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COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 63; positive test rate remains four percent

Testing has revealed seven confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kitsap Public Health District announced Monday afternoon. Kitsap County now has 63 positive cases;… Continue reading

 

Kitsap County Public Works to restore limited access to waste facilities for essential businesses

Kitsap County Public Works is currently working on a plan that would allow some customers to have access to some of its facilities. Following Gov.… Continue reading

 

Foulweather Bluff (file photo)

Nature Conservancy closes its lands in Washington

SEATTLE — Keeping in line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive orders, the Nature Conservancy has closed its lands in Washington. In… Continue reading

 

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County now at 56

Kitsap County now has 56 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kitsap Public Health District announced Sunday afternoon. Six new cases were reported Sunday… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

NKF&R continues to respond amid outbreak

As of this writing, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. We are doing all we can to protect the safety of our responders as well… Continue reading

SBA loan information session set for April 2

Local business owners will have the chance to get more information on SBA Loans available during the COVID-19 outbreak at a webinar information session set… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2020

State working to get more personal protection equipment to Washington

Healthcare workers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, and like many other states in the country, Washington has been working to… Continue reading

Man arrested after barricading home in weeklong standoff

KCSO: Man barricaded himself in his home and set fire to it before surrendering

Gov. Inslee on federal stimulus package: Thanks, but more is needed

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed the approval of a $2 trillion federal stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but said more assistance will be… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer

Rep. Kilmer holds telephone town hall on CARES Act, coronavirus

The worst is yet to come, but action taken this week by Congress will help families and workers who have been hit hard by the… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer

Kitsap County suspends plastic bag ban

In an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Kitsap County commissioners opted to suspend the enforcement of a recently-passed ban on single-use plastic bags.… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2020

Sound Publishing to suspend most print publications in Kitsap County

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve all across the globe, the North Kitsap Herald, Central Kitsap Reporter, Port Orchard Independent and Kingston Community… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2020

Bremerton expands rental assistance program to include those affected by COVID-19

Eligible Bremerton residents will have the opportunity to have a portion of their rent paid as a result of their reduced income or job losses… Continue reading

Grub Hut shutting down for two weeks due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Grub Hut closed Tuesday and will remain so until April 6

KPHD releases directives for employers, employees and the public

As testing continues to ramp up and more cases of COVID-19 are being found in Kitsap County, the Kitsap Public Health District released a letter… Continue reading

<em>The Acohido family, Max, Kiki, Amanda and Kyle, along with their cat, Bemo, pose for their Quarantine portrait in Kingston.</em>								Photo courtesy Rachael Cates Photography

Meet the Kingston photographer capturing the lighter side of the quarantine

One Kingston resident has been working to show the lighter side of the coronavirus outbreak, by taking “quarantine portraits” of families as they isolate themselves… Continue reading

<em>The Acohido family, Max, Kiki, Amanda and Kyle, along with their cat, Bemo, pose for their Quarantine portrait in Kingston.</em>								Photo courtesy Rachael Cates Photography
NKF&R Firefighters Charlie Hough and Hayden Smallbeck wearing personal protective equipment. Photo courtesy NKF&R.

Emergency responders are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines

Amidst the continually-changing COVID-19 pandemic, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue is still out serving on the front lines while implementing some additional measures and safety… Continue reading

NKF&R Firefighters Charlie Hough and Hayden Smallbeck wearing personal protective equipment. Photo courtesy NKF&R.

Commercial and residential construction suspended for two weeks statewide

All construction, outside of emergency repairs, will have to cease for two weeks, the Department of Community Development announced Wednesday morning after receiving clarification from… Continue reading

WSF to remain on winter schedule through at least April 25

Spring season, which includes increased service on some routes, was expected to begin March 29