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Appleton: Internet, newspapers chok full of simple civics lessons

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

When Bremerton Patriot editor Charles Melton offered me the opportunity to write a trio of columns for the newspaper this spring and summer, I reasoned that one of them should contain a review of the 2008 legislative session. That column was published in early April.

Younger generation of pols could learn from the past

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Joel Pritchard told me years ago that if you are really thinking about running for public office, get out your Christmas card list and write a note to everybody on it asking if they’d be willing to contribute to your campaign.

Bremerton's first mayor was 'sunny and bright' on darkest days

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

On Tuesday Bremerton lost a former mayor and city councilman, a family lost a loving, generous husband, father and grandfather and the world lost a great human being as Maurice “Morrie” Dawkins died after battling a long illness.

Outgoing editor: Thanks, Patriot fans

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

This issue is the last one where the title, Editor, will follow the name Charles Melton, but that doesn’t mean a complete disappearance from the Bremerton Patriot. It merely means that after 335 days after returning to Bremerton after two years in Poulsbo, a new challenge awaits beginning Sunday afternoon.

Thanks for the memories, Morrie

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

On Tuesday Bremerton lost a former mayor and city councilman, a family lost a loving, generous husband, father and grandfather and the world lost a great human being as Maurice “Morrie” Dawkins died after battling a long illness.

Spot anything odd? Pre-cancerous marks should be checked out early

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Years ago, I forget how many, but at least 20, someone gave me a picture they took of me and I was surprised to notice a brown spot about the size of a quarter on my cheek.

Welcome to your new Bremerton Patriot

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

By now, readers may have gotten a little used to change at the Bremerton Patriot. Since the paper got its start in 1999, the majority of those changes have been in staffing. Today’s new Bremerton Patriot, however, is just the start of what readers can soon come to expect. And while change isn’t always easy, the key to accepting and even embracing it is to look at it for its positive qualities.

New Patriot, newish reporter

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

While some of you may already know me, it’s only polite to introduce myself to all of Bremerton at once. I’ve been with the Central Kitsap Reporter more than a year and now it’s time to add another feather to my cap: Bremerton Patriot staff writer. That’s right, this Silverdale gal is invading the city of Bremerton. My beats at the CK Reporter include business, cops and fire, among other things, and I’ll work those same beats in Bremerton.

Dissecting the job of a press secretary | Adele Ferguson

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

What does a press secretary do? “Well,” Jody Powell once told me, “if you remember the circus parades that came through town in your youth, the scruffy guy at the tail end, with the half-pint in his back pocket and a bucket and a shovel for picking up after the elephants and horses, that guy was a press secretary.”

Congrats Class of ’08

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Congratulations Class of 2008, you did it! You can finally delete WASL and high school cliques from your vocabulary, but be sure to add jobs, taxes and bills. For most of you, these will forever remain a part of your life.

The only certainty in life is change

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

This will be my last column for the Patriot, since I will be retiring as superintendent of the Bremerton School District effective July 1. It is interesting to note that the Patriot, too, is changing its “look” with a new location, as well as a new editor. As they say, the only certainty in life is that there will be change.

Surprise! Rep. McDermott votes yes on defense bill | Adele Ferguson

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Sure enough, there in the How Your U.S. Lawmaker Voted report put out by Roll Call to the media was a listing of the vote in the third week of May on the 2009 military budget. I had quickly scanned the first part. “By a vote of 384-23, the House on Thursday authorized a $601 billion military budget for fiscal 2009, including $70 billion to fund war in Iraq and Afghanistan for part of the year.”

Plans for Bremerton will hopefully improve downtown

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Bremerton Mayor Cary Bozeman recently provided the members of the Downtown Bremerton Association (DBA) with encouraging words of continued city revitalization. With rents skyrocketing and small businesses closing up shop left and right, it’s hard for business owners to believe a change will come their way. The revitalization of Bremerton has transformed the city and there have been many positive changes, but will it bring the people? We hope so.

Rep. Appleton: '09 legislative session outlook

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

A couple of months ago, I wrote in this space about the highlights (and a lowlight or two) of the 2008 legislative session.? More recently, I put together a brief column designed to shine a bit of light on the legislative process, and to help interested citizens effectively and positively influence it.?

Plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth in Kitsap

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:25PM

Whether it’s carnival games and pie-eating contests or parades and professional displays of fireworks, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Kitsap County, you just need to know where to go.

Leadfoots can save gas money by easing up on pedal

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:25PM

With gasoline now over $4 a gallon, ethanol losing its appeal as a substitute fuel which would cost more to produce than gas and the ANWR still locked up for the caribou, how about doing what we did when we were crying the blues over gasoline in the 1970s?

Catch a movie under moonlight

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 12:00AM

Just when you thought there was nothing new to do around town, something unique makes its way into Bremerton.

For better or worse, the readers lend their opinions

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 12:00AM

“In your article about the person in Port Angeles who had received medals and benefits not awarded, it seemed the fellow did receive a proper sentence,” writes Dennis Wojciak of Marysville.

Tornado headed for Merritt

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:25PM

The last time the diva of country music was in Merritt she promised to return.

Demons defang short-bench Wolverines

  • Jul 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:25PM

Despite a Saturday night 12-2 blowout by the Ice Demons, the Hazelton Wolverines added a couple of players Sunday, changed goalies and showed why they have picked up some points in the CIHL western division, despite losing 6-2, at the end of what turned out to be a decent hockey game.

No immediate plans for fire-ravaged area

  • Jul 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:25PM

Plans for a 12-storey office building at the corner of Ross Street and Gaetz Avenue is raising hopes that more downtown development could follow.

Reading program needs volunteers

  • Jul 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:25PM

“In only an hour and a half, they can change a child’s life,” said Bev George, district coordinator for the One to One reading program, on the influence a volunteer can have on a child.

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