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Getting around Poulsbo just got easier. And it's free

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 12:40PM

Poulsbo is a city on the move: population, downtown events, updated roads. And now residents and visitors have a little extra help getting around. Kitsap Transit began a new bus route — route 44 — on Feb. 1, which loops around Poulsbo’s most visited locales, such as downtown and Olympic College.

Got romance? | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 1:00PM

From a romantic walk along the trails of the Bloedel Reserve to dinner and a classic movie at the Admiral Theatre. The Kitsap Chordsmen will sing you a special Valentine serenade, and the Arena Sports Bar offers a romantic bacon bouquet for its couples. Here are a few notable happenings around Kitsap for the lovers on this romantic holiday.

Eating fish shouldn’t be risky | Being Frank

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 9:46AM

Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000. That is unacceptable to the Treaty Tribes in western Washington. We refuse to accept this tenfold increase in the risk of getting cancer from known cancer-causing toxins — and you should too.

Super Fans: 12s treated to thrilling game

  • Feb 1, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Feb 3, 2015 at 10:30AM

Super Bowl fans kept on edge of seats in Seahawks' 28-24 loss to the Patriots

Kitsap lawmakers’ bill would require crisis intervention training statewide | 2015 Session

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 10:08AM

Legislation to require police officers to receive training on dealing with mentally ill people, called crisis intervention training, was introduced last week by Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge, and Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo.

Governor’s climate-control proposal faces business opposition | 2015 Session

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 9:22AM

In an effort to curb climate change while raising money for transportation and education, Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a statewide cap on carbon emissions that would require polluters to buy credits to continue polluting at today’s levels. Carbon prices would start at $12 a ton and would bring in an estimated $1 billion in the program’s first year. The main idea behind cap-and-trade markets is to create a financial disincentive to emit greenhouse gases.

Heart-stopping tragedy becomes political tour-de-force | 2015 Session

  • Feb 3, 2015 at 9:32AM

As a 22-year-old vegetarian skiing and sailing instructor, Beverly Elmer isn’t the type of person you’d expect to have heart problems. “I was lying down in bed and turned to Weylin and said, ‘Baby, oh god,’ and clenched my chest,” she said. Her memory stopped moments before, so she could only recall what she’s been told about the event. “I guess that’s when my eyes rolled into the back of my head.”

Suquamish Tribe’s economic boom ‘breathtaking’

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Feb 3, 2015 at 6:06AM

Stern: Clearwater Casino Resort expansion puts resort ‘on par’ with Bremerton for convention space, rooms

Town & Country Markets purchases Lakemont store

  • Feb 2, 2015 at 4:41PM

Town & Country Markets Inc. purchased Matthew's Fresh Market in the Lakemont neighborhood Feb. 1.

Super Bowl XLIX in pictures | Slideshow

  • Feb 2, 2015 at 5:13PM

Photos from Daily Herald/Sound Publishing photographers Kevin Clark and Genna Martin.

Brady and Wilson: A comparison of two quarterbacks | Super Bowl XLIX

  • Feb 1, 2015 at 8:34AM

For all these reasons, no one is likely to confuse Brady and Wilson in Sunday’s NFL championship game. But for all the differences, there are similarities, too.

Pete Carroll's evolution as a coach | Super Bowl XLIX

  • Feb 1, 2015 at 8:22AM

As Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll hoisted the Lombardi Trophy last season, the culmination of a remarkable four-year rebuilding job since Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over, it was hard to imagine that not one but two teams had more than a decade earlier determined that Carroll wasn’t fit to run an NFL franchise.

A few necessary tweaks to state’s election laws | In Our Opinion

  • Feb 1, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Legislature is considering a few pieces of legislation regarding elections, some more helpful than others.

Seed for rebirth of Viking Avenue | In Our Opinion

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 3:29PM

Olympic College Poulsbo, at College Marketplace, is poised not only to meet the higher-education needs of local residents, but to empower them in their career fields to meet the challenges this area will continue to have as it grows: How do we lessen our environmental impact as our communities grow? How can we enhance the health of our marine environment? How do we attract more businesses and create more jobs but do so in a “green” way? How do we enable people to move around our communities without relying on the car?

12 flag, fitness guide among special features in Jan. 30 Herald

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 11:22AM

Suquamish Tribe's "breathtaking" economic boom. Silting blamed for fish deaths. Investigation into resigned deputy chief's alleged behavior continues. Witness describes plane crash in Hood Canal. Those are the top stories in the Jan. 30 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.

Pertussis outbreak occurring in Kitsap County

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 9:00AM

There have been 55 cases of pertussis reported to Kitsap Public Health since June 2014.

Thomas 'humbled' by appointment to Poulsbo City Council

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:06PM

After three hours of interviews, the Poulsbo City Council voted unanimously to select Kenneth Thomas to complete the term vacated by Linda Berry-Maraist, Jan. 28.

Vikings remain league leaders with win over PA | Boys basketball

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 2:25PM

The Olympic League-leading Vikings cruised against the Roughriders on Jan. 27.

Riders struggle, lose to Vikings | Girls basketball

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 2:22PM

Practice might not make perfect, but it should at least lead to improvement.

Boaters sail to Poulsbo for weekend party | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Boat Guy hosts another nautical party in Poulsbo, including a gögg fest, libation station, art walk, poker run, pickled herring expo and more.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 1:48PM

Stars Above Kitsap: What do the stars say about the upcoming Super Bowl? Russell Wilson’s Leo moon matches up with the Seahawks’ sun. Many team members have associations like these to the Seahawks, and they all spell destiny.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 2, 2015 at 9:00AM

Horoscopes for Feb. 3-18. The Feb. 3 full moon in Leo teams up with expansive Jupiter, also retrograde, and lined up with slow moving Saturn who puts a damper on the party

Stick with it | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 8:00AM

It's one month after New Year's. How's your get-fit resolution going? Get tips from Kitsap's fitness experts.

Man believed dead in Hood Canal plane crash was experienced jetliner pilot

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 11:41AM

SHINE — The man believed to be flying the plane that crashed into Hood Canal on Monday was an experienced pilot who was certified to fly jumbo jets such as the Boeing 747.

Thomas appointed to Poulsbo City Council vacancy

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jan 29, 2015 at 9:49AM

The Poulsbo City Council now has the distinction of having a former Montana city council member and a former Arizona city council member among its ranks. Kenneth Thomas, a retired Navy officer who served on the city council in Goodyear, Arizona, in the 1970s, was appointed Jan. 28 to complete the term vacated by Linda Berry-Maraist, who resigned to devote more time to her family and community involvements.

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