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Poulsbo mayor to run for 4th term

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson announced Wednesday that she will be running for a fourth term as mayor. Erickson announced candidacy via Facebook, noting she initially… Continue reading

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Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last week that the state’s law outlawing the possession of drugs is unconstitutional. (File photo)

Law enforcement stops arresting for drug possession

State Supreme Court rules such cases unconstitutional

  • Mar 4, 2021
Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last week that the state’s law outlawing the possession of drugs is unconstitutional. (File photo)
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Poulsbo phone line helps set up COVID vaccinations

In an effort to get as many people vaccinated as possible, the city of Poulsbo has launched a telephone line for those without Internet to… Continue reading

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<em>Poulsbo Prosecutor Alexis Foster, Pastor Richmond Johnson and Police Chief Ron Harding discuss racism and policing during the city’s second diversity panel.				 </em>Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

Forum: Police, community need more interaction

Focusing on law enforcement and racial bias, the city of Poulsbo hosted its second panel discussion on diversity. The panelists included Poulsbo prosecutor Alexis Foster,… Continue reading

<em>Poulsbo Prosecutor Alexis Foster, Pastor Richmond Johnson and Police Chief Ron Harding discuss racism and policing during the city’s second diversity panel.				 </em>Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
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County talks Lemolo Shore traffic

Kitsap County Public Works hosted an online Zoom meeting to allow residents of Poulsbo to weigh in on a traffic study for Lemolo Shore Drive.… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death in Kitsap, 83 total

Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 59.9

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The North Kitsap High School spirit rock was relocated to its new home in the campus commons in an effort to remain central to the school, but also monitor the messaging that goes on the rock. Courtesy photo

Secondary students set to start returning Monday

A newsletter sent out to North Kitsap School District families outlined the return this month of middle and high school students to in-school education. “As… Continue reading

The North Kitsap High School spirit rock was relocated to its new home in the campus commons in an effort to remain central to the school, but also monitor the messaging that goes on the rock. Courtesy photo
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City Council meetings now streamed on Facebook

Regular meetings held on second and fourth Tuesdays

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Measures looking to limit executive powers die in state Legislature

Republicans say they will likely bring it up again in future sessions

  • Mar 1, 2021
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House approves ban on certain police use-of-force tactics

Chokeholds prohibited, car chases limited

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Improvements to Southworth ferry terminal begin for fast-ferries service to downtown

Restriping the parking lot is the first step in work

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Clean fuels bill approved by the House

Bill was heavily opposed by Republicans, fuel producers

  • Mar 1, 2021
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Great Blue Heron common as crows in our area

By Nancy Sefton Mother Nature was in a whimsical mood when she designed these tall skinny birds with long stick-like legs. Almost everyone in Kitsap… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2021
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Juneteenth steps toward state holiday status

Marks the day many slaves learned they were free

  • Feb 26, 2021
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A conceptual rendering of the Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center shows the large event space and athletic field. City officials estimate the cost of the facility at $40 million. Photo courtesy City of Poulsbo.

Survey says… Poulsbo wants the PERC

Survey says … there’s near unanimous support and demand for the Poulsbo Events and Recreation Center to expand operations. Nearly 1,300 of Poulsbo’s 11,000 residents… Continue reading

A conceptual rendering of the Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center shows the large event space and athletic field. City officials estimate the cost of the facility at $40 million. Photo courtesy City of Poulsbo.
Poulsbo’s Slippery Pig is open but like many of the restaurants and pubs in Poulsbo does not open until late afternoon, though that may change as restrictions loosen over the coming months. (Ken Park/Kitsap Daily News photos)

Phase 2: Customers come in out of the cold

Kitsap County moving to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan means for many of Poulsbo’s restaurants they can bring their customers out of… Continue reading

Poulsbo’s Slippery Pig is open but like many of the restaurants and pubs in Poulsbo does not open until late afternoon, though that may change as restrictions loosen over the coming months. (Ken Park/Kitsap Daily News photos)
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City Council gets a preview of planned Ruby Creek Park Ride

Land acquisition nearing transit board approval

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Work to begin on Old Clifton Road improvements

Design work completed for new roundabout

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Agate Pass Bridge work finishes two days early

Lane closures scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled

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19 new cases of COVID in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 74.6

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