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Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates and highway safety key items at Transportation Commission meeting

  • Feb 12, 2015 at 9:31AM

New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will be among the topics of discussion when the Washington State Transportation Commission meets Feb. 18-19 in Olympia.

Harrison, Regence contract talks 'on the goal line'

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 2:38PM

In the wake of last year's failed negotiations on medical reimbursements, Regence BlueShield and Harrison Medical Center have returned to the table and are expected to finalize a new contract soon.

Harrison, Regence could announce new agreement soon

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Feb 11, 2015 at 1:21PM

Thompson said Harrison and Regence are working on a joint press release that could possibly be released this week

Three injured in crash near Fairgrounds

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 1:46PM

Three Bremerton residents were injured in a three-vehicle crash on State Route 303 near the Fairgrounds Road intersection on Feb. 9 at 3:46 p.m.

Sheldon bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 12:19PM

Senate Bill 5232 tackles one of the fastest-rising costs for county governments — the cost of providing legal defense to indigent defendants who cannot afford a lawyer.

Bus route changes on President’s Day

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 9:00AM

Regular weekday service on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16, with limited service to Puget Sound Routed and ACCESS buses and the Foot Ferry will operate normally scheduled weekday service on Presidents’ Day.

Day 1 of Agate Pass Bridge work: ‘Traffic was manageable’ | Slideshow

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 4:51PM

Kitsap commuters’ Y2K moment was anticlimactic Feb. 9, with no reported problems as the Agate Pass Bridge was reduced to one lane for part of the day.

Local basketball teams begin trek to state tournaments.

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:49PM

District and league tournaments tipoff this week for local Class 3A, 2A, 1A and 1B teams looking to reach their respective state tournaments.

Senator seeking answers: Fish and Wildlife enforcement splintered by internal conflict | 2015 Session

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 12:42PM

Controversy surrounding the department’s administration — including internal investigations, allegations of cronyism and a federal civil-rights lawsuit — has been circulating among Washington’s game wardens and marine officers for years. But what was once an internal affair has now boiled over into the Legislature, and the level of dysfunction is becoming undeniable.

Salmon in the Classroom needs volunteers, lists field trip schedule

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 11:49AM

The Salmon in the Classroom program at Clear Creek in Silverdale needs volunteers to staff field stations at the elementary school salmon release field trips in March. Volunteers will be trained for each of the four stations that students rotate through at the field trip including water quality, stream bugs, tree planting, and salmon release.

Pinot Noir drives the Oregon wine industry | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 10, 2015 at 10:00AM

Great Northwest Wine: When someone says, “Oregon wine,” the automatic thought often is “Pinot Noir.” This is because the noble red grape of France’s Burgundy region drives everything about the Oregon wine industry.

2015 CVG winners | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 9, 2015 at 10:42AM

The winners of the 2015 CVG Show have been announced. All the juried work will be on display through February at Bremerton's Collective Visions Gallery.

Health, labeling concerns erupt in wake of governor’s e-cigarette tax proposal

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 2:33PM

Proposed legislation focusing on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products would tighten the state’s control over the legal smoking age, labeling and advertising requirements and retailer licensing.

Sign up now for North Kitsap girls lacrosse

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

Lacrosse engages all players on the field. This team is open to girls in grades 9-12 who attend school in the North Kitsap, Bremerton and South Kitsap districts.

Several high school seniors sign to continue athletics

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 3:26PM

Five high school seniors signed letters-of-intent during the national signing day Feb. 4. At Central Kitsap High School, Brion Anduze signed to play football with the University of Arizona, while teammate Eric Ledesma signed with Central Washington University.

U.S. Coast Guard Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety launches redesigned website

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 8:00AM

The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety has officially launched its redesigned Boating Safety website to provide easier navigation for recreational boaters to locate the information they need.

Babies to benefit with March of Dimes fundraiser kick-off Feb. 10

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 3:00PM

Kitsap County residents dedicated to giving babies a healthy start will kick-off an important fundraising season, the 2015 March for Babies, on Feb. 10.

Washington State Fair hosts “Oh Say Can You Sing” National Anthem contest

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 7:00AM

PUYALLUP – Imagine being selected to perform the national anthem on the iconic Washington State Fair grandstand stage before Keith Urban takes the stage, or even “Weird Al” Yankovic. Both individuals and groups who are Washington state residents can savor this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by entering the “Oh Say Can You Sing” contest, with video entries due by March 2.

Bremerton Police catch man going through neighbor's mail

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 2:00PM

Bremerton Police arrested a 33-year-old man last night in connection with a recent string of car prowls and thefts in Marine Drive.

Got romance? | Kitsap Week

  • Feb 6, 2015 at 1:00PM

From a romantic walk along the trails of the Bloedel Reserve to dinner and a classic movie at the Admiral Theatre. The Kitsap Chordsmen will sing you a special Valentine serenade, and the Arena Sports Bar offers a romantic bacon bouquet for its couples. Here are a few notable happenings around Kitsap for the lovers on this romantic holiday.

Attorney General's lawsuit against Standard & Poor's leads to $21.5 million recovery for Washington state

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 5:00PM

Key credit-rating firm acknowledges role in financial crisis in one of state's largest consumer protection recoveries

Everything Bremerton: City schedules joint planning session

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 1:17PM

This coming Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Bremerton City Council will be holding a joint planning session with the mayor and department directors at the Gold Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse.

Editorial: Let's keep a really good thing going

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 1:16PM

It is with great excitement that we reflect on 18 years of publishing the Bremerton Patriot. This great community deserves a local newspaper. Each year our staff works hard to give you the best journalism and advertising that is local and relevant to Bremerton area.

Kitsap Transit saves $550,000 on fuel budget

  • Feb 5, 2015 at 12:21PM

Lower fuel prices than expected have wound up saving Kitsap Transit $550,000 last year. And fuel prices continue to fall for the public transportation authority, which uses a fleet of buses, vanpools and ferries to carry four million riders annually in Bremerton and Port Orchard area.

Visiting Angels of Kitsap County receives award for care

  • Feb 11, 2015 at 3:00PM

Visiting Angels of Kitsap County received both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse.

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