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ESD reports another small drop in initial unemployment claims in Kitsap

Initial unemployment claims in Kitsap County continued to decline for a third consecutive week during the week ending Aug. 1, mirroring a larger 13 percent… Continue reading

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee doesn’t want schools in the state’s coronavirus hot spots reopening this fall, but he stopped short Wednesday of ordering their… Continue reading

Community members rail against SKSD’s Flex plan

School district’s board to reconsider its vote on Monday

16 more positive COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County since Thursday

The Kitsap Public Health District Friday reported 16 new positive cases of COVID since Thursday, bringing the countywide total of positive cases to 730 since… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2020

KCIRT releases more information on Highway 16 overpass shooting

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputy who shot man has been placed on leave

This I know: Staying active important during virus lockdown

(Noella Rosentrater, a seventh-grader at Woodward Middle School, shares how physical routine has helped her during this stay-at-home period). I believe in staying active. Staying… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2020

Bainbridge council gets update on green building code

The Bainbridge Island City Council is serious about getting greener. The council received an update about its 13-member Green Building Task Force at a recent… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2020

SKSD board stays with two-option instruction plan this fall

Board members vote 3-2 Wednesday to retain plan; other Kitsap districts opt for online-only plans

Poulsbo man dies after Highway 16 overpass shooting

Details about what transpired aren’t known; KCSO deputy involved in shooting

Locals asked to help as COVID-19 drops tourism numbers

First in a series Tourism is down in Bainbridge Island this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions - even at its No. 1 attraction, Bloedel Reserve.… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2020

Briefs

Program inspires youth career choices Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Youth Services and FindMino, a local startup and career exploration platform, are launching a… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2020

BISD Board adopts reopening plan

The Bainbridge Island School District Board of Directors affirmed at their regular meeting on July 30 its commitment to starting the school year remotely. As… Continue reading

Pair plan to travel after closing The Traveler

Barbara Tolliver and Susan Taylor are planning to do some more traveling of their own. After 25 years owning The Traveler store in Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020

Root, Garrido pull ahead in close County Commissioner District 2 race

Republican challenger Oran Root and Democrat incumbent Charlotte Garrido have pulled to the head of the six-candidate pack in the Kitsap County Commissioner District 2… Continue reading

Primary Election 2020:

PORT ORCHARD — Initial primary election returns in Kitsap County Tuesday night yielded no surprises in the high-profile races in 2020, including contests for the… Continue reading

County health officials: Kitsap seeing big spike in COVID-19 cases

The news wasn’t good at Tuesday’s Kitsap Board of Health meeting, as county health officials laid out the latest data on the rise of local… Continue reading

Search downtown this weekend — for painted rocks

POBSA merchants will hold drawing for those who post selfies with their rock

Port Orchard Marina brings in $10.7 million in sales revenue

Port of Bremerton study also says $3.5 million in labor income, 66 jobs created