Richard Walker

Intrusions into public right of way is dangerous

Intrusions into public right of way is dangerous

There is a house being remodeled on Indianola Way in Indianola. They are doing a fine job. The landscaping, however, suffers from an Indianola malady:… Continue reading

Intrusions into public right of way is dangerous
Kitsap Peninsula residents can help

Kitsap Peninsula residents can help

There is a devastating disease robbing us of our dearest family members, closest friends, and many of our talented community constituents — Alzheimer’s disease and… Continue reading

Kitsap Peninsula residents can help
From left, the investigation continues into the murders of John Careaga, Johnathon Higgins, Christale Careaga, and Hunter Schaap. (Courtesy Careaga family)

Detective: ‘We believe we will make an arrest’ for Careaga murders

SILVERDALE — It’s been more than seven months since four members of a Seabeck family were murdered in two locations. An arrest will be made,… Continue reading

From left, the investigation continues into the murders of John Careaga, Johnathon Higgins, Christale Careaga, and Hunter Schaap. (Courtesy Careaga family)

Man changes plea in 1987 rape case, faces 144 months

PORT ORCHARD — A former Poulsbo man entered an Alford plea on Sept. 6 to a 1987 statutory rape case from which he avoided prosecution… Continue reading

Watchman pole brings history full circle at Point Julia

15-foot S’Klallam pole will be raised today at park overlooking Port Gamble Bay

Former North Kitsap High School teacher awaits trial for sexual misconduct with a minor

POULSBO — A North Kitsap School District employee is charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and is awaiting trial, the North Kitsap School District… Continue reading

The relationship between the Poulsbo city government and Suquamish Tribe government is the subject of the cover story in the July/August edition of Cityvision magazine , the publication of the Association of Washington Cities. The edition is in the hands of decision-makers in Washington’s 281 cities, as well as state legislators. (Courtesy Citywise magazine)

Finding common ground

Relationship between City of Poulsbo, Suquamish Tribe heralded in statewide magazine

The relationship between the Poulsbo city government and Suquamish Tribe government is the subject of the cover story in the July/August edition of Cityvision magazine , the publication of the Association of Washington Cities. The edition is in the hands of decision-makers in Washington’s 281 cities, as well as state legislators. (Courtesy Citywise magazine)

Celebrating Kitsap’s Cultures | Kitsap Weekly

POULSBO — The Suquamish, S’Klallam and Twana peoples lived on the Kitsap Peninsula for thousands of years before newcomers arrived in the 1800s. In 1855,… Continue reading

Devon Tom, Port Gamble S’Klallam, relaxes with Joey, a stallion, at Lynne Ferguson’s Native Horsemanship Youth Program. (Courtesy photo)

Benefit concert Aug. 26 for Native Horsemanship Youth Program

INDIANOLA — Lynne Ferguson’s Native Horsemanship Youth Program (www.nativehorsemanship.org) introduces local children to horsemanship and provides equine therapy for a range of needs — children… Continue reading

Devon Tom, Port Gamble S’Klallam, relaxes with Joey, a stallion, at Lynne Ferguson’s Native Horsemanship Youth Program. (Courtesy photo)
Former Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy kneels on the 50-yard line of a football field in prayer in this photo provided in June by First Liberty Institute.

Coach Kennedy case: Court rules for Bremerton School District

SEATTLE — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 23 in favor of the Bremerton School District in its firing of a football coach… Continue reading

Former Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy kneels on the 50-yard line of a football field in prayer in this photo provided in June by First Liberty Institute.

NKF&R settles lawsuit in July 4, 2014 fatal crash

KINGSTON – North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s insurer has reached a settlement with the family of Jason Foster, who was killed on July 4, 2014… Continue reading

The power of your vote | Editor’s Notebook

The power of your vote | Editor’s Notebook

Josh Farley got a write-in vote for mayor of Bremerton. Michael C. Moore got a write-in vote for Central Kitsap School Board. But then again… Continue reading

The power of your vote | Editor’s Notebook
Michael Lunn tells an officer about an alleged burglary at his Poulsbo home, Nov. 23. He would be charged with fourth-degree assault. The city prosecutor has declined to pursue the case, for now. (Poulsbo Police Department)

Assault charges dropped, for now

POULSBO — Assault charges against a Poulsbo man were dropped on Aug. 3. City Prosecutor Alexis Foster said she decided not to go to trial… Continue reading

Michael Lunn tells an officer about an alleged burglary at his Poulsbo home, Nov. 23. He would be charged with fourth-degree assault. The city prosecutor has declined to pursue the case, for now. (Poulsbo Police Department)

Grillers, rejoice: Air quality burn ban lifted

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Barbecuers, rejoice: Shifting winds have blown away a countywide air quality burn ban. Officials with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said… Continue reading

Terri Callantine of Tracyton is the 2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race Grand Prize winner and proud owner of an Advantage Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck (or $16,000 cash). Silverdale Rotary Club/Courtesy                                 Terri Callantine of Tracyton is the 2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race Grand Prize winner and proud owner of an Advantage Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck (or $16,000 cash). Silverdale Rotary Club/Courtesy

Silverdale Whaling Days: And the winners are …

Terri Callantine is the 2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race grand prize winner

Terri Callantine of Tracyton is the 2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race Grand Prize winner and proud owner of an Advantage Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck (or $16,000 cash). Silverdale Rotary Club/Courtesy                                 Terri Callantine of Tracyton is the 2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race Grand Prize winner and proud owner of an Advantage Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck (or $16,000 cash). Silverdale Rotary Club/Courtesy
General election is Nov. 7. What’s on the ballot?

General election is Nov. 7. What’s on the ballot?

BREMERTON — The general election is Nov. 7. Seven offices attracted more than two candidates, necessitating a primary. But a total of 64 offices will… Continue reading

General election is Nov. 7. What’s on the ballot?
The general election is Nov. 7.                                 The general election is Nov. 7.

No change in top-two finishers | 2017 Primary Election

Brockus maintains a slight lead over McDaniel in Bremerton City Council District 3

The general election is Nov. 7.                                 The general election is Nov. 7.
The power of your vote | Editor’s Notebook

The power of your vote | Editor’s Notebook

Josh Farley got a write-in vote for mayor of Bremerton. Michael C. Moore got a write-in vote for Central Kitsap School Board. But then again… Continue reading

The power of your vote | Editor’s Notebook
The state Department of Health on May 2 approved CHI Franciscan’s certificate of need requesting approval to expand Harrison Silverdale. The Department of Health is now reconsidering the certificate of need, specifically the closure of Harrison Bremerton. (CHI Franciscan)

Closure of Harrison Bremerton being reconsidered by state

BREMERTON – The state Department of Health is taking another look at the proposed closure of Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton as part of the… Continue reading

The state Department of Health on May 2 approved CHI Franciscan’s certificate of need requesting approval to expand Harrison Silverdale. The Department of Health is now reconsidering the certificate of need, specifically the closure of Harrison Bremerton. (CHI Franciscan)