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2 more deaths, 15 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed two new deaths and 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, bringing the… Continue reading

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South Kitsap’s replacement levy widens lead in Wednesday’s count

Bainbridge Island’s twin levy measures pass comfortably

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Initial jobless claims fall slightly in last week of January

Unemployment claims were up in the final week of January, but initial claims were down in the latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department.… Continue reading

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Port Orchard restaurant That One Place is embroiled in a fight with the state Department of Labor Industries over violations the agency has assessed the business for violating COVID-19 dining restrictions. (File photo)

Despite state’s move to drop restraining order, That One Place still faces $132,000 in fines

Restaurant owner maintains his business isn’t on the hook for penalties

  • Feb 9, 2021
Port Orchard restaurant That One Place is embroiled in a fight with the state Department of Labor Industries over violations the agency has assessed the business for violating COVID-19 dining restrictions. (File photo)
Port of Poulsbo's boat ramp is closed until repairs can be made. Carol Tripp/Courtesy photo

Boat ramp closed at Port of Poulsbo

The boat ramp at the Port of Poulsbo is closed until further notice. The ramp was closed Monday morning due the deteriorating surface condition making… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2021
Port of Poulsbo's boat ramp is closed until repairs can be made. Carol Tripp/Courtesy photo
Buses arrive at Vinland Elementary to drop off kids for the afternoon session of hybrid learning. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos

Kids will go back to online learning if snow hits

But 4th-graders glad to be back at school Monday

Buses arrive at Vinland Elementary to drop off kids for the afternoon session of hybrid learning. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos
House Transportation Committee. February 28, 2019.

Young-sponsored bill to provide a tax break to behavioral health organizations

SB 1296 passes out of House committee

House Transportation Committee. February 28, 2019.
A Kitsap County sheriff's deputy is under investigation for an officer-involved shooting. KCSO courtesy photo

Traffic stop in Poulsbo becomes officer-involved shooting

A Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy is under investigation following a traffic stop that turned into a shooting Saturday night. According to incident documents the deputy… Continue reading

A Kitsap County sheriff's deputy is under investigation for an officer-involved shooting. KCSO courtesy photo
A finally design has not been chosen, but this is a proposed schematic of what the new AFNR building for NKHS could look like. (submitted)

New facility proposed for old horticulture site

A new facility with a combined focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, as well as Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has been proposed for… Continue reading

A finally design has not been chosen, but this is a proposed schematic of what the new AFNR building for NKHS could look like. (submitted)
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Poulsbo student wins 3 awards for environmental film

Abi Subramanian of Bainbridge Island was homeschooled and as a result says she got a better environmental education than students in public schools. So much… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021
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Bill would ban open-carry weapons at state Capitol protests

Senate committee votes bill onward to House

  • Feb 4, 2021
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U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer recalls a Capitol in chaos

6th District congressman says American democracy prevails after Jan. 6 insurrection

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Vaccines lacking; new metric hurts smaller counties

COVID-19 activity is falling in Kitsap County and a vaccine effort is underway, but there is still a long road to the finish line as… Continue reading

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Safeway Pharmacist Tore Hagerup administers the first round of COVID-19 vaccination to Wendy Webster.

50 seniors get COVID-19 shots at pop-up event

Fifty senior citizens at the Hostmark Cove Apartments were recipients of COVID-19 vaccines due in part to the city’s effort to get everyone vaccinated. The… Continue reading

Safeway Pharmacist Tore Hagerup administers the first round of COVID-19 vaccination to Wendy Webster.
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Subminimum wage for disabled workers called ‘unjust’

By Patric Haerle Washington State Journal In what is being labeled a civil rights issue by advocates, lawmakers are considering ending the decades old practice… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2021

New suicide review team proposed

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a problem already plaguing youth in Washington - suicide. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, said House Bill… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2021
Detectives Lee Wheeler (R) and Gary Westerfield (L) discuss rising online crime rates in Poulsbo.

Poulsbo sees online crime, like child porn, on the increase

COVID restrictions leaving people more isolated a reason

Detectives Lee Wheeler (R) and Gary Westerfield (L) discuss rising online crime rates in Poulsbo.
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Port Orchard Police unveils five-year strategic plan

Department will seek hiring diversification, expanded social media presence

  • Feb 1, 2021
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