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- Nov 14, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Nov 17, 2011 at 4:19PM
A Suquamish man has been charged with vehicular homicide from a Nov. 20, 2010 incident. Mark Nilluka, 45, was arraigned in Kitsap County Superior Court on Nov. 7 for the death of Florentino Tabafunda. Trial is scheduled to begin March 6 at 9 a.m., according to the Washington Courts website.
- Nov 15, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 16, 2011 at 4:21PM
No injuries were reported after a vehicle flipped onto its top on the shoulder of South Kingston Road Tuesday afternoon.
- Nov 16, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Nov 20, 2011 at 7:38AM
Two teen boys each received a year of probation and 116 hours of community service for their part in a night of pranking that included two drive-by shootings with Airsoft rifles in Poulsbo and two fast-food thefts in Silverdale. The teens pleaded guilty in Kitsap County Superior Court and were sentenced Oct. 6. They were each charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree theft.
- Nov 17, 2011 at 3:18PM
Che oke’ten, a member of the Saanich First Nation on Vancouver Island, gave a free performance sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library events program.
- Nov 17, 2011 at 4:52PM
The National Weather Service has issued an advisory that includes the possibility of snow showers across the lowlands of Western Washington late tonight through Saturday. Accumulations are not likely in Kitsap County, but conditions change and there is the potential. Cooler temperatures are expected across the area through this weekend. As a result, wet roadways may ice up tonight and will likely ice up Saturday morning, the county Department of Emergency Management reports.
- Nov 17, 2011 at 4:55PM
Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan because of impending freezing weather conditions.
- Nov 18, 2011 at 12:09PM
Twelve photos are pinned to a cork board inside the bathroom of The Flying Pickle. The board, dubbed “Wall of Shame,” captures the final moments of those who failed to finish the Sounder Pounder Challenge offered at the newly established restaurant.
- Nov 24, 2011 at 9:00AM
Jack Welker got his first taste of State competition during the 2010-11 wrestling season. The heavyweight wrestler from Kingston High School won one of three of his matches at the 2011 Mat Classic XXIII by pinning Evan Earnest in the consolation finals in 1 minute 51 seconds. Needless to say, Welker is ready for more.
- Nov 25, 2011 at 1:00PM
After a tumultuous restart to the Port of Kingston’s passenger ferry, SoundRunner, commissioners are still willing to subsidize the service next year.
- Nov 28, 2011 at 2:18PM
You will read this and recognize yourself. And you will lie in your bed at night and think of all the pain and loss you have caused others and that others have caused you. You will acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes. It happens. You will know that for the world to change, it must begin firmly with each one of us. We must each tend our own garden, making it a place of fullness and thriving, a source of generosity and abundance, because those who take have not yet realized that the path to healing their deep emptiness is to give.
- Nov 29, 2011 at 12:25PM
It may soon be possible to earn a four-year degree in environmental science in Little Boston. A grand opening celebration for the new Northwest Indian College Port Gamble S’Klallam science laboratory classroom will be held Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The lab is located in S’Klallam’s House of Knowledge and Education Center. The event is free and open to the public, and will include an opening ceremony and blessing of the lab by Gen Jones, a S’Klallam elder, followed by an interactive sharing of biology lab student projects and complimentary coffee and pastries.
- Nov 29, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 2:46PM
Because of expected freezing-weather conditions, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan. The emergency shelter will open Wednesday and Thursday night (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1). Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m.
- Nov 29, 2011 at 5:39PM
The Kitsap County chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for ordinary individuals who have performed extraordinary deeds. Do you know someone who used CPR to save a life, or pulled a person from a burning building, or raised money to help someone in need? On March 1, the Red Cross will present awards to local heroes in Kitsap and North Mason counties.
- Nov 30, 2011 at 6:00AM updated at 10:10AM
Francine Swift will represent the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe at the third White House Tribal Nations Conference, Dec. 2 at the U.S. Department of the Interior. For the third year in a row, President Obama is hosting a gathering of Native leaders in the nation’s capital to address the concerns of America’s First Peoples. Swift, a Port Gamble S’Klallam council member, will be one of 565 Native leaders at the conference.
- Nov 30, 2011 at 11:00AM
Up until the final seconds of Tuesday's game, the Kingston High School Buccaneers threatened to defeat the Bainbridge High School Spartans for a second year in a row.
- Nov 30, 2011 at 1:51PM
Fire commissioners from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue started their regular meeting Nov. 28 with a brief ceremony of gratitude and recognition. Josh Sluys of Kingston and Rod Jensen of Poulsbo brought five teens back to shore after their makeshift raft broke apart in the strong currents and frigid waters off of Point No Point last July.
- Nov 30, 2011 at 4:57PM
Visitation is Monday at noon, followed by the service at 1 p.m., both in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gym. Interment will follow in the tribal cemetery.
- Dec 1, 2011 at 9:00PM
To compare the 2011-12 Kingston Buccaneers varsity basketball team to the 2010-11 team would be unfair. Like all public school sports teams, players come and go. Each year is different.
- Dec 1, 2011 at 11:00PM
Like its North Kitsap rivals, the Kingston Buccaneers girls basketball team is not tall. In fact, the tallest players are about 5-foot-5. This has forced the team to take on a different game strategy for the 2011-12 season.
- Dec 2, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Dec 5, 2011 at 9:22AM
Native art represents a tie to the land, to the environment, to ancestry. Artists in different regions have numerous ways to express themselves — in symbols, shapes and medium. Totem poles are common in the Pacific Northwest, as are drums, paddles, plaques and rattles. And now, shoes.
- Dec 2, 2011 at 4:00PM
James Olsen says his unsuccessful campaign for Kitsap County Sewer District 7 on Bainbridge Island has not derailed his campaign for 23rd District state House of Representatives in 2012.
- Dec 3, 2011 at 7:31AM
A Kingston man’s vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Port Orchard at about 6 p.m. Friday, Washington State Patrol reported. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling eastbound on State Route 160 approaching Locker Road. Shain West, 31, of Port Orchard was on the north side of State Route 160 and attempted to cross the roadway to his residence when he was struck. West was wearing dark clothing, State Patrol said in an incident report. The driver was not at fault, State Patrol reported.
- Dec 7, 2011 at 9:19AM
Salmon are on the same downward trend as the amount and quality of their habitat, and until we turn that around, there’s little hope for their recovery. The tribes believe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ streamlined nationwide permit system for bulkhead construction and other shoreline changes is making it too easy to damage and destroy important nearshore salmon habitat in western Washington. We think a change is needed.
- Dec 7, 2011 at 11:33AM
North Kitsap girls, Kingston High School basketball teams end Tuesday night with wins
- Dec 8, 2011 at 3:00PM updated at 5:13PM
A man was shot Thursday by tribal police after he allegedly fired a gun at officers serving a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal court. Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said Port Gamble S'Klallam police officers, assisted by Suquamish police officers and sheriff’s officers, arrived at the house on Second Avenue in Suquamish shortly before 3 p.m. to serve the warrant. After entering the house, a man was being taken into custody when another person, seated, reached for a concealed weapon and fired, according to Wilson's report. Officers returned fire, and the shooter is believed to have been shot.
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