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Poll: Lessons from a Tree Sitting?

Bainbridge Islander Chiara D’Angelo, 19, drew media attention that reached a national level this week with her 40-hour tree sit in a forest slated for clear-cutting starting this week by commercial developer Visconsi Companies. Locals rallied around the young activist, decrying the planned mall’s immoral destruction of a living ecosystem and its unwanted sprawl, both…

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Poll: Is Bainbridge Looking too Good for Its Own Good?

Bainbridge Island has been quite the state/national darling lately. An article this week in the Huffington Post included us among the top ten idyllic islands to retire on. Last month our ferry rides were rated third best in the USA Today Best Boat Ride Contest. Two recent analyses of crime data for cities in Washington State put Bainbridge in…

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Poll: What Kind of Hawks Fan Are You?

Football fever is running high in these parts. Even the fair weather fans nearly spewed their brew when it looked like the 49ers might score in the last seconds of Sunday’s NFC Championship game. Take a moment from planning your Super Bowl XLVIII party to tell us what kind of fan you are. A true blue (and…

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Poll: Proposed Shopping Center at 305 and High School a Boon or Bane?

An out-of-state developer, Visconsi Companies, has submitted plans to the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) to put in a shopping center on High School Road at Highway 305. The commercial space would span over 8 acres and likely include a pharmacy, bank, and medical facilities, among other things. The forested land there would be cleared for…

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Poll: What’s Your Rotary Auction MO?

The 2013 Bainbridge Island Rotary is a month away, on June 29. Debate rages about claims that this bargain bonanza is the biggest rummage sale in the world. We’ll say with assurance that our little Island’s big event is at least the largest of its kind in the Northwest. For over 50 years, this community…

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Poll: What Should Our School District Do About Language Immersion?

In the wake of the lively and fractious community discussion about the El Velero Spanish immersion program, we’re asking you how you think the Bainbridge Island School District should respond. El Velero, which is housed at Commodore, is a pilot language program funded in part by private donations made through the Bainbridge Schools Foundation. Some…

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Poll: Staycation or Awaycation for Winter Break?

Ready or not, the kids are getting a week off from school coming up the third week of February. Are you off to warmer climes, visiting with family, chilling out here on The Rock, or doing a little of each? Tell us in our new poll in the right column of our home page.  …

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Poll: Should U.S. Gun Laws Be Reformed?

Shootings are not new, but the recent events in Aurora and Newtown have painfully reminded our national consciousness of the issues around gun ownership and gun control. Do you support gun law reform? Please share your opinion in our poll in the right column of our Home page. Related Stories Pistol Fires in Silverdale’s World…

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Poll: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, but If You Try Sometimes . . .

8 a.m. It’s the giving (and receiving) season, and we’re wondering what you’re wishing for, material or not—more time with your kids, a job, regular date nights, whirled peas, the iPhone 5. . . . Write in your wish(es) in our new poll (in red) in the right column of our Home page, below the…

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Scratch the Baby Poll: Ferry Babies Galore!

12:07 p.m. Sorry people. Although the Washington State Ferries Director of Communications informed Inside Bainbridge that the only birth on a WSF ferry occurred in 1979, several of our readers remember other births, before and after that year. Thank you for shedding light on what is obviously murky recordkeeping, no offense intended toward WSF. The…

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Update—Poll: Name the Last Year a Baby Was Born on a Washington State Ferry

Update: December 1, 2012, 12:20 p.m. With more information about ferry babies emerging rapidly, we are cancelling this poll: Scratch Baby Poll—Ferry Babies Galore! __________ 5:25 p.m. A baby was born Thursday, November 29, on the 1:10 p.m. Tacoma ferry heading from Bainbridge Island to Seattle. A midwife happened to be aboard the boat and…

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Poll: Favorite Thanksgiving Pie?

11 a.m. Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, on 11/22, and I for one am ready to shift my thoughts from political pie charts to real pie. What’s your favorite? The Thanksgiving classic pumpkin, the beloved all-American apple, the rich sweetness of pecan? Tell us in our new poll in the right column of our…

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Poll: Election Elation or Dejection?

12:35 p.m. Ah, election season. The ads. The debates. The pundits pontificating ad nauseam. A lot is at stake this November, from the president of the United States to our own state’s governor and U.S. senator and representative spots, as well as numerous other state and local positions. Then there are the state initiatives—to legalize…

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Poll: Ready for Rain?

4 a.m. Cliff Mass predicts our record dry spell will end this weekend with big-time precip. We all know we’re living on borrowed time, and life around us is looking downright crispy. Are you ready for rain? Express your opinion in our new poll in the right column of our Home page.   Photo of…

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Poll: Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legalized in WA?

9:25 a.m. If Washington voters pass Initiative 502 on the November 6 ballot, ours will be the first state to approve recreational marijuana use. People 21 and older would legally be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. And a state-regulated marijuana sales monopoly estimated to raise more than $560 million in new taxes…

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Poll: What Do You Think of Monday Early Dismissals?

1:15 p.m. The Bainbridge Island School District has switched its “early-release” policy from one short day a month to weekly early dismissals on Mondays starting this fall. The policy is meant to give faculty and staff more regular time for professional development. (See the public school schedules.) What do you think of the new schedule?…

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Poll Results: What’s Your Favorite 4th of July Dessert?

by Sarah Lane July 2, 2012 7: 52 a.m. (from the archives, originally published July 1, 2011) When it comes to dessert people take sides as well as seconds. Our Bainbridge Island poll respondents overwhelmingly (44%) chose berry pie as their favorite dessert for the Fourth, never mind what kind of berries (rasp, straw, or…

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Take Our Poll: “The Hunger Games” Empowering or Too Dark for Teens?

YA, or Young Adult, literature has grown increasingly far-reaching in its real-life themes. Some people think certain YA lit content is too intense and disturbing for teens, while others see it as an empowering resource for young people dealing with real-life struggles. Read more about this controversy in our article “The Hunger Games” Empowering or…

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Two Surveys Worth Your Time: Island Policing and PAWS

Bainbridge Island boasts a highly civic-minded citizenry. Here are two surveys currently collecting community input that will shape two important issues on our Island: policing and animal stewardship. Please take a couple of minutes to express your views and pass these along to friends and colleagues so they can do the same. The more public…

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Poll Results: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal in WA?

Inside Bainbridge readers were strikingly consistent in their voting in our poll about legalizing lesbian/gay marriage in our state. A decisive 90 percent said they believe same-sex marriage should be a legally protected civil right in our state. A 10 percent minority said they believe this civil right should not be granted by our legal…

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