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Maurice M. Murray | Passages

  • Nov 21, 2012 at 11:43AM

Maurice M. Murray of Kingston passed away Nov. 10 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle after complications from open heart surgery. He was 79.

Think Small this Small Business Saturday

  • Nov 21, 2012 at 1:05PM

Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, is Nov. 24.

Ways to make a difference this holiday season

  • Nov 21, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Nov 23, 2012 at 1:12PM

Be a Santa to a child or a senior, send a shoebox of gifts, entertain at senior lunch

Service Dec. 1 for couple killed in car crash | Passages

  • Nov 21, 2012 at 3:22PM

A service is scheduled Dec. 1, noon, in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Gym for Marian Dean Sparks and Anthony Ambrose Adams Sr., who died in a two-car crash on Highway 104 near Balmoral Place NE. The driver of the other car also died.

Nature's fury followed by a wonder of nature

  • Nov 21, 2012 at 4:00PM updated at 6:05PM

The sight was like a reward for all of the trouble of the previous two days. After city Public Works crews cleared the culvert through which Dogfish Creek flows under 8th Avenue and Lincoln Road, crews saw two salmon swim by and spawn.

Man falls from boat while setting crabpots; neighbor helps him ashore

  • Nov 24, 2012 at 6:46AM

A man tumbled from his rowboat off Point No Point Friday afternoon while setting crabpots about 75 feet from shore. He was soon safely ashore, thanks to a life-jacket and a neighbor who came to his rescue.

Construction of skatepark in Little Boston could begin in spring

  • Nov 28, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Dec 3, 2012 at 10:52AM

On a webisode produced by the Sheckler Foundation, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe anthropologist Josh Wisniewski talks of looking out his office window daily and seeing young people riding skateboards, inline skates or bikes “with no real place to go to ride them and express themselves in their creativity.” That’s about to change.

Heronswood will host same-sex weddings Dec. 9

  • Nov 30, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Dec 3, 2012 at 4:43AM

Heronswood wants to help same-sex couples plant the seeds for a successful marriage. On Dec. 9 from noon to 5 p.m.—in celebration of Referendum 74 officially going into effect—the world-renowned botanical garden will open its gates for up to 20 same-sex couples looking to be among the first to tie the knot in Washington state.

Klallam people celebrate new dictionary

  • Nov 30, 2012 at 2:00PM

The hefty, 983-page book is important for the current generation, Laura Price told the crowd gathered Wednesday in the Port Gamble S’Klallam longhouse.

Six nominees for Kingston Chamber board of directors

  • Nov 30, 2012 at 2:35PM

There are six nominees for six positions on the board of directors of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is Friday to submit ballots.

School board member Henden questions tribal sovereignty

  • Dec 3, 2012 at 9:00AM updated at 3:38PM

North Kitsap School Board member Scott Henden said he can't accept the Suquamish Tribe’s sovereignty. And his views contributed to the postponement Nov. 8 of an interagency agreement regarding the Suquamish Tribe’s Chief Kitsap Academy, a school that offers the district’s Native students culturally based classes for which they can earn college credit.

Spill of 30,000 gallons of wastewater closes Port Gamble Bay until Dec. 10

  • Dec 3, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Dec 4, 2012 at 11:36AM

Port Gamble Bay has been closed to shellfish harvesting until Dec. 10, after 30,000 gallons of wastewater were reported to have spilled from the Port Gamble S’Klallam’s wastewater treatment system.

Forsman, Price will participate in White House Tribal Nations Conference

  • Dec 4, 2012 at 10:41AM

Joseph Price of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Youth Services Department and Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman will participate in the fourth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The conference is Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Interior Department’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium. A representative from each of the 566 federally recognized Tribes in the U.S. is expected to attend.

Spartans crush Vikings in boys basketball

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 9:50AM

The Spartans schooled the North Kitsap Vikings in boys basketball Tuesday, 74-37, and put on a hoops clinic in Poulsbo.

One dead, one injured in single-car crash on Miller Bay Road

  • Dec 10, 2012 at 6:00AM updated Dec 11, 2012 at 1:43PM

UPDATE: A Suquamish man was killed and a Suquamish woman was rushed to a local hospital after an early morning crash Monday on Miller Bay Road between Kingston and Suquamish. Kitsap County Coroner Greg Sandstrom identified the man as Benjamin J. McLain, 27, of Suquamish.

Henden steadfast against the definition of tribal sovereignty

  • Dec 10, 2012 at 7:39AM

An interagency agreement regarding the Suquamish Tribe’s Chief Kitsap Academy, a school that offers the district’s Native students culturally based classes for which they can earn college credit, was approved by the North Kitsap School District on Dec. 6.

Marriage equality becomes reality for five couples at Heronswood

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

Makeup artist Sarah Jones of Bainbridge offered her services as a sign of solidarity with the couples marrying this day. She’s white and her husband is African-American, and it wasn’t long ago that marriages like hers were not legal; it was only in 1967 that a U.S. Supreme Court decision ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage. So on Sunday, as gender-based legal restrictions on marriage were lifted in Washington state and the first same-gender couples married, Jones felt compelled to be there, offering free makeup services to the spouses-to-be and members of their wedding parties.

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails named 'Trail of the Month'

  • Dec 11, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Dec 12, 2012 at 9:54AM

The National Park Service has selected the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails as national Trail of the Month for December.

New youth sports organization opens in Kingston

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 6:00AM

After more than a year of planning, a new youth sports organization is up and running.

Hansville man missing since Tuesday

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Dec 14, 2012 at 2:59PM

UPDATE: The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is suspending the search for Brandon Blanford, but continuing to ask for the public’s help in providing information that could lead to his whereabouts.

'Our hearts are broken today'

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 2:00PM updated at 4:38PM

Reaction to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday.

Talking to your children about tragedy: Help is available

  • Dec 14, 2012 at 4:43PM

Friday afternoon, local elementary school children went home to a world that had changed considerably since the day started.

Erickson wants to bring back school resource officer

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 11:05AM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson thinks of the Hostmark area as a little city when school is in session — a little city in need of protection.

Capital campaign launch for new library Jan. 26 | Check It Out

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Dec 28, 2012 at 3:53PM

On Jan. 26, you and your entire family are invited to an extra special event. Your library staff and neighbors are working to bring you a new library within a new community center building at the Village Green. Visit the future building site at 3 p.m., and at 4 p.m. come to the library to warm up with delicious local fare and festivities.

Suquamish Tribe donates $80,000 to Peninsula Community Health Services

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 2:27PM

In 2012, Peninsula Community Health Services expects to have taken care of 25,000 patients in 80,000 visits, providing 24-hour on-call care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents at four locations.

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