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Elections could get cheaper, fewer | The Petri Dish

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 3:46PM

Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns, and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences. Holding fewer elections, paying the postage on mail-in ballots and new disclosure rules for pop-up political committees are among the ideas put forth thus far this session.

Kilmer will host town hall meeting by telephone on Jan. 26

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Jan 21, 2015 at 7:14AM

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will host his seventh telephone town hall with constituents on Jan. 26, at 6 p.m.

Delays expected for three weeks of Agate Pass Bridge work

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 5:38PM

Travel will be reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic for 21 days between Feb. 9-28 while crews from the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) clean the bridge. The bridge will be down to a single lane from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Proposal: Public money to help clean up private property

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 5:21PM

Washington legislators are considering a proposal that would take money from a fund used to clean up hazardous waste and give it to private landowners to clean up trash left behind by hunters and other visitors.

Photo gallery: 21st annual Kitsap County MLK Jr Day celebration

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 4:31PM

Hundreds gather at the county fairgrounds to commemorate and reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Activists hold mock funeral for Earth, block entrance to Bangor base

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 3:38PM

Activists from a local peace group blocked the main gate and staged a mock funeral at the Navy’s West Coast Trident nuclear submarine base in an act of civil resistance to nuclear weapons, Jan. 17. More than 60 people participated in Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr's life and legacy with a vigil outside the main gate at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.

CK community mourns teens lost in fatal car crash | Video

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Jan 19, 2015 at 2:11PM

Volunteers at Olympic High School prepared 600 candles for a Monday evening vigil for three students killed in a car accident early Sunday morning, Jan. 11. They began passing out candles at 6 p.m. By 6:35 p.m. there were none left.

'Beast Mode' breakdown | Road to the Super Bowl

  • Jan 19, 2015 at 9:49AM

When the Seattle Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch in 2010, they didn’t just get a running back, they got an identity. Over the past five seasons, Lynch has not only been one of the NFL's best backs, he has also helped define the physical, smash-mouth style that brought Seattle its first Super Bowl title.

The Seahawks' stunning NFC Championship win | Photo gallery

  • Jan 19, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 10:29AM

By our colleagues Kevin Clark and Genna Martin of the Daily Herald in Everett

‘We just kept believing’: A look back at one wild, crazy game | NFC Championship

  • Jan 19, 2015 at 6:55AM

Just how crazy was this game? If not for a touchdown pass from a punter to a backup offensive tackle, the Seahawks don’t win. If not for a pass on a two-point conversion that had the hang time of a punt, the Seahawks don’t win. If not for an onside kick going right through the hands of Packers tight end Brandon Bostick and off his helmet to Matthews, the Seahawks don’t win.

Wind storm pummels region; widespread outages reported

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 10:24AM

A wind storm pummeled the region late Jan. 17 and early Jan. 18, knocking power out to an estimated 90,000 homes and businesses in Puget Sound.

WRESTLING | Locals dual for heavyweight title at Matman Classic

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 11:21PM

DeWalt falls against Central Kitsap’s Johnson in 4:49 minutes

Ferries ready for Sunday’s Seahawks game

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 3:11PM

It was a great first week for Washington State Ferries' vehicle reservations system on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route -- more than 5,000 reservations were made and 96.8 percent of these were redeemed.

State Route 3 crash injures boy

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 11:48AM

The southbound lanes of State Route 3 one mile south of Bremerton were partially blocked for over an hour on Thursday, Jan. 15 following a two-vehicle collision.

County nonprofits, health district jointly seek project director to lead effort against intergenerational poverty

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 8:59AM

The Suquamish Tribe, United Way of Kitsap County, and Kitsap Community Foundation have agreed to jointly fund and spearhead an effort in Kitsap County that will impact intergenerational poverty.

Ferry an option for Seahawks NFC Championship game

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 5:29PM

Fans heading to the Seahawks NFC Championship game can advance across Puget Sound faster by leaving early and pre-purchasing return-trip tickets.

CHI Franciscan Health expands 'Virtual Urgent Care' to Harrison and Highline Medical Center patients

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:01PM

24/7 telephone or video chat appointments make healthcare more convenient and affordable

Underage viticulture students may get sipping privileges | 2015 Session

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:46PM

Lawmakers are considering legislation to allow university students between ages 18 and 21 to taste alcohol in the classroom. But don’t plan a celebratory high-five unless you’re an aspiring winemaker.

Old fridges, freezers recycled; cash proceeds donated to Food Lifeline

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:34PM

Hundreds of Puget Sound Energy customers helped make a significant contribution in feeding local families during the holiday season. At the same time, those customers also saved money every month on their PSE bill.

East Bremerton man named superintendent of Washington Soldiers Home

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 4:39PM

Walter H. “Willie” Slusarski Jr. is the new superintendent of the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting

Influenza on the rise in Kitsap County

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 12:00PM

Influenza is on the rise in Kitsap County and is expected to continue to increase in the coming weeks, according to the Kitsap Public Health District.

A slice of life aboard the USS John C. Stennis | Slideshow

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 4:35PM

Photographer Genna Martin of the Daily Herald in Everett joined the crew of the John C. Stennis as the ship traveled north from Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton to Naval Magazine Indian Island to pick up munitions before heading to San Diego for training, Jan. 12.

NW wines win over judges at wine competition | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 3:00PM

Great Northwest Wine: America’s largest wine competition grew even bigger, and Northwest wines continued to shine on the country’s largest stage.

Island distillery grows | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 10:00AM

Imbibe: Bainbridge Organic Distillery doubles in size, and expands its operation.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Jan 19, 2015 at 3:00PM

Aquarian energy can get bogged down with rebel-without-a-cause syndrome. But, if we focus ourselves to the spirit of brotherhood and the common good, there is an astral wind at our backs magnifying every small effort we make. What effort will you make?

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