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Local police chiefs condemn actions of Minneapolis police officers

Law enforcement agency leaders throughout Kitsap County have penned a letter excoriating the actions of Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2020

Sen. Murray calls for more testing, small business help

As Sen. Patty Murray sees it, a nation stymied by the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t have to choose between improving public health and re-opening the economy.… Continue reading

Kitsap County releases ‘playbook’ for phased reopening

Guidelines detail best practices for businesses and employees during phased reopening

No new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County Thursday

Countywide confirmed cases stand at 162, positive test rate is about two percent

  • May 28, 2020

State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2

The Washington State Department of Health has quickly approved Kitsap County’s variance application to move on to Phase 2 of the governor’s “Safe Start” plan.… Continue reading

Port of Bremerton approves contract for private security

The Port of Bremerton recently voted to hire nighttime private security for both the Bremerton and Port Orchard Marinas. By a 2-1 vote, the port… Continue reading

Commissioners, Public Health Board approve move to phase two

Kitsap County is moving forward with an application to enter phase two of Washington’s “Safe Start” plan as both the Kitsap Board of Health and… Continue reading

No new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County Wednesday

Countywide confirmed cases stand at 162, positive test rate is about two percent

  • May 27, 2020

Kitsap County coroner asks public for help with unclaimed remains

Kitsap County Coroner Jeff Wallis has announced that his office is in possession of the unclaimed remains of ten individuals considered indigent or abandoned. The… Continue reading

Counting COVID deaths isn’t as simple as you might think

State relies on results of tests and death certificates in calculating the daily toll of the disease

  • May 27, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County are at 162

Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Kitsap Public Health District since last Friday, bringing the countywide total to 162 cases. One case… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

State expands its roster of contact tracers

As the state slowly moves through phases to reopen, the Washington State Department of Health is quickly training new personnel to help with contact tracing,… Continue reading

Rayonier takes the reins from Pope Resources in Kitsap County

Rayonier’s acquisition of Pope Resources earlier this month marked the end of the latter’s 167-year history in North Kitsap, but officials said in a conference… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit to continue fare-free service through June

Kitsap Transit’s fare-free policy, applying to all Kitsap Transit services, will be extended through the end of June to help limit the spread of COVID-19.… Continue reading

South Kitsap restaurants struggle to reach Phase Two COVID-19 status

By Mike De Felice Special to Kitsap Daily News South Kitsap restaurants are striving to come up with a recipe to keep their doors open… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2020
Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review - The carcass of a large gray whale washed ashore on Manitou Beach earlier this week, drawing a crowd of curious islanders.

Whale washes ashore on Bainbridge Island, fifth on Washington coast this year

The carcass of a large gray whale washed ashore on Manitou Beach Tuesday, continuing what some have called “an unusual die-off” of the species along… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2020
Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review - The carcass of a large gray whale washed ashore on Manitou Beach earlier this week, drawing a crowd of curious islanders.

One COVID-19 case removed from county tally drops total to 160

One case of COVID-19 was removed from the Kitsap County tally on Friday by the Kitsap Public Health District, dropping the countywide case number to… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020

Majority of OC classes will be online in the summer and fall quarters

BREMERTON — With registration for summer and fall quarters coming in the near future, Olympic College has announced that its courses will be predominantly online.… Continue reading

North Kitsap School District prepares for virtual graduation ceremonies

As a means of preventing the potential spread of coronavirus, the North Kitsap School District is making preparations to hold a virtual graduation ceremony for… Continue reading

KEDA Executive Director John Powers

KEDA Executive Director to retire

SILVERDALE — The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance has announced that Executive Director John Powers will retire this year. Powers, who had held the post for… Continue reading

KEDA Executive Director John Powers