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‘Navigator’ helps direct people in need to social services in the community

The social-service specialist ‘is worth every penny,’ police chief says

  • May 13, 2021
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SKSD board votes to emphasize student math education

Board directors say students will need improved match skills to compete for jobs

  • May 13, 2021
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State troopers on the lookout for unbelted occupants

WSP attempting to reduce the number of fatalities on Kitsap roadways

  • May 13, 2021
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37 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 175.6

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Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard awards $27,500 in scholarships

Eleven SKSD students earn scholarship awards

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Poulsbo City Hall reopens in a limited capacity

After over a year of being closed, Poulsbo City Hall is open to the public in a limited capacity. Despite some initial concern that Kitsap… Continue reading

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Event facilitator Jewel Shepherd-Sampson, Mayor Robert Putaansuu and Police Chief Matt Brown during the online “Chat with a Chief” event.

Police chief talks body cams, bias, relationships

By Mike De Felice Port Orchard Independent PORT ORCHARD – The widely watched murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021
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Event facilitator Jewel Shepherd-Sampson, Mayor Robert Putaansuu and Police Chief Matt Brown during the online “Chat with a Chief” event.
<em>Image is taken from Poulsbo police officer Bryan Kunz body camera during an interaction with a man causing a disturbance at Waterfront Park. The subjects image is blurred due to an ongoing case against him. </em>Courtesy Photo

An example in de-escalation in Poulsbo

Poulsbo police put their de-escalation training to use in a video shared by Chief Ron Harding at a recent Public Safety Committee meeting. Harding walked… Continue reading

<em>Image is taken from Poulsbo police officer Bryan Kunz body camera during an interaction with a man causing a disturbance at Waterfront Park. The subjects image is blurred due to an ongoing case against him. </em>Courtesy Photo
Elleni Mendoza poses at one of Kitsap Fresh's pickup locations in Poulsbo.(courtesy photo)

Kitsap Fresh expanding to delivery service

BI first to get food from Poulsbo warehouse

Elleni Mendoza poses at one of Kitsap Fresh's pickup locations in Poulsbo.(courtesy photo)
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NKSD seeks grant for Native American education

North Kitsap School District is applying for a Federal Indian Education grant to better support Native American students and curricula. A public hearing on the… Continue reading

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Cheney Stadium in Tacoma will host the South Kitsap High School graduation in June. Courtesy Photo

SKHS’s graduation set for June at Cheney Stadium

PORT ORCHARD – South Kitsap High School seniors will be able to enjoy an in-person graduation ceremony in June after all. The 2020-21 graduating class… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2021
Cheney Stadium in Tacoma will host the South Kitsap High School graduation in June. Courtesy Photo
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35 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 190.7

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Inslee: All counties to remain in current COVID phases

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that all counties will remain in their current phase of the Healthy Washington Recovery Plan for two more weeks as… Continue reading

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N. Kitsap briefs

COVID vaccines Haven’t got your COVID-19 shot yet? The Moderna vaccine will be available May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Drive-Through… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2021
Of the nine women recognized for their volunteer work by the City Council, five were in attendance at the meeting. Cherie Baker, Jane Vagstad, Kathy Van Ye, Alane Basco Yu and Carmella Dellino.

Poulsbo council, mayor honor COVID volunteers

The city of Poulsbo and Mayor Becky Erickson recognized nine volunteers, all women, for their efforts and help in getting Poulsbo residents vaccinated for COVID-19.… Continue reading

Of the nine women recognized for their volunteer work by the City Council, five were in attendance at the meeting. Cherie Baker, Jane Vagstad, Kathy Van Ye, Alane Basco Yu and Carmella Dellino.
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Sewage spill affects BI, N. Kitsap shorelines

Shorelines of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap were under a no-contact advisory through Wednesday due to a sewage spill across the waters in Seattle. A… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2021
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Former policeman and now barber Mike Perry gives a haircut at his new business in downtown Poulsbo.

Old-style barber wants to be a cut above in Poulsbo

Coming soon to Front Street in Poulsbo is an old-school barbershop with some new-age flair, Timeless Cuts. “This has been many, many years in the… Continue reading

Former policeman and now barber Mike Perry gives a haircut at his new business in downtown Poulsbo.
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Mass emergency notification system coming to Poulsbo

Soon the city of Poulsbo will have a new way to send out mass notifications to residents through a program called Nixle. Nixle is a… Continue reading

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North Kitsap School District lays out its return to in person education.

In-person learning starts Monday in NKSD

Pre-School through second grade students will be returning to in-person education Monday in the North Kitsap School District. NKSD’s return to learn plans established in… Continue reading

North Kitsap School District lays out its return to in person education.
Proposed site for new Road Maintenance and Household Hazardous Waste facility. Courtesy Photo

Household hazardous waste, road facility set for N. Kitsap

Kitsap County Public Works is proposing developing the new $15 million Road Maintenance and Household Hazardous Waste facility at the intersection of Bond and Gunderson… Continue reading

Proposed site for new Road Maintenance and Household Hazardous Waste facility. Courtesy Photo