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Restrictions lead to unemployment spike in latest job numbers

Unsurprisingly, initial regular unemployment claims skyrocketed during the week of Nov. 15-21, the first week during which restrictions on businesses were reimplemented in Washington. There… Continue reading

 

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WIAA moves winter season to Feb. 1

Virus activities continue to trend upward all across Washington state and COVID-19 restrictions are in place until at least Dec. 14, putting in doubt the… Continue reading

 

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Unemployment fell in October, but new restrictions loom over state economy

It remains to be seen how November’s new restrictions on businesses will affect the state’s economy, but in October, the unemployment rate fell once again… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge High School athletes have been working out on campus since late September, but a sharp rise in positive cases led the district to cancel them for at least two weeks. (Review file photo)

Conditioning sessions end as COVID-19 cases rise

Most Kitsap School Districts have called off student-athlete workouts

Bainbridge High School athletes have been working out on campus since late September, but a sharp rise in positive cases led the district to cancel them for at least two weeks. (Review file photo)
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Report: Safety measures paramount to reopening schools

Confirmed COVID-19 cases are being uncovered in higher numbers in Washington and schools in Kitsap County have backed off bringing students back to school for… Continue reading

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WIAA lays out process for commencing a sports season

The ever-evolving world of high school sports in Washington sprouted a new limb last week, as the WIAA once again provided additional guidance to the… Continue reading

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State officials: COVID-19 could ruin Thanksgiving

COVID-19 has ruined life for many since March, and now it could ruin Thanksgiving. “We know that folks are done with COVID and looking forward… Continue reading

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State officials: COVID-19 could ruin Thanksgiving

COVID-19 has ruined life for many since March, and now it could ruin Thanksgiving. “We know that folks are done with COVID and looking forward… Continue reading

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Seasonal layoffs drive slight increase in initial unemployment claims

Initial unemployment claims rose slightly statewide during the final week of October, driven primarily by upticks in claims in construction, manufacturing and agriculture due to… Continue reading

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Among the cars set to be converted to electric at EV Works on Bainbridge Island is this Volkswagen. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Shock and awe: Even muscle vehicles going electric

Imagine a future when old American muscle cars return to the roads - not with big block or flathead engines, but with electric motors. Sure,… Continue reading

Among the cars set to be converted to electric at EV Works on Bainbridge Island is this Volkswagen. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Kitsap’s efforts to ramp up testing gaining steam

Kitsap County’s new test site in Bremerton is rapidly expanding testing, county health officials said during Tuesday’s monthly Kitsap Board of Health meeting, as the… Continue reading

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COVID cases up statewide; school data positive

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Washington state, driven by upticks in some of the state’s largest counties in Western Washington. Department of Health data… Continue reading

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Initial jobless claims continue to fall in Kitsap, state

Initial unemployment claims in Washington state and Kitsap County have hit a new COVID-19 pandemic low, though levels still remain elevated compared with 2019. In… Continue reading

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Initial unemployment claims fall after spike the previous week

Initial unemployment claims came back to Earth Oct. 11-17 after a spike the prior week. Kitsap County recorded 417 new initial claims, down from 585… Continue reading

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Courtesy photoMegan Hyte, a former Poulsbo resident and North Kitsap soccer star, is giving back to her old club, Kitsap Alliance, through her 110 brand and fundraising platform.

Former NK soccer star gives back to her old club team

In order to find the right path in life, Megan Hyte first had to remember what she loved as a child. Hyte, 33, spent years… Continue reading

Courtesy photoMegan Hyte, a former Poulsbo resident and North Kitsap soccer star, is giving back to her old club, Kitsap Alliance, through her 110 brand and fundraising platform.
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Unemployment fell in Kitsap County to 6.8 percent in September

Kitsap County had one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Western Washington at the end of September. At 6.8 percent, Kitsap was second only… Continue reading

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Top Kitsap health official wants more testing

Kitsap County is still behind its neighbors in terms of overall testing and access to testing, local health officials say, and the Kitsap Public Health… Continue reading

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COVID cases climbing statewide; tips on gatherings

Coronavirus activity in Washington state is increasing again. After a dip in mid-September likely owing to a relative lack of testing due to wildfire smoke… Continue reading

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Initial jobless claims take huge drop

Initial unemployment claims continued to fall locally and statewide as the calendar flipped to October. Kitsap County recorded 369 new initial claims for the week… Continue reading

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Democrat Tarra Simmons (left) and Republican April Ferguson (right) are the two candidates hoping to fill the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Sherry Appleton.

Simmons, Ferguson vying for Rep. Appleton’s 23rd LD position 1 seat

Two newcomers will square off in the Nov. 3 general election for the 23rd Legislative District’s position 1 representative seat currently held by longtime Rep.… Continue reading

Democrat Tarra Simmons (left) and Republican April Ferguson (right) are the two candidates hoping to fill the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Sherry Appleton.