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Court report: Man arrested on suspicion of DUI denied request for ‘unbiased’ blood test

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:00AM

A 28-year-old Bremerton man was charged with DUI after he hit his girlfriend and then drove a Jeep Cherokee near Gorst May 12. A state trooper contacted the man, who told the trooper he had two drinks did not want to go to jail on “some kind of technicality” and refused to take a field sobriety test and a breath test.

Boating fatalities dropped in 2015, Coast Guard says

  • May 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report that showed boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record.

Community briefs (May 20, 2016 edition)

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

Kitsap Business Forum presents ‘7 leadership styles that kill success’, Oliver, Olivia top names for Washington babies

Scholarships awarded to Armed Forces ambassadors

  • May 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

The 2016 ambassador finalists for the Armed Forces Festival have been named, including Andrea Hjorten and Katheryn Racca from Bremerton High School.

Several local teams advance in postseason

  • May 19, 2016 at 10:57AM

Several Bremerton and Central Kitsap sports teams and individual athletes have advanced in the postseason to district and state tournaments. And several athletes are leading their leagues in performance.

LGBTQ fundraiser is ‘dragging up the past’

  • May 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

Put on by the Marginalized Orientations, Gender and Intersex (MOGAI) and Allies club, the drag show will feature performances by professional and amateur drag queens and kings in an effort to raise money for their scholarship offered through the Olympic College Foundation.

A celebration of our Armed Forces

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

Our lives are so intertwined that “Kitsap” and the “Armed Forces” are synonymous. And we are proud of our history together. As defense continues to evolve to meet future challenges, Kitsap will be a part of that evolution.

Annual parade marches in Bremerton May 21

  • May 20, 2016 at 5:00AM

Strap on your walking shoes and break out your hand-held American flags, because the 68th annual Armed Forces Day Parade marches through Bremerton at 10 a.m. May 21.

Affordable housing planned on Viking Avenue

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:00PM updated at 2:05PM

Housing Kitsap and Sound West Group are looking at the feasibility of building affordable-rent apartments on south Viking Avenue

Run to Tahoma VII Celebration of Life scheduled for May 28

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:55AM

Six unclaimed, deceased veterans will be remembered and honored in ceremony and song at The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma VII Celebration of Life on May 28 during Memorial Day weekend, at the Kitsap County Administration Building plaza, 619 Division St., Port Orchard.

Local teams in playoffs | Narrows League

  • May 13, 2016 at 8:00AM updated May 14, 2016 at 12:15AM

SILVERDALE — Klahowya won the Narrows/Olympic Conference lacrosse title, finishing the regular season at least two games ahead of Vashon.

Poulsbo Fish Park mural completed

  • May 5, 2016 at 2:00PM updated May 13, 2016 at 5:15PM

“You commissioned me to do you a ‘Big Mac and fries,’” said Mayo, referring to the City Council’s original request for the painting of a troll. “And I’ve given you a steak and fine wine.”

Get ready for a fun-filled weekend May 20-22 | Kitsap Weekly

  • May 13, 2016 at 5:07PM

Carnival rides, eating contests and horned helmets aside, Viking Fest is a celebration of cultural and historical significance to Norway’s descendants in Kitsap County. Viking Fest celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day — May 17, 1814 — when Norway declared itself an independent kingdom (it had been united with Denmark and, after the Napoleonic Wars, was trying to fend off being ceded to Sweden).

Changes for Poulsbo Marine Science Center

  • May 13, 2016 at 11:49AM

Western Washington University takes over responsibility on May 24

Sharing ideas for the city’s future | Editor's Notebook

  • May 12, 2016 at 10:24AM

Efforts by volunteers to help Bremerton police patrol the city. New tools that help residents eradicate graffiti. The potential impacts and viability of passenger-only ferry service between Bremerton and Seattle. These are some of the topics raised over lunch by this newspaper’s Community Advisory Board on May 9, in the Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter office at 645 Fourth St.

Ready to return

  • May 12, 2016 at 11:00AM

Bremerton High School’s Ysabel Kochis gets ready to return the ball during doubles play against North Kitsap High School at BHS May 4. NKHS won 7 sets to 0.

BPD officers going above and beyond the call of duty | Chief Strachan

  • May 12, 2016 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON — There are events that remind us it’s important to have good, experienced police officers making split-second decisions to keep people safe.

Sharing ideas for the city’s future | Editor's Notebook

  • May 14, 2016 at 2:00PM

Efforts by volunteers to help Bremerton police patrol the city; New tools that help residents eradicate graffiti; The potential impacts and viability of passenger-only ferry service between Bremerton and Seattle.

USS Turner Joy deserves support | Editorial

  • May 13, 2016 at 11:00AM

We celebrate the anniversary of the USS Turner Joy, which was launched on May 5, 1958, participated extensively in the Vietnam War, and fired the final round of naval gunfire of the war on Jan. 28, 1973, just seconds before the ceasefire went into effect. It was decommissioned in 1982. (See our story in Kitsap Weekly.)

Community briefs (May 13, 2016 edition)

  • May 13, 2016 at 7:00AM

Emma and Noah once again most popular baby names for 2015; NAACP Freedom Banquet May 14

Court report (May 13, 2016) | Man arrested after allegedly trying to grab officer’s firearm during fight

  • May 15, 2016 at 8:00AM

Man arrested after allegedly trying to grab officer’s firearm during fight

Bremerton Police arrest suspect in controlled-substance homicide

  • May 12, 2016 at 10:06AM

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, along with Bremerton Police detectives, has conducted an extensive follow-up investigation, which has indicated that Frame had been injected with a lethal dose of methamphetamine on Feb. 24.

Bremerton High School students perform at Disney World

  • May 12, 2016 at 12:00PM

The BHS students traveled 3,000 miles to Florida to participate in the Disney Performing Arts Program. Both band and choir performed April 4.

Water 'least likely source' of lead in Kitsap County, says environmental health director

  • May 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

Keith Grellner, director of environmental health for Kitsap Public Health, said unlike the situation in Flint, Michigan, which brought lead in drinking water to the forefront of many people’s minds, the source water Kitsap County uses is clean.

All Housing Kitsap units to be smoke-free

  • May 13, 2016 at 2:00PM

It will start going into effect June 1, though not every residence will be designated smoking free at the same time. She said that due to some lease agreements and policies at different properties, the change will be staggered.

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