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Terrorism threat level raised at NBK

  • May 14, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 1:37PM

BREMERTON — If lines to enter Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) have seemed a little long than usual lately, there’s a reason. On May 7, the Department of Defense raised the terrorism threat level to Force Protection Condition Level Bravo, the third level of a five tier scale. It’s defined as “An increased and predictable threat of terrorism.”

US Coast Guard to release boating safety app

  • May 14, 2015 at 1:35PM

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App May 16 as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week.

North Kitsap's Wallis advances to second round of league meet | Road to State

  • May 14, 2015 at 11:05AM

No. 1 singles Danya Wallis of North Kitsap handily beat Tessa Johnson of Kingston 6-0, 6-0 before beating Ryoko Kumei from Kingston and Hannah Gauthun by the same scores, May 12 in the Olympic League 2A Girls Tennis Tournament. Willis was to face Sarah Casias of Bremerton in the final May 14.

Oil-drilling ship's passage: Little notice here, but protests in Everett

  • May 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated May 14, 2015 at 6:42AM

The oil-drilling ship Noble Discoverer passed Point No Point around 2 p.m. May 12, generating little interest. But at the Port of Everett, where it is to be parked for an undisclosed period before proceeding to Seattle, 10 protesters in kayaks greeted the Discoverer's arrival.

Candidate filing period ends May 15; primary election Aug. 4

  • May 14, 2015 at 6:28AM

Seventy-nine candidates had filed for 57 public offices countywide as of May 13. Expect more. Candidate filing ends at 4:30 p.m. May 15. The primary election is Aug. 4; the general election is Nov. 3.

Downtown Poulsbo is getting a new museum

  • May 13, 2015 at 12:26PM

Downtown Poulsbo will soon have a maritime heritage museum, adding to the cultural flavor of the historic district and providing a home for a growing collection of maritime artifacts, including a restored codfish dory and a Poulsbo boat.

Repairs require Agate Pass Bridge lane closures May 30-31 | Update

  • May 12, 2015 at 2:06PM

o accommodate special events in Poulsbo and Bremerton, and next weekend’s Memorial Day holiday, the state Department of Transportation has revised earlier announced dates for repair work on Agate Pass Bridge north of Bainbridge Island.

Gelder gives 'State of the County' address at chamber luncheon May 13

  • May 12, 2015 at 7:14AM

Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder will give a "State of the County" address at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave., Poulsbo.

Olympic College hosts a Tribute to Veterans and Active Duty Military on May 13

  • May 11, 2015 at 3:45PM

Leaders from Kitsap’s military bases will gather at Olympic College to honor veterans and active duty military members. The event celebrates the strong ties to the military in our community and at Olympic College as we near Memorial Day.

Know your Norse: Test your knowledge of Poulsbo and the cultural ties that bind | Kitsap Week

  • May 11, 2015 at 2:44PM

As Viking Fest nears — it’s May 15-17 — we present some things you should know about Nordic culture (and, perhaps, dispel some myths along the way).

Three big wins for the North Kitsap Vikings | Road to State

  • May 10, 2015 at 12:04PM

The Vikings baseball team defeated Franklin Pierce 9-1 and River Ridge 5-0 May 9 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds to advance to the semifinal game of the 2015 District 2/3 2A Baseball Tournament. At home that day, the Vikings track and field team posted strong finishes – including first in five events – to win the meet. The boys finished with 128 points, ahead of Sequim with 121.5; the girls finished with 160.5, ahead of Olympic with 126.5.

North Kitsap wins first-round playoff game | District 2/3 2A Baseball Tournament

  • May 9, 2015 at 4:15PM

Handily defeats Franklin Pierce 9-1 at fairgrounds

It's on to districts: Baseball begins May 9 at Kitsap County Fairgrounds | District schedules

  • May 8, 2015 at 12:00PM updated May 9, 2015 at 6:51AM

The North Kitsap Vikings won five Olympic League titles: baseball, boys soccer, boys track, girls tennis, and girls track. The next step on the road to state begins May 9, when several district tournaments begin.

25 years of classic Italian cuisine

  • May 8, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 9:08PM

That's A Some Italian Ristorante celebrated its anniversary May 7.

North Kitsap hosts Ballard on May 11 | Lacrosse

  • May 8, 2015 at 2:50PM

It’s not too late to catch the North Kitsap lacrosse team in action. The team was originally scheduled to end its season April 28 at home against Vashon. A few more games were added, with the final scheduled game, as of now, at 7:30 p.m. May 11 at Strawberry Field. NK (3-8 conference) hosts Ballard (1-8-0).

Grant goal: Mental health help, not jail

  • May 8, 2015 at 10:46AM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and other public officials — including a prosecutor and a judge — have applied for a county grant to hire a behavioral health specialist to help people with mental health issues get the help they need.

Mental health grant, Great Give, Village Green among top stories

  • May 8, 2015 at 10:50AM

Officials hope a mental health grant will help keep those who need help out of jail. The Kitsap Great Give raises more than $1 million for local nonprofits. The Village Green Community Center will be "a place for inspiration." Those are the top stories in the May 8 North Kitsap Herald, available at newsstands and in stores.

Better option: Tests designed by teachers

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:55AM

In his letter May 1 (“Common Core won’t improve education,” page A4), James Behrend nailed it when he identified a root cause of the failure of Common Core as “politicians in Washington, D.C. who are frustrated with the problems in education they do not understand.”

Uncomfortable with church’s opposition

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:55AM

James Olson’s letter regarding religious freedom caused a backlash (“Freedom of religion is sacred, and it’s the law,” page A4, April 10 Herald). As many Catholic bishops have expressed concern about a threat to religious liberty, I want to answer those who say our nation is secular.

Donations will help Lions Club preserve eyesight

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:54AM

These generous donations will be used locally for our various sight projects, including pre-school vision screening, eye exams, glasses for low-income individuals; and potentially for low-vision equipment, seeing-eye dogs, eye surgery, or cornea transplants.

Pete DeBoer deserves some thanks

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:52AM

After reading your article concerning Pete DeBoer (“DeBoer says he won’t seek third term on Kingston Port Commission,” April 10 NorthKitsapHerald.com), I feel the need to speak in his defense.

A successful celebration of community service

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:51AM

On behalf of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club, I would like to thank all of those that made our May 2 “Building Community Celebration honoring Bill Austin & Ardis Morrow” a wonderful success.

Don’t ‘deface’ the Norseman statue

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:49AM

Would you place a 12th Man flag on a Native American totem pole? How about rabbit ears or, as recently done, Mexican attire?

Potential for growth in Kitsap jobs, economy | In Our Opinion

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:46AM

The Port of Bremerton’s exploration of export and import opportunities with Taiwan presents some very exciting, and very real, opportunities for jobs creation and economic growth in Kitsap County.

Seahawks' Richard Sherman tells students to be courageous (Audio)

  • May 7, 2015 at 2:26PM

PORT ORCHARD – Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman advised students to be courageous during a special visit to Cedar Heights Junior High May 7.

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