Politics

Schneider still winning in bid to retain Bainbridge council seat

Incumbent Bainbridge Councilwoman Leslie Schneider maintained her lead over challenger Grayson William Wildsmith in the third tally of votes in the race for the District… Continue reading

Trump and Republicans Are Weak, Even On Friendly Turf | John L. Micek

Going into Tuesday night, if you were a swing-state progressive, it was pretty easy to be discouraged about the state of the presidential race. But… Continue reading

Breaking down the ballot: Our analysis of the Bainbridge council races so far

The Kitsap County Elections Division announced a new vote tally late Wednesday for the 2019 General Election. Here’s our takeaways from a breakdown of the… Continue reading

Councilwoman Schneider reacts to status as new frontrunner in Bainbridge council race

Bainbridge Island Councilwoman Leslie Schneider had accepted her fate. When the Bainbridge council started the new year, she would not be among the seven members… Continue reading

Schneider reclaims lead in narrow race for Bainbridge council’s Central Ward

The nail-biter of a race for Bainbridge Island’s District 4, Central Ward council seat has now turned into a cliffhanger. Incumbent Councilwoman Leslie Schneider took… Continue reading

From President to Autocrat | Mel Gurtov

An Autocrat Like All Others A recent special issue of Foreign Affairs is devoted to profiling some of the world’s most prominent autocrats: Xi Jinping,… Continue reading

UPDATE | Peterson, island political newbie, not ‘horribly disappointed’ by fire district loss

Incumbent Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner YongSuk Cho has handily earned another term in the Position 2 spot, according to the preliminary results of Tuesday’s… Continue reading

UPDATE | Two of three incumbents for Bainbridge Island council on losing end after first vote count Election Night

It was a rough Election Night for incumbents on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Two current councilmembers were denied a chance at another term, with… Continue reading

UPDATE | Challenger Pritchett “disappointed” by loss to longtime incumbent Swolgaard in parks race

The closest non-city council race on Bainbridge this election saw incumbent Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Commissioner John “Tom” Swolgaard retaining his long-held… Continue reading

Upset brewing for Central Ward Bainbridge council seat

He’s worked for the city of Bainbridge Island. Now he’ll work for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Grayson William Wildsmith was leading against incumbent Bainbridge… Continue reading

Hytopoulos leads in Bainbridge at-large council race

It looks like former Bainbridge city councilwoman Kirsten Hytopoulos will be heading back to city hall. Hytopoulos was leading in the race for the Bainbridge… Continue reading

Medina will retain seat on Bainbridge council

Bainbridge voters are sticking with the tried-and-true for the city’s North Ward, District 2 position. Incumbent Bainbridge Island Councilman Kol Medina was leading in the… Continue reading

Pollock wins South Ward Bainbridge council seat

Michael Pollock has felled another giant. According to the first vote tally in the 2019 General Election, Pollock is on his way to returning to… Continue reading

Cho retains fire commissioner spot against Peterson

Incumbent Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner YongSuk Cho has apparently been granted another term in the Position 2 spot, according to the preliminary results of… Continue reading

Hulet earns first full term in school district race

Incumbent Christina Hulet appears to have been granted a full term in the Director District 4 seat of the board for the Bainbridge Island School… Continue reading

How Bainbridge candidates are spending their last campaign day

The last day on the campaign trail marked a day off, or a regular day at work, for some of the Bainbridge candidates running for… Continue reading

Trump’s 143rd week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look at Donald J. Trump’s 143rd week in the White House. This week’s contributing artists:… Continue reading

Kitsap County says voter turnout on Election Day to likely be around 40 percent

Turnout for the 2019 General Election in Kitsap County is expected to hover around 40 percent of eligible registered voters. Another 2,495 ballots were received… Continue reading

Bainbridge council candidates pull in more than $67K in donations

Candidates for the Bainbridge Island City Council have raised more than $67,000 this election year, according to reports on file with the Washington State Public… Continue reading

Tuesday’s election features a ballot full of consequences: Initiative 976 and Referendum 88

Voters on Tuesday have a couple interesting decisions to make. And some pretty darn important ones for their community as well. There are two high-profile… Continue reading

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