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Bangor security training exercise closes gate; may cause loud noises

  • Oct 27, 2015 at 3:20PM

Naval Base Kitsap will hold a security training exercise that may involve noises or activity visible to the public from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Trident Gate.

Judge concerned about slow pace of Gaeta proceedings

  • Oct 27, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:22PM

PORT ORCHARD — Murder suspect Gabriel Gaeta appeared in court on Friday with Roger Hunko, one of his two defense attorneys, but proceedings are not moving along as quickly as Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes would like.

Kennedy to file lawsuit against school district over post-game prayers

  • Oct 26, 2015 at 4:19PM

Assistant football coach Joe Kennedy and his legal representatives with Liberty Institute announced Oct. 26 their intention to file a lawsuit against the Bremerton School District for "denying his (Kennedy's) request for religious accommodation."

Satanic Temple offers to hold invocations after next football game

  • Oct 26, 2015 at 1:26PM

Part of the conversation in the public has been that Kennedy has a right, under the First Amendment of the Constitution, to pray, and that anyone, of any religion, should be allowed to participate in post-game expression of their religion.

Football prayers can be 'exclusionary or even distressing,' says state superintendent of public instruction

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 6:35PM

State Superintendent Randy Dorn released a statement regarding prayer at public schools. His letter is as follows:

Families show support for coach

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 6:18PM

Supporters of Bremerton assistant football coach Joe Kennedy hold signs outside Bremerton High School Oct. 23 holding sings that read "We support your values," "God is in the Constitution," and "prayer needs to be back in school."

Bremerton man injured after crashing motorcycle

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 5:40PM

ALLYN – A Bremerton motorcyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center following a three-vehicle crash near the intersection of State Route 302 and Victor Road Oct. 22.

Inside the Haggen grocery chain's spectacular acquisition failure

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 4:00PM

Haggen's expansion failed fast. Now, less than eight months after it began, the company plans to shrink from 168 stores in five West Coast states to 37 stores in Washington and Oregon by December. Haggen wants to shed all but 21 of the stores it acquired from Albertsons and keep 16 of its legacy locations, including all Whatcom County stores.

Port candidates say economic development is key

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 1:03PM

BREMERTON – Port of Bremerton district 1 commissioner candidates Cary Bozeman and John Poppe faced off in a friendly debate at the Norm Dicks Government Center Oct. 13.

Challenging the status quo | My View

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 10:13AM

We believe in thinking differently and we are excited to be taking bold, progressive steps to begin to resolve the long-term impact of intergenerational poverty here in the county. And by investing in the United Way Campaign, you are becoming an integral part of this promising first step.

Sarah Smiley: Questions answered about women and the draft

  • Oct 24, 2015 at 9:00AM

Last week's column about women and the draft, and specifically readers' responses to it, raised many questions. I answer them below.

Shopper says she's 'stoked' about Silverdale's new shopping center

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 11:32AM

SILVERDALE — Construction workers busily painted buildings, walked on rooftops and drove heavy machinery as a few shoppers walked nearby at the new Trails at Silverdale shopping center along Greaves Way Oct. 20.

School levy proposal asks for almost $8.5 million

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 11:51AM

The projection was presented to the school board at the Oct. 16 meeting. In the next month, it will be honed and finalized, and presented in its final form to the board at the Nov. 12 meeting. If approved the proposal will be filed with the Kitsap County Auditor by Dec. 11, in order to have a measure on the Feb. 9, 2016, ballot.

Centralia football team joins Bremerton coach in prayer

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Oct 22, 2015 at 11:04AM

BREMERTON — Immediately following the Bremerton Knights 21-29 loss to the Centralia High School Tigers Oct. 16, Bremerton assistant football coach Joe Kennedy bowed down on the 50-yard line to pray.

Two men arrested after East Bremerton shooting incident

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:42AM

Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in connection with the shooting, aged 19 and 26, who recent moved to the Bremerton area from Daytone Beach, Florida. Both were booked into the Kitsap County Jail for first-degree assault, with a $250,000 bail each.

A compromise in game prayer issue

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:27AM

Being tested today in Bremerton: Whether a school employee leading or joining students in prayer on school property during a school-sponsored event — in this case, Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy and his players on the field after a game — constitutes school favoritism of one religion over another.

Cary Bozeman brings business to Bremerton

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:24AM

I would like to give my endorsement to Cary Bozeman for Port Commissioner. I worked with Cary for over 10 years and I know he has connections and ability to support Bremerton Businesses.

Bozeman revitalized downtown Bremerton

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:22AM

I worked closely with Cary when he was mayor of Bremerton and I was on the city council. I was impressed with his vision for the revitalization of downtown Bremerton and by his ability to get things done.

Coach exercising First Amendment rights

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:21AM

I cannot see how this coach, or anyone else, can continue to be persecuted by those in position of authority who don’t have the backbone to support his constitutional and God-given rights!

Respect and tolerance

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:20AM

I’m concerned about the ever increasing trend toward public displays of religion. We now see it in professional sports, court houses and other public places.

Respect and tolerance

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:20AM

I’m concerned about the ever increasing trend toward public displays of religion. We now see it in professional sports, court houses and other public places.

Stand up for religious beliefs

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 10:19AM

It is time to stand up for our freedom of religion and our beliefs.

LWCF: A tool to enhance our state’s most treasured habitats | My View

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 8:20AM

Rather than invest taxpayer money from general funds, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been funded through oil and gas lease revenues from companies that drill in the Outer Continental Shelf. Using offshore oil and gas revenues to improve public access to our nation’s most breathtaking landscapes is a win-win.

Deputies looking for Bremerton shooting suspect

  • Oct 20, 2015 at 12:15PM

SILVERDALE – Detectives from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting in the rural Central Kitsap Area that has left one victim with non life threatening injuries.

Maggie's story: Rescue dog inspires a book

  • Oct 19, 2015 at 5:05PM

By the hopeful look in her bright brown eyes, no one could have guessed that at just seven weeks of age, her puppyhood was taken from her. It would take someone extraordinary to notice the trying spirit of Maggie Anne, showing her will to flourish in the seemingly dog-eat-dog world.

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