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Bleak jobs news: Many industry sectors see hike in unemployment

Initial unemployment claims continued to rise as the calendar flipped to 2021 as many industry sectors saw some growth in unemployment. During the week spanning… Continue reading

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State releases next phase of vaccine prioritization

Washington state is still in Phase 1A for administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, but state officials explained this week the next groups of… Continue reading

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WIAA moves fall sports to Feb. 1

Kitsap’s region can start Season 1 if it can move to Phase 2 of Insee’s reopening plan

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Vaccine distribution has been challenging, but Kitsap has fared well

The vaccine effort is underway in Kitsap County, and that comes with numerous challenges; but officials have made the best of a tough situation thus… Continue reading

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Inslee announces new roadmap to reopening

With statewide restrictions on indoor gatherings set to expire Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new phased plan for Washington to reopen businesses. The plan,… Continue reading

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Initial claims rise slightly heading into the new year

Week 51 and the final full week in December saw a slight rise in initial regular unemployment claims as numbers continue to fluctuate heading into… Continue reading

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30 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 165.3

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Indoor climbing facilities push for reopening, citing COVID data

Insight Climbing & Movement owner Michele Lang is part of statewide effort

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 34 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 198

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State unemployment holds steady in November

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The economy added 100 jobs in November, according… Continue reading

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COVID vaccines, flattening curve indicate hope statewide

Positive news has been hard to come by in 2020 with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic dominating headlines, but officials in Washington state are starting to… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 31 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 223.4

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A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo

1st COVID-19 vaccines arrive in state

The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech reached Washington Monday, and doses will be adminstered beginning this week. Vaccines were unboxed at the University of Washington Medical… Continue reading

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Jobless claims go back up

Initial unemployment claims rose back up as November transitioned to December with the Employment Security Department reporting a 10.1 percent increase from the prior week.… Continue reading

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35 new positive COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County

Total positive cases since March grow to over 3,000

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77 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 199.9

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Inslee extends restrictions to Jan. 4, announces new business grants

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that restrictions put in place in mid-November, which were set to expire next week, have been extended through Jan. 4.… Continue reading

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