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Voters likely to decide if gas tax will go up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

The recent embarrassing financial disclosures by tax-initiative king Tim Eyman appear not to have diminished the chances he will get the public vote he demanded on a statewide transportation plan. “There is no less of an appetite for a public vote on a state transportation revenue package,” Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, said just days after Eyman admitted to paying himself to work on his Permanent Offense initiative campaigns.

Commuters could pay less to ride the ferry

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

Beginning next week, Central Sound ferry users will get a chance to sound off on proposed fare increases at a series of workshops. The increases, proposed by the Tariff Policy Committee, average 12.5 percent. But the increases are not uniform. Some uses will see greater hikes, while daily commuters will see the possibility of an actual price decline.

Voters turn down the charter

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

It wasn’t a controversial proposal to implement district-only balloting that killed the proposed new Kitsap County charter, former freeholders and members of the pro-charter Committee for Better Representation said Tuesday night. It wasn’t a plank to create a new county executive, either, or a provision for nonpartisan elections.

Something’s afoot with foot ferry

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

KINGSTON — When the going gets tough, the tough go to Whidbey Island. A group of about 20 Kitsap County and Kingston representatives headed for Freeland Friday morning on a foot ferry fact-finding mission.

Former manager files grievance against port

  • Feb 9, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — “I’m not going to sit on my laurels,” former Port of Poulsbo manager Barbara Waltz said Thursday, two weeks after being terminated from her position via a unanimous commissioner vote. Calling the decision “wrongful,” Waltz addressed claims leveled against her at meetings on Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 with a point-by-point grievance statement this week. The former manager noted that while she was following port procedure by responding to the commissioners’ charges, the elected trio did not follow their own policy concerning employee infractions.

Babe Ruth team honored in Olympia

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — Months after becoming the third-best 14-year-old team in the country, the North Kitsap Babe Ruth team received one more honor. The team made its way to Olympia Friday and was honored by State Sen. Betti Sheldon, who read a resolution honoring the team on the Senate floor.

Poulsbo sewage route gets another big pump

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

LEMOLO — It’s already taken two huge punches on the nose, but whether Richard Best’s appeal of the adequacy of environmental statements concerning a plan to increase trans-Liberty Bay raw sewage flows from Poulsbo to Brownsville will stay down for the count has yet to be determined. For the second time in as many months, Best and members of the Lemolo Citizens Club received disheartening news from Kitsap County Hearings Examiner Stephen Causseaux, Jr. Their appeal of the Kitsap County’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the central Wastewater Facilities Plan has been denied again

Kingston community center undergoes changes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

KINGSTON — The community center will be the center of attention tonight at the Kingston Citizen’s Advisory Committee meeting.

Voters reject home rule charter

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Early returns:No: 54.91 percent, Yes: 45.09

Teen sex offender leaves Seabeck

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Nicholas Stroeder was returned to a state juvenile rehabilitation facility on Jan. 31 after authorities learned he had earlier violated his parole.

Junior high bands sizzlin’ at Jazz Fest

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — For the record, Poulsbo Junior High opened the junior-high portion of the Viking Jazz Festival with a swinging tune entitled, appropriately enough, “Front Burner.” And Kingston Junior High ended the first day with with “Down Home Cookin’,” a tune director Jeff Haag calls a “jazz rock funk number.”

Charter election tough to predict

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Charter backers and opponents won’t predict an outcome of Tuesday’s vote on the government reform, but activists on both sides think it’ll be close. Kitsap County Auditor’s Office officials, however, made one prediction: Only about half of the county’s voters will return the ballots that were mailed on Jan. 16.

Port of Poulsbo terminates manager

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — Claiming that manager Barbara Waltz had committed malfeasance and misappropriations, Port of Poulsbo Commissioners last Thursday night voted unanimously to terminate her from the payroll. The decision followed weeks of speculation about the manager’s future with the port and comes on the heels of a week of administrative leave.

