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Suicide review teams could prevent youth deaths

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — A bipartisan group of lawmakers have proposed a bill to create suicide review teams in order… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2019
Rebecca Hoffman, M.D., a family physician based in Salmon Creek and Tony Carnevale, M.D., who works at an emergency room in Sunnyside, Oregon. The pair of doctors were meeting with six different legislators on Jan. 30 on behalf of Kaiser Permanente in support of action that they believe lower drug prices. - Photo by Sean Harding, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Doctors meet with legislators to push for lower drug prices

Visitors to the Washington State Capitol this week included Rebecca Hoffman, M.D., a family physician based in Salmon Creek and Tony Carnevale, M.D., who works… Continue reading

Rebecca Hoffman, M.D., a family physician based in Salmon Creek and Tony Carnevale, M.D., who works at an emergency room in Sunnyside, Oregon. The pair of doctors were meeting with six different legislators on Jan. 30 on behalf of Kaiser Permanente in support of action that they believe lower drug prices. - Photo by Sean Harding, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers aim to ‘ditch the switch’ on daylight saving

Daylight saving time could become permanent in Washington state

  • Feb 1, 2019

Proposed legislation seeks to define milk

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Proposed legislation would make it illegal to sell “milk” products not produced by mammals. Almond, oat and other… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

City of Poulsbo facing lawsuits for pedestrians struck in 2017

Suit claims city failed to adequately light locations where pedestrians were struck by vehicles

Poulsbo’s Rainy Daze wins top honors at Strange Brewfest

Rainy Daze beers Coconut Cream Pie, She’s Bazaar and Only the Tip IPA were crowd favorites

Proposed grant program would fund water infrastructure projects

Bill would help to upgrade existing infrastructure

  • Jan 31, 2019

Legislators again seeking exemptions to Public Records Act

Distinguishes Legislators from other elected public officials

  • Jan 31, 2019

Wheeled drones may be coming to a sidewalk near you

Legislation would establish regulatory framework for small, wheeled-robots

Speakers address Kitsap economy at Bremerton conference

“For years people left Kitsap to go to King for jobs,” economist Hart Hodges said. “Now it’s reversed.”

UPDATE | Search called off for missing Bremerton teen

Search concludes without finding missing 17-year-old

  • Jan 30, 2019

Sheriff: Police seize meth, heroin in Port Orchard sting

PORT ORCHARD – Local police confiscated about four pounds of meth and six ounces of heroin during a drug bust Monday, according to the Kitsap… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Texting motorists may face steeper fines in school zones

WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone… Continue reading

Military Department aims at protecting schools from catastrophic events

WNPA Olympia News Bureau A plan may go into effect which seeks to better prepare Washington state public schools for natural or human-caused catastrophic incidents,… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

UPDATE: Search continues for missing teenager

Hevi Muhaz Tahir, 17, was reported missing by her parents early Tuesday morning.

Legislators push for domestic violence offender registry

WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic violence offender registry to save lives. Tina Stewart,… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Homeless youth support may be extended and refined by Senate

WNPA Olympia News Bureau For the past nine years, the population of students in Washington experiencing homelessness has increased. More than 40,000 elementary, middle and… Continue reading

UPDATE: Body found near Waterman Point identified

The deceased is Cary J. Schroeder, 49, of Port Orchard, officials said.

County to hold meeting on 5G wireless facilities

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 regarding its update to the county… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Police search for missing girl in Silverdale

Police searched for a 17-year-old girl at Silverdale Waterfront Park on Tuesday after her car was seen parked there. The girl, whose name was not… Continue reading