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Kitsap Transit to require face coverings on Worker/Driver service

Beginning Monday, May 4, Kitsap Transit will be requiring all Worker/Driver passengers to wear a face covering until further notice on this service. The new… Continue reading

Port Orchard driver’s vehicle hit by woman attempting to elude state patrol

A Lakewood woman attempting to elude Washington State Patrol Troopers along State Route 101 collided with another vehicle driven by a 58 year old Port… Continue reading

Today is the final day to take the county’s COVID-19 survey

The Kitsap Public Health District is inviting all residents to participate in a survey about COVID-19, and the last day to take the survey is… Continue reading

Liquor and Cannabis Board suspends license of Port Orchard business

Violations at Smoking Exodus include manufacturing vapor products without a license

Foulweather Bluff (file photo)

Nature Conservancy closes its lands in Washington

SEATTLE — Keeping in line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive orders, the Nature Conservancy has closed its lands in Washington. In… Continue reading

Foulweather Bluff (file photo)

Bremerton expands rental assistance program to include those affected by COVID-19

Eligible Bremerton residents will have the opportunity to have a portion of their rent paid as a result of their reduced income or job losses… Continue reading

KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public

As testing continues to ramp up and more cases of COVID-19 are being found in Kitsap County, the Kitsap Public Health District released a letter… Continue reading

Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide

All construction, outside of emergency repairs, will have to cease for two weeks, the Department of Community Development announced Wednesday morning after receiving clarification from… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit issuing refunds for April passes

If you purchased an April pass for Kitsap Transit, you should be seeing a refund soon. Kitsap Transit announced today that it is in the… Continue reading

CHI Franciscan suspends billing for COVID-19 testing

CHI Franciscan, as part of the Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, is suspending billing for COVID-19 testing and treatment, according to a Tuesday press release. Hospitals all… Continue reading

Kitsap Regional Library closes all branches

Due to the latest restrictions handed down by the governor’s office over the weekend, Kitsap Regional Library has closed all of its branches for the… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit limits fast ferry passenger loads to 46

Temporary policy in response to Gov. Inslee’s public gathering emergency proclamation

Two state DOC employees test positive for COVID-19

DOC is “highly encouraging” all eligible employees to work remotely.

Fishline in need of donations, volunteers during COVID-19 pandemic

POULSBO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency measures being taken statewide, Fishline will be operating with modified services beginning Monday. Client services… Continue reading

Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce offices to close through March

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce has decided to close due to the events surrounding COVID-19. The chamber will be closed beginning March 16… Continue reading

Poulsbo City Hall to suspend some services through April

POULSBO — City hall announced Friday that it is suspending certain services through the end of April due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state.… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit making efforts to limit spread of COVID-19

Reusable plastic fast ferry boarding passes will be replaced with single-use paper passes