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Deputies believe driver of van committed suicide

  • May 20, 2014 at 3:12PM

An afternoon commuter discovered a dead man inside a van parked on the shoulder of a road in Hansville on May 16. The death was determined by sheriff’s deputies to be a suicide.

Overnight lane closures scheduled in both directions of Tacoma Narrows Bridge this week

  • May 20, 2014 at 2:08PM

Nighttime drivers traveling in both directions of State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridges should plan for lane closures two nights this week for bridge and toll equipment maintenance.

Pacific Fleet commander visits Stennis

  • May 20, 2014 at 11:04AM

Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on May 19.

Port Orchard man finishes first in 5-mile Road Race | Viking Fest

  • May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM updated May 20, 2014 at 9:05AM

Kyle Norris was the first to cross the finish line during the 5-mile Viking Fest Road Race, May 17

Deceased veterans to be escorted to national cemetery on May 24

  • May 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

One unclaimed deceased veteran and five other deceased veterans will be honored with words and music at “The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma V” celebration ceremony on May 24,

Viking Fest Eating Contests | Slideshow

  • May 19, 2014 at 3:10PM

Scenes from the Viking Fest Donut- and Lutefisk-Eating Contests, May 18, Poulsbo's Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.

'The Devastator' wins third consecutive lutefisk title, and a sponsor | Viking Fest

  • May 19, 2014 at 12:43PM

He’s won lutefisk-eating contests in Ballard and Poulsbo, hot-dog and salmon-dog eating contests in Quilcene and Ballard, and the pizza-eating “chomp-etition” in Tacoma. On May 5, he ate a 6-pound Jefe de Jefe burrito in record time to win first place and $300 from the Masa Restaurant in Tacoma.

Viking Fest 2014 | Slideshow

  • May 19, 2014 at 12:31PM

From paddleboard races to face painting, Kitsap came out for Viking Fest 2014.

Foster falters during shootout, Vikings advance to State | Boys soccer

  • May 19, 2014 at 12:25PM

North Kitsap's Ryen Whitford scored the winning goal in the shootout for a 3-2 victory over the Bulldogs

Bucs win District Tournament with first-half goal | Boys soccer

  • May 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Buccaneers and Vikings will compete at state, but they won't have to travel far

As Montessori teacher, Rhoe had an 'amazing ride'

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:35AM

It's taken some time for Barbara Rhoe to decide to call it quits. After a few personal events in her life, Rhoe, 70, decided to keep running The Farm Montessori preschool and kindergarten. She would know when it would be time to retire. "I thought, well, it will sort of come to me organically," she said.

Remembering 'The Arctic Moses' | Viking Fest

  • May 16, 2014 at 9:00AM updated May 18, 2014 at 2:43PM

Anders Bahr’s gravestone at Poulsbo Municipal Cemetery gives no indication that this is the final resting place of a Sami reindeer herder who helped save the lives of countless Alaska Natives in the 1920s.

2014 Viking Fest Parade | Slideshow

  • May 17, 2014 at 7:00PM updated May 18, 2014 at 2:41PM

Scenes from the 45th annual Viking Fest Parade on May 17, the 200th anniversary of Norway's Constitution Day.

A celebration of our common bonds | In Our Opinion

  • May 16, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 5:16PM

May 17, the second day of Poulsbo’s Viking Fest celebration, is Norway’s Constitution Day. And it’s a day all of us — no matter where our family trees took root — can join in solidarity with our brethren of Norse ancestry and celebrate our common bonds. For whatever the reason that immigrant ancestors came to the United States — economic, environmental, political — their families’ journeys led their descendants to this city on Liberty Bay.

New bar opens in Port Gamble

  • May 15, 2014 at 3:38PM

They might have called it a "soft opening," but the Port Gamble General Store's new bar got hit pretty hard when it first opened its doors on May 9.

Former Bainbridge council member Bob Scales to run for county prosecutor

  • May 16, 2014 at 11:34AM

Former Bainbridge council member Robert "Bob" Scales has announced his candidacy for the post of Kitsap County prosecutor.

WSP seeking additional witnesses to Highway 305 bicycle accident

  • May 16, 2014 at 12:34PM

The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses who may have seen the collision between a Bainbridge Island bicyclist and a Kitsap Transit bus on May 7.

Olsen files for a rematch race against Hansen in 23rd District

  • May 16, 2014 at 11:43AM

James M. Olsen is looking for a rematch. Olsen, a Bainbridge Island Republican, filed as a candidate Friday, May 16 for the Position 2 seat for the 23rd District in the State House of Representatives.

Poulsbo native serves aboard nuclear-powered attack submarine | Armed Forces Day

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Kuntz is a machinist mate aboard the Hawaii-based boat, a Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the first commissioned vessel of its name. The submarine was named to recognize the tremendous support the Navy has enjoyed from the people and state of Hawaii, and in honor of the rich heritage of submarines in the Pacific.

Navy Chaplain Davenport assisting at Naval Air Facility Misawa | Armed Forces Day

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Lt. Bryan Davenport of Poulsbo, Fleet Activities Yokosuka chaplain, is visiting Naval Air Facility Misawa to provide spiritual support for sailors attached or deployed to the base.

Velkommen til Poulsbo! 46th annual Viking Fest May 16-18

  • May 16, 2014 at 9:36AM

Food and craft booths, carnival, Viking Village open at noon May 16; opening ceremony at 4 p.m.

Test results are not an accurate gauge of proficiency | My View

  • May 18, 2014 at 9:00AM

The “No Child Left Behind” federal policy, established in 2001, demands a 100 percent proficiency rate for math and reading in order to receive federal education funds. It also mandates that teachers’ evaluation be based on their students’ scores in the statewide test.

Port of Poulsbo employees move to unionize

  • May 16, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:23AM

Employees of the Port of Poulsbo have begun the process of unionizing.

‘City’ of Kingston? Stern says town could benefit from incorporation

  • May 15, 2014 at 3:35PM

Residents and business owners left a May 8 luncheon with plenty to think about, including ways to create economic vitality in the area as well as the notion of incorporating Kingston as a city.

A full weekend | Kitsap Week

  • May 15, 2014 at 9:00AM updated May 16, 2014 at 9:17AM

Kitsap offers all the fun of a staycation this weekend, with a salute to our Armed Forces, a celebration of Norwegian heritage, and carnivals, parades, garden tours, and farmers markets.

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