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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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State releases next phase of vaccine prioritization

Washington state is still in Phase 1A for administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, but state officials explained this week the next groups of… Continue reading

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Vaccine distribution has been challenging, but Kitsap has fared well

The vaccine effort is underway in Kitsap County, and that comes with numerous challenges; but officials have made the best of a tough situation thus… Continue reading

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Chaos at the nation’s Capitol Building

Rep. Kilmer issues statement decrying mob’s action

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Inslee announces new roadmap to reopening

With statewide restrictions on indoor gatherings set to expire Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new phased plan for Washington to reopen businesses. The plan,… Continue reading

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WSDOT to fund $1.5 million of new Bethel Avenue roundabout

City study states 240 accidents occurred along Bethel Corridor between 2014 and 2018

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A Poulsbo firefighter extinguishes the flames of a structure fire caused by a landslide in LoFall. Courtesy photo

Landslide forces evacuation of 8 Lofall homes

The Poulsbo Fire Department evacuated eight homes following a landslide in Seclusion Cove Monday night. At approximately 5 p.m. Jan. 4 firefighters were dispatched to… Continue reading

A Poulsbo firefighter extinguishes the flames of a structure fire caused by a landslide in LoFall. Courtesy photo

Christmas tree fundraiser at Central Market

The North Kitsap Athletic Boosters’ annual tree recycling fundraiser will look a little different this year. For the 15th year in a row, folks can… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Initial claims rise slightly heading into the new year

Week 51 and the final full week in December saw a slight rise in initial regular unemployment claims as numbers continue to fluctuate heading into… Continue reading

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Sgt. Main is now Port Orchard’s new deputy police chief

Her predecessor says Main has a ‘servant’s heart’

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