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Voters extend EMS levies for six years | Election

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 8:00PM updated Nov 6, 2013 at 1:36PM

The measures continue the property tax levies at their current rate, 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. That equals $8.33 per month for the owner of a home assessed at $200,000. Jacque Thornton of Kingston said that's a small investment.

Auditor's Office will reopen on Fridays

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners announced the County Administration Building will reopen on Fridays beginning Nov. 8, with the Auditor’s Office expanding its service to regular business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Heroin: injecting crime into Kitsap

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 18, 2013 at 12:48PM

Part two in a series. Heroin's comeback in Kitsap relates to crimes in the county.

Closings during Veterans Day

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Nov 11, 2013 at 9:12AM

Here's a look at what services and buildings will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

South Kitsap High School dealing with scabies concern

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Nov 13, 2013 at 3:41PM

The South Kitsap School District reported 15 students have been diagnosed with scabies.

Tracyton woman says she doesn’t want to see the (CFL) light

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 10:23AM

It’s only been since mid September that Jewett has known what’s been making her feel sick.

Island legend Jon 'Bud' Hawk to be remembered at Veterans Day event

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 1:46PM

Jon “Bud” Hawk, a Medal of Honor recipient, educator, Bainbridge High School graduate and local legend, died Monday, Nov. 4.

Indianola shed fire likely intentional

  • Oct 18, 2013 at 4:39PM

A shed about 20 feet from an Indianola residence may have been intentionally set on fire the morning of Oct. 18.

Kitsap County, HBA partner to improve permitting processes

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Nov 13, 2013 at 3:40PM

Larry Keeton, director of Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development (DCD), took advantage of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association’s (HBA) recent general membership meeting to recognize the organization’s membership for partnering with the county to improve permitting processes.

Public invited to comment on proposed regional transportation plan

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) invites the public to comment on its draft Regional Transportation Plan by Dec. 31.

Man shot outside of Fred Meyer, taken to hospital; one in custody

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 4:39PM

Man shot outside of Fred Meyer in East Bremerton.

Former CKFR chief Steve Bigelow dies unexpectedly

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Nov 14, 2013 at 9:48AM

Former Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Steve Bigelow passed away Tuesday. His death was unexpected and occurred following a surgery. He is survived by his wife and three children. He was 68.

Washington State Democrats announce caucus and convention dates for 2014

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 1:00PM

Washington State Democrats have announced a series of caucuses and conventions next year which will culminate with the Democratic State Convention.

Bomb techs remove explosive device in front of Harrison, woman taken into custody

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 11:44AM

The Bremerton Police Department was dispatched to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton at 7:36 a.m. for a report of a bomb in a vehicle parked in front of the emergency room entrance.

Bremerton murder suspect made confession following his arrest

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 12:14PM

Bremerton resident Jason A. Salas, 29, is in the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Jail on $2 million bail facing a first-degree murder charge with a domestic violence enhancement. Salas is slated to have his first court appearance at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Do military spouses qualify as veterans, too?

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 1:49PM

Dustin told me not to write about military spouses forVeterans Day, but I’m going to do it anyway.

Bremerton man tells police he wanted children to witness murder

  • Nov 14, 2013 at 3:51PM

Charging papers in the first-degree murder case against Bremerton resident Jason A. Salas, 29, paint a chilling picture of the events that unfolded Wednesday night at a home located at 3422 Almira Drive.

Couple scheduled for arraignment on explosives charges

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 10:48AM

A Poulsbo woman reportedly told police that the explosive device she carried was given to her by her husband for her personal protection. Krista Leeann Hendershot, 42, was arrested Nov. 14 at Harrison Medical Center by Bremerton Police, and booked into Kitsap County Jail on a felony charge of possession of an explosive device. Bail was set at $100,000. Her husband, Dennis Dale Hendershot Jr., was arrested later by Poulsbo police at the couple’s home.

Longtime football rivals meet as senior QBs

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

The rivalry between North Kitsap’s Cody Blackmore and Kingston’s Bobby Reece goes back before the two entered high school

Coast Guard will conduct exercise on Hood Canal Oct. 29

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 11:47AM

The exercise includes boat tactics, security zone enforcement, weapons capabilities and is designed to ensure quality training for Coast Guard personnel. During the exercise, Coast Guard personnel will be using blank rounds and LA-51 warning munitions for live-fire training.

More than 30 black cats need loving homes; adoption fees reduced

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 12:19PM

“For some reason, black animals often tend to be adopted last, and we currently have over 30 black cats that need good homes,” said Eric Stevens, executive director of the Kitsap Humane Society. “We are grouping them together in our cattery this weekend and offering a special discount just for them. We are asking the community to help find loving, caring homes for these animals.”

Inslee sets Apple Cup deadline for transportation plan

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 4:13PM

Before an Apple Cup champion emerges, Gov. Jay Inslee says he wants to see an approved transportation bill on his desk crafted through a bipartisan effort and identifying $10 billion in revenue sources needed to keep the state's roads and bridges from failing. "November is the month for action here," Inslee told a room full of Sound Publishing editors and reporters on Oct. 25. "Actually, April and May were the months."

NK Lacrosse preseason meeting on Oct. 28

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 6:00AM

The North Kitsap Lacrosse hosts its pre-season team and parent meeting Oct. 28

Vikes volleyball host food drive Oct. 28

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 4:00PM

The North Kitsap Vikings volleyball team hosts a food drive for North Kitsap Fishline Oct. 28 during the match against the Kingston Buccaneers

Michael R. Evanger | Passages

  • Oct 28, 2013 at 9:32AM

Burial with military honors is scheduled for Dec. 6, 1 p.m., at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery for Michael R. Evanger. He passed away Sept. 27 at Franciscan Hospice, University Place. Michael was a friend to many, always ready to reach out to help those in need, and freely shared his skills and knowledge. He will be greatly missed by those he touched and loved.

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