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Kitsap tourism outlook is bright, director says

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 10:09AM

Tourism worth $500-$700 million to Kitsap County, provides 6,700 jobs

Tempranillo pouring across the Northwest | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 12:00PM

Great Northwest Wine: As far as the region’s history goes, the Pacific Northwest has little in the way of growing Tempranillo, the noble red grape of Spain’s Rioja region. But our region’s grape growers and winemakers are quick learners.

The art and joy of bird watching | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 21, 2015 at 12:00PM

Surveys in the report found that one in five Americans has an active interest in bird watching. For most, it starts with the simple aesthetic pleasure of enjoying the grace and beauty of birds and sharing the experience with family and friends.

Kitsap's own cycling event | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 9:55AM

Inaugural Viking Tour cycling event planned for 2015 Viking Fest, with three routes offered up to 65 miles. It will be the first locally organized event of its kind.

The rise of Yoga Mosaics | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 9:00AM

Port Orchard woman turns meditative art into mosaic business.

The Petri Dish: Snohomish exec upset at Boeing jobs shift

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 1:24PM

OLYMPIA — In the political crevice between "hail Mary" and "hell no" could be found the state House Finance Committee on March 13 sitting in judgment of an attempt to rewrite a 25-year agreement between the state and its largest private employer, the Boeing Co.

Washington's unemployment rate remains flat at 6.3 percent

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 1:31PM

OLYMPIA – After several months of increasing unemployment rates, Washington's unemployment rate for the month of February remained steady this month at 6.3 percent.

Boater rescued from chilly Hood Canal waters

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:27PM

A boater who had been on Hood Canal in a small aluminum boat was lucky to get a bit of help after observant citizens plucked him from the cold water March 18.

Spring is around the corner and so are the ticks

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 11:00AM

A new online survey asks Washington's dog owners about their run-ins with ticks

West Coast waters shifting to lower-productivity regime, NOAA report finds

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

State of the California Current Report highlights record-warm conditions and effects on fisheries

Local hoop stars to play in WSGBCA game

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 11:31AM

Crosspoint Academy's Deseree Doty and Cailyn Cattell, Olympic's Olivia Williams and Bremerton resident Claire Martin, of Bellarmine Prep, were selected to the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association senior all-state basketball team this week.

Community briefs

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 11:29AM

Easter egg hunt April 4, Kitsap County Democratic Women, AARP Smart Driver course and more.

Opinion: Ban toxic chemicals from furniture

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 7:00AM

Finding agreement in Olympia can sometimes be a challenge, but there's one issue both Democrats and Republicans should agree on this session: protecting children and families from harmful and unnecessary flame retardant chemicals. That's why we're sponsoring the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act (HB 1174), a bill to eliminate toxic flame retardants from children's products and furniture.

Naval Base Kitsap celebrates renovation of building

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 7:00AM

BREMERTON – Naval Base Kitsap celebrated the renovation of unaccompanied housing Building 1001 at NBK-Bremerton on March 12.

Army Pvt. Curtis Reeve graduates basic

  • Mar 21, 2015 at 7:00AM

Army Pvt. Curtis C. Reeve has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

Visit Kitsap presents 2015 Tourism Vision Awards

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 7:00AM

Visit Kitsap Peninsula presented its 2015 Tourism Vision Awards at its annual meeting held on March 12, at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel. Following is a list of those receiving and accepting the awards.

Crash closes intersection

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 8:00AM

BREMERTON – The intersection of Sixth Street and Naval Avenue was closed from about 6-7 p.m. March 16 following a two-car collision.

School district looking to ease transitions for military kids

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON – The Bremerton School District is considering measures to ease transitions for military children entering the district.

West Sound Alliance aims to improve traffic flow

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

More than $100 million worth of possible transportation improvements including a Belfair bypass, improvements to State Route 305 and SR 16 were discussed at a recent Kitsap Business Forum meeting.

Letter to the editor: Annual Semancik Foundation Crab Feed a success

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 10:00AM

Crackin’ Crab for Chuck’s KIDS #8 was held on March 7 and was deemed a huge victory for Bremerton KIDS. All proceeds from this event go to this non-profit’s scholarship fund, which presents awards to Knight grads, many of whom have overcome life-altering circumstances.

Get No Child Left Behind waiver, funds back

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

School districts across the state could regain control of about $40 million in federal funding if the state House and governor agree to a bill passed March 11 by the Senate.

New Olympia political drama debuts March 23 when legislators reveal basic-education budgets

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 2:00PM

Olympia – A political thriller earns its debut March 23 at Olympia’s marble palladium when the Legislature’s leading producers-directors – Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, and Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina – take the stage to introduce their awaited and unreviewed drama they claim will keep their fellow political thespians out of jail and solve the constitutional quandary hovering over them: full funding for basic K-12 education.

There are two sides to every broken bone story

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

Before I begin, I’ll answer the question you will surely ask at the end: No, there is no video (that I’m aware of) of the moment my feet went out from under me and I landed on my backside, breaking my wrist. My children, however, would be happy to describe for you in great detail the whole thing, including how I said, “I’m really good at this” seconds before I fell.

City celebrates St. Paddy’s Day in style

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 11:00AM

Onlookers may have noticed something new this year at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bremerton: gold and green coins. The morning of the parade, Michelle Tomlinson-Hough, vice president of the Downtown Bremerton Association, and her daughter, Kailena, hid 400 coins along the parade line.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office sex offender registration hours to change

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 4:06PM

PORT ORCHARD – Effective on Monday March 23 the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office will implement the following new hours for processing sex/kidnapping offenders: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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