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County Commissioners voice their concerns about governor’s COVID plans

Trio worry about plan’s ‘lack of communication and clarity’

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Port Orchard restaurant at in-dining standoff with state over COVID restrictions

State attorney general seeking temporary restraining order against That One Place

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Initial jobless claims fall 8.4%

Initial unemployment claims fell during the first full week of January, but unemployment claims as a whole remain high as a spike in December has… Continue reading

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Local tribes condemn attack on nation’s capitol

The Suquamish and S’Klallam Tribes have put out a joint statement denouncing the violence that took place at the nation’s capitol Jan. 6. “Tribal leaders… Continue reading

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State prepping to move to next phase of vaccination

The state is preparing to open up the COVID-19 vaccine to the next tier in coming days, though officials have not yet given a date.… Continue reading

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Firehouse Theater seeks alternatives to stay afloat

Like so many theaters nationwide, Kingston’s Firehouse Theater is fighting for its life amid the coronavirus pandemic and a dying movie industry. When folks last… Continue reading

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The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review

Pandemic causes ferry ridership to sink 41%

With more folks working from home and domestic and international travel dropping off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ferry traffic has dropped 59 percent to… Continue reading

The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review
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No-contact advisory from BI to Kingston after sewage spills

More sewage overflow spills - these two in King County - are causing concerns on shorelines from Bainbridge Island to Kingston. The Kitsap County Health… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2021
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50 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, the county’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 234

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City, Putaansuu leveraging COVID-era technologies to improve services, save dollars

Could City Hall chambers space be better utilized? Mayor is considering options

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Mediascape: YouTube channels are the next best thing to traveling the globe

Slice-of-life home-grown series offer a refreshing take on life elsewhere

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Voters will decide the fate of SKSD’s Feb. 9 special levy

PORT ORCHARD – Voters will soon decide the fate of the education program and operations levy that South Kitsap School District has placed on the… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021
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SKSD ‘SK Flex’ in-class K-2 instruction resumed Monday

School district, teachers’ union reach agreement

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5 new COVID-19 related deaths in Kitsap County

On Sunday, the Kitsap Public Health District reported five new COVID-19 related deaths in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 48 since the… Continue reading

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SKSD still hopeful in-classroom learning for K-2 students will start Monday

School district and SKEA issue joint statement affirming desire to reach an acceptable solution

  • Jan 8, 2021
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South Kitsap teachers vote against returning to in-person classrooms

The vote upends SKSD plans for a Monday return by K-through-second graders to a classroom setting

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Training inadequate for use of restraint chair at Kitsap County Jail

KCIRT investigation finds poor training led to an inmate’s death

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Port Orchard man booked for eluding police on car chase

19-year-old charged with driving a stolen vehicle, eluding police and hit and run

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Suquamish Tribal Elders recieve Covid-19 Vaccine

Suquamish Tribe elders are among the first, outside of health care workers, to be given the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Kitsap County. The tribe received… Continue reading

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