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Trooper's killer told passenger to 'turn her head' | Update

  • Feb 25, 2012 at 12:00PM updated Feb 27, 2012 at 5:17PM

The 18-year-old woman who was with Joshua Blake has told investigators she and Blake were high on meth and alcohol when he told her "to roll down her window and turn her head" before he shot and killed Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu during a traffic stop.

Bucs face Anacortes Seahawks Thursday | State basketball

  • Feb 27, 2012 at 9:57AM

The Bucs (22-5) defeated Cedarcrest 74-73 Feb. 24 in the Regional tournament to earn their way to the Hardwood Classic.

Fiber cable cut, phone service out for 1,100 CenturyLink customers

  • Feb 27, 2012 at 2:54PM

A fiberoptic cable was cut in the Kingston area Monday afternoon, causing an outage affecting 1,100 CenturyLink customers. CenturyLink spokeswoman Jan Kampbell said the cut occurred about 12:25 p.m. She did not know who was responsible.

Huge crowd mourns Trooper Radulescu at candlelight vigil

  • Feb 27, 2012 at 8:00PM updated Feb 28, 2012 at 11:25AM

Mourners gathered outside the Christian Life Center in Port Orchard for a candlelight vigil Monday evening honoring slain Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu.

Body found in Poulsbo identified as missing Port Orchard man

  • Feb 28, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 4:10PM

UPDATED: A body found in the woods near NW Commerce Street in Poulsbo on Feb. 26 was identified as a missing Port Orchard man.

Snow forecast Tuesday night, Wednesday; emergency shelter open

  • Feb 28, 2012 at 4:39PM

It’s going to be a wet week. The National Weather Service says North Kitsap residents can expect rain showers before 10 p.m. Tuesday, then rain and snow showers with the snow level at 400 feet and temperatures around 34. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Lottery could soon help fund school construction 

  • Mar 1, 2012 at 11:13AM

The phrase "scratch and win" could soon turn into scratch, win and build if the Legislature approves using lottery revenue to fund construction within school districts.

Bucs defeat Anacortes in first game at Hardwood Classic | State basketball

  • Mar 1, 2012 at 6:00PM updated Mar 2, 2012 at 9:47AM

The Kingston Buccaneers boys basketball team has secured at least a fifth-place finish in the 2A state tournament.

Republicans caucus, select delegates Saturday | 2012 Election

  • Mar 2, 2012 at 12:57PM

Republicans across Washington state gather together on Saturday, 9 a.m. to join in their party’s caucus and present a big prize to the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination: 40 delegates and some momentum going into Super Tuesday.

Dignitaries, family, community remember Park Ranger Johanson

  • Mar 2, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Mar 3, 2012 at 9:14AM

At one point or another, everyone had a smile during State Park Ranger Ed Johanson's memorial service Friday. Family members and colleagues talked of Johanson's whimsical side, as well as his passion for his work at Kitsap area state parks.

Bucs defense scattered against Lions | State basketball

  • Mar 2, 2012 at 11:00PM updated Mar 3, 2012 at 9:15AM

Kingston lost its shot at the 2A state title after Friday night's loss to Lynden. Saturday, it contends for third or fifth.

Bucs win third at State, defeat Lindbergh Eagles 57-46 | State basketball

  • Mar 3, 2012 at 4:04PM

Kingston was back in full force Saturday afternoon. The team's defense, which became a cornerstone of the team this season, made itself known and the Bucs had the best free-throw game in program history. With that, the Bucs took third place in the 2A State Tournament in the Yakima Valley SunDome after defeating the Lindbergh Eagles 57-46.

Byers, Deam, Mays led scoring for Buccaneers at State

  • Mar 4, 2012 at 2:58PM

A list of totaled statistics from the Kingston boys varsity team at the 2A State tournament March 1-3 and photos from the final game, inside.

Page weighs in on superintendent position

  • Mar 6, 2012 at 1:00PM updated Mar 7, 2012 at 1:42PM

Despite budget cuts and declining enrollment in the North Kitsap School District, Patrice Page believes district staff members should not lose sight of student achievement.

Becoming superintendent is Kuehl's goal

  • Mar 7, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 1:29PM

Robert Kuehl has worked in the Tumwater School District since 1981. He was the second of three superintendent finalists to address the North Kitsap community Tuesday night. His goal, he said, is to become a superintendent.

Another storm is on its way – not rain and snow, but solar

  • Mar 8, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 10:19AM

NASA officials say solar particles ejected from the sun at speeds of 1,300 miles per second could reach Earth Thursday morning or afternoon could interrupt GPS and radio transmission and cause aurora.

Hopefuls line up for chance to succeed Dicks in 6th District

  • Mar 8, 2012 at 10:33AM

Kilmer, Sauerwein among those already declared for the seat, while Angel says she will consider a run

Boxley receives First Peoples Fund fellowship | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 9, 2012 at 12:00PM

Tsimshian artist David Boxley of Kingston and Metlakatla is one of six Native artists recognized by First Peoples Fund with the 2012 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award.

Area firefighters climb 1,311 steps to fight cancer | Slideshow

  • Mar 12, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Mar 13, 2012 at 10:52AM

Over a thousand firefighters eagerly awaited the 69 flights of stairs Sunday, though knowing how exhausted they would be in less than an hour.

State transportation budget includes funds for Highway 305/Suquamish Way improvement planning

  • Mar 13, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 1:43PM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson knows gridlock, and just not the political kind. Before she was mayor, she was chief financial officer of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a commuter. During rush hour “it could take 45 minutes to get across the island,” she said. Since joining the City Council and then becoming mayor, she’s been involved with leaders from the state, county and Suquamish Tribe in trying to improve the flow of traffic and eliminate snags, particularly at the 305/Suquamish Way intersection near the Agate Pass Bridge. Their work, and patience, are paying off.

One injured in three-car crash Tuesday afternoon

  • Mar 14, 2012 at 9:27AM

One man was transported to a local hospital while two others declined treatment in an apparent rear-end, chain-reaction crash that destroyed one vehicle and caused serious damage to two others, just east of Miller Bay Road on State Route 104 Tuesday evening

Kitsap County cuts veteran aid 25 percent as need grows

  • Mar 14, 2012 at 3:59PM

Military veterans living near the edge of financial ruin in Kitsap County now have access to less aid following the Board of County Commissioners’ vote last week to reduce individual payouts.

More foster parents needed for Kitsap County

  • Mar 14, 2012 at 4:02PM

It’s no question that more foster parents are needed in the Kitsap area. In addition, having a diverse pool of foster parents is also just as important, say foster care recruiters and regional administrators with the state Department of Children and Family Services.

New DUI law stiffens penalties, opens records

  • Mar 14, 2012 at 4:11PM

Various changes to the driving-under-the-influence law have unanimously passed the Legislature and will become effective upon the governor’s signature.

Brown weighs run for 6th District; Angel out

  • Mar 15, 2012 at 2:16PM

Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown is weighing a run for the 6th District congressional seat, adding to a large list of potential candidates who could succeed retiring Congressman Norm Dicks.

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