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73 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 73 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the countywide total to 8,094 since the… Continue reading

 

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County health official encourage young people to get vaccinated

Vaccination locations readily available in Kitsap County

  • May 17, 2021

 

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City Council to stream meetings on YouTube

The transition from Facebook to YouTube to take place June 8

 

Katie Stuart was named NKHS Class of 2021 valedictorian (Courtesy Photo).

NKHS students earn scholarships through service, aspirations

Two North Kitsap High School students are recipients of the West Sound Spirit of Community Scholarship Award. Michael Hemmett and Katie Stuart each received $1,000… Continue reading

Katie Stuart was named NKHS Class of 2021 valedictorian (Courtesy Photo).
Two large single-family homes take shape in the new Poulsbo Meadows neighborhood. One of several housing developments that will be growing over the next 12-18 months. (KPark/NKH)

Poulsbo’s growth leads to need for inspector

The city of Poulsbo has approved the Building Department’s request to hire another inspector in an effort to keep up with the city’s growth. There… Continue reading

Two large single-family homes take shape in the new Poulsbo Meadows neighborhood. One of several housing developments that will be growing over the next 12-18 months. (KPark/NKH)
Poulsbo resdients cannot return to their home following an early morning fire that has left the structure uninhabitable. (courtesy photo).

Poulsbo residents displaced after residential fire

Cause of fire under investigation

Poulsbo resdients cannot return to their home following an early morning fire that has left the structure uninhabitable. (courtesy photo).
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‘Navigator’ helps direct people in need to social services in the community

The social-service specialist ‘is worth every penny,’ police chief says

  • May 13, 2021
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SKSD board votes to emphasize student math education

Board directors say students will need improved match skills to compete for jobs

  • May 13, 2021
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State troopers on the lookout for unbelted occupants

WSP attempting to reduce the number of fatalities on Kitsap roadways

  • May 13, 2021
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37 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 175.6

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Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard awards $27,500 in scholarships

Eleven SKSD students earn scholarship awards

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Poulsbo City Hall reopens in a limited capacity

After over a year of being closed, Poulsbo City Hall is open to the public in a limited capacity. Despite some initial concern that Kitsap… Continue reading

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Event facilitator Jewel Shepherd-Sampson, Mayor Robert Putaansuu and Police Chief Matt Brown during the online “Chat with a Chief” event.

Police chief talks body cams, bias, relationships

By Mike De Felice Port Orchard Independent PORT ORCHARD – The widely watched murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021
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Event facilitator Jewel Shepherd-Sampson, Mayor Robert Putaansuu and Police Chief Matt Brown during the online “Chat with a Chief” event.
<em>Image is taken from Poulsbo police officer Bryan Kunz body camera during an interaction with a man causing a disturbance at Waterfront Park. The subjects image is blurred due to an ongoing case against him. </em>Courtesy Photo

An example in de-escalation in Poulsbo

Poulsbo police put their de-escalation training to use in a video shared by Chief Ron Harding at a recent Public Safety Committee meeting. Harding walked… Continue reading

<em>Image is taken from Poulsbo police officer Bryan Kunz body camera during an interaction with a man causing a disturbance at Waterfront Park. The subjects image is blurred due to an ongoing case against him. </em>Courtesy Photo
Elleni Mendoza poses at one of Kitsap Fresh's pickup locations in Poulsbo.(courtesy photo)

Kitsap Fresh expanding to delivery service

BI first to get food from Poulsbo warehouse

Elleni Mendoza poses at one of Kitsap Fresh's pickup locations in Poulsbo.(courtesy photo)
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NKSD seeks grant for Native American education

North Kitsap School District is applying for a Federal Indian Education grant to better support Native American students and curricula. A public hearing on the… Continue reading

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Cheney Stadium in Tacoma will host the South Kitsap High School graduation in June. Courtesy Photo

SKHS’s graduation set for June at Cheney Stadium

PORT ORCHARD – South Kitsap High School seniors will be able to enjoy an in-person graduation ceremony in June after all. The 2020-21 graduating class… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2021
Cheney Stadium in Tacoma will host the South Kitsap High School graduation in June. Courtesy Photo
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35 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 190.7

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Inslee: All counties to remain in current COVID phases

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that all counties will remain in their current phase of the Healthy Washington Recovery Plan for two more weeks as… Continue reading

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N. Kitsap briefs

COVID vaccines Haven’t got your COVID-19 shot yet? The Moderna vaccine will be available May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Drive-Through… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2021