Sculpting tiny trees into works of art is the goal of Bonsai Club

Mark Stephens of Poulsbo clips a juniper bonsai tree at a meeting of the Evergreen Bonsai Club Jan. 16. The club meets the third Friday of each month at the Crossroads Neighborhood Church in Bremerton. - Peter O
  • Jan 22, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:33PM

Mark Stephens said he dabbles in bonsai. He’s been doing it for 25 years, but he only dabbles. Stephens, 56, sits before a juniper bonsai tree, or “shimpaku.” It’s jagged and unkempt, the result of a season spent shaded by a wisteria plant

Central Kitsap Reporter

Detectives seek public's help in locating suspect in human trafficking

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 12:48PM

Two subjects already in custody, accomplice being sought

North Kitsap Herald

Education funding in Washington state: A history lesson and Constitutional mandate | 2015 Session

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 10:57AM

According to Article IX of the Washington State Constitution, the state’s “paramount duty” is to provide an “ample” and “uniform” education for all children.

North Kitsap Herald

Voters want lower class sizes. Districts’ dilemma: Paying for it | 2015 Session

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 10:48AM

At the state Capitol, lawmakers have yet to come to grips in the early days of the 2015 legislative session with education financing plans to meet the state Supreme Court’s mandate that they fully fund basic education as defined in the state Constitution.

Central Kitsap Reporter

Pilot of crashed plane was a Fox Island resident, was flying alone

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 10:31AM

A driver's license is found. Next of kin has been notified. And the search for the pilot and plane that crashed Jan. 26 in Hood Canal near Seabeck was suspended at 9 p.m. that evening.

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