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City approves rate break for low-income residents

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:16AM

The Poulsbo City Council approved discounted utility rates for low-income residents, in the wake of rate increases, Jan. 14. “This is some tremendous work the city did, to work this out for our citizens who are low-income, and shelter them from the rate increases,” Councilman Ed Stern said shortly before the council unanimously approved the discounts.

Poulsbo City Council raises utility, cable taxes

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:12AM

It’s been long expected after a series of budget discussions, but on Jan. 7 the City Council made it official. Poulsbo’s utility and cable taxes are going up.

New vision: Auto Row, meet ‘College Town’

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 9:50AM

Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern envisions thoroughfare as an extension of Olympic College community

Free all-day kindergarten, but no more half-day K

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:03AM

Full-day kindergarten will be free and half-day kindergarten will be eliminated in the North Kitsap School District beginning next school year. Some parents are concerned that six hours of school is too long for a 5-year-old, and without a half-day option one parent said she may opt to homeschool her child.

Viking Avenue, delayed home delivery, national honor, free all-day K among top stories

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 9:36AM

A new vision for Viking Avenue. Five years later, home is delivered. A national honor for S'Klallam Tribe. Free all-day kindergarten, but no more half-day K. Those are the top stories in the Jan. 16 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.

Olympic College cuts soccer programs

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 8:52AM

Olympic College Athletic Director Barry Janusch announced on Jan. 5 that the men’s and women’s programs would be cut from the budget.

CHI Franciscan Health expands 'Virtual Urgent Care' to Harrison and Highline Medical Center patients

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:01PM

24/7 telephone or video chat appointments make healthcare more convenient and affordable

Underage viticulture students may get sipping privileges | 2015 Session

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:46PM

Lawmakers are considering legislation to allow university students between ages 18 and 21 to taste alcohol in the classroom. But don’t plan a celebratory high-five unless you’re an aspiring winemaker.

Old fridges, freezers recycled; cash proceeds donated to Food Lifeline

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:34PM

Hundreds of Puget Sound Energy customers helped make a significant contribution in feeding local families during the holiday season. At the same time, those customers also saved money every month on their PSE bill.

A slice of life aboard the USS John C. Stennis | Slideshow

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:28PM

Photographer Genna Martin of the Daily Herald in Everett joined the crew of the John C. Stennis as the ship traveled north from Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton to Naval Magazine Indian Island to pick up munitions before heading to San Diego for training, Jan. 12.

NW wines win over judges at wine competition | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 3:00PM

Great Northwest Wine: America’s largest wine competition grew even bigger, and Northwest wines continued to shine on the country’s largest stage.

Island distillery grows | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:00AM

Imbibe: Bainbridge Organic Distillery doubles in size, and expands its operation.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 19, 2015 at 3:00PM

Aquarian energy can get bogged down with rebel-without-a-cause syndrome. But, if we focus ourselves to the spirit of brotherhood and the common good, there is an astral wind at our backs magnifying every small effort we make. What effort will you make?

Beer and cheese on the line in senators’ NFC Championship wager

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 1:04PM

Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of Washington and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., wagered beer and cheese from their respective states as the Seattle Seahawks prepare to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game Jan. 18, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

USS Nimitz arrives in Bremerton, finally, for repair

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 12:57PM

After a weeklong delay, the USS Nimitz finally docked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Child Welfare Program wins Honoring Nations Award

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 10:40AM

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Child Welfare Program has been named an Honoring Nations award winner by The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. Honoring Nations recognizes outstanding examples of Tribal self-governance.

2015 Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap, Miss Silverdale crowned | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jan 14, 2015 at 4:51PM

Three young women from Kitsap were selected to represent their communities for 2015 at the annual Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Pageant, Jan. 10 at Bremerton High School.

Alicia Weedin | Passages

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jan 14, 2015 at 4:49PM

Rosary will be recited on Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m., at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Poulsbo. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. Interment will take place at Cherry Grove Memorial Park in Poulsbo at 2 p.m.

NK's Seferos wins 3 events, KHS' Yamane wins 1 during inner-district meet | Gymnastics

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 3:44PM

North Kitsap's Chloe Seferos won three events and all-around during the inter-district meet against the Kingston Buccaneers Jan. 13.

Gymnastics teams skip WOWI Invite to save money

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 1:56PM

The Kingston and North Kitsap gymnastics teams opted out of the optional Washington Open Winter Invitational to save money towards more equipment.

Vikings edge Sequim boys, girls on hardwood | Basketball

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 11:14AM

North Kitsap's boys emerged on the winning end of a back-and-forth contest Monday night, slipping past Sequim 53-50 in Poulsbo in a battle for one of the top spots in the Olympic League.

Lawmakers launch Olympia session introducing some unusual proposals | 2015 Session

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 5:13PM

Would your legislator ever consider decriminalizing heroin possession? Or maybe turning the Supreme Court justices’ elections partisan? What about allowing teenagers to taste alcohol? The 2015 legislative session is just getting started, but already some proposed bills are likely to turn a few heads.

Teen may be charged as an adult

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jan 13, 2015 at 1:30PM

A hearing will be held to determine whether the alleged driver in Sunday's fatal car crash will be charged as an adult.

Teen charged with three counts of vehicular homicide

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 13, 2015 at 1:28PM

Kitsap County Superior Court in the juvenile division filed two court documents regarding Sunday's car crash

Photo gallery: USS Nimitz arrives in Bremerton

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:44PM

Residents gather along shoreline as massive ship is escorted to Naval Base Kitsap

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