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Sports Briefs

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:38PM

It’s been a mixed week for the South Kitsap High School fastpitch team. North Kitsap starter Jenneke Oostman struck out 10 batters and Jordan Jewitt went 2 for 4 and scored a pair of runs as the Vikings lost 3-2 Monday in Narrows League play.

Nose ring flap blown way out of proportion

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

Sound Off is a public forum. Today, Port Orchard resident Marty Erath responds to a recent article in the Independent about the controversy created at Cedar Heights Junior High over his daughter’s nose ring, and a pair of recent letters to the editor discussing the issue.

Home prices skyrocketing? Blame government

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

On Jan. 6, 2007, The Seattle Times published a column co-written by the executive director of Futurewise, a left-wing environmental organization, and the executive director of the Housing Development Consortium, a Seattle-based trade association of nonprofit housing developers.

Property tax relief: From a kickoff to a punt

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

Last November, when the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Initiative 747, I joined with House Republicans to ask the governor for a special session to reinstate the measure.

Could we find someone who’ll stick around?

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

We’re not sure whether it’s simply ironic or somewhat troubling that a pair of stories in a recent issue of the Independent noted the retirements of both County Auditor and Administrative Services Director Ben Holland.

Sports briefs

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:37PM

The South Kitsap High School Boys Basketball Boosters hold their eighth-annual golf tournament at 2 p.m. on April 20 at Trophy Lake Golf Course.

We must support those who sacrifice for us

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

Bridge’s naming shouldn’t be the crowning insult

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

When the question of naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after former 26th District State Sen. Bob Oke was first raised last fall, we wrongly assumed a measure to that effect would sail through the state Legislature this year with little or no opposition.

A stiffer sentence

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:09PM

Judges are frequently — and justifiably — taken to task when they impose lenient sentences on criminals whose actions would seem to warrant something more serious.

Letters

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:02PM

The fact that the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge has made some lives easier isn’t the point. It’s the fact that Sen. Bob Oke did exactly the opposite of what his people told him to do.

News Briefs

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 8:52AM

A 17-year-old Manchester resident was taken to the hospital earlier this month after being struck by a large vehicle while he was skateboarding on Mile Hill Drive, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Earth Day award winners feted

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 8:51AM

Kitsap County presented its 2008 Earth Day awards, recognizing people throughout the community who have combined sustainability and imagination.

Sports Briefs

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:37PM

Wolves shut down

Too little growth the result of too much regulation

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:08PM

Sound Off is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Today, Silverdale resident Jack Hamilton argues that Kitsap County’s sluggish growth is directly related to government regulation.

Building ferries locally makes sense for the state

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:08PM

This past session the policy to support local jobs by building our new ferries locally (SB 6794) passed both the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.

PO man dies in car crash

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 8:50AM

A 67-year-old Port Orchard man was killed Sunday on State Route 16 when his car left the road and hit a tree, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Jaguar club hosts youth track meet

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:37PM

The Jaguar Club will hold its first youth track and field meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at South Kitsap High School. It’s $2 per event to participate or $5 for the entire day. Athletes 6 to 8 years old are eligible to participate. Check out www.sktfcjaguars.com for more information.

Our lawmakers can do a better job of budgeting

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:08PM

The 2008 legislative session ended on March 13. With the many challenges facing our state in transportation, education and health care, we were hopeful to make progress on these and other issues this year.

For Fat Rascal’s, success can be a taxing ordeal

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:08PM

As a general rule, the outpouring of community support demonstrated by the effort to keep the Fat Rascal’s res-

Feedback

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:02PM

Readers’ comments — negative or positive — on the Independent’s news coverage and editorial policies are welcome.

It’s a handout with my money

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:02PM

I was dumbfounded by the arrogance of Rick Flaherty’s statement in support of naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after Sen. Bob Oke (“Port board backs naming bridge for Oke,” April 12).

Life is Good brings ‘positive energy’ to SK

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:13PM

For Sheila Karnes, life is good.

Business Briefs

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:13PM

Joanne Nye of Port Orchard has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.

Where merchandise goes to be resurrected

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:13PM

It's new to town, and new to you. At least the offerings at New 2 You! are. The variety mall, which opened in March at 1696 SE Mile Hill Drive, is attached to the South Kitsap Mall and brings a new flavor to town.

Antique shops make Bay St. a stroll down Memory Lane

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 1:13PM

They sit on a single block, two nearly side by side, the other a two-story structure looming just across the street.

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