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Firework cakes with prices attached, Elisha Meyer/Port Orchard Independent

Fizzle or boom on fireworks with higher costs?

Fourth of July celebrations in Kitsap County are getting back to pre-pandemic levels, but firework vendors are feeling the pressure of inflation due to limited… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2022
  • Elisha Meyer Port Orchard Independent

 

Downtown Port Orchard. Courtesy Photo

Funding advances for Port Orchard downtown revitalization

The House Appropriations Committee has advanced new funding championed by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to support the reconstruction of the Highway 166 /Bay Street Corridor… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2022
  • Staff report

 

Suquamish Councilmember Sammy Mabe speaks during the tribe's joint meeting with the city of Poulsbo. Courtesy Photos

Poulsbo, Suquamish officials meet for 1st time since 2020

Tribe suspended relationship following fatal shooting

 

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Three more COVID-related deaths confirmed in Kitsap; 364 total

446 new cases also confirmed in the last week

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Applesauce from South Kitsap High lunchroom

Changes in free summer lunch program upset some

A popular food program is making its return to the South Kitsap School District this summer, but some aspects have drawn concern from parents. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2022
  • By Elisha Meyer Port Orchard Independent
Applesauce from South Kitsap High lunchroom
Motorcyclists weave through each other during a pre-parade demonstration. Elisha Meyer/Port Orchard Independent Photos

Fathoms parade winners announced

The annual Fathoms O’ Fun Festival returned to the streets of Port Orchard for the first time since 2019, culminating with the Grand Parade a… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2022
  • By Elisha Meyer Port Orchard Independent
Motorcyclists weave through each other during a pre-parade demonstration. Elisha Meyer/Port Orchard Independent Photos
The South Kitsap Community Pool’s roof is being replaced, according to officials. (SKSD photo)

Modernization of South Kitsap Community Pool is on schedule

Opening date is fall 2023

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • By Mike De Felice Kitsap News Group
The South Kitsap Community Pool’s roof is being replaced, according to officials. (SKSD photo)
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Vote for the Best of Central Kitsap

It’s time again to vote for the Best of Central Kitsap! Now that the Top 5 from each category have been determined through your online… Continue reading

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Consumer fireworks are now for sale across Kitsap County, with the exception of Bainbridge Island. (File photo)

It’s official: Fireworks season has begun

Sales started Tuesday; consumer fireworks can only be discharged on Fourth of July

Consumer fireworks are now for sale across Kitsap County, with the exception of Bainbridge Island. (File photo)
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Vote for the Best of North Kitsap

It’s time again to vote for the Best of North Kitsap! Now that the Top 5 from each category have been determined through your online… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2022
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Vote for the Best of South Kitsap

It’s time again to vote for the Best of South Kitsap! Now that the Top 5 from each category have been determined through your online… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2022
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Former Bremerton High assistant football coach Joe Kennedy’s case against the Bremerton School District was decided in favor of the coach by a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court judges. (File photo)

Supreme Court rules in favor of Bremerton football coach

The high court ruled 6-3 that Bremerton School District violated Joe Kennedy’s First Amendment rights

Former Bremerton High assistant football coach Joe Kennedy’s case against the Bremerton School District was decided in favor of the coach by a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court judges. (File photo)
A little parade watcher exchanges a wave with a princess on a float. (Bob Smith | Kitsap News Group)

Summer weather returns just in time for Fathoms parade

Absent for two straight summers, parade watchers soak in the fun and sun

A little parade watcher exchanges a wave with a princess on a float. (Bob Smith | Kitsap News Group)
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Toddler survives fentanyl overdose; mom arrested

Poulsbo child, 2, is alert; long-term effects unknown

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The Planned Parenthood clinic in Bremerton. Courtesy Photo

Bremerton Planned Parenthood vows to provide access

Roe v. Wade overturned by US Supreme Court

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Bremerton. Courtesy Photo
The Timber Run sign inside the apartment property. Elisha Meyer/Port Orchard Independent Photos

Rent hike could leave some homeless

Some residents at a Port Orchard apartment complex are scrambling to find new places to live after receiving eviction notices. They say a combination of… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • By Elisha Meyer Port Orchard Independent
The Timber Run sign inside the apartment property. Elisha Meyer/Port Orchard Independent Photos
A map of the North Kitsap region where many trail segments are being considered for the North Sound to Olympics Trail. Courtesy Graphic

Planning discussed for North Sound to Olympics Trail

Kitsap County Public Works held an open house Wednesday at the Village Green Community Center in Kingston to discuss trail planning with the public for… Continue reading

A map of the North Kitsap region where many trail segments are being considered for the North Sound to Olympics Trail. Courtesy Graphic
Animal Emergency & Specialty Center has expanded its services and is now located at College Marketplace in Poulsbo. Courtesy Photo

Poulsbo animal hospital moves, expands services

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, formerly known as Animal Emergency & Trauma Center, recently opened its new veterinary hospital. The 12,000-square-foot emergency and specialty hospital… Continue reading

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center has expanded its services and is now located at College Marketplace in Poulsbo. Courtesy Photo
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Turning 105 is no big deal for Mary DeLaGrange

Port Orchard birthday girl just wants her family to enjoy some cake

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • By Mike De Felice Kitsap News Group
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