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Chip Hanauer’s excellent adventure | Kitsap Weekly

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 4:54PM

The Boat Guy and the Winter Rendezvous return to downtown Poulsbo Feb. 12-14

Poulsbo’s city staff shuffle: New city attorney, city clerk, deputy police chief

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:00PM updated at 4:49PM

Poulsbo has a new city clerk, a new city prosecutor and a new deputy police chief. The Poulsbo City Council confirmed Mayor Becky Erickson’s appointment of Rhiannon Fernandez as city clerk and Alexis Foster as city prosecutor, on Feb. 3. Meanwhile, Sgt. Andy Pate is serving as interim deputy police chief, succeeding John Halsted, who asked to return to his former position as sergeant.

First thoughts: Poulsbo’s new prosecutor, city clerk

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 4:49PM

The city’s two newest officials discuss some of their goals as they prepare to start their new jobs

One bad apple creates question about others

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:55PM

How many fibbers do we have in the state House of Representatives?

Hopes N.H. voters ask questions before voting

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:54PM

After watching the clown show in Iowa from remote Washington State — with the name calling, the deceit, and the bombastic behavior of all the third-grader Republican candidates — I do not understand how the good people of Iowa have coronated three of the worst presidential contenders ever.

Best training is life or death issue for SEALs

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:53PM

An important lesson learned during the Vietnam War is that those whom we put in harm’s way need to be supported regardless of our agreement or lack thereof for the policies that put them there

Economic growth likely to last years, expert says

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 10:18AM

BREMERTON — Economist John Mitchell is bullish on the local, state and national economy.

Marijuana retailers, producers fear public records requirement compromises privacy, safety

  • Feb 2, 2016 at 8:45AM

Marijuana producers, wholesalers and retailers say that certain information they are required to provide the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board should not be subject to public records requests because it is too personal and violates their security.

House bill would put limits on public records requests

  • Feb 2, 2016 at 8:23AM

House Bill 2576 would give local agencies the power to limit the time they spend each month responding to public-records requests, and would allow local agencies to charge a fee for providing public records that are requested for commercial purposes.

Leaders from 57 Northwest Native Nations meeting this week in Suquamish

  • Feb 1, 2016 at 5:53PM

Leaders of Native Nations from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana are meeting at Suquamish’s Clearwater Casino Resort through Feb. 4 for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians' Winter Convention.

‘Our beautiful borrowed angel’ | Fatal flu ends Piper’s life, but her spirit can’t be dampened

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Feb 1, 2016 at 8:23AM

In the end, 12-year-old Piper Lowrey really didn’t get a fair chance at life.

Leaders from 57 Northwest Native Nations will meet in Suquamish

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 2:00PM updated Jan 31, 2016 at 3:11PM

Leaders of Native Nations from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana will meet at Suquamish’s Clearwater Casino Resort on Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians' Winter Convention.

Strong performances by local swimmers in PN Winter Challenge

  • Jan 31, 2016 at 1:37PM

Five teams from the region are competing this weekend in the 2016 PN Winter Challenge Swim Meet, at North Kitsap Community Pool. The Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team is the host.

Kingston loses 66-58 to Bremerton | Boys basketball

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 5:29PM

The Buccaneers are known for their stamina in the second half, but they found their mojo too late in the game against Bremerton on Jan. 28, falling 66-58. “It was a disappointing one,” Kingston boys head coach Ben Wisniewski said. “We didn’t play 32 minutes of inspired basketball. When you take off half, it’s hard to play a whole game in 16 minutes when you’re supposed to play in 32.”

Artists honored at ‘Bremerton’s Oscars ceremony’ | Kitsap Weekly

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 4:58PM

Mayor Patty Lent described the occasion as “Bremerton’s Oscars ceremony for the visual arts.” It was the Collective Visions Gallery Show’s 2016 awards, Jan. 23 in Bremerton’s elegant Admiral Theatre. More than $10,000 in cash and purchase awards were announced.

Brewing better beer: Kitsap’s growing brew culture | Kitsap Weekly

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 4:50PM

Winston Churchill said, “Most people hate the taste of beer to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.” With breweries and the craft-beer market growing, it’s safe to say Washingtonians have become prejudicial about their fondness for beer.

Message from the Moose: Mariners mascot helps pitchers promote D.R.E.A.M.

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 4:37PM

Students in the Poulsbo Elementary School gymnasium roared ecstatically as members of the Seattle Mariners D.R.E.A.M. Team — led by the Mariner Moose — arrived to talk about Drug-free, Respect, Education, Attitude, and Motivation, Jan. 26.

Hudson Auto tree-replacement should be finished in spring

  • Jan 29, 2016 at 4:31PM

More than six months after he cut down several curbside trees in front of his auto dealership on Viking Avenue, Darrin Hudson has filed with the city a landscape plan he says will “look nicer and more eye appealing.”

Cooperation is key to dealing with disaster, emergency manager says

  • Jan 27, 2016 at 4:19PM

County Department of Emergency Management ready for quake or flood

Teachers’ pay, school districts’ special levies targets of study ordered in House education bill

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 4:28PM

The state House of Representatives passed a bill 64-34 Jan. 25 that would create a group to produce recommendations for retaining and fully compensating teachers, as required by the Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary mandate.

Olympic College again eligible for $1 million Aspen Prize

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 12:50PM

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Olympic College as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, Jan. 25. The designation makes Olympic College eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.

Campaign finance initiative qualifies for action by Legislature

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 12:35PM

Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Jan. 26 certified Initiative to the Legislature 735. The measure seeks to put Washington on record as favoring an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

Pope Resources, Port Gamble S’Klallam negotiating conservation easement

  • Jan 25, 2016 at 5:21PM

As the final cleanup project nears its midway point, negotiations are taking place that could reestablish the S’Klallam presence on the old mill site for the first time since 1853.

League title for undefeated Kingston boys swimmers

  • Jan 22, 2016 at 9:29AM

The Kingston Buccaneers boys swim team won the Olympic League title Jan. 21, defeating the North Kitsap Vikings 93-77 to maintain a perfect regular-season record.

Community celebrates Chamber of Commerce's partners for progress

  • Jan 21, 2016 at 9:00AM updated Jan 22, 2016 at 9:09AM

Ardis Morrow’s extensive community service resume runs deep. But she still did not anticipate the standing ovation of the entire hotel’s banquet room when she was awarded Person of the Year, at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala and community awards dinner at Clearwater Casino Resort, Jan. 16.

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