Citizens’ group sues DNR over land sale

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

KINGSTON — The possible transfer of ownership of 390 acres between the state and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is unconstitutional and should be stopped claims a newly-formed North Kitsap Concerned Citizens group. The group filed suit against the Department of Natural Resources in Kitsap County Superior Court last week alleging the transfer would violate the Washington State Constitution.

Reps go high tech to keep voters informed

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

A small group of area Chamber of Commerce members grilled Rep. Beverly Woods, R-Poulsbo, and Rep. Pat Lantz, D-Gig Harbor, during a Monday video-conference between Olympia and Bremerton. Woods and Lantz both know the current legislature will be judged on how they tackle state transportation issues.

Reserved parking, and no exceptions

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — “I’ll just be a minute.” “I’m waiting for my kids.” “I just have to grab some lunch, real quick.” “This is just going to take a few seconds.” Excuses, excuses... and while the majority of the “valid reasons” why people unlawfully park in spots reserved for the handicapped are not ill intended, their impacts often are.

Tribe honors those who seek to stop racism

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

LITTLE BOSTON — Charlie Poole and Roman Ives were honored Sunday for claiming their place at the table. The two received awards from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Anti-racism Committee for their tireless efforts in combating racism.

Seabeck residents protest teen sex offender

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Camp Union has a new resident, and neighbors aren’t happy about it. Nicholas Stroeder, a 13-year-old ward of the state and convicted sex offender, moved into a foster care home on the 2000 block of Cantu Lane in Central Kitsap on Friday, Jan. 18. He was placed there after an exhaustive three-week search by the state Department of Social and Health Services. Area residents gathered Tuesday, Jan. 22, near the intersection of Cantu Lane and Holly Road to protest the state’s decision with signs and banners.

Crowd of 5,000 welcomes Carl Vinson home

  • Jan 26, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

With two nuclear reactors providing power beneath him and thousands of loved ones before him, who could fault commanding officer Capt. Rick Wren for bringing the carrier USS Carl Vinson home early on Wednesday? The carrier completed a six-month deployment to the Arabian Sea and received a rainy greeting from 5,000 people pierside at Naval Station Bremerton and another 500 people on the Bremerton Boardwalk.

Kingston woman celebrates a century

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

There was cake. There was singing. There were warm wishes to the birthday girl. This birthday was the big one. Joan McCune of Kingston celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at the Kingston Community Center.

Vikings jazz it up at next week's festival

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

POULSBO — It’s time to dust off that old French horn. It’s time to start whistling your favorite Dixieland number. It’s time to fit your lips around one of the funniest and most apt words in the English language — “tuba.” That’s because it’s less than a week until the Viking Jazz Festival.

Derelict boats target of House bill

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

OLYMPIA--What to do with that old boat? After the dream of boat ownership becomes a nightmare for an owner who can’t maintain or repair a boat, some “dispose” of their boat by casting it adrift or sinking it anywhere that’s convenient. Derelict boats and boats sunk in area harbors become a safety hazard for area ports; then local authorities find themselves in a legal limbo when they try to seize or move the boat.A bill proposed by Rep. Phil Rockefeller would clear the way for boat removals.

Ground Zero group carries on non-violent legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

Carrying banners with the words of Martin Luther King Jr., members of Ground Zero followed the slain non-violent civil rights leader’s actions Monday afternoon. The group of about 30 converged on Naval Submarine Base Bangor with colorful banners to protest the Trident nuclear weapons housed at the base. The Trident nuclear submarines has been the focus of anti-nuclear protesters since it opened 25 years ago. For the third consecutive year, Martin Luther King’s birthday also became a demonstration day.

Celebrations welcome sailors home

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

The party is set — all that’s left is for the honored guests to arrive. One of the largest Navy homecomings in recent Bremerton history will occur today at 1 p.m., when the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson returns from a six-month deployments to the Arabian Sea.

Johansen honored by Title 1 program

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

POULSBO — When she was in elementary school, Katie Johansen was so shy, and so embarrassed about her reading and writing skills, that she would hide her head in her arms when she wrote. But thanks to the national Title I program, Johansen learned to read, and write, and eventually, hold her head high.

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