COVID-inspired resolution finds little support on council

A resolution warning of risks to democracy and civil rights because of the COVID-19 outbreak got a rocky reception at this week’s meeting of the… Continue reading


Weaponizing the Virus | Mel Gurtov

China is “the central threat of our times,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in January 2020. Since then, the Trump administration has done everything… Continue reading


Kitsap candidates file for 2020 election

Kitsap County will have a Primary Election in 2020, with several candidates filing for open seats in both the U.S. Congress and the Washington State… Continue reading


The Dangerous Consequences of Bias | Wim Laven

It must be said upfront: not all bias is bad—some of them are essentially heuristics, shortcuts that help us process patterns — but some bias… Continue reading

More candidates line up for 23rd District, Kitsap races

Kitsap County voters will see a crowded ballot for several races in the 2020 Primary Election. Candidate Filing Week began Monday, and by Wednesday afternoon,… Continue reading

Restarting The Economy Shouldn’t Be A Life Or Death Decision | Rich Manieri

My mother texted me a photograph on Sunday. That doesn’t sound like a newsworthy occasion, but mom had never texted anything to me or anyone… Continue reading

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Supreme Court justices wrangled Wednesday with whether states can penalize presidential electors who vote their conscience rather than party, and the… Continue reading

Racism and the National Soul | Robert C. Koehler

How deep does American racism go? And is it possible to uproot it? Or will it simply — endlessly — shift shape, wrap itself in… Continue reading

For Trump, It’s Mission Accomplished | Mel Gurtov

“We have met the moment and we have prevailed,” Donald Trump said at a news briefing May 11. “The moment” is quite a departure from… Continue reading

Refusing to Wear a Mask is America at its Worst | Dick Polman

There are many things I love about my country. But “rugged individualism,” when taken to its extreme, does not make my list. Nor does religious… Continue reading

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

EVERETT — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in the case of an Everett man and two others who contend presidential electors can,… Continue reading

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, America’s Billionaires Thrive and Prosper | Lawrence Wittner

Although most Americans currently face hard times, with unemployment surging to the levels of the Great Depression and enormous numbers of people sick or dying… Continue reading

Gelder announces run for another term on Kitsap County Board of Commissioners

Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder will seek re-election to the District 1 position on the county board of commissioners. Gelder made the announcement Sunday. Candidate… Continue reading

Candidates line up for 23rd District, Kitsap races

Three people have filed to run for office in Washington’s Legislative District 23 on the first morning of Candidate Filing Week. Sen. Christine Rolfes, a… Continue reading

Trump Botched All This | Tom H. Hastings

OK, I have seen, in my life, Eisenhower and Kennedy and Johnson and Nixon botch Vietnam. I have seen Reagan botch the Euromissile crisis alongside… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall meeting Monday evening to share information about Congress’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading

Cooking My Way Through Quarantine | Jase Graves

Ever since our local mayor issued a COVID-19 shelter-in-place-and-go-completely-cocoa bananas order, my family and I have found ourselves cooking more than we have for our… Continue reading

This is My Family’s Coronavirus Story | John L. Micek

It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her… Continue reading

Former planner to be next Bainbridge Island City Councilmember

The Bainbridge Island City Council has picked a former city employee to fill the vacant South Ward city council seat. At the close of a… Continue reading

Biden Needs More Clickbait | Peter Funt

If a tree falls in the forest — or, as the case may be, if Joe Biden conducts a virtual town hall — and there’s… Continue reading