Mark Krulish

Inslee, Department of Health issue new orders in response to COVID-19 surge

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health have issued a number… Continue reading

BISD to pivot to online learning for at least the first nine weeks

BISD to pivot to online learning for at least the first nine weeks

Back to school won’t actually mean going back to a school building this fall. Bainbridge Island students who opted to return to school in person… Continue reading

BISD to pivot to online learning for at least the first nine weeks
Nathan Adrian joined the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable in July for a talk on swimming in the Olympics, battling cancer, and growing up in Kitsap. (Kitsap Athletic Roundtable video screengrab)

Nathan Adrian talks Olympics, cancer and training during COVID-19 in Kitsap Athletic Roundtable chat

Every year Kitsap County sends a significant number of swimmers to state. The area is in a renaissance period. The Bainbridge boys won three consecutive… Continue reading

Nathan Adrian joined the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable in July for a talk on swimming in the Olympics, battling cancer, and growing up in Kitsap. (Kitsap Athletic Roundtable video screengrab)
BIPD Chief Joe Clark reviews use of force protocols, council discusses defunding the police

BIPD Chief Joe Clark reviews use of force protocols, council discusses defunding the police

Police use of force is a hot topic in the U.S. right now in the wake of the death of George Floyd, which touched off… Continue reading

BIPD Chief Joe Clark reviews use of force protocols, council discusses defunding the police
The Bainbridge football team, shown here celebrating their 2019 Agate Cup win over North Kitsap, will have to wait until March of 2021 to get a chance to defend the cup. (Review file photo)

WIAA to move most fall sports to March 2021

Friday night lights won’t be returning in 2020 for high school sports fans in Kitsap. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association made it official Tuesday that… Continue reading

The Bainbridge football team, shown here celebrating their 2019 Agate Cup win over North Kitsap, will have to wait until March of 2021 to get a chance to defend the cup. (Review file photo)
State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties

State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties

All counties that had pending applications to move on to the next phase of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” reopening plan will likely have to… Continue reading

State returns Phase 3 application to Kitsap, six other counties
Initial unemployment claims see resurgence in early July

Initial unemployment claims see resurgence in early July

Initial unemployment claims continued somewhat of a resurgence for the week of July 5 through July 11, the most recent week for which data is… Continue reading

Initial unemployment claims see resurgence in early July
Poulsbo City Council agrees to make Fjord Drive one-way, gives nod to Summer Fair

Poulsbo City Council agrees to make Fjord Drive one-way, gives nod to Summer Fair

As part of the city’s COVID-19 response plan, the Poulsbo City Council approved this month changes to Fjord Drive and Mayor Becky Erickson’s voluntary “Summer… Continue reading

Poulsbo City Council agrees to make Fjord Drive one-way, gives nod to Summer Fair
Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place

Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place

Schools are not islands — that’s the conclusion scientists at the Bellevue-based Institute for Modeling Disease came to in a recently released study of the… Continue reading

Study: schools may be able to safely reopen with measures in place
Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap

Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap

For the moment, Kitsap County is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but worries on the horizon, from outbreaks in long-term care facilities and increased movement among… Continue reading

Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap
WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

The WIAA Executive Board voted this month to delay the start of the fall sports season to Sept. 5 for football and Sept. 7 for… Continue reading

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5
Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week

Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week

Initial unemployment claims rose ever-so-slightly in Kitsap County for the third consecutive week during the week ending on June 27, the most recent week for… Continue reading

Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week
Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications

Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications

With a spike in COVID-19 case counts across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a statewide order mandating businesses to require face coverings for… Continue reading

Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications
Initial unemployment claims up slightly in Kitsap

Initial unemployment claims up slightly in Kitsap

Initial unemployment claims are up slightly both in Kitsap County and statewide as some areas of Washington are still struggling with a rising number of… Continue reading

Initial unemployment claims up slightly in Kitsap
Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9

Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9

Kitsap County’s application to move on to phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” program has been placed on hold for at least a… Continue reading

Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9
State hits pause button on counties moving into phase 4

State hits pause button on counties moving into phase 4

Kitsap’s application to move to phase 3 should not be affected

State hits pause button on counties moving into phase 4

Poulsbo council to discuss Summer Fair, Fjord Drive, CARES grants Wednesday evening

Mayor Becky Erickson will seek city council approval Wednesday evening to establish the Poulsbo Cares Grant Program and Summer Fair Concepts as well as modifications… Continue reading

WIAA release guidelines for fall prep sports

WIAA release guidelines for fall prep sports

While it’s still unknown exactly what the fall sports season will look like for high schools across Kitsap County, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has… Continue reading

WIAA release guidelines for fall prep sports
Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday

Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday

Churches from around the Kitsap Peninsula will simultaneously hold a “peninsula-wide” food drive this weekend to collect canned goods and other non-perishables for local food… Continue reading

Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday
Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen

Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen

Initial unemployment claims declined for a fourth straight week in Kitsap County for the week of June 7 through 13, though numbers remain at about… Continue reading

Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen