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U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall meeting with constituents on Monday evening and provide information about Congress’s efforts to respond to… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host coronavirus telephone town hall Monday evening
Hot, dry conditions will increase wildfire risk this weekend

Hot, dry conditions will increase wildfire risk this weekend

With weekend temperatures expected to soar into the high 70s this weekend and possibly even breaking into 80 degrees in certain areas, including western Washington,… Continue reading

Hot, dry conditions will increase wildfire risk this weekend
Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-23

Sen. Rolfes will sit on COVID-19 economic recovery committee

Washington State Sen. Christine Rolfes, representing Kitsap’s 23rd legislative district, will be part of the bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery, which will guide the… Continue reading

Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-23
Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today

Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today

Beginning today, the Silverdale and Olalla Recycling and Garbage Facilities will open to the public. The Silverdale facility will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

Silverdale and Olalla waste facilities reopen today
Spanaway man struck trying to stop his own vehicle from rolling backwards near Chico boat ramp

Spanaway man struck trying to stop his own vehicle from rolling backwards near Chico boat ramp

A Spanaway man was struck by his own car after a mishap on Chico Beach Drive at a boat ramp. The 22-year-old male exited his… Continue reading

Spanaway man struck trying to stop his own vehicle from rolling backwards near Chico boat ramp
Additional money now available for Bremerton’s rental assistance program

Additional money now available for Bremerton’s rental assistance program

BREMERTON — Additional money for the Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program has been made available, said Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler in a press release Tuesday.… Continue reading

Additional money now available for Bremerton’s rental assistance program
Kitsap Great Give raises record-breaking $2.2 million

Kitsap Great Give raises record-breaking $2.2 million

The seventh annual Kitsap Great Give, held in April this year, brought in a record-breaking amount of donations despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event,… Continue reading

Kitsap Great Give raises record-breaking $2.2 million
County appraisers to resume physical inspections Monday

County appraisers to resume physical inspections Monday

While the Kitsap County Assessor’s office remains closed to the general public, appraisers will resume physical property inspections this week. Appraisers, who will return to… Continue reading

County appraisers to resume physical inspections Monday
Unemployment claims rise again in Kitsap in the week of April 19 to 25

Unemployment claims rise again in Kitsap in the week of April 19 to 25

Unemployment claims continued to rise in Kitsap County as residents filed 1,888 new initial unemployment claims in the week of April 19 through April 25,… Continue reading

Unemployment claims rise again in Kitsap in the week of April 19 to 25
Lakewood man dies on Highway 3, vehicle rolls over on Hood Canal Bridge in Thursday crashes

Lakewood man dies on Highway 3, vehicle rolls over on Hood Canal Bridge in Thursday crashes

A Lakewood man died in a solo motor vehicle crash late Thursday evening after his vehicle collided with the median along Highway 3. The accident… Continue reading

Lakewood man dies on Highway 3, vehicle rolls over on Hood Canal Bridge in Thursday crashes
Kitsap Transit to require face coverings on Worker/Driver service

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

Kitsap Transit to require face coverings on Worker/Driver service
Port Orchard driver’s vehicle hit by woman attempting to elude state patrol

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

Port Orchard driver’s vehicle hit by woman attempting to elude state patrol
Today is the final day to take the county’s COVID-19 survey

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

Today is the final day to take the county’s COVID-19 survey
Liquor and Cannabis Board suspends license of Port Orchard business

Liquor and Cannabis Board suspends license of Port Orchard business

Violations at Smoking Exodus include manufacturing vapor products without a license

Liquor and Cannabis Board suspends license of Port Orchard business
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

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

Bremerton expands rental assistance program to include those affected by COVID-19
KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public

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

KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public
Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide

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

Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide
Kitsap Transit issuing refunds for April passes

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

Kitsap Transit issuing refunds for April passes
CHI Franciscan suspends billing for COVID-19 testing

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

CHI Franciscan suspends billing for COVID-19 testing