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Lawmakers launch Olympia session introducing some unusual proposals | 2015 Session

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 5:13PM

Would your legislator ever consider decriminalizing heroin possession? Or maybe turning the Supreme Court justices’ elections partisan? What about allowing teenagers to taste alcohol? The 2015 legislative session is just getting started, but already some proposed bills are likely to turn a few heads.

Teen may be charged as an adult

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jan 13, 2015 at 1:30PM

A hearing will be held to determine whether the alleged driver in Sunday's fatal car crash will be charged as an adult.

Teen charged with three counts of vehicular homicide

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 13, 2015 at 1:28PM

Kitsap County Superior Court in the juvenile division filed two court documents regarding Sunday's car crash

Photo gallery: USS Nimitz arrives in Bremerton

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:44PM

Residents gather along shoreline as massive ship is escorted to Naval Base Kitsap

House Republicans want education budget separate from General Fund spending plan | 2015 Session

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 4:41PM

A bill being touted as “Fund Education First,” would create a separate budget for education — one that does not rely on new tax sources. HB 1001, sponsored by seven Republican representatives, is the latest version of a proposal that has been tossed around Olympia since 2006.

Education funding is pivotal in 2015 legislative session | 2015 Session

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 5:04PM

Washington’s lawmakers have opened this year’s legislative session amid predictions of a long and contentious debate focused on budget and tax votes for the K-12 education system. Lawmakers are confronted with a mountain of expensive problems to solve, ranging from transportation to mental health. But education funding is pivotal.

Another shot at pot: Lawmakers prepare marijuana follow-up bills | 2015 Session

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 4:45PM

Two years after Washington voters ended pot prohibition lawmakers are wading through a thicket of proposed reforms that aim to stabilize an industry struggling to get off the ground. “Right now I call it the wild, wild west,” Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, said.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative event Jan. 14 at Keyport

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 4:26PM

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center's Black Employment Program hosts its annual event Jan. 14 to commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his significant contributions to civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.

Kingston's Drew Clark signs with University of Puget Sound

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 2:50PM

The senior post signed to the Loggers' women's basketball team recently.

Central Kitsap community mourning loss of three teens

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 2:27PM

Hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil on Jan. 11. Another vigil is scheduled Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., at Olympic High School.

The Book End | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 1:00PM

Top 20 best-selling adult and children/young adult books of 2014 at Liberty Bay Books, an independent bookstore in Poulsbo.

The Book End | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 10, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jan 12, 2015 at 11:52AM

The top 10 best-selling adult and children's books in December 2014 at Liberty Bay Books, and independent bookstore in Poulsbo.

Vikes crush Redhawks | Boys basketball

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 11:36AM

The Port Townsend Redhawks were bested by the North Kitsap Vikings Jan. 9.

DeSalvo elected president of Poulsbo Port Commission | The Scuttlebutt

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 11:21AM

The commissioners, by unanimous vote, recently elected Commissioner Mark DeSalvo president of the commission for 2015. Commissioner DeSalvo, a boater, airline pilot, and retired Navy officer, was elected in the November 2013 districtwide election to a two-year term as a port commissioner.

3 teens killed in single-vehicle rollover crash on Seabeck-Holly Road

  • Jan 11, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Jan 12, 2015 at 6:23AM

Three teens were killed and a 17-year-old boy was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash, shortly after 3 a.m. Jan. 11 on the 6600 block of Seabeck-Holly Road NW.

Salmon recovery: The time to act is now | Being Frank

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:06PM

We have already developed recovery plans and identified barriers to salmon recovery in western Washington’s watersheds. Now we need a commitment from the White House to tackle the most pressing obstacles in each watershed and provide the leadership necessary to put those salmon recovery plans into action. If salmon are to be in the future of this region, we must act now before it is too late.

As of Jan. 8, one applicant for Poulsbo City Council appointment

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 4:54PM

Poulsbo City Council member Linda Berry-Maraist said on Dec. 10 that her last day on the council would be Jan. 21. After she made that announcement, the council set an application period for residents who might be interested in completing Berry-Maraist’s term. But as of Jan. 8 at 11 a.m., there was one applicant, according to the City Clerk’s office.

An American in Paris: Prowse retires from real estate

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 6:52PM

Brenda Prowse, managing broker of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty on Bainbridge Island, has retired after 35 years as a real estate agent in the Poulsbo area.

Congressman will serve soup at annual Fishline fundraiser

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:14PM

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Bremerton, will help serve soup at North Kitsap Fishline’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Gateway Fellowship.

North Kitsap School District will offer free full-day kindergarten in 2015-16

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 4:23PM

Free full-day kindergarten will be offered at all elementary schools in the North Kitsap School District for the 2015-16 school year. The North Kitsap School Board approved free full-day kindergarten at the Jan. 8 school board meeting.

For scholarship money and a good cause | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 12:11PM

There are 21 contestants in the Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Pageant taking place on Jan. 10, 5 p.m., at Bremerton High School. They will vie for more than $21,500 in scholarship funds — and an opportunity to cast a community spotlight on their cause.

Board disbanded, a full life, store's nod to history, $28K in donations among top stories

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 12:46PM

The Poulsbo Community Police Advisory Board is disbanded. There's more than meets the eye at Boomer's Pet Boutique. Earl Hanson had no regrets but one: Manzanar, 1942. The community donates $28,349 to the Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund. Those are the top stories in the Jan. 9 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.

Council vote makes it official: Utility and cable taxes are going up

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 12:51PM

After a series of budget discussions it was expected, but on Jan. 7, the Poulsbo City Council made it official: Poulsbo's utility and cable taxes are going up.

Outcome of tree case not certain | Update

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 12:20PM

Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office will not pursue criminal charges, but a local code infraction could still be possible for the limbing of a Poulsbo Front Street tree.

Poulsbo dissolves police advisory board

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 12:25PM

For 23 years, Poulsbo’s Community Police Advisory Board aimed to be an informational pipeline between officers and the community. That pipeline is now closed in favor of email and social media.

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