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Federal loans on offer for those hit by December tornado

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the Port Orchard Church of Christ through February 7.

Congressman Kilmer: Government shutdown was ‘damaging and dumb’

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer said federal workers were used as pawns during President Trump’s shutdown of the federal government over policy differences between the two… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Port Orchard man arrested for alleged sex crimes

Mark Douglas Gould was detained in Tennessee last week after allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

  • Jan 28, 2019

Everyone wants to clean up the energy sector, but parties disagree on how

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Democrats and Republicans both want to turn Washington into a clean energy state, but they just don’t agree on how to… Continue reading

Bill would make opioid overdose medication easier to access for schools

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Opioid overdose medication could become more readily available for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education in Washington state if a… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia on Jan. 24… Continue reading

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across Washington attended the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee hearing on House Bill 1152, which would prohibit law enforcement officers and agencies from engaging in motorcycle profiling. (Sean Harding / WNPA Olympia News Bureau)

Washington motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia

WNPA Olympia News Bureau For years, state and federal civil rights law has prohibited the targeting of individuals by law enforcement based on their look… Continue reading

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across Washington attended the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee hearing on House Bill 1152, which would prohibit law enforcement officers and agencies from engaging in motorcycle profiling. (Sean Harding / WNPA Olympia News Bureau)

Body found near Waterman Point

Police said the deceased was likely living at the Yachtfish marina.

Republican proposal would outlaw state database on gun transfers

Bill would prohibit aggregation of personal information by the DOL

  • Jan 27, 2019

Legislators look to encourage rural development and investments

Bill would create tax breaks for rural investment companies and extend breaks for timber operations

  • Jan 26, 2019

Kitsap Transit offers free service to federal workers

Kitsap Transit will be offering free transit to federal workers during the government shutdown starting Monday, Jan. 28. Any federal government employee affected by the… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

County reschedules timber harvest code meeting due to high public interest

Briefings will be held in early February in Kingston and Suquamish

  • Jan 25, 2019

House bill proposes payment for college athletes

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau College students enrolled in an institution of higher education in Washington state could receive compensation for their athletic… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

PSE, Asplundh drop risky trees damaged by Port Orchard tornado

Puget Sound Energy crews recently teamed up with their tree removal partner Asplundh to remove problem trees in Port Orchard which posed a threat to… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

UPDATE: Crash victim identified

Former Central Kitsap football star DeAndre Sincere is recovering after a single-car collision in Silverdale.

Lawmakers seek revisions to wrongful death and injury statutes

Parents could claim damages for wrongful death of an adult child

  • Jan 25, 2019

Lawmakers look to eliminate gender requirements for political party positions

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Major state political parties, like Republicans and Democrats, are required to elect one Committeeman and one Committeewoman from… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2019

Bremerton, CHI Franciscan offer relief during shutdown

Local institutions are responding to the longest government shutdown in U.S. History.

A capital gains tax might come to Washington. Here’s what it would do

A deep dive into the governor’s proposal.

Lawmakers could remove statute of limitations for felony sex crimes

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The House public safety committee heard public testimony Tuesday on two bills that address the statute of limitations… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2019