From Safeco Stadium to the Qwest Field and Exhibition Center in Seattle, lottery revenue has been the winning ticket for various cash-starved state accounts. A proposal in the Legislature would turn lottery proceeds into new classrooms across Washington state.
The number of students living within the North Kitsap School District but attending schools elsewhere has reached the highest level in the district's history.
The state House of Representatives wants to set aside $50 million to spend on the construction of a new 144-car ferry. The money is included in the House supplemental budget for transportation, which passed by a large margin March 4. However, approval of the money is contingent on passage of another bill now in the Senate.
Washington’s first marijuana retail license was recently issued, but legislators are still trying to reconcile the medical and recreational-marijuana markets before stores open this summer.
The Port Madison Indian Reservation has been expanded by 283 acres to include all of White Horse Golf Course. The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced the change in a proclamation issued Feb. 28.
A 30-year-old Poulsbo man was charged with delivery of a controlled substance Thursday in Kitsap County District Court after police said the man sold pure heroin and 20 Percocet pills to an undercover informant at the Day Road Park-and-Ride on Bainbridge Island.
Poulsbo's city council makes tech move from laptops to tablets.
School roof replacements, ancestral objects coming home, kindergarten tuition rates lowered, shellfish harvesting reopens. Those are the top stories in the March 7 North Kitsap Herald, available at newsstands and in stores.
The Feb. 28 Herald is one of our biggest editions of the year, with a 16-page news section, 20-page Kitsap Week feature section, 62-page North Kitsap Almanac, 24-page Options education section, USA Weekend magazine, and lots of savings in our local and regional advertising circulars.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the launch today of a new interactive website that allows the agency to provide improved public service and information about parks and programs.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the office of the Kitsap County Clerk, is issuing an advisory to warn county residents of an ongoing scam that has restarted claiming victims recently in the West Sound area.
The Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Storm Water Management Program released its 2013 water quality report. The following information is from a press release from the Kitsap Public Health District.
OLYMPIA – A two-year effort to keep waterways clear of derelict and abandoned vessels — and protect the jobs that depend on clean water and safe navigation — sailed through a Senate committee late last week.
The Port of Seattle is transferring ownership of objects excavated at two ancestral sites to the Suquamish Tribe and the Muckleshoot Tribe. The objects have been stored by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture since they were excavated in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s from land owned by the port.
Gordon Elementary School may have a new roof before the start of the 2014-15 school year.
The Bangor shoreline remains closed, according to state Health Department spokesman Mark Toy. As of Feb. 26, there was still "a little" oily bilge water running off the pier where a pump had failed, Toy said. The failed pump caused an estimated 2,000 gallons of oily bilge water to spill into Hood Canal.
While the budgets the House and Senate Democrats proposed were nearly identical, Senate Republicans believe the debate over education funding is a battle best fought next year.
Campaigns for dueling gun initiatives on this year’s ballot could bring national attention to Washington state, and contribute to an ongoing debate about gun laws across the United States.
A new economic forecast predicts recreational marijuana businesses will bring millions in tax revenue to the state, and cities are vying for a share. Recreational marijuana business is expected to bring in $51 million in state revenue during 2015-17, according to a recent financial report released by the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. During 2017-19, marijuana tax revenue is projected at $138.5 million.
Poulsbo sends some inmates to Forks jail to save money on housing offenders.