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Adult entertainers seek safer workplace standards

Proposed bill will hold employers accountable for safety of dancers

  • Feb 18, 2019

 

Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care

SB 5822 is joined by House’s companion HB 1877 under consideration in Olympia.

 

Lawmakers propose new restrictions to benefit southern resident orcas

Establishes a 650-yard “no-go” zone for whale watchers until at least 2023

 

Input needed for Harper Estuary restoration

‘Walkshop’ set for Sunday, Feb. 24.

Annual Health and Senior Resource Fair set for March 2

Experts will be on hand to share knowledge on health, legal and financial issues.

Senate passes bill to remove the death penalty

Measure will be moved forward to the House of Representatives

  • Feb 18, 2019
Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane addresses about three dozen people who drove from the east side of the Cascades to rally for gun rights and for their own state. Shea proposes legislation to form a 51st state on the east side of Washington. Photo by Sean Harding, <em>WNPA Olympia News Bureau</em>

Group calling for 51st state meet in Olympia

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Representative Matt Shea, R-Spokane, was greeted by a few dozen constituents on Friday in support of Second Amendment rights and his… Continue reading

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane addresses about three dozen people who drove from the east side of the Cascades to rally for gun rights and for their own state. Shea proposes legislation to form a 51st state on the east side of Washington. Photo by Sean Harding, <em>WNPA Olympia News Bureau</em>

Poulsbo Police Department blotter | Feb. 4—10

This is a list of incidents and arrests for the week of Feb. 4—Feb. 10, provided by the Poulsbo Police Department. Incidents02/05/2019 16:43 H19000161 DWLS/R… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

Lawmakers seek to improve sexual health education in Washington state

Democratic representatives support comprehensive sexual health education

  • Feb 15, 2019

Mayor to host ‘shovel-off’ Saturday morning

Volunteers are wanted to help clear sidewalks near city schools.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Sheriff’s deputies draw weapons, make arrest after chase

A 23-year-old Bremerton man was wanted on multiple warrants.

Immigration or citizenship status could be added to anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation

Goal of bill is to give those in the citizenship and immigration process avenues for recourse

  • Feb 15, 2019

The Road Report

Kitsap County roadways still being cleared from this week’s snowfall.

Lawmakers propose task force on missing and murdered indigenous women

WNPA Olympia News Bureau — According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle has more cases of missing and murdered American Indian… Continue reading

Election officials mull late ballots

Snow contributed to 285 ballots bearing late postmarks, presenting a conundrum for vote counters and elected officials.

Poulsbo Public Works crews shine through the storm

City crews worked in shifts, around the clock to clear Poulsbo’s streets

<em>Poulsbo Fire Department’s Station 77 under a blanket of snow.</em>
                                Photo courtesy Poulsbo Fire Department, Doug Seitz

Amid storm, Poulsbo Fire Department carries on

With record-setting snowfall has also come a spike in calls for emergency services in Poulsbo. Jody Matson, a spokesperson for the Poulsbo Fire Department, said… Continue reading

<em>Poulsbo Fire Department’s Station 77 under a blanket of snow.</em>
                                Photo courtesy Poulsbo Fire Department, Doug Seitz
A car fire in Bremerton on Thursday, February 14, 2019 began after a stuck vehicle overheated. Photo credit: Andrea Facklam

Car fire destroys belongings in Bremerton

A young woman had been living out of a vehicle that caught fire outside Blueberry Park around 4:40 a.m.

A car fire in Bremerton on Thursday, February 14, 2019 began after a stuck vehicle overheated. Photo credit: Andrea Facklam

Lawmakers propose new agency to administer guest worker visas

Program to be supported by fees paid by farmers

Central Kitsap schools closed, North Kitsap on two hour delay Thursday

The Central Kitsap School District canceled school on Thursday, February 14 due to dangerous road conditions, the district announced Wedesday. “We know these snow days… Continue reading