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Back rent vs. black mold: Three businesses appeal eviction, say building conditions are hazardous

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 10:58AM

Jung Shin, owner of a shopping center on Viking Avenue, is suing to evict three business owners, claiming they owe her several years of back rent. The business owners, however, say Shin relieved them of rent payments until she repaired the leaking roof — work that was never completely done and has, they say, caused black mold, damage to inventory, and jeopardized the health of customers and employees.

Handling of this situation was by the book | In Our Opinion

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 10:54AM

When we read this story in the Port Orchard Independent, a fellow Sound Publishing newspaper, we couldn’t help but notice the difference between how this case was handled and the handling of the suspected DUI case involving a Kitsap County sheriff’s sergeant last fall.

Supports the system of super-delegates

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

I disagree with Ms. Russell’s letter arguing that the Democratic Party’s system of having super-delegates participate in nominating a presidential candidate is “not democratic” (page A4, April 15 Herald).

Sanders will be the Democratic nominee

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

The pundit class was wrong then and they’re wrong now. Democrats, especially super-delegates, take note. As our nominee, Bernie Sanders will win the general election.

We can stand up against sexual assault

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 10:55AM

Last year, the Legislature passed a law mandating all kits must be sent to the state crime lab within 30 days of being collected. On April 1, one step further was taken when Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bipartisan bill that creates a system for tracking sexual assault kits. This means no more kits will sit untested on shelves, and survivors will be able to seek justice.

Local prep teams on a steamroll: Stellar seasons for lacrosse, baseball, soccer, track, tennis

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 10:05AM

UPDATE: North Kitsap lacrosse overwhelmed Olympia, 20-1, at the Regional Athletic Center on April 21, improving to 5-4 and one game behind second-place Vashon.

Big game for Pumas, and you can be there

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 10:08AM

Big game for Pumas, and you can be there — Host Sounders 2 on April 23; Army plays Navy too

Controlled fires get out of control, scorch nearly a half-acre near Hansville

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:48AM

Hot and dry weather can quickly change the level of fire danger — even when there’s been recent heavy rainfall — as illustrated by an afternoon brush fire near Hansville, April 21.

Driver in fatal crash identified; 35-year-old Poulsbo man

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 4:54PM

The driver in a fatal crash early April 19 on Clear Creek Road near Sherman Hill Road has been identified. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Jonathan Tyler McGuire, 35, of Poulsbo.

Next round of Port Gamble Bay cleanup coming up

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 3:35PM

A major cleanup project restarting this summer will dig up and remove more decades-old contaminated sediments, creosoted pilings and other materials from Port Gamble Bay

Driver in fatal crash may have been in near-collision day before

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 2:29PM

The Infiniti G35 Coupe was speeding, officials said, when it struck a fire hydrant, a large rock and a telephone pole, catapulting into Phillip and Catherine Davi’s pasture on April 19. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Mills, of Indianola, wins Fulbright scholarship to teach in Russia

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 10:30AM

In the history of the Fulbright Program, 82 Fulbright scholars have gone on to receive the Pulitzer Prize, 54 have received a Nobel Prize, 33 have served as head of state or government, 10 have been elected to U.S. Congress, and one served as secretary general of the United Nations. Who knows where we may find Sarah Mills of Indianola in the future.

Man dead in car crash at Clear Creek and Sherman Hill roads

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 8:51AM

A man was killed when a car crashed into a telephone pole early April 19 at Clear Creek and Sherman Hill roads

Vinland, Wolfle among top schools in the state

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 3:25PM

They were among 258 schools to win the Washington Achievement Award, presented annually to top-performing schools by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the state Board of Education. Winning schools are selected based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. Schools must have at least 95 percent participation on state tests to qualify for recognition.

Local wrestler places sixth at Reno World's

  • Apr 15, 2016 at 9:00AM updated at 12:51PM

In their final two-hour practice for 23 members selected to go to the Reno World’s Championship, it was intense as the team prepared to test their mettle against 3,000 other contestants in the most prestigious youth wrestling event in the country.

Schedules and Standings | April 15-May 21

  • Apr 15, 2016 at 12:12PM

An updated listing of schedules and standings for North Kitsap sports teams, including lacrosse.

Kitsap Pumas announce open training session | Photo Gallery

  • Apr 15, 2016 at 11:46AM

The Kitsap Pumas have postponed their scheduled preseason friendly against the Vancouver Victory on April 16 to make room for an open training session.

44 goals in two days: Big comeback for NK lacrosse team

  • Apr 15, 2016 at 10:00AM updated at 12:25PM

North Kitsap’s lacrosse team scored 44 goals to South Kitsap’s 11 in a two-game series April 11 and 12. The wins moved North (3-4) to third place in the Cascade Conference of WHSBLA Division II, behind Vashon (5-1) and Klahowya (4-1).

Culvert replacements: Kingston area faces a summer of detours

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 4:41PM

If you take the Kingston ferry, live in Kingston, or take the Hood Canal Bridge to work, you need to plan ahead for delays and detours late this summer and on into the fall.

Suquamish United Church of Christ celebrates centennial

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 2:24PM

The first gathering of the faithful at Suquamish United Church of Christ was on April 22, 1916. Next weekend, the congregation will gather with friends and community to celebrate the church’s centennial April 24.

For more affordable housing, expand tax credits, Cantwell says

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 1:49PM

BREMERTON — The cost of purchasing or renting a home in Kitsap County has been rising as the economy has improved and as the population has grown. The higher housing costs have made it more difficult for some people to be able to afford a place to live, and also contributes to the homelessness problem in the county.

Port of Kingston sued for wrongful termination

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 1:51PM

Christine Conners alleges she was fired after challenging port manager on public records compliance

2016 Lil’ Norway track invitational results

  • Apr 12, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Apr 13, 2016 at 2:17PM

POULSBO — The following North Kitsap High School athletes placed in the top 10 of their events in the Lil’ Norway Invitational track meet, April 2, at North Kitsap Stadium.

Poulsbo Port Commission may finalize annexation boundaries April 15

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 7:49AM

The Poulsbo Port Commission is expected to finalize its proposed annexation boundaries and consider a public-outreach proposal by the Rockfish Group at a special commission meeting at 2 p.m. April 15.

44 goals in two days for North Kitsap lacrosse team

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 6:54AM

A few days earlier, the plan was clear for the North Kitsap lacrosse team, struggling at 1-4: stay focused when the heat’s on, shake off the small stuff, tighten up the defense, get more aggressive on ground balls. It worked.

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