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Fact-checking the presidential candidates' claims | Decision 2016

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 3:55PM

Several news services are fact-checking statements by the presidential candidates. And no matter who you're voting for, there's plenty to interest you about both candidates.

How North Kitsap School District will cut $1.3 million

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 4:04PM

The North Kitsap School District will hold off on hiring 6.5 FTEs and will cut expenses in 14 areas to make up a $1.3 million revenue shortfall caused by an unanticipated decline in enrollment.

The death of the American Republic

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 5:00PM

Trump’s ideas on law and order and nuclear proliferation, arming Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia with nukes, are dangerous and deadly proposals for change.

Opposed to port annexation measure

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 4:52PM

Once again, the Port of Poulsbo commissioners are attempting to expand their tax base to include the greater surrounding Poulsbo area. Silently operating under the radar, the commissioners have published a touchy-feely “Argument for Port Expansion,” expressed in the voter guide under Ballot Measures — “Port of Poulsbo Proposition No. 1.”

Reasons to support port annexation

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 4:51PM

I am writing to specifically thank the dozen or so members of the Poulsbo community who came out for the Port of Poulsbo’s Town Hall meeting at City Hall on a wet Friday night to discuss the port’s “enlargement initiative” on the November ballot. I, along with commissioners Rutledge and DeSalvo, fielded questions and explained our perspectives.

Supports Byrnes for 23rd District state House

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 4:49PM

Loretta Byrnes is precisely the fresh perspective that Olympia needs to address the many pressing issues facing our state.

Fast ferry: What kind of Kitsap do you want? | In Our Opinion

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 3:58PM

How should you vote on the sales tax measure for Kitsap Transit’s proposed passenger-only fast ferry? It depends on what kind of community you want to live in.

‘This is the calm before the storm’: Local firefighters help in Haiti

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 12:31PM

“I’ve always wanted a job that actually mattered if I showed up for work,” Poulsbo firefighter/EMT Tevia Friedman said during a layover in Miami on Oct. 17. Friedman, along with EMPACT Northwest Operations Director Jake Gillanders, and Poulsbo Fire Department paramedic, were waiting for the rest of their team to arrive. They would depart for Beaulieu, Haiti less than 48 hours later.

Loving the skin you’re in | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 12:01PM

Documentary and movement are challenging the way people view their bodies, and others’

Secretary of the Navy visits Bremerton Oct. 21

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 2:40PM

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to Bremerton Oct. 21, to make what will likely be his last visit to the Pacific Northwest as the longest-serving Secretary of the Navy since the Great War.

Port Orchard businessman stumps for proposed ‘fast ferry’

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 10:00AM

For Steve Sego, the question of whether to support Prop. 1, the passenger-only fastferry funding proposal before Kitsap County voters next month, is a rhetorical question.

Opinion | NO: Voters have already voiced their opinion – twice again, it’s ‘no’

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 1:00PM

Voters have twice rejected passenger-only ferry proposals from Kitsap Transit and some of our local politicians and wealthy developers still can’t seem to understand what the word “no” means.

Opinion | YES: High-speed cross-sound ferry system will benefit South Kitsap

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 1:00PM

Beginning Friday, Kitsap voters will have the opportunity to approve a high-speed, cross-sound ferry system linking North Kitsap, Bremerton and South Kitsap to downtown Seattle. These half-hour or less crossings are first and foremost about having better access to jobs and economic opportunity for Kitsap County.

Kitsap Rescue Mission: Combating homelessness is an elusive struggle

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

Solving the homelessness issue in Kitsap County is going to take time, money and cooperation from area residents and government agencies, said Mike O’Shaughnessy, programs manager for Bremerton-based Kitsap Rescue Mission.

Write-in candidate for state rep.; builders endorse fast ferry | Political Notebook

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 9:45AM

April Ferguson, who finished third of four candidates in the August primary for 23rd District state representative, position 1, is running as a write-in candidate for 23rd District state representative, position 2. And she’s literally “running.”

Regal Cinemas hosts free big-screen showing of final presidential debate

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 9:54AM

PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will live fact-check the debates.

104-year-old Ebenezer AME Church is 'a nice place to be' | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 18, 2016 at 1:45PM

You can check it out yourself this weekend. The church, 904 Park Ave., Bremerton, will present a special musical program at 7 p.m. Oct. 21; there will be light refreshments. Then, at 3 p.m. Oct. 23, a special afternoon service will feature the Rev. Anthony Steele, pastor of Allen AME Church in Tacoma.

A tale of two property owners

  • Oct 17, 2016 at 4:58PM

Owner of a bluff-top property thought he was following the rules. But that doesn’t ease the anxiety of homeowner at the toe of the slope

Herald wins Community Service award; editor named Feature Writer of the Year

  • Oct 17, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 2:32PM

The North Kitsap Herald won nine awards, including Community Service, in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

North Kitsap student is a National Merit semi-finalist

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Oct 16, 2016 at 7:38AM

When Neil Lockwood was called to the principal’s office recently, he got nervous. “It was right in the middle of jazz class,” said Neil, a senior at North Kitsap High School. “I was really wondering what was up.” When he reached the principal’s office, he saw Principal Megan Sawicki standing there, holding a letter.

Closures, outages, shelter openings | Storm Update

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Oct 16, 2016 at 7:28AM

Get the latest information about road closures at You can also sign up for automatic text message or email updates during inclement weather at the site.

Track the weather in real time with this interactive map

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2016 at 6:26AM

What’s the wind speed in Bremerton? What’s the rainfall in Poulsbo? Where’s the center of the latest storm? You can track all of that and more in real time with Ventusky's real-time weather data map.

Student arrested for alleged threat to North Kitsap High School

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 1:32PM

An alleged threat to North Kitsap High School on Oct. 13 resulted in the arrest of a student later that evening.

For those with traumatic brain injury, there’s hope | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 1:36PM

Brain injury not only changes the life of the survivor but also the lives of family members. Understanding how to live with those changes is crucial for moving forward.

Stand with Standing Rock | In Our Opinion

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 12:23PM

If you think it impossible that development might threaten sacred areas and environmentally-critical areas close to our home, think again.

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