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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)
Board of Health Zoom discussion.

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.
Mark Krulish | Bainbridge Island ReviewKingston resident Jon Claymore is hoping to win the World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin competition in his age group.

Kingston’s Claymore has top World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin mark so far

At 55 years old, after millions of throws and thousands of competitions, Jon Claymore’s passion for the javelin burns as bright as ever — and… Continue reading

Mark Krulish | Bainbridge Island ReviewKingston resident Jon Claymore is hoping to win the World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin competition in his age group.
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WIAA has new return-to-play guidelines based on county benchmarks

New return-to-play guidelines tied to Kitsap County benchmarks rather than the governor’s “Safe Start” plan were released by the WIAA Tuesday, with the intent of… Continue reading

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Despite uptick, Inslee cuts back on restrictions

Even though COVID-19 cases are going up in Kitsap and other counties, Gov. Jay Inslee said at a news conference Tuesday that he is relaxing… Continue reading

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Bainbridge Island Police Chief Joe Clark

BI chief: How we’re trying to avoid woes of nationwide police

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Joe Clark has been on the job a few months now, but with COVID-19 restricting meetings, there have not been many… Continue reading

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Initial claims in Kitsap, state fall in final full week of September

Unemployment claims were down both locally and statewide during the final full week of September. During the week of Sept. 20-26, the most recent week… Continue reading

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BI schools delay in-person learning until November

BI schools delay in-person learning until November

COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Kitsap County, and the Bainbridge Island School District is ramping up talks about younger students returning for some in-person… Continue reading

BI schools delay in-person learning until November
Initial claims flat in Kitsap, state begins paying LWA benefits

Initial claims flat in Kitsap, state begins paying LWA benefits

Initial unemployment claims remained flat through the end of the week of Sept. 19. In Kitsap County, there were 512 initial claims, a number nearly… Continue reading

Initial claims flat in Kitsap, state begins paying LWA benefits