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COURT: County violated former deputy fire marshal's veterans employment rights

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 17, 2015 at 9:22AM

A jury for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington found Kitsap County liable for violating the rights of a returning service member

A way to honor education’s best and brightest | In Our Opinion

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 3:16PM

So the story goes, the Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award Foundation was founded in the 1980s after several local school levies failed at the polls. The idea behind the foundation: Let voters know about the good work that teachers do, what they are doing to prepare young people for life, how they meet the challenges of teaching amid economic, political and social changes, their place in the circle of American life: that well-educated students means a more competitive workforce and engaged citizenry, which means a healthier economy and stronger communities.

Students help school foundation spread the word about grants

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 12:13PM

When thinking of ways to share the work the North Kitsap Schools Foundation helps fund, Shannon Singleton thought a video showcasing the projects would be a good idea. And who better to produce the video than two students the foundation helps support?

Crash victims recovering; daughter discharged from hospital

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 11:52AM

The condition of two people injured in a car crash March 11 is improving. James Norberg, 53, of Kingston, and his 14-year-old daughter were admitted to Harborview Medical Center after a head-on-collision on Highway 104 and Parcells Road.

Youth suicide: Seminar will teach prevention methods

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 11:24AM

There have been two reported suicides among North Kitsap School District students this year, and four in the past five years, according to the school district. The district will host seminars on March 24 to, hopefully, prevent future youth suicides.

Poulsbo city officials supports legislation limiting access to body camera footage

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Mar 15, 2015 at 7:35AM

The bill has proved controversial, creating a debate between transparency in government, and what can be reasonably provided. It also questions if the tapes should be available given the rights of victims displayed on them.

Sewage spills into Liberty Bay; health district issues advisory

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 4:26PM

Sewage overflowed out of a sewer manhole and flowed down a hill onto the Liberty Bay bank during the morning of March 12.

Volunteers help remove graffiti from 15 buildings at fairgrounds

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 10:14AM

More than 42 spray-painted tags were discovered covering 15 buildings. After contacting the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and taking photos of the vandalism, staff immediately got to work removing the offensive graffiti and putting out an e-mail SOS to volunteers for assistance. Responses came in quickly.

Driver of car in fatal crash identified

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 3:59PM

The driver of a car killed in a head-on collision on March 11 at Highway 104 and Parcells Road has been identified. The driver was Benjamin MacQueen, 28, of Sequim, the Washington State Patrol reported March 12. MacQueen was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin were notified by the Kitsap County Coroner.

Port funds permits for expansion of liveaboard slips

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 2:02PM

The Port of Poulsbo has spoken plenty about increasing the number of boat slips for liveaboards for more than a year. Now it’s putting money toward the effort. The port’s three-member commission approved funding for its permit application fees with the City of Poulsbo, March 5. The money will go toward permit fees as the city considers the port’s request.

Boathouse case: Port of Poulsbo awarded legal fees

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:59PM

A Kitsap County court awarded the Port of Poulsbo legal fees resulting from the eviction of a boathouse from its marina. "We didn't get as much as we asked for, but they did grant us some," Port Manager Brad Miller said.

Sonic Drive-In still under construction

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:46PM

A Sonic Drive-In has been expected in Poulsbo ever since its construction was announced in March 2014. But progress on the new fast-food restaurant was stalled as the city's permitting process continued and changes were made in the construction plan.

Through his lens | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 9:00AM

Photographer Raymond Gendreau is featured at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art through June 7.

Grim reality of sexual exploitation in Kitsap

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:26PM

Sheriff: Everyone must participate ‘to increase awareness and join the fight’

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:23PM

Horoscopes for March 13 to April 14. "The new moon eclipse on March 20 will be a continuing drama."

Silver City brews for Seattle Beer Week | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM

Silver City Brewery produces Sieben Brau, the official beer of the Seattle Beer Week.

Competing couple | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 14, 2015 at 1:00PM

Great Northwest Wine: Husband and wife produce competing wines from same vineyard.

No charges in July 4 fatality; family’s attorney proposes opportunity for them to ‘share their story’

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Mar 12, 2015 at 1:07PM

The attorney for the family of a man killed in a collision with a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine on July 4 will propose a mediation session in which the family can “communicate” to the fire department’s attorney, insurance company and fire chief what the loss of their loved one has meant to them.

One dead, two injured in head-on crash at 104 and Parcells

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 1:05PM

One person died and two were injured in a two-car, head-on collision on state Highway 104 late March 11. A 28-year-old Sequim man, whose identity was being withheld until next of kin were notified, was declared dead at the scene, Washington State Patrol reported.

Climbing 69 flights of stairs in full gear 'for those who are suffering'

  • Mar 10, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Mar 12, 2015 at 12:25PM

1,711 firefighters finished the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on March 8 in downtown Seattle’s Columbia Center, the second-tallest building west of the Mississippi. Firefighters climbed 69 flights of stairs — that’s 1,311 steps and 788 feet of vertical elevation — in full firefighter gear to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Sequim man dies in Kingston collision

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 8:51AM

A 28-year-old Sequim man died March 11 in a head-on collision on state Highway 104. Identification of the man is pending notification of next of kin, the State Patrol said.

GEMS program is empowering young women | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 6, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Mar 11, 2015 at 12:24PM

Building self esteem, promoting education and instilling leadership skills is the mission of OurGEMS, a Kitsap Peninsula program that focuses on improving the lives of young women.

Artist visits school to encourage students creatively

  • Mar 10, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Mar 11, 2015 at 5:30AM

Richard Jesse Watson visited Wolfle Elementary School on March 10, and it was “awesome.”

Pierce County pot shop resists local ban, heads to court

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 2:11PM

With all the complications that local bans have caused for Washington’s recreational pot market, two state-licensed businessmen have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Molina Healthcare becomes first health plan to cover the cost of Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 1:27PM

CHI Franciscan Health and Molina Healthcare announced on March 4 that Molina will now cover the cost of Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care visits for all of its Medicaid members with a Franciscan Primary Care Provider.

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