At the core of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plea for stricter remedial climate legislation is an attempt to put a cap on Washington’s pollution. Inslee, who has made climate change his signature issue since his time as a congressman, and now as governor, has introduced the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which would direct the Department of Ecology to set a statewide cap-and-trade market for regulating carbon emissions.
"It's not about whether we are going to do it or not going to do it," Mayor Becky Erickson said before the council's Jan. 21 meeting. "We have to have a sewer plant — it's in Brownsville — and we have to pay our fair share. The issue is if we should bond out or go in with the county to pay for it."
The City of Poulsbo and the North Kitsap School District are in talks to assign a police officer to local schools.
It was a small meeting, but the issue was quite large for those in attendance: What is the Port of Poulsbo going to do about its boathouse policy? "Regulations are really meant for boats, and not boathouses," Port Commission President Mark DeSalvo said. "We don't have anything that relates to boathouses."
Mark Stephens said he dabbles in bonsai. He’s been doing it for 25 years, but he only dabbles. Stephens, 56, sits before a juniper bonsai tree, or “shimpaku.” It’s jagged and unkempt, the result of a season spent shaded by a wisteria plant
A suspect has been arrested after a string of thefts in Kitsap. Detectives across the county joined forces to track down the suspect, believed to have targeted homes and cars for theft.
Linda Berry-Maraist joined the Poulsbo City Council in 2008. She left Jan. 21 to a standing applause from a full council chambers. "One of my goals for tonight was to get through this without getting teary," Berry-Maraist said from the dais. "I appreciate all the kind words. It has been a pleasure to serve, and maybe a few times it was boring, but it's always been interesting. Thank you all."
'During the crisis, we were wondering with each passing siren what might be happening next. Armed police were everywhere ...'
Travel will be reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic for 21 days between Feb. 9-28 while crews from the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) clean the bridge. The bridge will be down to a single lane from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Farmers, private businesses and neighboring communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in requiring state agencies to lease surplus water rights on public land.
Icy conditions are thought to have contributed to a one-car rollover crash that destroyed the vehicle and sent a local man to the hospital early Jan. 21.
Four Poulsbo residents are candidates for appointment to the City Council seat being vacated by Linda Berry-Maraist. The Poulsbo City Council will meet Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. to interview each candidate; the special meeting is open to the public. The council will deliberate after the interviews and could vote to appoint the new council member at that time. The term ends after the results of the Nov. 3 general election are certified.
Washington legislators are considering a proposal that would take money from a fund used to clean up hazardous waste and give it to private landowners to clean up trash left behind by hunters and other visitors.
Activists from a local peace group blocked the main gate and staged a mock funeral at the Navy’s West Coast Trident nuclear submarine base in an act of civil resistance to nuclear weapons, Jan. 17. More than 60 people participated in Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr's life and legacy with a vigil outside the main gate at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.
Just how crazy was this game? If not for a touchdown pass from a punter to a backup offensive tackle, the Seahawks don’t win. If not for a pass on a two-point conversion that had the hang time of a punt, the Seahawks don’t win. If not for an onside kick going right through the hands of Packers tight end Brandon Bostick and off his helmet to Matthews, the Seahawks don’t win.
Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and Kingston Cares will present a training session for volunteers at Kingston's Severe Weather Shelter, Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m. Training will take place at the Kingston Community Center, 11212 Highway 104.
The Muscovy duck can be seen at the Port of Kingston most days.
Washington’s new ferries chief, Lynne Griffith, is plunging into reforms that aim to set the state’s troubled ferry system on the right course. In making her debut comments to the Legislature last week, Griffith called America’s largest ferry system “a marine culture that is rich with history and tradition,” but critically in need of changes and strong legislative support.
It's the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader (1929-1968).
When the Seattle Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch in 2010, they didn’t just get a running back, they got an identity. Over the past five seasons, Lynch has not only been one of the NFL's best backs, he has also helped define the physical, smash-mouth style that brought Seattle its first Super Bowl title.