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?The persistent achievement gap between haves and have-nots in our society is chiefly a verbal gap. There is no greater practical attainment in the modern world than acquiring a bellyful of words. A large vocabulary is the single most reliable... more

In January 2014, Professional Options hosted a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) meeting at Poulsbo City Hall so area veterans could learn about how to benefit from WWP. Attendees hear about successes and challenges our veterans and... more

When singer-songwriter, I Heart Kitsap TV owner and former MTV Italy producer Mike Barnet speaks, people listen. Join us as he shares invaluable tips about how businesses can use videos, YouTube, SEO and other tools to be found and... more

Brawls in the aisles over reclining seats, crying babies, and incorrectly served macadamia nuts. Passenger evictions over Christmas greetings. Emergency landings and arrests for mouthing off at flight attendants or seat-hopping. As the... more

Whether it's knowing how to write code, being articulate about the impact of technology on the 21st century economy, or ensuring today's students are versed in important STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math)... more

On December 3, 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu, a former 6th grader enrolled at Folsom Middle School, committed suicide after schoolmates had bullied him for being a cheerleader. According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of... more

After years as management in the corporate world, David Mitchell blazes his own trail to start a coaching and consulting business, write a book, and speak at seminars and business events on the Building Blocks of Business.

We've gotten messages asking us why we're not covering the Michael Brown/Ferguson riots issue, and some even accused us of ignoring it and not being a real 'Straight Talk' show tackling tougher subjects. There is no particular... more

Join us as we recap World Affairs Council's meeting featuring Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, who discussed the state of the world economy and what can be done to improve global economic growth ahead of his trip with President Obama... more

After 13 years as the lobbyist in Olympia for the Washington Technology Industry Association, Lewis McMurran left the industry group in 2013 to run his own consulting business. A highly respected lobbyist by tech leaders and politicians,... more

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