This is Rachel, business and social-services reporter for the Kitsap Sun. This is a brand-new blog, and you and I can make anything we want of it. I’ve started running wire stories, updated three times a day, along with local news. But there’s much more we could do. I could put out a call to businesses and employers to post their latest news here. Another idea is starting a layoff ledger that lists local companies that have laid off people recently. The Seattle Times and other newspapers, usually a little larger, do this. Or, you could post your stories about special employees and efforts in your businesses that are helping you through these tough times. I could invited opinion pieces from you on the economy and local issues. Post here, e-mail or call me and tell me your thoughts on the direction you’d like to see us go.