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Questions Olsen’s ‘reform conservativism’

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 9:58AM

I get a big kick out of Mr. James Olsen describing himself as a reform conservative. Gary Tripp, too, in his latest pronouncement called Mr. Olsen a reform conservative (“Supports Olsen for state House, position 2,” page A4, Oct. 3 Herald).

Supports Hansen for state House, position 2

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 9:57AM

I am writing as a private citizen to support Drew Hansen in his re-election bid for state representative, 23rd Legislative District.

Vote yes on Poulsbo Fire Proposition 1, NKF&R Proposition 1 | In Our Opinion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 9:55AM

Both districts are doing what they can to maintain levels of service which we have come to expect. That level of service — quick response time, equipment that works when it’s needed, and firefighters that are safe and well-equipped — is worth an additional $1.58 (in Poulsbo) or $2.08 (in NKF&R) per month.

Weedin cites negativity in resigning from North Kitsap School Board

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 4:53PM

He didn’t want to discuss his reasons for resigning before his resignation letter was read at the board meeting, but said growing commitments as a business consultant, speaker and author are factors. His resignation letter was more revealing.

Weedin: Board service 'clouded by forces that are adversarial and combative'

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

This is the text of Dan Weedin’s letter of resignation from the North Kitsap School Board, read at the Oct. 9 school board meeting.

Windermere Real Estate West Sound is about to get bigger

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Oct 9, 2014 at 3:59PM

Jim Laws is selling his Windermere franchise on Bainbridge Island, a top performing franchise in the Windermere network, to Carter Dotson.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee chairman visits Suquamish on Oct. 13

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 1:56PM

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is scheduled to visit several Suquamish Tribe educational and commercial facilities on Oct. 13.

Unbeaten Vikings stand alone | Volleyball

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 1:46PM

A 3-0 win over the Olympic Trojans left the Vikings alone at the top of the Olympic League standings Oct. 7.

Median sales price of a home in Kitsap: $249,950

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Oct 9, 2014 at 1:47PM

The median sales price of a home in Kitsap County was $249,950 in September, $7,000 more than in August and the sixth-highest of Western Washington counties. That's according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which tracks real estate data in 21 counties.

Vikings hold Bulldogs to 8 | Football

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 1:47PM

The Vikings continued their gridiron onslaught by crushing the North Mason Bulldogs 50-8 on Oct. 3.

Downtown Poulsbo art galleries compete in 'Extreme Tangerine'

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 1:08PM

Downtown is set for a fall makeover as art galleries compete in Extreme Tangerine. The art event takes place throughout October. Galleries and shops compete with each other by creating window displays, and artists compete with tangerine-themed work.

Weedin will resign from the North Kitsap School Board

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 9:56AM

The job gave Dan Weedin a new appreciation for the work that school boards do.

Issues, candidate forums scheduled in the area

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 8:13AM

There's still time to get to know the issues and candidates in the Nov. 4 general election. Ballots will be mailed by Oct. 17, according to the Kitsap County Auditor Elections Division. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 4, or deposited into a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. Nov. 4.

NK wins in tough matchup over Sequim | Boys tennis

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:54PM

The Port Angeles boys tennis team went toe-to-toe with the first-place North Kitsap Vikings and came up short in a 4-3 defeat Oct. 6.

Your next exam | Cartoon of the Day

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:52PM

The cartoon for Oct. 8 is by Larry Wright, Cagle Cartoons.

Second culvert to be removed from Kingston estuary

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:56PM

A project that began 13 years ago is expected to be completed in 2017. The culvert under West Kingston Road will be removed. It will improve the flow of water within the Carpenter Creek estuary. It is the second of two culverts identified in 2001 that members of Stillwaters Environmental Center wanted to see replaced.

No hope for a Mike Hope legislative-salary reimbursement | The Petri Dish

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 11:08AM

Mike Hope became ineligible to serve in the Washington state Legislature on Aug. 19, 2013, when he signed a voter registration card in Mentor, Ohio. But 11 months passed before anyone found out and Hope quit, a period during which the Republican representative from Snohomish County cast 503 votes and collected monthly installments of his $42,106-a-year salary.

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney | 2014 Election

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 4:47PM

The prosecuting attorney’s office prosecutes all felonies and misdemeanors in Kitsap County, advises and represents all of the county’s elected officials and departments, provides legal advice to all county law enforcement agencies, establishes and enforces child support obligations, and provides victim and witness assistance services.

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County coroner | 2014 Election

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 7, 2014 at 4:37PM

This is part of a series of Q&As with candidates for local office in the Nov. 4 general election. This Q&A: Greg Sandstrom and Jeff Wallis, candidates for Kitsap County coroner.

Q&A: Candidates for Kitsap County Clerk | 2014 Election

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 4:13PM

The Kitsap County Clerk is the official record keeper for the Superior Court. The county clerk is paid $112,211 a year and receives the same benefits provided to other county employees.

Board of Natural Resources wants to purchase forestlands near Port Gamble

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 3:22PM

OLYMPIA — The state Board of Natural Resources on Oct. 7 approved a proposal that, if funded by the 2015 Legislature, would create a new community-managed forest south of Port Gamble.

Salsbury Point boat ramp replacement starts Oct. 14

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 2:09PM

Construction is expected to start on Oct. 14 on replacement of the eastern-most boat ramp at Salsbury Point County Park, north of Poulsbo. During the six-week construction period, the ramp will be closed for public use. Two western-most ramps will remain open for recreational boating use.

We Need a Bigger Boat | Cartoon of the Day

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 11:33AM

The cartoon for Oct. 7 is by Cameron Cardow, Cagle Cartoons.

Herald wins six awards in annual press association contest

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:47PM

The North Kitsap Herald won six awards, including third place for Community Service, in the 2014 Better Newspapers Contest sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. The awards were presented at the association’s annual convention, Oct. 2-4 at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.

Ferry forum scheduled for Oct. 7 at NKF&R headquarters

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 2:05PM

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is hosting a ferry forum Oct. 7 to discuss local ferry priorities with Kitsap residents.

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