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Community briefs (April 10, 2015)

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:02PM

Commemoration of Bataan Death March, Silverdale horseshoe league starts in April, Water Festival April 14, Students can visit Japan and more ...

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.

Family Fun Run and Health Fair on April 12

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 5:32PM

Kitsap residents will have a chance to learn kickboxing, hip hop dancing, fly tying and more at a free Community Health Fair that will be hosted on Sunday, April 12.

A few times the commenters got it wrong

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 7:00AM

Last month, a local radio show, invited me into the studio to talk about online commenters. This meant that I had to (1) read through months-worth of online comments, and (2) still look in the mirror without feeling fat, stupid, ugly, and arrogant afterward. Because that’s how some commenters describe me.

Visit state parks for a ‘free day’ March 19

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 8:00AM

Washington State Parks turns 102 years old on Thursday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by getting out to enjoy a state park for free that day.

Dentist helps 14 at veterans stand down

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 10:46AM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A Silverdale dentist was one of the volunteers who provided dental work at no cost to 14 individuals at a Kitsap County Stand Down at the county fairgrounds April 4.

Bozeman to seek Port of Bremerton position

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 1:00PM

Former Bremerton Mayor and Port of Bremerton CEO Cary Bozeman announced that he will seek election to the Port of Bremerton Commission.

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.

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.

Require training for PPG pilots

  • Apr 11, 2015 at 12:00PM

There’s nothing like flying a powered paraglider. For an investment of about $6,000, you can take to the skies, no license and no training required — although, without the latter, you are taking your life into your own hands. Should training be required for the operation of a powered paraglider? Yes, it should.

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.

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

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.

Naval Base Kitsap hosts 500 kids for egg hunt

  • Apr 12, 2015 at 12:00PM

BANGOR – Five hundred children donned Easter finery and fast shoes as they raced for treats at the annual Easter egg hunt at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, on Saturday, March 28.

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.

Education, ferries, guns among town hall topics

  • Mar 21, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 10:59AM

SILVERDALE – Highways, ferries, education and firearms were among the topics of discussion at a "town hall" meeting with legislators representing the 23rd district March 14.

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.

Bremerton sailor in Vietnam

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 12:00PM

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Alexander Rocha, of Bremerton, and crew members of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) man the rails as the ship arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015.

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.

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.

CKSD board member Mark Gaines will not seek re-election

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 10:50PM

Central Kitsap School District Board of Directors member Mark Gaines announced April 15 that he will not seek re-election.

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

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

Support EMS service, support Proposition 1

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:32AM

We encourage voters in Central Kitsap and South Kitsap to approve their respective fire district’s Proposition 1 on the April 28 special election ballot.

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