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Water wise: Children learn about one of Kitsap’s most precious resources at annual Kitsap County Water Festival

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 6:25PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – Vinland Elementary third grader Ella Ray busted out a brief hip hop dance routine while standing next to a water purification filter made from two two-liter plastic bottles, one of which was filled with gravel and sand.

Ask the Commissioner, “Why?”

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

Imagine you have a product that customers love. It’s top quality, affordable and meets or exceeds all state and federal benefit standards. Better yet, your product fills a void in the marketplace that left people vulnerable and unprotected.

State Superintendent releases complete plan to fully fund basic education

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

OLYMPIA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn released a complete plan to fulfill Washington’s constitutional responsibility to fully fund basic education. The plan would ensure that every student in the state has an equal opportunity to a basic education.

Kitsap’s students make Eastern Washington University deans list

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 8:00AM

Bremerton and Silverdale students for the Winter 2015 Eastern Washington University dean’s list have been named.

Daytime mowing on SR 307 could cause delays

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 12:00PM

Motorists who use State Route 307 (Bond Road NE) will see a mobile lane closure during daylight hours over the next two weeks for mowing operations.

Man airlifted after crashing car into tree

  • Apr 20, 2015 at 3:53PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A Bremerton man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after he crashed his car into a tree in a parking lot April 18.

Bremerton Marathon up and running

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 11:33AM

BREMERTON — According to Google Maps, driving around Dyes Inlet takes about 45 minutes, and that includes State Route 3 with its 60 miles per hour speed limit. To run around the Dyes — yes, with your legs and feet — would obviously take much longer. It took Steve Jensen, a 48-year-old accountant from Port Orchard, 3:13:14 at the inaugural Bremerton Marathon April 18.

County secures lower interest rate on bonds

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 12:08PM

PORT ORCHARD - Kitsap County recently closed two debt transactions with interest rates lower than anticipated. The Sewer Utility Fund issued $17,360,000 worth of bonds at a true interest cost of 2.14 percent.

SPORTS – High School Scoreboard

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 12:26PM

• At Central Kitsap 9, Capital 4: Marissa Adams hit a three-run home run as the Cougars moved into a tie for first place with a win against Capital in a Class 3A Narrows League contest. Central (7-2 overall, 5-1 league) now is tied with North Thurston (6-5, 5-1) in league.

Eastbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge overnight lane closures scheduled April 24-25

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 12:58PM

GIG HARBOR – Motorists who use eastbound State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will encounter double lane closures during the overnight hours on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 for bridge maintenance.

Washington’s jobs outlook continues positive trend

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 3:00PM

OLYMPIA – After several months of increasing or steady unemployment rates, Washington’s unemployment rate for the month of March dropped to 5.9 percent, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Whooping cough outbreak growing in Washington

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 8:00PM

OLYMPIA – Whooping cough is on the rise in Washington and state health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against the disease, especially pregnant women.

Roller derby league at home in new rink

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 1:00AM

Haeley Nunley of Northwest Derby Company said her group moved to Skateland in Bremerton

Mayor Lent: Invest in Washington’s ferries

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00AM

Washington’s ferry system, the largest in the country, is an iconic symbol of the state and one of its best transportation values. Building new ferries is prudent and essential, not an option. Like any another segment of vital transportation infrastructure, the ferry system needs to be reliable, which requires maintenance and upkeep.

Kitsap water system wins state award

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 11:26AM

State honors best of the best in drinking water; Kitsap Public Utility District awarded “Commitment to Excellence”

Community briefs (April 24, 2015)

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

Free solar system presentation, 'Fight Night' relationship experts to speak May 1, Paper shredding event April 25 in Silverdale and more.

Washington State snowpack melting early, experts say

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

SPOKANE – Washington State snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Bremerton leaders go behind bars to support Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON — Business and civic leaders from Bremerton will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser on April 30. Accused of having big hearts and being heavily armed with kindness, the “jailbirds” volunteered to be part of MDA’s Lock-Up in order to raise “bail” by encouraging friends, family, co-workers and business contacts to make contributions to MDA that will directly benefit families in Bremerton living with progressive muscle diseases.

Three Kitsap women awarded scholarships

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00PM

Past recipients of the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award recently presented scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated academic success and a commitment to community service.

Navy Wise: Son’s Alice in Wonderland Syndrome brings fear, then knowledge

  • Apr 26, 2015 at 9:00AM

The first time it happened, our son was 5-years old. It was the middle of the night, and we were sound asleep. I woke to the sound of our front door creaking open. I elbowed Dustin to wake him up. “I think someone just broke in,” I whispered. That’s when the security alarm went off.

New law aims to improve police response to mentally ill

  • Apr 27, 2015 at 10:46AM

OLYMPIA – A measure that will require all Washington state law enforcement officers to receive crisis intervention training was signed into law at the Capitol on Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Kitsap Community Food Co-op reaches 700 member milestone

  • Apr 27, 2015 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON –The Kitsap Community Food Co-op has reached 700 members, taking it one step closer to the ultimate goal of opening a storefront in Bremerton. The Co-op, incorporated in 2008 with the intention of opening a community-owned grocery store, will be the only one of its kind in Kitsap County.

Unofficial election results show EMS Levy passing

  • Apr 28, 2015 at 8:25PM

The Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue EMS levy will continue according to unofficial election results from the Kitsap County Auditor elections division.

Bremerton port to host official from Taipei

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 10:08AM

BREMERTON — Bremerton port commissioners will host delegation of officials from Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, for a discussion of economic development opportunities April 30 at Bremerton National Airport.

CK School District cancels school on May 7

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 10:32AM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A teacher's union walkout on Thursday, May 7, to protest legislative proposals on school funding led the Central Kitsap School District to cancel school that day.

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