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"Inslee, school districts warn of high-tech job crises"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"Washington will face a job crisis unless schools start teaching technological skills earlier in their curriculum, according to Rep. Jay Inslee. It's going to be the great bombshell that will explode on this country, Inslee said. Inslee met Sept.1 with vocational school administrators from districts comprising the West Sound Consortium. They discussed how Washington schools can increase the number of students leaving high school with high-tech skills. Consortium members, citing a study by the American Electronics Association, said the state and nation are falling behind the demand for high-tech workers. Although the number of high-tech jobs grew 21 percent between 1990 and 1998 in the U.S., the number of high-tech degrees dropped five percent. The study said Washington schools should hope to supply at least technical workers a year by 2008 to keep up with the number of jobs available."

Big Valley llamas touch the hearts of the blind

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"POULSBO - I think it is almost like a swan with their long curved necks, said Mussie Gebre, describing one of the star attractions at Llama Rose Farm and Gardens Thursday afternoon. The analogy was fitting, but also truly amazing because Gebre doesn't speak, hear or see. Instead, he senses his surroundings. The young native of Eritrea (a small country in Africa) was very inquisitive, asking questions and providing input on what he had witnessed during the day. His interpreter, Anita Harding, who is hearing impaired, assisted Gebre in answering questions via a three-way sign language conversation with Karen Carlson. The trio was part of a 44-person group from the Seattle Light House for the Blind which visited the llamas, camels and garden at the farm on Big Valley Road. Gebre explained that, from what he learned, llamas' fur not only protects them from the sun, but also keeps them warm in the winter. When asked what types of animals flourished in his native country, he signed, I grew up here in America. But in Eritrea, we have lots of horses. "

What should Kingston look like?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

Planning commission to continue public discussions Sept. 26.

City beefs up traffic safety at schools

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

State grant will cover OT for traffic patrols.

Forecasters were wrong!

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"The summer predicted to have so many problems in North Kitsap ended up to be one of our very best. Back in May, when gas prices soared, local businesses were openly worried that the tourists who fuel downtown Poulsbo and neighboring economies with their dollars might stay home. It turned out not to be a problem. Visitors who may have gulped hard at the gas pump total, nonetheless came in large numbers to enjoy the balmy, sunny days. "

New teacher strikes up the band

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"POULSBO - When rain threatened their instruments, the participants in North Kitsap High School's band camp marched across the field anyway, fingers curled around imaginary flutes and arms encircling invisible tubas. And when they couldn't play their instruments - dark clouds still gathered overhead - they sang the parts instead, the drummer laughing as he shouted, Boom-BOOM! Boom-BOOM! It's that kind of imagination and dedication that Sara Weyrick stepped into. Weyrick is the new band teacher and director at North Kitsap High School, replacing John Werth. Weyrick has shown her share of dedication, commuting from and to Issaquah until the sale of her new home in Poulsbo closes. It's a four-hour trip every day, she said. "

Tribal members' march on tribal council

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"SUQUAMISH - Frustrated with the current state of tribal nation leadership, 30 people took to the streets for a March for Justice rally Monday evening at the slab downtown. Upset tribal members carried signs with painted slogans such as 7 Up, 7 Down and called for the Suquamish Tribal Council to listen to their concerns. They asked them to listen, or leave office. Members of the community called for council members to resign during their regular closed meeting on Monday evening. Two seats on the seven-member council are up for election in March and some tribal members would like to see new people leading the tribe. In the meantime, the 30 who gathered downtown would like to see a new type of leadership from their current government officials. They turn a deaf ear a lot of times to what we want to do, said Dick Demain, Suquamish tribal elder. These are people meetings, not just tribal council meetings, he said. "

Port of Poulsbo seeking commissioner applicants

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

'Help wanted' ad campaign comes up short.

