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Gov. Inslee sets out rules for restaurants to restart dine-in service

Restaurants that open their doors during Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan for reopening Washington will need to need to limit capacity… Continue reading

 

Gov. Inslee: Trump’s ‘unhinged rantings’ to LIBERATE states is encouraging illegal and dangerous acts

Gov. Jay Inslee said President Trump’s tweets to “LIBERATE” the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia were “putting millions of people in danger of contracting… Continue reading

 

The Washington State Employment Security Department received 4,860 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week of March 29-April 4, down from 4,941 initial claims that were made during the prior week (March 22-March 28). (Graph courtesy of the Washington State Employment Security Department)

Jobless claims continue at historically high pace

Initial claims for unemployment benefits stayed at their historical highs for the third week in a row, according to officials with the Washington State Employment… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget and his K-9 partner, Whitney. (Photo courtesy of the city of Bainbridge Island)

Bainbridge mourns loss of Police Officer Kurt Enget

Former Suquamish Police Officer Kurt Enget died Friday morning following treatment for symptoms similar to COVID-19, the city of Bainbridge Island announced. The official cause… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget and his K-9 partner, Whitney. (Photo courtesy of the city of Bainbridge Island)

COVID-19 may come back to Kitsap in future waves, health officer warns

Though there are strong signs that social distancing and other preventative measures have helped slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kitsap Public… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee on federal stimulus package: Thanks, but more is needed

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed the approval of a $2 trillion federal stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but said more assistance will be… Continue reading

CHI Franciscan has set up 11 triage sites to assess possible COVID-19 patients, including at Harrison Port Orchard Urgent Care and The Doctors Clinic Ridgetop East-Silverdale. (CHI Franciscan photo)

COVID-19 triage sites set up in Port Orchard, Silverdale

CHI Franciscan has set up 11 triage sites to assess possible COVID-19 patients, including at Harrison Port Orchard Urgent Care and The Doctors Clinic Ridgetop… Continue reading

CHI Franciscan has set up 11 triage sites to assess possible COVID-19 patients, including at Harrison Port Orchard Urgent Care and The Doctors Clinic Ridgetop East-Silverdale. (CHI Franciscan photo)

Worker at Kitsap County Superior Court found to have COVID-19

A member of the Kitsap County Superior Court has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the court office at Kitsap County… Continue reading

Kitsap Public Health District: Not enough tests available to test those with COVID-19 symptoms in Kitsap County

Kitsap County does not have enough tests available to find out if Kitsap residents who are showing symptoms of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) actually have… Continue reading

PSE won’t cut off power or assess late fees during COVID-19 crisis

Puget Sound Energy has announced that it will not be disconnecting power to customers who have not paid their bills during the ongoing 2019 novel… Continue reading

Public schools on Bainbridge closed through April 24 – at least

Bainbridge Island public schools will remain closed through April 24, at least, the Bainbridge Island School District announced Thursday night. Schools had already been closed… Continue reading

Coronavirus Q&A

The Washington State Department of Health has set up a call center to respond to public questions on the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). People… Continue reading

Rep. Kilmer announces he will vote to impeach Trump

Congressman Derek Kilmer said he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump when the U.S. House of Representatives votes later this week on two articles… Continue reading