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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’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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank you, Commissioner Zabinski

  • Mar 1, 2015 at 9:00AM

Over the years there have been individuals in leadership and elected positions who have truly helped me as a citizen to understand local civics and public stewardship. They have taken the time to talk with me on multiple occasions even when we did not see eye-to-eye on the issue at hand.

An agreement that benefits many in Kitsap

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 9:00AM

We congratulate CHI Franciscan Health and Regence BlueShield for coming to agreement on a new contract regarding reimbursements. The agreement brings Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners back into the Regence network, which means Regence members have access to all health care services at Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners at in-network rates.

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.

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.

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.

Anguished families recall their lost children as teen driver is sentenced

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Feb 26, 2015 at 12:36PM

Families say the driver told them he was in the U.S. military

Surplus state-held water rights targeted for irrigation, local uses | 2015 Session

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 7:25PM

Local communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in implementing a new system of leasing surplus state-owned water rights.

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.

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.

Public meetings in area regarding Navy's security structure, service pier extension proposals

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 12:35PM

Two public meetings are scheduled in the area regarding the U.S. Navy’s plans to build new security structures and extend its service pier on Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor.

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.

Fire damages Silverdale lighting store

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 9:15AM

A Silverdale home improvement store suffered extensive fire damage to a storage room and smoke damage throughout the building after a fire broke out Feb. 23 at 10:47 p.m.

To drivers in Kitsap County: Heed your speed!

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 2:09PM

In Washington State, Kitsap County would be good places to avoid if you have a problem driving the speed limit, and a lot of people do.

Letter: African American students’ meeting with police chief a success

  • Feb 22, 2015 at 8:00AM

In the wake of last year’s highlight on police killings of black men throughout the United States and last week’s news of a white police officer from Seattle arresting a 70-year-old black man for carrying a golf club, the students of the African American and Caribbean Heritage Club of Olympic College met with Bremerton Police Chief Steven Strachan last week.

Henderson publishes 'Fancy' debut novel | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 9:00AM

"Finn Fancy Necromancy," a debut novel by Kingston's Randy Henderson, was released this month and the author is set for his first book tour.

60 years and counting | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Vestmans celebrated their 60-year diamond anniversary this year.

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