Parents give Gordon portables a facelift

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"KINGSTON - Last weekend, parents came to Gordon Elementary with shovels, rakes, and tape measurers - ready to get to work. Gordon Elementary has moved the Options program, for the first time ever, entirely into the six portables behind the school. So, parents decided to give the area a bit of a facelift. They helped build a stage for the program's plays. They pulled weeds and planted trees. They hooked up computer cables. We organized it all by e-mail, said Carrie Snyder, who has two children in the program, sons Robbie and Ben. Snyder said the change is impressive. It's unbelievable, you wouldn't believe it, Snyder said. It looks great. No one would recognize it as the same place. "

Lining up for a tragedy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"Long lines of parked cars have been a frequent sight in Kingston and Bainbridge this summer as ferry overflows have forced drive-on travelers to park on the highway shoulder and wait for the next Because of bridge construction, a two-boat schedule, and just plain gorgeous summer weekend weather, the lines of cars along the highways have become longer than ever. People frequently wait in their cars for hours, especially on Sunday afternoons and evenings. "

Shoreline discussion washes up in Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Meeting fliers draw large crowd and ruin session at Marine Science Center.

Martha and Mary workers resume labor negotiations

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Registered and licensed practical nurses join Local 381 bargaining unit.

Shopping 'till they drop at the Vinland uniform fair

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"Parents, students get a chance to buy clothes. "

Shoreline debate heating up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"What's the hottest topic in town these days? Nope, not the weather or the Mariners surprising slump, but the proposed shoreline regulations. "

Celebrating heritage at Chief Seattle Days

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"SUQUAMISH - Thousands of people converged on the waterfront this weekend to celebrate the memory of Chief Seattle. In keeping with the leader's vision to bring understanding between cultures, Benny Armstrong, Tribal Chairman, welcomed the crowd. He spoke of the Suquamish tribe's goal for 2000. He urged tribal and non-tribal members to work together to accomplish their goals. U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee echoed that sentiment calling for cooperation to settle some unfinished business. He talked about salmon recovery efforts in the area and denounced the Republicans' call to disband tribal governments. But, the celebration this past weekend wasn't about politics, but about pride. "

Fire station site approved

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Commissioners deny location appeal.

"Location, location, station location..."

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"For months that stretched into years, NKF&R, Hansville and Poulsbo Fire Departments have been working on a complex jigsaw puzzle of a map that balances population growth projections, traffic on narrow roads, and a necessity to provide prompt emergency response time to all areas of North Kitsap. "

Home construction unearths artifacts

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

County halts home building project next to Old Man House.

Hastings loses school board seat

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Judge denies residency appeal.

Business in Poulsbo gets huge telecom boost

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

POULSBO - Businesses in Little Norway got a shot in the arm this week as Sprint and the Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council unveiled the installation of a new Internet backbone point-of-presence. The Sprint POP is being considered by many as a big bang in terms of being a milestone in improve telecommunications access here.

NKF&R station decision put on hold

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Commissioners to vote Aug. 21.

Fifth annual fun run raises Habitat for Humanity funds

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"SUQUAMISH-For Kevin Anderson, the Saturday morning fun run meant a first place ribbon. For Allie Torstenson, it was a step toward providing another family with the security she has known for the past three years. About 100 runners lined up at in downtown Suquamish and at the command were off on their journey. The Hot Feet for Humanity 5K Fun Run/Walk, benefiting Kitsap County Habitat for Humanity raised several hundred dollars that will aid families on their journey to home ownership."

North Kitsap Friends of Library books opening bash

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Special event slated for late October.

Arts by the Bay will draw crowds

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"POULSBO - Over 30 arts and crafts booths will be dotting the landscape at Poulsbo's Waterfront Park this weekend as the 20th annual Arts by the Bay officially gets underway. Music and food will augment the well-attended festival which serves as a bridge between Little Norway and the greater artistic community of the Northwest region. According to organizer Val Torrens, the event will pretty much cater to all tastes and offer a terrific opportunity for children to explore their hidden talents. "

In times of good news

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

"There are times at all newspapers, including the Herald, when we seem to report more bad or sad news than anything else. Then there are the good times, when the news is filled with people who are performing deeds of great kindness, and selfless acts to help build their community--with no special gain to themselves. We're in one of those treasured good times, which you'll see reflected in recent papers. "

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