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Initial jobless claims fall slightly in last week of January

Unemployment claims were up in the final week of January, but initial claims were down in the latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department.… Continue reading

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Seattle Kraken radio voice Everett Fitzhugh takes a break at the Brass Kraken during a visit to Poulsbo. (Photo courtesy Seattle Kraken)

Seattle NHL broadcaster features Poulsbo in travelogue

1st Black play-by-play radio announcer a milestone

Seattle Kraken radio voice Everett Fitzhugh takes a break at the Brass Kraken during a visit to Poulsbo. (Photo courtesy Seattle Kraken)
Bainbridge’s Eden Michael (left) and South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn lead the pack during the first Olympic League meet of the season at North Mason High School. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League kicks off XC season

A chilly, rainy 45-degree morning was just perfect for the Olympic League’s first cross country meet of the season at Belfair. After nearly 11 months… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Eden Michael (left) and South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn lead the pack during the first Olympic League meet of the season at North Mason High School. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Vaccines lacking; new metric hurts smaller counties

COVID-19 activity is falling in Kitsap County and a vaccine effort is underway, but there is still a long road to the finish line as… Continue reading

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Initial jobless claims fall again in late January

Initial unemployment claims in Washington and Kitsap County fell by 14 percent in the third week of January. In the week of Jan. 17-23, there… Continue reading

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Scott Orness was named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year for the Northwest region after winning a state title in March. North Kitsap Herald/File photo

Mental aspect of game helps N. Kitsap leader win coach of the year honors

Scott Orness was already well into a successful coaching career entering the 2019-20 season with his North Kitsap Vikings squad. After 11 years at Bainbridge… Continue reading

Scott Orness was named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year for the Northwest region after winning a state title in March. North Kitsap Herald/File photo

Old rivalries to be revived on the gridiron

Over 10 months ago, I was driving home from the state basketball championships in Yakima. Light was quickly fading as I headed toward Snoqualmie Pass… Continue reading

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New mass vaccination clinic opens at Kitsap Transit’s Gateway Center

Another large vaccination clinic has opened in Kitsap County at Kitsap Transit’s Gateway Center in west Bremerton. Operated by Peninsula Community Health Services, the clinic… Continue reading

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Vaccines offer hope on anniversary of 1st COVID case

Last week marked the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was found in Snohomish County, putting Washington in the national spotlight. Since that time, the state… Continue reading

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Washington’s unemployment rate rose in December

After a few months of falling unemployment rates, the state’s numbers rose in December. New COVID-19 restrictions once again hit some of Washington’s industry sectors… Continue reading

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State trying to make it easier to get COVID-19 vaccine

Washington is moving to the next phase of vaccine distribution, the state announced Monday. The Department of Health has expanded access to the Pfizer/BioNTech and… Continue reading

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Bainbridge will participate in the Olympic League for the first time since 2001. (Review file photo)

Olympic League expands for rest of school year

South Kitsap, Bainbridge and Central Kitsap will be part of a 13-team Olympic League

Bainbridge will participate in the Olympic League for the first time since 2001. (Review file photo)
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WIAA sports: When does spring come before winter?

Winter and spring sports have swapped places in the latest iteration of the WIAA high school sports calendar. With the pathway to high-risk indoor sports… Continue reading

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Initial jobless claims fall 8.4%

Initial unemployment claims fell during the first full week of January, but unemployment claims as a whole remain high as a spike in December has… Continue reading

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State prepping to move to next phase of vaccination

The state is preparing to open up the COVID-19 vaccine to the next tier in coming days, though officials have not yet given a date.… Continue reading

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The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review

Pandemic causes ferry ridership to sink 41%

With more folks working from home and domestic and international travel dropping off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ferry traffic has dropped 59 percent to… Continue reading

The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review
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Bleak jobs news: Many industry sectors see hike in unemployment

Initial unemployment claims continued to rise as the calendar flipped to 2021 as many industry sectors saw some growth in unemployment. During the week spanning… Continue reading

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WIAA moves fall sports to Feb. 1

Kitsap’s region can start Season 1 if it can move to Phase 2 of Insee’s reopening plan

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Vaccine distribution has been challenging, but Kitsap has fared well

The vaccine effort is underway in Kitsap County, and that comes with numerous challenges; but officials have made the best of a tough situation thus… Continue reading

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State releases next phase of vaccine prioritization

Washington state is still in Phase 1A for administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, but state officials explained this week the next groups of… Continue reading

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