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In Olympia: Young introduces bill to change educational assessment emphasis; school funding lurches forward
Jesse Young, 26th legislative district Republican, aims to reform the school assessment process so that the state’s educational focus is on learning rather than student performance on standardized tests.
When the creaky, listing old barn at Howe Farm County Park is fully renovated by the end of February, visitors will get a glimpse of a Kitsap County park that’s in the beginning stages of a transformation to the past.
Port Orchard’s St. Vincent de Paul thrift store and assistance center on Bay Street may shut down operations unless it can raise $100,000 build a new 25,000 square-foot facility on land it owns at 2525 Bethel Ave.
Sometime next year, Port Orchard citizens and visitors will begin seeing a new face on some of its directional street signs that welcome residents and visitors to the city.
Port Orchard’s City Council has a plan to fast-track the selection process for a new council member to assume current Councilman Rob Putaansuu’s seat.
Earlier this year, motoring along Beach Drive NE near Port Orchard would invariably provide you a glimpse of the 90-year-old deteriorating wooden Port of Waterman pier, which had been closed to public use because of safety concerns.
A lovely little brick greenhouse nearing completion has slowly risen in the backyard of Robert Zollna’s home, brick by brick and one reclaimed piece of building material at a time.
Port Orchard City Councilman Rob Putaansuu glanced at his watch during his mayoral campaign’s election-night party. “It’s 8:05,” Putaansuu said. “We’ll know really soon.”
Port Orchard City Councilman Rob Putaansuu glanced at his watch during his mayoral campaign's election-night party. "It's 8:05," Putaansuu said. "We'll know really soon."
Port Orchard City Council member Rob Putaansuu, who campaigned on a pro-growth, business-friendly platform, has won a decisive victory over incumbent Mayor Tim Matthes in the city's sometimes bitter Nov. 3 general election.
In the aftermath of a Friday altercation between Mayor Tim Matthes and Teresa Osinski, executive vice president of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, Matthes today (Nov. 2) offered an apology to City of Port Orchard staff, citizens and his supporters.
The "silly season" has become downright ugly just days before the Tuesday general election. A skirmish during an Oct. 30 meeting between Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes and Teresa Osinski, executive vice president of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, led to a visit by Bremerton Police at a downtown Bremerton restaurant.
A $124.99 million school bond issue to build a second high school in the South Kitsap School District will go before voters Feb. 9.
Port Orchard has a new civic landmark today. The Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway Project has taken a leap forward with the installation of the Blackjack Creek bridge that is part of phase 4 of the project.
Port Orchard’s Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway Project will soon have another, very visible, sign that it’s taking one more step toward eventual completion.
Is money from outside organizations unduly flowing into the campaigns of Port Orchard mayoral and city council candidates? It depends on who you ask.
Kitsap County Fire District 7 is asking South Kitsap residents served by South Kitsap Fire and Rescue to approve a bond measure to issue $4.9 million in general obligation funds through Proposition 1, which would be collected from excess property taxes annually over five years.
Is South Kitsap and Port Orchard on the cusp of becoming a viable alternative for King County residents being priced out of their housing market?
Clancy Donlin will have an opponent, after all, in his general-election race for the Port Orchard City Council's at-large seat.Port Orchard resident Bill Christensen is gearing up to run a write-in campaign for the seat.
A new partnership team will operate the Central Dock Restaurant and the Bay Street Meat Company, both located in the Port Orchard Public Market.