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Eastbound ramp from SR 16 to SR 166 closing at 9 p.m. tonight (July 22)

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:58PM

The ramp from eastbound SR 16 to eastbound SR 166, or Bay Street, will be closed at 9 p.m. tonight (July 22) while crews continue a culvert installation at that location, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Court Report, July 22, 2016, edition

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 6:00PM

The following cases have been filed in Kitsap County Superior Court: drug possession; assault; criminal trespass.

Certain smoke-alarm devices may be unsafe

  • Today at 2:00PM

The Washington Fire Chief’s Association and the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals are issuing an advisory to consumers about the online purchase of certain smoke alarms.

We need a plan for healing, not political rhetoric | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 5:06PM

As of July 21, 32 police officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2016. We join the nation in mourning. We also join the nation in decrying the violence in our country, much of it racially charged violence that is, unfortunately, all too familiar in the United States.

Community briefs, July 22, 2016, edition

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 9:00AM

WSU spring graduates; nominate companies doing great things for the community; financial advisor hosts coffee clubs.

‘Divisiveness and hate will not win the day’

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

Law enforcement officers across Kitsap County are wearing mourning badges. Members of the Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild may send a representative to memorial services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Reflecting on police roles in today's society | BPD Weekly Update

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 12:00PM

I am going to start this week’s update with a good story, because after the last few weeks we all need it.

Judge delays sentencing decision in Gaeta case

  • Today at 12:00PM

A Superior Court judge delayed a sentencing decision Monday on whether murder/rape suspect Gabriel Gaeta could have the minimum sentencing range increased following a conviction.

Navy releases environmental impact statement for review

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:00PM

The U.S. Navy has prepared the Land-Water Interface (LWI) and Service Pier Extension (SPE) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is available for public review July 15 to Aug. 15.

Making it count: Panel encourages Kitsap to understand the power of privilege

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 2:00PM

On Friday, July 15, members of the public and the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights gathered for a forum discussing the transgender experience, intersectionality and implicit bias in our community.

James named new Harrison Medical Foundation director

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 7:00PM

The Harrison Medical Center Foundation, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, has selected Barbara M. James to be the new Executive Director.

William C. Henry passed away June 30 at his home

  • Today at 10:00AM

He was born on February 5, 1933, in Bremerton. He worked as a wood worker in the Naval Shipyard. William was also a veteran of the Korean War.

Bremerton Summer Brewfest helps people 'embrace craft beer'

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Bremerton waterfront was busy July 16 and 17 when the sixth Bremerton Summer Brewfest showcased Washington craft breweries at the boardwalk.

Leadership has failed on passenger-only ferry proposal

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

In the coming weeks and months, the debate over whether to approve what I consider to be an ill-conceived passenger-only ferry initiative will be gaining steam. A lot of reasons about why I think it is a bad plan and why voters may not or do not have any faith left in the existing leadership to steward it properly will be forthcoming.

Support, opposition for passenger ferry

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00AM

As Kitsap Transit prepares for one of the most important votes this November in the history of passenger-only ferry (POF) service in the Puget Sound region, a stark fact emerged from a public survey conducted in September 2015: Only four out of 10 Kitsap County residents agreed that they had heard anything about plans to provide passenger-only ferry service between Kitsap County and Seattle.

Candidates for 26th District House seats cover broad political spectrum

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 4:35PM

Four candidates are vying for Seat 1 in the 26th. Just two have filed for Seat 2 in the 26th, so barring a late, successful write-in campaign by a stealth candidate, both will pass through to the Nov. 8 general elections.

Passenger ferry proposal draws kudos, opposition in lead-up to vote this fall

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 9:00PM

As Kitsap Transit prepares for one of the most important votes this November in the history of passenger-only ferry (POF) service in the Puget Sound region, a stark fact emerged from a public survey conducted in September 2015: Only four out of 10 Kitsap County residents agreed that they had heard anything about plans to provide passenger-only ferry service between Kitsap County and Seattle.

Judge delays sentencing decision in Gaeta case

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 11:00AM

A Kitsap County Superior Court judge delayed a sentencing decision Monday on whether murder/rape suspect Gabriel Gaeta could have the minimum sentencing range increased following a conviction.

Celebration of the cultures of Kitsap | Kitsap Weekly

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 2:16PM

A season of cultural events is in full swing in Kitsap, each a showcase of the enduring beauty and diversity of the region’s history — and a bridge to understanding for observers.

Kitsap Pumas present Hope For A Cure Day for cancer awareness

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 9:38AM

The Kitsap Pumas providing a day of celebration for last game of the 2016 season, July 17.

Lost trophy to be returned to 'Mr. Football 1958-59'

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 12:18PM

Rifling through his garage, Roosevelt Smith stumbled across a golden football. Rather, he stumbled across a copper plaque in the shape of a football, inscribed: “North Kitsap Junior High School, 1958-1959, Ralph Munson, Mr. Football.” He realized the recipient would likely still be alive and wanted to return the plaque if he could.

Court Report, July 15, 2016, edition

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00PM

The following cases were filed in Kitsap County District Court.

Human error resulted in unplanned Hood Canal Bridge closure July 10

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 10:00AM

Initial investigations reveal that human error was responsible for an uneven lift span on the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge on July 10, which caused an unplanned seven-hour bridge closure to marine and vehicular traffic.

Moving forward to end veteran homelessness in Kitsap

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

Since the start of the Homes for All Who Serve initiative in 2015, more than 80 Kitsap homeless veteran families have been successfully housed. However, with less than six months to Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the coalition that is leading the effort — made up of federal, state and local veterans programs, homeless organizations and housing providers — needs to identify additional housing units for veterans.

DUI arrests over Fourth of July weekend among lowest ever

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

Just five Kitsap County residents were arrested and booked for driving while intoxicated (DUI) during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol. That seems, on its face, a highly positive number for a county of roughly 260,000 residents.

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