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Coping with COVID-19

People asking for help in differing ways — politically, mentally and spiritually

  • Dec 23, 2020
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The Fish Park is only one of the crowning achievements Mary McCluskey played a part in after 26 years as director of Poulsbo’s parks department. Courtesy photo

Longtime Poulsbo parks director to retire

After 26 years of service in Poulsbo’s Parks and Recreation Department, director Mary McCluskey has announced she will be retiring in February 2021. Former Poulsbo… Continue reading

The Fish Park is only one of the crowning achievements Mary McCluskey played a part in after 26 years as director of Poulsbo’s parks department. Courtesy photo
Ferry riders must wear masks when they are out of their cars. Courtesy photos

Ferries suggest limiting holiday travel

Washington State Ferries is asking the public to limit holiday travel to essential trips. The recommendation is based on Gov. Jay Inslee’s suggestion to limit… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2020
Ferry riders must wear masks when they are out of their cars. Courtesy photos
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NKSD reopening plans align with Inslee’s

Since its plans align closely with Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the North Kitsap School District continues to… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020
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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 34 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 198

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4 Poulsbo cops back after COVID quarantine

Four Poulsbo police officers are coming to the end of their 14-day quarantine after being in close contact with a person who tested positive for… Continue reading

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State unemployment holds steady in November

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The economy added 100 jobs in November, according… Continue reading

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Santa chats with two boys about their Christmas wishes. KPark/NKH

Pre-Schoolers have special visit with Santa

The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed many children and families of holiday traditions, such as a visit with Santa, but with some careful planning and holiday… Continue reading

Santa chats with two boys about their Christmas wishes. KPark/NKH
<em>The Coffee Oasis operates six businesses, three drop-in centers and a homeless youth shelter, as well as an in-house barista and culinary job training program.</em> Kitsap Daily News/File photo

Bellringer: Coffee Oasis provides Christmas to homeless youth

Coffee Oasis, in Poulsbo and at all of its locations, is more than a coffee shop. It’s a place where homeless youth can feel at… Continue reading

<em>The Coffee Oasis operates six businesses, three drop-in centers and a homeless youth shelter, as well as an in-house barista and culinary job training program.</em> Kitsap Daily News/File photo
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State eases restrictions on in-person learning

The state has revised its guidance for schools that wish to return to in-person learning, significantly changing the community COVID-19 case count threshold, Gov. Jay… Continue reading

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COVID vaccines, flattening curve indicate hope statewide

Positive news has been hard to come by in 2020 with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic dominating headlines, but officials in Washington state are starting to… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 31 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 223.4

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Attacks, resignations at BI council meeting

Brenda Fantroy-Johnson takes Kol Medina’s place

  • Dec 16, 2020
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St. Michael Medical Center opens in Silverdale

Expansion by CHI Franciscan cost $500 million and adds 500,000 square feet

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The Port of Poulsbo's breakwater encircles much of the Poulsbo marina. KPark/NKH

Breakwater will add 62 slips, maybe small cruise ships

The Port of Poulsbo has applied for a Shoreline Conditional Use permit with the City of Poulsbo to allow for the replacement of the failing… Continue reading

The Port of Poulsbo's breakwater encircles much of the Poulsbo marina. KPark/NKH
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Next steps for SKCEC: confirmation of site choice by City Council, KPFD

Location for new civic project is current home of Kitsap Bank

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Port Orchard man arrested for assault in political melee

Protest pitted pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators when gunshot reportedly fired

  • Dec 15, 2020
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A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo

1st COVID-19 vaccines arrive in state

The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech reached Washington Monday, and doses will be adminstered beginning this week. Vaccines were unboxed at the University of Washington Medical… Continue reading

A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo
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Jobless claims go back up

Initial unemployment claims rose back up as November transitioned to December with the Employment Security Department reporting a 10.1 percent increase from the prior week.… Continue reading

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