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  • Aug 1, 2014 at 8:42AM

Political cartoon for the Aug. 1, 2014 issue of the Port Orchard Independent.

Thanks for covering grand opening

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

Thank you so much for sending a writer to Stepping Stones Learning Center and Preschool grand opening celebration.

Vote Sean Smith for assessor

  • Aug 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Having known Sean Smith for several years, I can attest to the high standards Smith has set for himself.

Jan Angel is only choice for Senate

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 8:26AM

There is only one positive logical choice for the 26th District State Senate and that is Jan Angel.

County needs a new prosecutor

  • Aug 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

I am submitting this letter to the editor to explain why I will not vote for or support the re-election bid of Russ Hauge.

Reader supports Gilmore for auditor

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

I enthusiastically support Gilmore in her candidacy for the office of Kitsap county auditor and look forward to her serving as the guardian of this county’s elections, licensing, recording, and accounting functions.

Home and garden tour was a big success

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 8:24AM

The Port Orchard Historic Home and Garden Tour was a big success this past weekend.

D0N BRUNELL | Attitudes cause economic, environmental damage

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

More than a century of fires provides stark evidence of the economic and environmental devastation wrought by massive wildfires.

IN OUR OPINION | The pros and cons of retail marijuana

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 8:21AM

Prohibition didn’t work, or so lawmakers learned more than 80 years ago. But the parallels between America’s experiment with the Eighteenth Amendment and the legal sale of marijuana likely end there.

When humans and ospreys collide | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Man-made structures become irresistible to ospreys as nesting sites. But this can have dangerous consequences.

Bremerton residents resurrect old pastime | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:20PM

Rev up, and cruise downtown Bremerton. Just like in the old days.

Bainbridge studio shoots independent film | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:12PM

Honey Toad Studio moves from successful web series to independent film, shot entirely on Bainbridge Island.

Villwock’s comeback attempt raises controversy

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 4:42PM

South Kitsap graduate was involved in a pair of crashes last weekend

State Route 302 Purdy Spit work completed ahead of schedule

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 1:00PM

A Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance project to repair a segment of rock bulkhead along the Purdy Spit on State Route 302 was completed a day ahead of schedule.

Tall ships coming to Bremerton on Aug. 28-24

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

A pair of tall ships — the brig Lady Washington, the Official Ship of Washington state, and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain — will call on the Port of Bremerton Aug. 18-24 and offer public sailing programs and tours at the Bremerton Marina, 120 Washington Ave.

Mustangs roll into Downtown

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:41AM

A couple examines one of the more than 200 Ford Mustangs that were parked along the Port Orchard waterfront for the annual Mustangs on the Waterfront car show on July 27. There were Mustangs from 1964 to 2014 on displayed for the event sponsored by the Kitsap Mustang Club.

County’s first pot retailer to open in Port Ochard

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:27AM

Kitsap County’s first recreational marijuana retail store may open soon in Port Orchard after the state’s Liquor Control Board issued a license last week, according to state’s Liquor Control Board.

Veteran accountant joins SKSD leadership trust

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 11:00AM

Tracy Patterson started July 1 as South Kitsap School District’s assistant superintendent of business services.She replaces Sandy Rotella, who left the district in March to return to her native Colorado.

Kitsap Bank announces semi-finalists for small business contest

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 9:00AM

A Port Orchard company — With Respect — is among 16 semi-finalists for the inaugural edg3 FUND small business competition sponsored by Kitsap Bank.

DISTRICT 35 | Sheldon faces couple of newcomers in Senate race

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:26AM

Democratic State Sen, Tim Sheldon, a member of the Senate's Majority Coalition, is being challenged by a fellow Democrat and a young Republican in the Aug. 5 primary.

National Night Out is Aug. 5

  • Aug 4, 2014 at 7:00AM

Law enforcement agencies, businesses and residents in communities nationwide join forces for National Night Out, Aug. 5.

CENCOM director receives state award

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Richard A. Kirton, director of Kitsap County 911-CENCOM, received the prestigious 2014 APCO-NENA Maurice Courtright Award.

Kitsap Realtors make endorsements for 2014 election

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:19AM

The Kitsap County Association of Realtors has announced the organization’s slate of 2014 endorsed candidates.

Citizens needed for Parks Advisory Board, Art Board

  • Aug 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

Citizens are needed for the planning and management of Kitsap County parks by serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Youth mental health first aid classes set

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 7:00AM

A nationally acclaimed Youth Mental Health First Aid course will be offered August 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olympic Educational Service District, 105 National Avenue N., Bremerton.

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