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State unemployment holds steady in November

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The economy added 100 jobs in November, according… Continue reading

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Charlotte Bourgeois gets set to throw the shot put. Courtesy photo

BHS athletes happier being able to workout

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, prep athletes have not been able to compete so far this school year. There was no Metro League season, no district… Continue reading

Charlotte Bourgeois gets set to throw the shot put. Courtesy photo
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State eases restrictions on in-person learning

The state has revised its guidance for schools that wish to return to in-person learning, significantly changing the community COVID-19 case count threshold, Gov. Jay… Continue reading

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COVID vaccines, flattening curve indicate hope statewide

Positive news has been hard to come by in 2020 with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic dominating headlines, but officials in Washington state are starting to… Continue reading

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A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo

1st COVID-19 vaccines arrive in state

The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech reached Washington Monday, and doses will be adminstered beginning this week. Vaccines were unboxed at the University of Washington Medical… Continue reading

A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo
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Jobless claims go back up

Initial unemployment claims rose back up as November transitioned to December with the Employment Security Department reporting a 10.1 percent increase from the prior week.… Continue reading

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Sounders midfielder João Paulo tries to out-leap a Columbus player for the ball in the MLS Cup. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders magic runs out in 3-0 MLS Cup loss to Columbus

The Sounders’ playoff magic ran out in Columbus, Ohio, as a flat performance put them on the wrong end of a 3-0 loss to Columbus… Continue reading

Sounders midfielder João Paulo tries to out-leap a Columbus player for the ball in the MLS Cup. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)
Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro celebrates as his team advanced to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in franchise history. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders win thriller to advance to MLS Cup

It was all aboard the train to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in five seasons as Seattle Sounders FC completed an improbable comeback… Continue reading

Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro celebrates as his team advanced to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in franchise history. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)
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Vaccine could be here soon if FDA approves it this week

This week could prove to be a pivotal turning point in the globe’s yearlong battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is… Continue reading

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Inslee extends restrictions to Jan. 4, announces new business grants

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that restrictions put in place in mid-November, which were set to expire next week, have been extended through Jan. 4.… Continue reading

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Unemployment claims fall, but still elevated after restrictions

Initial unemployment claims leveled out somewhat in the final full week of November, but remained higher than the weeks before the governor’s office reimplemented COVID-19… Continue reading

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Vaccine likely coming soon to Kitsap County

The bad news is COVID-19 rates have continued to increase in Kitsap County heading into the final month of 2020; the good news is a… Continue reading

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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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State unveils COVID-19 notification app

Washington state is launching a smartphone app designed to let users know if they have been in close proximity to a person who has tested… 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

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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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