$800 million a year in education funding would come from the governor's proposed capital gains tax on the sale of stocks and bonds and other assets.
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The boathouse anchored in Liberty Bay over the past couple months has been moved to Gorst in the Sinclair Inlet, but its owner wants to bring it back to Poulsbo once repairs are finished.
On Dec. 2, Poulsbo residents noticed a private contractor cutting a considerable portion of limbs off of a downtown maple tree along Front Street. The limbing was done to a city-owned tree, but without city permission.
Sound West Group of Bremerton is negotiating with the City of Poulsbo to purchase the city's old police station property.
The Poulsbo City Council approved the city’s 2015 budget on Dec. 17. And with it are considerations for new taxes and fees.
Lawrence E. Zane was born on Dec. 9, 1941, two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into the Second World War. (Actor Beau Bridges and singer-songwriter Dan Hicks were born that day too). President Roosevelt gave one of his “fireside chats” over radio that day to prepare Americans for the war ahead. The U.S. conducted its first bombing mission of the war, in Luzon, the Philippines. Zane’s exit from the world was presumably quieter, and lonelier, than the times in which he entered it.
The Village Green Foundation Board of Directors will begin accepting bids for the community center’s construction in January.
The suspect in a Dec. 5 burglary on Laura Loop near Highway 305 was arrested Dec. 18 by Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies. Deputies were still looking for firearms reported stolen in the burglary.
Sound West Group of Bremerton has approached the city with interest of purchasing the 24,829-square-foot property in downtown Poulsbo.
Police arrested two suspects for using fraudulent gift cards at local businesses, and are asking shops to come forward if they believe the two men visited their store. "On (Dec. 9), we had at least two bad guys in town that were trying to use fake/fraudulent gift cards to make store purchases or buy additional gift cards," Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend wrote in an email. "They tried this routine in at least three Poulsbo businesses.”
The 18-year-old who threatened to shoot a gun in Kingston High School pleaded guilty and was released from custody Dec. 12. Matthew Allen Smiley was sentenced to three months in the Kitsap County Corrections Center, the standard sentence. Because he received credit for time served and it was his first offense, Smiley was released after pleading guilty.
The 10:25 a.m. sailing from the Washington State Ferries terminal in Kingston was delayed due to a medical emergency on the Tokitae.
The body of a man discovered washed up on a Kingston beach the afternoon of Dec. 9 has been identified as Lawrence E. Zane, 73, of Burien.
An estimated 33,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were still without power at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12, after an overnight wind storm downed trees and power lines in the region.
The Queen of Sheba, a 105-foot wooden boat, has been towed from the muddy banks of Lemolo, where it was beached, to the Port of Poulsbo's marina. With the tide coming in and with fresh morning light, the boat was towed from Lemolo to the port's marina at approximately 7:12 a.m. on Dec. 12.
Widespread outages reported in North Kitsap; 44,712 affected in Puget Sound Energy's service area
Scarlet Road helps victims escape sexual exploitation. A Poulsbo police officer is on suspension pending an investigation by Washington State Patrol. A disabled 105-foot boat is grounded in Liberty Bay. The Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund continues to grow. Those are among the top stories in the Dec. 12 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.
The Queen of Sheba, a 105-foot boat, has been blown about Liberty Bay in high winds since Dec. 9. It is currently beach on the shore of Lemolo.
The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan on Dec. 11. Both shelters will open Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. and remain open until Dec. 12 at 7 a.m. The shelters are at Bremerton Food Line, 1600 12th St., Bremerton; and North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. For information on getting to a shelter, call 211.