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County commissioner rescued during 'hostage' training exercise | Video

  • May 27, 2016 at 3:00PM updated at 8:34PM

SILVERDALE — Kitsap County Commissioner Ed Wolfe was taken hostage during a training exercise at the Billie Eder Community Center May 27. Fortunately for Wolfe, law enforcement officers were able to rescue him.

Suspect in 1987 Poulsbo rape arrested in Oklahoma

  • May 26, 2016 at 5:17PM

A Poulsbo police detective’s work has led to the arrest of a male suspect in a 1987 rape. Eight agencies were involved in the apprehension of Ronald Lee Paulson, who is now about 70 and goes by the name Warron Big Eagle.

Body of WSDOT employee recovered near Hood Canal Bridge

  • May 26, 2016 at 11:35AM

HOOD CANAL — The body of a Washington State Department of Transportation employee and his vehicle were recovered from the Hood Canal the morning of May 26.

Marine science center is now the WWU SEA Discovery Center

  • May 24, 2016 at 4:00PM updated May 25, 2016 at 8:56AM

The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is now the Western Washington University SEA Discovery Center. The change in operation, celebrated May 24, takes effect on June 1.

Unexpected funds in your account? Beware

  • May 24, 2016 at 5:37PM

If you notice a direct deposit of $6,000 in your bank account, chances are good it’s a scam and the money isn’t really there. A local man said he learned that the hard way.

Teen girls injured after being hit by SUV

  • May 24, 2016 at 4:42PM

Driver was allegedly under the influence of heroin

Governor rides in 2016 Viking Tour | Photo gallery

  • May 24, 2016 at 9:15AM

Gov. Jay Inslee participated in the 2016 Viking Tour, a series of 5-, 35- and 65-mile bike rides, May 22. The event took place during Viking Fest weekend. More than 300 riders participated.

Gelder, Hansen, Rolfes unopposed; others face several challengers | 2016 Election

  • May 23, 2016 at 5:06PM

Candidate filing for the Nov. 8 general election closed May 20 — 120 candidates filed for 32 offices.

Community celebrates armed forces with rainy parade | Slideshow

  • May 23, 2016 at 5:10PM

Bremerton's 68th annual Armed Forces Day Parade was a celebration of the armed forces and the local community. Not even a little rain on the parade could dampen the spirit of the community event on May 21.

R. Lynch is winner of Viking Fest runes translation contest | Kitsap Weekly

  • May 23, 2016 at 4:15PM

Twenty-eight people correctly translated the runes on the cover of the May 13 edition of Kitsap Weekly.

Use of horns on Viking helmets 'boggles the mind'

  • May 23, 2016 at 4:01PM

Kudos to the young designer of the Poulsbo Viking Fest logo. What I like most about it is that it’s authentic — no ridiculous horns attached to the helmet!

Riding helmet credited with protecting trail rider from serious injury

  • May 23, 2016 at 3:52PM

A man was injured in a fall from a horse deep in the Port Gamble trail system May 22. The man’s riding helmet appears to have protected him from more serious injury, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Michele Laboda reported.

Body of missing WSDOT employee, car found

  • May 23, 2016 at 8:55AM

The body of a missing WSDOT employee and his car have been found. "Very early this morning, crews confirmed that they found the missing vehicle and our employee about 150 feet north of the bridge," acting Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar reported May 23.

Velkommen til Poulsbo og Viking Fest

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:53AM

A weekend of carnival rides and contests and live entertainment and fair food would follow, but at this moment, the opening ceremony for Viking Fest would provide the deeper understanding of what events like this are all about.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula receives Port of Seattle tourism grant

  • May 19, 2016 at 3:31PM

Visit Kitsap Peninsula has received a $10,000 grant from the Port of Seattle to create an international portal to the organization’s website.

Scholarships awarded to Armed Forces ambassadors

  • May 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

The 2016 ambassador finalists for the Armed Forces Festival have been named, including Andrea Hjorten and Katheryn Racca from Bremerton High School.

Surge in Poulsbo housing construction

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:00PM updated May 19, 2016 at 10:52AM

Poulsbo housing construction is booming along the northern and eastern city limits with 1,161 new homes or apartments on the books.

Annual parade marches in Bremerton May 21

  • May 20, 2016 at 5:00AM

Strap on your walking shoes and break out your hand-held American flags, because the 68th annual Armed Forces Day Parade marches through Bremerton at 10 a.m. May 21.

Wild goose with arrow in its leg seen in Poulsbo

  • May 19, 2016 at 8:00AM updated at 10:25AM

Haze Sommer looked out past her deck toward Liberty Bay early May 19, as she does every morning, but was shocked by what she saw this particular dawn on the lawn of the Windsong Apartments where she lives. An arrow was sticking out of a goose’s leg.

Student questioned about alleged gun remark on school bus

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:52PM

A 13-year-old boy was being detained and questioned by Poulsbo police after he allegedly “bantered” with another student about having a gun aboard a North Kitsap school bus.

New CO for Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:43PM

Capt. Doug LaCoste, USN, is the new commanding officer of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport. He succeeds Cmdr. Dustin Demorest, who served as interim commanding officer since March and will continue serving as executive officer. The change of command took place April 29.

Affordable housing planned on Viking Avenue

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 2:05PM

Housing Kitsap and Sound West Group are looking at the feasibility of building affordable-rent apartments on south Viking Avenue

Search continues for WSDOT employee, car that went off Hood Canal Bridge

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:57PM

The state’s acting secretary of transportation said a WSDOT bridge maintenance technician’s personal vehicle breached a pedestrian cable railing on the lower deck of the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge while leaving his work shift late May 16.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe awarded $200,000 national job training grant

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:38PM

Competitive grant will provide environmental job training for Tribal members

Run to Tahoma VII Celebration of Life scheduled for May 28

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:55AM

Six unclaimed, deceased veterans will be remembered and honored in ceremony and song at The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma VII Celebration of Life on May 28 during Memorial Day weekend, at the Kitsap County Administration Building plaza, 619 Division St., Port Orchard.

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