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Relay For Life: Making strides against cancer | In Our Opinion

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 12:18PM

Relay For Life of North Kitsap begins 6 p.m. July 10 and continues into July 11 at North Kitsap Stadium, 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo. Every year, this event raises tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. As you read this, 20 teams of North Kitsap people like you are raising money in a variety of ways for Relay for Life.

'Building Community,' Festival of the Arts, Q&A with police chief among top stories

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 12:15PM

A May 2 event celebrates community service — and two special local lives. The North Kitsap Festival of the Arts gives local students a chance to shine. Port Gamble S'Klallam Police Chief Samuel White talks about his goals for his department. Those are among the top stories in the April 24 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.

Festival of the arts gives students 'an opportunity to really shine'

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 4:42PM

The North Kitsap School District Festival of the Arts will be held 5-8 p.m. April 29 at Kingston Middle School, and will include art by students in every district school.

Q&A: Port Gamble S’Klallam Police Chief Samuel White

  • Apr 21, 2015 at 5:24PM

Samuel White, a member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, joined the Port Gamble S’Klallam Police Department as chief of police on Oct. 22. Recently, White talked to the North Kitsap Herald about his new job and his goals for the department.

Bainbridge teachers make plans to join statewide strike

  • Apr 21, 2015 at 4:31PM

Bainbridge teachers may join other educators from across the state in a one-day walkout to protest the Legislature's inadequate funding of public schools.

‘We’re in it to win it’: Relay For Life is making strides against cancer | Kitsap Week

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Apr 19, 2015 at 7:29AM

Betty Petersen was committed to walking five miles after midnight in the rain for someone who couldn’t. It was 2 a.m. She was cold and wet and tired and achy. Her feet had blisters. So she turned to that someone who couldn’t, to help her finish what she started.

Poulsbo, Bremerton team up for prosecutor services

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 4:31PM

The Poulsbo City Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement for prosecution services with the City of Bremerton April 15, and approved Mayor Becky Erickson's appointment of city risk manager Kylie Purves as city prosecutor, effective May 1.

Elementary students build underwater vehicles for science

  • Apr 20, 2015 at 4:00AM

With the help of their teacher Mike Hickam and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard engineer and education outreach coordinator Corinne Beach, the class designed and built Remote Operated Vehicles, or ROVs, for underwater use.

Suquamish Police equips its officers with Naloxone

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 4:00AM

Department is second in state to use life-saving tool for victims of opioid overdoses.

Bell reported stolen from St. Olaf’s Church

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 4:00AM

The bell, donated to the church as a 40-year anniversary gift, according to the police report, was taken sometime between 9 a.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. March 24.

Village Green Community Center project begins May 3

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 11:06AM

A dream is about to become reality. At 4 p.m. May 3, the Village Green Foundation will turn the first shovels of dirt to symbolically usher in the start of construction of the long-awaited 23,000-square-foot Village Green Community Center.

Special sections: YWCA's Women of Achievement, Earth Day 2015

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 11:02AM

Another strong year for KHS boys soccer team. One more step for 55-acre project. Homework Club helps students prep for tests and complete projects. The Village Green Community Center Project begins on May 3. Those are the top stories in the April 17 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.

Remembering Bataan

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:51PM

Quinten Alvord, Marietta R. Barrios, Bonnie Sorci, Gwen Barrios Alvord, and Pablo Lozano, from left, take part in a wreath-laying ceremony during the Bataan Remembrance Day Ceremony at Bataan Park in East Bremerton on April 11.

Washington’s jobs outlook continues positive trend

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 12:53PM

OLYMPIA – After several months of increasing or steady unemployment rates, Washington’s unemployment rate for the month of March dropped to 5.9 percent, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

State Superintendent releases complete plan to fully fund basic education

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

OLYMPIA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn released a complete plan to fulfill Washington’s constitutional responsibility to fully fund basic education. The plan would ensure that every student in the state has an equal opportunity to a basic education.

Bond/305 neighborhood site plan could be submitted soon

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Apr 16, 2015 at 11:03AM

The neighborhood — 540 senior and family apartments on 46 acres, a community center, a park with pedestrian paths, a swimming pool, and a retail center — is proposed on 55 acres. Edward Rose & Sons owns the property; the project was approved by the City Council in 2011. At the time, it was estimated that the neighborhood would boost Poulsbo’s population by 10 percent.

Annual fishing derby April 25 at the North Kitsap Horticulture Pond

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 11:33AM

The one day a year to hook a big one is coming up. Poulsbo Lions Club hosts its annual fishing derby from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, at the North Kitsap Horticulture Pond. This event is free for children age 11 and younger.

State House considers study of using old aircraft carriers as bridges

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 9:55PM

Wired.com: 'The bridge, should it be built, would be about a mile long. It would span Sinclair Inlet, connecting Bremerton and Port Orchard ...'

Watson, Olympic Organics among county Earth Day Award honorees

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 9:41PM

Watson has an aggressive resource conservation program for its almost 300 employees, recycling 93 percent of all their materials. In 2014, Olympic Organics processed 14,000 yards of organic waste ranging from yard debris from the general public, to food wastes collected from local school programs. It cleaned up approximately 6,000 cubic yards of biosolids and 7,000 yards of stumps that were left on site.

‘Election of Judges and Judicial Neutrality’ April 15 at Poulsbo City Hall

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 9:24PM

Two distinguished judges will be the guest speakers at the League of Women Voters of Kitsap’s next public meeting, noon to 1:30 p.m. April 15 at Poulsbo City Hall

Deadline nears for Teacher of the Year nominations | In Our Opinion

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 3:24PM

A reminder: Deadline is April 15 for nominations for the 2015 Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award.

Suspect who labeled himself as ‘County’s most wanted’ is now in custody

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 11:49AM

SILVERDALE – The man who recently touted himself as “One of Kitsap’s most wanted” during a brazen daylight motor vehicle theft incident last week in Navy Yard City, was apprehended early this morning during a tactical team employment.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryan R. Cruz | In Uniform

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 5:50AM

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Army Pvt. Aaron C. Richards | In Uniform

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 5:39AM

Richards is the son of Jennifer E. Richards of Port Orchard. He is a 2013 graduate of Academy Northwest High School, Poulsbo.

Air Force Airman Connor A. Frender | In Uniform

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 5:39AM

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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