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Agencies, businesses test their disaster response June 7-8

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 11:21AM

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management hosted a seminar June 1 describing the potential impact of a 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Washington State. June 7-8, the seminar participants — 62 leaders from local governments, fire protection, law enforcement, public utilities, military and businesses — will put what they learned to the test in Cascadia Rising, an exercise that will be carried out in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Cooperation helps us survive | Being Frank

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 11:10AM

We know our relationship will be tested again in the years to come. But this year has shown us that we can survive those challenges as long as we keep cooperation at the heart of co-management.

Fatal Fourth of July crash: Trial set for Jan. 17 in negligence lawsuit

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 10:55AM

Trial has been rescheduled for Jan. 17 in a lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed in a collision with a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine on July 4, 2014.

Summer reading bag drive helps ‘level the playing field’ for foster children

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 5:44PM

According to Nicole Halvorson, studies have shown that summer learning loss hugely impacts the achievement gap of low-income children, including foster children. Halvorson has organized a Summer Reading Bag Drive, partnered with Kitsap Foster Care Association (KFCA), to help counteract summer learning loss.

NKF&R’s Smith named Fire Chief of the Year

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 3:14PM

Dan Smith, chief of North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, is Washington Fire Chiefs’ Chief of the Year. Smith received the Dan Packer Award on May 25 at the association’s annual conference. The award is named for the East Pierce Fire & Rescue fire chief killed in 2008 when he was overrun by flames while deployed on a wildland fire in Northern California.

Tickets on sale for Kitsap Pumas’ Open Cup match at Seattle Sounders

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 10:37AM

Fans can buy tickets for $16 in Pumas supporters section.

Suspect arrested for kidnapping, sex offenses

  • Jun 3, 2016 at 2:15PM

Bail has been set at $1 million for a 48-year-old Kingston man on charges of first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape of a child. Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives received information earlier this week that a missing 15-year-old girl from Florida was with the suspect, whom she met on a social media site.

'Evening' in Bremerton: Longtime feature news show spends the day touring Bremerton businesses

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 5:52PM

King 5 "Evening" crew spent the day in Bremerton June 2, visiting local attractions and businesses to highlight them for a Bremerton-centric piece for their popular feature news show.

Auditors: evidence of theft, missing funds at Kingston port

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 2:55PM

State auditors identified $767 in lost receipts, 12 deletions of port transactions, and the theft of $79 in its review of Port of Kingston finances from December 2014 to Aug. 11, 2015.

Search for new Poulsbo police chief begins June 15

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 3:11PM

Search for a new chief will take a new approach; officials will involve local police chiefs

280 sign teacher-support petitions; demand change in leadership

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 3:13PM

As of 10 a.m. June 2, almost 280 residents signed the “Support Change in NKSD Leadership” petition created by parents just days before. The petition supports North Kitsap School District teachers, a vast majority of whom recently expressed they have “no confidence” in Superintendent Patty Page.

County commissioner rescued during 'hostage' training exercise | Video

  • May 27, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Jun 2, 2016 at 2:32PM

SILVERDALE — Kitsap County Commissioner Ed Wolfe was taken hostage during a training exercise at the Billie Eder Community Center May 27. Fortunately for Wolfe, law enforcement officers were able to rescue him.

Martha & Mary CEO Solvie leaving on June 1

  • May 31, 2016 at 4:55PM

Chad Solvie was in his 20s when he joined the staff of Martha & Mary. In the ensuing 14 years 9 months, he rose from administrator of health and rehab to CEO, oversaw expansion of the agency’s mission to include home care, care management, assisted living, and affordable independent senior apartments.

Suspect in 1987 Poulsbo rape arrested in Oklahoma

  • May 26, 2016 at 5:17PM

A Poulsbo police detective’s work has led to the arrest of a male suspect in a 1987 rape. Eight agencies were involved in the apprehension of Ronald Lee Paulson, who is now about 70 and goes by the name Warron Big Eagle.

Body of WSDOT employee recovered near Hood Canal Bridge

  • May 26, 2016 at 11:35AM

HOOD CANAL — The body of a Washington State Department of Transportation employee and his vehicle were recovered from the Hood Canal the morning of May 26.

Marine science center is now the WWU SEA Discovery Center

  • May 24, 2016 at 4:00PM updated May 25, 2016 at 8:56AM

The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is now the Western Washington University SEA Discovery Center. The change in operation, celebrated May 24, takes effect on June 1.

Unexpected funds in your account? Beware

  • May 24, 2016 at 5:37PM

If you notice a direct deposit of $6,000 in your bank account, chances are good it’s a scam and the money isn’t really there. A local man said he learned that the hard way.

Teen girls injured after being hit by SUV

  • May 24, 2016 at 4:42PM

Driver was allegedly under the influence of heroin

Governor rides in 2016 Viking Tour | Photo gallery

  • May 24, 2016 at 9:15AM

Gov. Jay Inslee participated in the 2016 Viking Tour, a series of 5-, 35- and 65-mile bike rides, May 22. The event took place during Viking Fest weekend. More than 300 riders participated.

Gelder, Hansen, Rolfes unopposed; others face several challengers | 2016 Election

  • May 23, 2016 at 5:06PM

Candidate filing for the Nov. 8 general election closed May 20 — 120 candidates filed for 32 offices.

Community celebrates armed forces with rainy parade | Slideshow

  • May 23, 2016 at 5:10PM

Bremerton's 68th annual Armed Forces Day Parade was a celebration of the armed forces and the local community. Not even a little rain on the parade could dampen the spirit of the community event on May 21.

R. Lynch is winner of Viking Fest runes translation contest | Kitsap Weekly

  • May 23, 2016 at 4:15PM

Twenty-eight people correctly translated the runes on the cover of the May 13 edition of Kitsap Weekly.

Use of horns on Viking helmets 'boggles the mind'

  • May 23, 2016 at 4:01PM

Kudos to the young designer of the Poulsbo Viking Fest logo. What I like most about it is that it’s authentic — no ridiculous horns attached to the helmet!

Riding helmet credited with protecting trail rider from serious injury

  • May 23, 2016 at 3:52PM

A man was injured in a fall from a horse deep in the Port Gamble trail system May 22. The man’s riding helmet appears to have protected him from more serious injury, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Michele Laboda reported.

Body of missing WSDOT employee, car found

  • May 23, 2016 at 8:55AM

The body of a missing WSDOT employee and his car have been found. "Very early this morning, crews confirmed that they found the missing vehicle and our employee about 150 feet north of the bridge," acting Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar reported May 23.

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