defunding police one of the worst ideas ever

A couple of years ago, a major regional medical clinic leader announced his support for a local tax hike to beef up the city’s police… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2020

Humorous take on Halloween is bewitching

I was trying to clear the cobwebs from my mind, and all I could find was random thoughts about Halloween (a.k.a. Hallowe’en, a.k.a. Allhalloween, a.k.a.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2020

Traditional Halloween fun pales in face of 2020 reality

Halloween is a huge letdown this year. I love modern Halloween traditions. I love the sweet smell of autumn, the chilly air and the camaraderie… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2020

Ferry crystal ball: Taxes will be raised

In May, the green eyeshade gnomes in the Governor’s Office of Financial Management slyly asked, as “an exercise,” how the ferry budget could be cut… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2020

Medical bills key issue in key states

Esther Wigley just finished paying off her medical bills – from 2017. Wigley, a Medicare recipient from Scranton, Penn., is now working to pay off… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2020

Are you ready for the Nov. 3 General Election?

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, we have been hearing from voters who are concerned about it. Your county election officials want to share what… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2020

Coronavirus stimulates RV sales and rentals

Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle (RV) sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Are you feeling fatigued? You’re not alone

Many chose to protest – a decision viewed by some as an empty gesture of the entitled and by others as a courageous stand of… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2020
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The ultimate October surprise is not a surprise at all

Karma (noun): The sum of a person’s actions decide that person’s fate…The intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. And… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2020

Resiliency of community depends on us

In times of crisis, a strong community is key to ensuring nobody is left behind. When COVID-19 reached us on Bainbridge Island, our community took… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020

Take a chill political pill and enjoy autumn’s beauty

Autumn has arrived — and it couldn’t come soon enough. I love this time of year — the brilliant colors, the chilly air, the sweet,… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020

Debate to feature more lies by Trump

Did anyone watch Don the Con’s Comedy Hour a week or so ago? Granted, it wasn’t fun being soaked to the bone by his fire… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2020

Like many things, COVID is making trash situation worse

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. We learned that a couple of years ago when the Chinese stopped buying massive volumes of… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2020
Support parks, which have been a star during pandemic

Support parks, which have been a star during pandemic

In a time of pandemic, we still have parks and trails. Even with so many of our social spaces foreclosed, our parks and trails remain… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2020
Support parks, which have been a star during pandemic
Hunger Walk online this month due to COVID-19

Hunger Walk online this month due to COVID-19

The need is great

  • Sep 12, 2020
Hunger Walk online this month due to COVID-19
Peaceful protests compel change on Bainbridge Island

Peaceful protests compel change on Bainbridge Island

‘Are you with us?’

  • Sep 12, 2020
Peaceful protests compel change on Bainbridge Island