Brett Cihon

Tolls likely going up on Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Drivers could soon be paying more to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

3-month jail sentence for ex-owner of pizza joint

A notorious Kitsap County club and resaurant owner won’t see any rowdy nightlife for a while.

Puget Sound Wine Cellar owner John Ready closed the business for good on New Year’s Eve

Another empty Bay Street spot as wine shop closes

In 2008, John Ready framed a front-page article in the Port Orchard Independent about his reopening of the Puget Sound Wine Cellar. Three and a half years later, he took the article off the wall.

Puget Sound Wine Cellar owner John Ready closed the business for good on New Year’s Eve
Legislative redistricting map shows 26th District

State redistricting puts all of Port Orchard in 26th District

McCormick Woods residents will be represented by the same state legislators as the rest of Port Orchard as a result of the state’s redistricting process.

Legislative redistricting map shows 26th District
Bela Kovacs holds the sandsucking machine he made to search for gold on beaches

Inventive gold hunter wants unfettered beach mining

A South Kitsap man’s list of accomplishments reads a bit like a stuntman’s resumé.

Bela Kovacs holds the sandsucking machine he made to search for gold on beaches

Port Orchard Marina has ethanol-free fuel for area boaters again

Boaters stopping to fill up their tanks at the Port Orchard Marina will once again be able to top off with ethanol-free fuel.

Where in South Kitsap? Do you recognize this scene?

Where in South Kitsap? Did you know?

Handpainted cutouts create unique Christmas displays in South Kitsap woman's yard

Where in South Kitsap? Do you recognize this scene?

Feds criticized for overruling FDA on Plan B access

A decision to overrule the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to expand access to Plan B emergency contraception has drawn criticism locally and nationally.

Annexation approval doesn’t mean housing construction in McCormick West

The city’s recent approval of annexation for McCormick West won’t immediately mean new construction, the president of McCormick Land Co. said.

Chris Hogan has been training for his mixed-martial arts fight at Saturday night's Liberation event at Sk8town.

MMA fighter trains with wife who packs a punch

As Hogan prepares for his third amateur fight — Saturday night at Sk8town’s Liberation MMA event — the couple realize their shared passion for cage fighting might actually account for their surprisingly calm relationship outside of the gym.

Chris Hogan has been training for his mixed-martial arts fight at Saturday night's Liberation event at Sk8town.

Gregoire pushes feds to allow medical marijuana

Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Wednesday she filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking the agency to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, allowing it to be prescribed by doctors and filled by pharmacists.

Big crowd anticipated for holiday festival

The festival’s chairman expects to see a near-record crowd for the 13th annual Festival of Chimes & Lights on Dec 3.