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Not even a cobweb in his wallet

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 3:16PM

That, my friend, is why we need more taxes — there just is not enough dust to take care of city business. They sure have cleaned all of the dust out of my wallet.

Gov. Inslee’s pollution control proposal | 2015 Session

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 3:08PM

At the core of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plea for stricter remedial climate legislation is an attempt to put a cap on Washington’s pollution. Inslee, who has made climate change his signature issue since his time as a congressman, and now as governor, has introduced the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which would direct the Department of Ecology to set a statewide cap-and-trade market for regulating carbon emissions.

Poulsbo goes it alone on funding wastewater plant improvements

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 2:58PM

"It's not about whether we are going to do it or not going to do it," Mayor Becky Erickson said before the council's Jan. 21 meeting. "We have to have a sewer plant — it's in Brownsville — and we have to pay our fair share. The issue is if we should bond out or go in with the county to pay for it."

Commissioners try to balance boathouse policy with private owners' interest

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 2:57PM

It was a small meeting, but the issue was quite large for those in attendance: What is the Port of Poulsbo going to do about its boathouse policy? "Regulations are really meant for boats, and not boathouses," Port Commission President Mark DeSalvo said. "We don't have anything that relates to boathouses."

Sculpting tiny trees into works of art is the goal of Bonsai Club

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:33PM

Mark Stephens said he dabbles in bonsai. He’s been doing it for 25 years, but he only dabbles. Stephens, 56, sits before a juniper bonsai tree, or “shimpaku.” It’s jagged and unkempt, the result of a season spent shaded by a wisteria plant

Thefts spike in Kitsap; Poulsbo police arrest suspect in local thefts

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 2:53PM

A suspect has been arrested after a string of thefts in Kitsap. Detectives across the county joined forces to track down the suspect, believed to have targeted homes and cars for theft.

Berry-Maraist applauded for her work on behalf of Poulsbo

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

Linda Berry-Maraist joined the Poulsbo City Council in 2008. She left Jan. 21 to a standing applause from a full council chambers. "One of my goals for tonight was to get through this without getting teary," Berry-Maraist said from the dais. "I appreciate all the kind words. It has been a pleasure to serve, and maybe a few times it was boring, but it's always been interesting. Thank you all."

Running Port Orchard’s ‘best kept secret’ | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

Volunteers keep the Sidney Art Gallery and Museum open.

40 years and counting | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 9:00AM

Kitsap Birding: Undeterred by an all-day rain, 75 Kitsap Audubon volunteers spent the day, Dec. 20, counting birds. Kitsap Audubon CBC compiler Janine Schutt reported that the day counted 124 species of birds.

More than 50 years later, MLK’s dream is still a dream

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 1:57PM

The woman began calling to her young daughter — probably in preschool or kindergarten — in what I thought was a Chinese language. The man standing between us “ching-chonged” her, imitating her under his breath. I’m not sure if the other woman heard him or what her reaction to the man’s mutterings was, but when I heard his gibberish, I just froze.

'America's Got Talent' hosts auditions in Tacoma | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 1:59PM

One of TV’s highest rated shows is coming to Washington to find its next line-up of talent.

A Walla Walla star | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 26, 2015 at 1:00PM

Great Northwest Wine: Norm McKibben launched Pepper Bridge Winery in 1998, making it the 18th winery in the Walla Walla Valley.

Mrs. Muir's under new ownership

  • Jan 23, 2015 at 9:00AM

Christine Wringren, of Poulsbo's former Sugar & Spice Tea Company, has taken over Mrs. Muir's House of Ghosts and Magic in Port Gamble and will open the shop full time.

Honoring achievements | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 25, 2015 at 1:00PM

The fourth annual Washington State African American Achievement Awards is Jan. 31 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center.

North Kitsap public schools may soon get police presence

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 1:12PM

The City of Poulsbo and the North Kitsap School District are in talks to assign a police officer to local schools.

Poulsbo golfer makes hole-in-one at White Horse

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 1:21PM

Dan Moore of Poulsbo made a hole in one at White Horse Golf Club on Jan. 16. It’s the first hole-in-one of the year at White Horse, according to Matt Prichard, assistant pro.

Poulsbo couple in Paris tell of country’s unity in wake of terrorist attacks

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 11:09AM

'During the crisis, we were wondering with each passing siren what might be happening next. Armed police were everywhere ...'

Poulsbo Historical Society & Museum seeks items from the Great War

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 11:06AM

One hundred years ago, many countries were engaged in the “War to End All Wars.” The Poulsbo Historical Society wants to remember the local men and women who served at home or abroad during the Great War.

State disciplines local health care providers

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 10:16AM

The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in Kitsap.

Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce awards banquet Jan. 24 at Kiana Lodge

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 9:51AM

The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce’s annual President’s Gala and Community Awards Banquet is Jan. 24, 6-9 p.m., at Kiana Lodge. Call 360-779-4999. The chamber will install its leadership for 2015. Awards will be presented to the Young Leader of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Person of the Year

Public lands’ surplus water rights could aid farmers, communities

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 5:43PM

Farmers, private businesses and neighboring communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in requiring state agencies to lease surplus water rights on public land.

Kingston man injured in rollover crash

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 5:39PM

Icy conditions are thought to have contributed to a one-car rollover crash that destroyed the vehicle and sent a local man to the hospital early Jan. 21.

Elections could get cheaper, fewer | The Petri Dish

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 3:46PM

Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns, and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences. Holding fewer elections, paying the postage on mail-in ballots and new disclosure rules for pop-up political committees are among the ideas put forth thus far this session.

School district budget survey is online

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 2:50PM

The North Kitsap School District is seeking input from the community and district employees for the 2015-16 operating budget.

Sequim, Port Angeles gymnasts set bests in Poulsbo

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 9:55AM

With just a few meets to go in the season, the combined Sequim/Port Angeles gymnastics squad posted the team’s best team point total for the season as they topped Kingston Jan. 16 in Poulsbo.

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