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Chris Quinn has taken over as Poulsbo Fire Commissioner following the retirement of Conrad Green. (Poulsbo Fire)

Quinn takes over for Green as Poulsbo fire commissioner

Newly elected Poulsbo Fire Commissioner Chris Quinn has officially taken over following the retirement of Commissioner Conrad Green. Quinn is a Navy veteran that earned… Continue reading

Chris Quinn has taken over as Poulsbo Fire Commissioner following the retirement of Conrad Green. (Poulsbo Fire)
Executive Director for WSPS Tricia Benson and Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder testified in front of the Senate Human Services, Reentry, and Rehabilitation Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. (WA Legislature)

Olympia considers legislation on SVP’s and LRA’s

Multiple bills concerning the placement and treatment of Washington’s Sexually Violent Predators, have been making their way through the House and Senate that could have… Continue reading

Executive Director for WSPS Tricia Benson and Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder testified in front of the Senate Human Services, Reentry, and Rehabilitation Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. (WA Legislature)
<em>Patricia Ferguson-Bohnee, Director of Indian Legal Clinic, ASU Law; Chair Marcia Fudge, US House Subcommittee on Elections; Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; Chairman Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe; Elvis Norquay, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Member; and Jacqueline De Leon, Attorney, Native American Rights Fund. </em>Photo courtesy Suquamish Tribe

Suquamish chairman urges Congress to expand Native American voting rights

Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman has called upon U.S. Congress to adopt a Native Voting Rights Act similar to that which was recently passed by… Continue reading

<em>Patricia Ferguson-Bohnee, Director of Indian Legal Clinic, ASU Law; Chair Marcia Fudge, US House Subcommittee on Elections; Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; Chairman Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe; Elvis Norquay, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Member; and Jacqueline De Leon, Attorney, Native American Rights Fund. </em>Photo courtesy Suquamish Tribe
NKSD votes to restrict transfers to certain schools

NKSD votes to restrict transfers to certain schools

As the population of the North Kitsap School District grows, the harder it is becoming to accommodate new and transfer students. The district has recently… Continue reading

NKSD votes to restrict transfers to certain schools
Kingston theater gathers $190,000 through fundraiser

Kingston theater gathers $190,000 through fundraiser

Donations continue to flow in for Kingston Firehouse Theater

Kingston theater gathers $190,000 through fundraiser
Poulsbo task force makes affordable housing recommendations

Poulsbo task force makes affordable housing recommendations

The Affordable Housing Task Force, the which has been tapped to help the City of Poulsbo decide how to spend funds allocated for the development… Continue reading

Poulsbo task force makes affordable housing recommendations
Jersey Mike’s had a busy opening week often with lines out the door. (Kitsap Daily News)

Jersey Mike’s opens in Poulsbo with hit promotion for NKHS

All the way from the shores of New Jersey to the shores of Liberty Bay comes Jersey Mike’s Subs. Jersey Mike’s began as a mom… Continue reading

Jersey Mike’s had a busy opening week often with lines out the door. (Kitsap Daily News)
Turf replacement to cost NKSD over $1 million

Turf replacement to cost NKSD over $1 million

The North Kitsap School district will be re-turfing the fields at the North Kitsap High School athletic field and Strawberry Field, a project which is… Continue reading

Turf replacement to cost NKSD over $1 million
Properties could be rezoned as part of Poulsbo’s comprehensive plan amendments

Properties could be rezoned as part of Poulsbo’s comprehensive plan amendments

Two applicants have requested that their properties be rezoned to fit the City of Poulsbo’s comprehensive plan. Part of the City of Poulsbo’s Feb. 5… Continue reading

Properties could be rezoned as part of Poulsbo’s comprehensive plan amendments
New ownership takes the reins at Liberty Bay Books

New ownership takes the reins at Liberty Bay Books

Book lovers in Poulsbo can put down their pitchforks, Liberty Bay Books isn’t going anywhere, it will continue operating under new ownership. Suzanne Droppert, who… Continue reading

New ownership takes the reins at Liberty Bay Books
Rep. Kilmer hosts Suquamish town hall

Rep. Kilmer hosts Suquamish town hall

Before heading back to Washington D.C., Washington’s 6th District Representative Derek Kilmer — along with his 13-year-old daughter in tow — held a town hall… Continue reading

Rep. Kilmer hosts Suquamish town hall
<em>Craig Smith calls himself a concessionaire rather than a movie theater owner.</em>                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group

Kingston’s Firehouse Theater: 10 years later

Ten years ago people told Craig Smith that opening a movie theater during an economic recession and at the early stages of streaming services was… Continue reading

<em>Craig Smith calls himself a concessionaire rather than a movie theater owner.</em>                                Ken Park/Kitsap News Group
Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman speaks to the Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Navy (Kitsap News Group)

Suquamish Tribe announces outcome of lawsuit against Navy

The Suquamish Tribe announced during a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 29, that the U.S. Navy has agreed to a 10-year moratorium on scraping ship hulls… Continue reading

Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman speaks to the Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Navy (Kitsap News Group)
I-976 puts Johnson Parkway project on hold

I-976 puts Johnson Parkway project on hold

The City of Poulsbo’s Johnson Parkway Project, which would see the construction of a roundabout along SR 305 at the Johnson Road intersection, is one… Continue reading

I-976 puts Johnson Parkway project on hold
Three NKSD administrators tender resignations

Three NKSD administrators tender resignations

Directors of transportation, facilities depts. and assistant director of special education to resign

Three NKSD administrators tender resignations
Kitsap County Technical Rescue Team works feverishly to save two people trapped in their overturned vehicle after it drove off a 40 foot cliff. Fire Captain Jeran McCormick, Navy Region NW

Responders pull woman and son from vehicle after 40-foot fall

The Poulsbo Fire Department had to call in a specialized rescue team to save an elderly woman and her handicapped son, when their vehicle had… Continue reading

Kitsap County Technical Rescue Team works feverishly to save two people trapped in their overturned vehicle after it drove off a 40 foot cliff. Fire Captain Jeran McCormick, Navy Region NW
West Sound Academy moves to sliding scale tuition model

West Sound Academy moves to sliding scale tuition model

West Sound Academy has made moves to adopt a more equitable, sliding-scale model for charging tuition its domestic and international students in the year ahead.… Continue reading

West Sound Academy moves to sliding scale tuition model
New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders

New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders

SB 6436 would seek to provide additional restrictions for offenders released to community housing

New bill seeks to restrict community release for sex offenders
Western Red Brewing serves its tasters up on a slab of wood fitting to its milling aesthetic. (Photo by Ken Park)

New Year, new beers in Poulsbo

We are about a month into 2020 and its time to get those taste buds ready for some new brews that have been cooking up… Continue reading

Western Red Brewing serves its tasters up on a slab of wood fitting to its milling aesthetic. (Photo by Ken Park)
NKSD facing another lawsuit for school bus sexual assaults

NKSD facing another lawsuit for school bus sexual assaults

The North Kitsap School District is facing another lawsuit from a family alleging negligence after their seven-year-old special needs child was the victim of sexual… Continue reading

NKSD facing another lawsuit for school bus sexual assaults