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USS Bremerton arrives in namesake city Feb. 25

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 12:33PM

BREMERTON — The fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base Kitsap on Feb. 25, marking the USS Bremerton's first visit to its namesake city in three years.

Raising grandkids isn't easy

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:21PM

Recently, my wife and I saw the new movie “Black or White,” which features Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. Although the movie focuses on the racial implications of raising a child of a different race than yourself, it also calls attention to one of the biggest and growing challenges of our day: grandparents raising grandchildren.

Senate unanimously approves Angel bills for non-profits, grief counseling

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:38PM

The Senate unanimously approved two measures introduced by Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, to help non-profit organizations pool resources and to add grief counseling to allowable non-insurance benefits on Feb. 25.

Photo gallery: USS Bremerton cruises into Kitsap

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Feb 26, 2015 at 1:41PM

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on Feb. 25.

Bremerton Sons of Norway installs officers

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 10:00AM

Former Central Kitsap resident and past International Sons of Norway President Ted Fosberg installed the 2015 Bremerton Oslo Lodge 2-35 officers at a Kitsap Golf and Country Club gala affair.

CK school board member Stokke resigns

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Mar 11, 2015 at 4:24PM

Health issues cited as cause; New candidates will be sought

Bremerton’s Dubos finishes second at Mat Classic XXVII

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 1:30PM

TACOMA — There is an old adage in sports that everyone except one person — the state champion — will be disappointed in the end.

Safety a top concern of NBK land use plan

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 12:09PM

Safety proved to be a top concern over the Navy’s preliminary draft of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). Consultants from Makers Architecture and Urban Design presented the draft at the Norm Dicks Building Feb. 24.

Community briefs

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 9:00AM

$300,000 in Olympic College scholarships available: The Olympic College Foundation will provide over $300,000 in scholarship support to students attending Olympic College during the 2015–2016 academic year.

Poppe will run for Port Commissioner

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00PM

SILVERDALE — John Poppe announced last week his candidacy for Port of Bremerton District 1 commissioner District 1.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee recommends toll increase

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 1:00PM

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee recommended a 50-cent toll increase this summer and another 50-cent in 2016 during a Feb. 18 meeting.

Girl Scout collecting books to send to African school

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 2:34PM

A school in Africa will benefit from a project that Kingston Girl Scout Martha Rabura is working on.Rabura hopes to send over 2,400 books and $1,800 to the Mallory Jansen Children of the Nations' School in Sierra Leone, Africa.

Olympic teams, along with CK and Crosspoint girls head to regionals

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 4:00PM

Four local teams — three girls and one boys — are still in the hunt for a state playoff berth as the regional tournaments get underway this weekend.

Lucky day for trapped black cat

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 5:00PM

It was an ending to a call that even Grumpy Cat would have to smile about. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call about a stuck cat on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7:35 p.m. Firefighters responded to Brookdale Lane in Bremerton to find a small black cat had been unable to move behind a water heater for almost eight hours.

Kitsap artist exhibits wood sculpture

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

Kitsap County Alan Newberg has been invited to exhibit his carved wood sculpture "Timbre, Tone and Rhythm" in the West of the Mississippi Annual Juried Show in the Clymer Museum and Gallery in Ellensburg.

Bremerton, Seabeck and Silverdale students make UW dean's list

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 3:00PM

Students from the Kitsap area have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for the autumn quarter. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4). Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter.

Bipartisan bill aims to strengthen tsunami warning systems

  • Mar 1, 2015 at 8:00AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-AK and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-HI, announced they've introduced legislation that would reauthorize and strengthen the nation's tsunami detection and warning systems and continue investing in research to better prepare coastal communities.

State's salmon recovery efforts beginning to show results

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 8:00AM

OLYMPIA – Salmon recovery efforts in Washington are making a difference – more salmon are returning home in some areas, although significant work remains – according to a new report released by the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office.

Bill would expand telecommunications options to rural communities

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 11:20AM

OLYMPIA – A bill that would allow Public Utility Districts to offer retail telecommunications services was introduced in the state Senate by Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County.

One person injured in two-vehicle East Bremerton crash

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 1:17PM

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord motorist was cited for following to closely after crashing into another car on State Route 303 in East Bremerton March 2.

Olympic High grad returns to area as Air Force recruiter

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 1:00PM

Master Sgt. Natasha Brown, a former Olympic High School graduate, has been assigned to the U.S. Air Force recruiting office. Brown, a 15-year veteran, is responsible for engaging, inspiring and recruiting the brightest, most competitive and diverse men and women for service from Kitsap County.

The world if schools were designed for introverts

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 1:00PM

If you are an introvert and you went to school, you know that our education system is not designed around you. Indeed, much of the world is not designed for you.

Judicial neutrality a topic at League of Women Voters of Kitsap meeting April 15

  • Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00AM

BREMERTON — Two judges are scheduled as guest speakers at the League of Women Voters of Kitsap's April 15 meeting, 12-1:30 p.m. at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 NE Moe St.

Baseball clinic; OHS baseball team selling Mariner tickets

  • Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00AM

BREMERTON — The Olympic High School baseball team will host its Spring Break Baseball Skills Clinic on April 1.

Senate’s transportation package ignites debate

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 9:00AM

The Senate’s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, while some critics find aspects of it troubling. The proposals were revealed on Feb. 12 after 22 months of negotiations, and would mostly fund various highway projects in the state’s more congested areas. The package would raise $15 billion over a 16-year period mostly through an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax implemented over the next three years.

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