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A calling for compassion: A day at work with the Kitsap County Coroner

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 10:18AM

Even on a good day, Greg Sandstrom’s job forces him to face despair and grief that would send most other people spiraling into depression.

Student arrested on suspicion of rape

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 3:00PM updated at 5:49PM

The alleged rape occurred on a school bus, but is “a specific, isolated incident … not associated with recent news media reports of incidents of inappropriate conduct aboard a school district bus for special needs students,” sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson reported.

One injured, another escapes injury, in wind storm

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 4:39PM

A wind storm blew across the Kitsap Peninsula March 1, downing trees and causing power outages.

Port of Poulsbo may propose annexing to city limits

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 4:15PM

The port commission is scheduled to discuss the annexation measure when it meets at 7 p.m. March 3 in the floating dock at the Port of Poulsbo Marina. The meeting is open to the public.

Gordon Elementary School evacuated after HVAC unit shorts out

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 9:00AM updated at 4:18PM

Gordon Elementary School was evacuated at 11 a.m. Feb. 29 after a heating and air conditioning unit fan shorted out, filling several classrooms with noxious fumes.

Kingston woman hospitalized after attack by dog

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 12:27PM

A dog that attacked a woman on Feb. 28 in Kingston will be euthanized after a state-mandated 10-day quarantine, the Kitsap Humane Society reported.

Olympic College again eligible for $1 million Aspen Prize

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Mar 1, 2016 at 9:18AM

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Olympic College as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, Jan. 25. The designation makes Olympic College eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.

Poor coho returns demands caution | Being Frank

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 9:16AM

Lack of monitoring by federal fisheries managers last year allowed Southeast Alaska commercial fishermen to exceed their harvest quota by more than 100,000 chinook. Most of those fish were bound for Washington waters.

Bainbridge picks Jeff Rouser as new football Head Coach

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 8:17AM

Jeff Rouser, Kingston High School’s varsity defensive coordinator, will take the reins of the Spartan football program at Bainbridge High School this spring, school officials announced Monday.

Winds 20-45 mph expected March 1

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 7:31PM

BREMERTON – March will likely come in like a lion, according to the National Weather Service.

Sheriff’s office: Jail inmate death an apparent suicide

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 9:06AM

A Kitsap County Jail inmate was pronounced dead at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton Feb. 27 after being found by sheriff’s corrections officers unconscious and non-responsive in his single-person cell.

Olympic College student among those killed in Belfair

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 11:00AM updated at 8:13PM

BREMERTON – An 18-year-old Olympic College student was one of four people who were killed at a rural Belfair residence Feb. 26.

Five, including suspected shooter, reported dead in Belfair home

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 3:16PM

A man reportedly shot and killed himself in front of Mason County Sheriff's deputies as they attempted to end a standoff that began earlier in the day Feb. 26.

Statement from the McDonald family

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 1:41PM

The following statement was sent to the Port Orchard Independent on behalf of the McDonald family. Their parents and grandparents, William and Maria McDonald, were killed early Feb. 23 by an explosion that destroyed their home at 3585 SE Soholt Lane in South Kitsap.

Classic performance for a classic place: guitarist Craig Alden Dell in benefit for Port Gamble Theatre

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 2:41PM

The historic Port Gamble Theatre welcomes world-renowned acoustic guitarist Craig Alden Dell, a 45-year veteran of the guitar, on March 12.

Annual North Kitsap Almanac in this week’s Herald

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 2:40PM

The Feb. 26 North Kitsap Herald includes the 2016 North Kitsap Almanac, our annual 66-page magazine on all things North Kitsap; and the West Sound Education Consortium’s annual “It’s Your Future” education guide. The Herald is available now at newsstands and in stores.

'The Guardian Stone' — Poulsbo's latest cultural art piece unveiled at waterfront park

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 11:47AM

Artist Lisa Stirrett unveiled her latest public artwork, “The Guardian Stone,” at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.

Don’t limit public access to public records | In Our Opinion

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 5:08PM

If state House Bill 2576 is approved, a local public agency may adopt procedures that limit the number of hours it devotes on a monthly basis to responding to public records requests, and prioritize requests according to criteria established by the local agency.

Easing parking, vehicle speed in Caldart Heights

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:52PM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and Caldart Heights residents were meeting to talk about an experimental parking plan for the neighborhood when talk turned toward vehicle speed. At that moment, two cars sped around the blind corner and whipped through the crosswalk and into the curve beyond. “We-e-e-ell, yes,” Erickson drawled, watching them go. “I think I see your problem.”

Removing barriers to employment for our veterans | My View

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:20PM

Members of the military are a critical part of the local economy, doing everything from creating small businesses to bringing their unique work ethic and skills to employers looking to fill jobs. Just as they had our backs while serving our country, it’s important that we have theirs as they transition from the military into civilian employment.

Response to letter about boundaries

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:17PM

Mick Sheldon’s letter (“All persons benefit from traditional boundaries,” page A4, Feb. 12 Herald) makes note of the value of “common sense” when thinking of “traditional boundaries” in some connection with equal rights in this state — in this case, a recent extension of equal rights to use of restrooms for the transgender citizen.

Welcome to an America based on facts

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:16PM

I feel sorry for those who live in Alan Jackson’s America (“We must not be blind to risks that surround us,” page A4, Feb. 12 Herald).

Reprimand in order at North Kitsap School District | In Our Opinion

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:16PM

The North Kitsap School Board and Superintendent Patty Page share responsibility for recent failures to communicate with parents about situations in which their children’s well-being has been at risk. The failures to communicate are inexcusable.

Couple was active in faith, Guamanian community

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 5:59PM

William and Maria McDonald were “very active in many different areas of parish life, a fun-loving couple with a lot of energy and a lot of passion for [the church],” said the Rev. Phuong V. Hoang, pastor of St. Gabriel Church in Port Orchard.

Rosary, Mass scheduled for William and Maria McDonald

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 4:14PM

The St. Gabriel Church website reports that the rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 and Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in memory of William and Maria McDonald, who died in a house explosion on Feb. 23 in South Kitsap.

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