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North Kitsap struggles against Bellarmine Prep | Boys Lacrosse

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 2:16PM

North Kitsap’s Kellson Arthurs had another strong game, putting up six goals and grabbing seven ground balls. The senior midfielder now has 16 goals and an assist in four games this season.

Ferguson announces candidacy for 23rd District state rep, position 1 | 2016 Election

  • Mar 29, 2016 at 12:16PM

April Ferguson, a member of the Suquamish Citizens Advisory Committee and a former child care center operator, has announced her candidacy for 23rd District state representative, position 1. Ferguson, a Republican, is running for the position currently occupied by Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo. State representatives are elected for two-year terms. The primary election is Aug. 2, the general election is Nov. 8.

Finalists for Port of Kingston executive director job will be interviewed April 1

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 3:32PM

Port of Poulsbo Executive Director Brad Miller is one of three finalists for the executive director job at the Port of Kingston. The others are Katy Brooks, director of economic development, Port of Vancouver; and Jim Pivarnik, deputy director, Port of Port Townsend.

Putting down the beast of human trafficking

  • Mar 28, 2016 at 7:15AM

What industry is thought to be the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world — second to the drug trade — at $32 billion a year? The answer: human trafficking, and it’s happening here in Kitsap County.

Motorist, Olmsted's employee help stunned driver out of burning car

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 2:25PM

A car and a pickup burned after a rear-end collision at Highway 305 and Hostmark Street, March 25.

State Transportation Commission suspends plans to increase toll rates on SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 1:06PM

OLYMPIA – There’s good news for drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The Washington State Transportation Commission recently voted to suspend a planned 50-cent toll rate increase on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, scheduled to take effect July 1, 2016.

Attendees at Women’s History Month event hear stories of success, struggle

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 12:38PM

The Shipyard’s Professional Women’s Employee Networking Group hosted the event, which featured three leading women from the Olympic Peninsula region. The speakers shared their experiences in government and community leadership positions, some of which had never before been held by women.

Stennis participates in ‘Foal Eagle’

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 10:50AM

John C. Stennis Strike Group, the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet, joined the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea air force and navy to participate in Maritime Counter Special Operations Force exercise, which is part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise that wrapped up March 24 on the Korean peninsula and surrounding waters.

Kitsap Pumas announce preseason match against Sounders 2

  • Mar 25, 2016 at 9:22AM

Kickoff the 2016 soccer season with a match up in Kitsap County.

Byrnes announces candidacy for 23rd District state rep, position 2 | 2016 Election

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 9:23AM

Loretta Byrnes of Poulsbo has announced her candidacy for 23rd District state representative, position 2.

Bremerton man injured, charged with DUI, in crash near Poulsbo

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:16AM

Washington State Patrol reported that Benjamin A. Harp, 26, was driving a Ford Ranger pickup southbound on State Route 307/Bond Road when it left the roadway to the right at Big Valley Road, struck a guardrail, and came to rest in the ditch.

Driftwood Keys man faces charge of second-degree assault

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 5:22PM

It was about 8 p.m. Jan. 26 when Mark John Nielsen and a neighbor saw what they believed to be suspicious behavior going on down near the Driftwood Key boat ramp, so they drove down together to check it out. He said he showed three subjects there that he had a handgun. The three say he pointed the gun at them and ordered them to lay on the ground.

Objections and support voiced for proposed vaping ordinance

  • Mar 17, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Mar 22, 2016 at 5:04PM

The Kitsap Public Health Board hosted its first of three “listening” meetings to hear public comment on the proposed vaping ordinance.

Former Poulsbo deputy police chief returns as public safety director

  • Mar 22, 2016 at 2:04PM

Former deputy police chief Shawn Delaney, who left the department amid cutbacks in 2010, is serving as public safety director until a new police chief is hired.

Map Your Neighborhood program helped Point No Point become disaster-ready

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 3:31PM

There’s no way to know if or when a disaster will strike. But you can be prepared. “People always want to know what do you do first after an earthquake or disaster,” said Billie Dunford, volunteer disaster preparedness coordinator for Point No Point View Estates. “I tell them, you don’t know what’s going to happen."

Strong opener for North Kitsap lacrosse

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:13PM

Strong opener for North Kitsap lacrosse, but state champ Bainbridge prevails 11-9

Take steps now to protect your pet | Pets & People

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:41PM

Last spring, I learned my chocolate Lab mix can jump very high. I let her out one morning and before I could finish yelling her name, “Ellie,” she had chased a family of deer out of our yard, over the fence and into the woods.

Cultural events put you in touch with Kitsap’s Norwegian roots | Kitsap Weekly

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:04PM

2016 marks landmark anniversaries for some of the organizations that they founded to help each other survive and thrive in their new home: The Sons of Norway Lodge in Poulsbo celebrates its 100th; Martha & Mary celebrates its 125th; the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church is 130 years old.

Poulsbo Beer Run makes a splash

  • Mar 21, 2016 at 1:07PM

Despite the rain, the annual Poulsbo Beer Run brought over 600 participants to run the 5k for charity — and beer on March 13.

Public hearings scheduled on proposal to create new Kitsap 911 system

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 9:00AM updated Mar 18, 2016 at 1:23PM

The North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners will have a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. March 28 on transferring the department’s interests and liabilities in the assets of CenCom to Kitsap County for the reorganization and re-establishment of CenCom as a separate legal entity.

Newest Washington state ferry: M/V Suquamish

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 3:00PM updated at 5:52PM

“The Suquamish have a rich cultural and maritime history in the Salish Sea with their ancestral heartland encompassing the north end of Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula to Indian Island, the Kitsap Peninsula, and both sides of Admiralty Inlet to the Tacoma Narrows in the south,” Commission Chairman Anne Haley said in an announcement of the naming.

Transportation budget funds ferry construction

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 3:47PM

The state Legislature passed a supplemental transportation budget that provides a boost to the Puget Sound ferry service, while funding pay raises to state troopers and providing some fixes to the traffic messes of Interstate 405.

Sheriff's sergeant found intoxicated in car faced discipline, demotion

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Mar 16, 2016 at 5:47AM

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Porter, who drove his car home while intoxicated in October, faced demotion to deputy, suspension without pay for 30 working days, and suspension from his duties as a SWAT team tactical supervisor.

Local executive hired as the director of operations for the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 3:09PM

After a 26-day hiring process, the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of E. Daniel Barry as its director of operations on March 16. Barry will oversee all elements of board governance, external marketing, strategic event planning, and staff management.

Poulsbo Police Chief Alan Townsend resigns; 'I have become a distraction'

  • Mar 14, 2016 at 4:00PM updated at 6:01PM

Poulsbo Police Chief Alan Townsend resigned March 14, writing in a statement released by the mayor's office that "I have become a distraction to the city and more specifically the police department."

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