State of Washington

State working to get more personal protection equipment to Washington

Healthcare workers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, and like many other states in the country, Washington has been working to… Continue reading

 

Retired Navy Vice Admiral takes new role as head of Washington’s health care response team

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono as the state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management. The former… Continue reading

 

All state campgrounds closed through April 30

Day-use areas and trails remain open

 

Washington receives 8,000 additional test kits for COVID-19

Supplies to be distributed to King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

Two state DOC employees test positive for COVID-19

DOC is “highly encouraging” all eligible employees to work remotely.

Gov. Inslee closes all Washington schools through at least April 24

Governor also expanded restriction on meetings of over 250 people to entire state

Agate Pass Bridge painting ramps up after winter break

As winter comes to a close, the Washington Department of Transportation crews resumed work finishing the paint job on the Agate Passage Bridge on Monday,… Continue reading

Washington lifts flavored vape ban, but for how long?

Despite the lifting of the temporary flavored vape ban on Feb. 3, vapor product shops across the state are cautious to celebrate as a legislative… Continue reading

Coronavirus concerns mean empty shelves in local stores

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has sent consumers to emptying the shelves of stores and pharmacies of their hand sanitizer, cleaning products and cold… Continue reading

Executive Director for WSPS Tricia Benson and Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder testified in front of the Senate Human Services, Reentry, and Rehabilitation Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. (WA Legislature)

Olympia considers legislation on SVP’s and LRA’s

Multiple bills concerning the placement and treatment of Washington’s Sexually Violent Predators, have been making their way through the House and Senate that could have… Continue reading

Executive Director for WSPS Tricia Benson and Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder testified in front of the Senate Human Services, Reentry, and Rehabilitation Committee on Feb. 4, 2020. (WA Legislature)

Navy applies to use state parks for special warfare training

Three of 29 state parks referred in the application reside in Kitsap County

Rep. Kilmer hosts Suquamish town hall

Before heading back to Washington D.C., Washington’s 6th District Representative Derek Kilmer — along with his 13-year-old daughter in tow — held a town hall… Continue reading

I-976 puts Johnson Parkway project on hold

The City of Poulsbo’s Johnson Parkway Project, which would see the construction of a roundabout along SR 305 at the Johnson Road intersection, is one… Continue reading

(courtesy of Washington Department of Health)
(courtesy of Washington Department of Health)

Seabeck fish barrier removal proposed to DOE

Department of Ecology is currently evaluating project to determine what action may be required

Western Red Brewing serves its tasters up on a slab of wood fitting to its milling aesthetic. (Photo by Ken Park)

New Year, new beers in Poulsbo

We are about a month into 2020 and its time to get those taste buds ready for some new brews that have been cooking up… Continue reading

Western Red Brewing serves its tasters up on a slab of wood fitting to its milling aesthetic. (Photo by Ken Park)

Elected officials stress climate legislation at local forum

Rep. Derek Kilmer, state Sen. Rolfes and Gov. Jay Inslee address climate change issues

Senator Rolfes visits Bremerton to discuss local issues

Christine Rolfes (D) has served as the Washington State Senator for the 23rd District since 2011