Mark Briant

By the way, your vote does count

By the way, your vote does count

POULSBO – The general election is on Nov. 8. Americans will wake up the next day, having elected to the presidency either the first female… Continue reading

By the way, your vote does count
Bill Nickerson

Bremerton resident given Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

It took Navy veteran Bill Nickerson nearly 63 years, but he finally made it to a place he never dreamed he’d go: Washington D.C., and the many war memorials that dot the nation’s capital.

Bill Nickerson

Police search for armed robbery, assault suspect

Bremerton police are still on the hunt for a man who, besides packing a revolver-style handgun of unknown caliber, allegedly committed domestic violence and burglary.

Steve Sego

Port Orchard businessman stumps for proposed ‘fast ferry’

For Steve Sego, the question of whether to support Prop. 1, the passenger-only fastferry funding proposal before Kitsap County voters next month, is a rhetorical question.

Steve Sego

More support for the passenger only fast ferry proposal

Three Kitsap County local elected officials have lined up behind Prop. 1, the passenger-only fast-ferry proposal on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

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Pioneer who lent Bremerton his name is remembered for kindness

From a tiny pioneer outpost with muddy streets and civic leaders of occasionally questionable judgment, Bremerton has grown into a vibrant city that is an inseparable partner to one of the most important military installations in the United States arsenal. But who was William Bremer?

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Outgoing Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy sees expanded role for Kitsap region in the near future

He has logged 1.3 million frequent-flyer miles, visited 142 countries and earned the distinction of being the longest-tenured Secretary of the Navy since World War I. So it would make sense if Ray Mabus sounded like he was ready for a vacation.

Outgoing Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

Kalac murder trial delayed until February

The Kitsap County Superior Court judge presiding over David Kalac’s double murder case agreed to delay the trial one last time.

Remembering the close ones: every vote does count

Kitsap County has seen its share of close elections. Here are examples of local races that were so close, they triggered an automatic recount.

Election Ballots mailed — and every vote counts

Ballots for the 2016 general election were sent to Kitsap County’s 156,000 registered voters last week.

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Clear divide between candidates

In the general election campaign for Kitsap County Commissioner in District 2, voters could scarcely have a clearer divide between the two candidates.

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Guilty verdict for DeJesus

After nine weeks of testimony and three days of deliberation, a Kitsap County jury on Tuesday morning found Gerardo DeJesus guilty of two counts of murder for a fatal shooting at the Kariotis Mobile Home Park in East Bremerton.

Bremerton Fire Department chief and city finance director are both retiring

Al Duke, who has headed the fire department for nearly 20 years, told Mayor Patty Lent that he would retire from his post Jan. 26. Cathy Johnson worked her way up from the city treasurer’s office to become finance head two years ago. She will retire Dec. 31.

The Olympic High School football team played North Kitsap High School on Sept. 23. North Kitsap beat Olympic 38-14.

Post Game Wrap Up: North Kitsap 38, Olympic 14

Behind the dominant second-half performance by junior running back Dax Solis, North Kitsap blew off a third-quarter tie game and roared to a 38-14 victory at home over Olympic on Sept. 23.

The Olympic High School football team played North Kitsap High School on Sept. 23. North Kitsap beat Olympic 38-14.
Becky Swanson

Port of Bremerton announces clean bill of financial health

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Port of Bremerton returned a clean bill of financial health from the Washington State Auditor’s office for the fiscal year 2015. But in a sad irony, the person most responsible for that performance did not get to celebrate.

Becky Swanson

NK Vikings suprise CK Cougars

It took nine years of cooling its heels, but on Sept. 9 North Kitsap got to avenge a historic embarrassment with the Vikings’ surprise 34-13 win over 3A Central Kitsap.

A woman photographed with her boyfriend slumped in a vehicle after overdosing on heroin as her 4-year-old grandson sat in the backseat has pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge in southeast Ohio.

Heroin epidemic sweeps Kitsap

The heroin and opioid epidemic sweeping the nation has not spared “God’s Country,” as some local politicians like to call it. The number of Kitsap County’s recent deaths-by-heroin has jumped suddenly, and show no signs of slowing down. The subject is so front-and-center in the national dialogue that it drew a mention on President Barack Obama’s weekly radio address. The epidemic has even become part of the presidential campaign.

A woman photographed with her boyfriend slumped in a vehicle after overdosing on heroin as her 4-year-old grandson sat in the backseat has pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge in southeast Ohio.

Protect yourself from sexual predators

The two young women who were attacked a few weeks ago in Stephenson Canyon did everything right, said the Kitsap County Sheriff’s detective in charge of sexual offender investigations.

Judge rules that Gaeta could face life in prison if found guilty

Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes has ruled that Gabriel Gaeta, accused in the rape and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright two years ago, could face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Jim Rothlin is the CEO of the Port of Bremerton.

Rothlin sees opportunity for Port of Bremerton’s future

Despite the fact that he grew up on a dairy farm outside of Chehalis, barely 100 miles away, Jim Rothlin has absolutely no recollection of ever having been to Bremerton before two-plus years ago. So when he drove up for his interview as a candidate for chief executive officer for the Port of Bremerton, he had no notion of what awaited him.

Jim Rothlin is the CEO of the Port of Bremerton.