First Choice Health ends contract with Harrison Medical Center

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 4:39PM

In what has become an all-too familiar pattern, Harrison Medical Center has announced that as of Sept. 1, it will no longer accept First Choice Health insurance. The two sides have been negotiating reimbursement terms for more than a year. For the time being, they’re at an impasse.


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KCSO seeking information on driver involved in a fatal collision July 4

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 11:55AM

The driver in a fatal vehicle v. pedestrian collision in Indianola July 4 fled the scene. If you have information on the driver or the car, suspected to be a silver sedan with lower front-end damage, call Deputy Darren Andersson at 360-337-4634.

Washington Youth Academy graduates class of 2015

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 11:00AM

The Washington Youth Academy in Bremerton celebrated its second largest graduation class on June 20 with 140 students. The largest class was the previous one at 144. Students volunteered 7,809 hours of community service to the Kitsap County community, valued at $67,000, according to Washington Youth Academy Director Larry Pierce. Service projects ranged from restoring a Sept. 11 Memorial in Kitsap County to landscaping and event support. Each cadet was also trained to be part of a Community Emergency Response Team, the first time all of the cadets in a class received the disaster management training.

Kitsap Transit: Do a better job with outreach on meetings

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Kitsap Transit scheduled a series of public meetings to let residents give input on the proposed Wheaton Way Transit Center in Silverdale and on the North Viking Park & Ride in Poulsbo. There were public meetings in Poulsbo City Hall, two hours later in the Silverdale Beach Hotel, and two hours after that in Port Orchard City Hall.

A walk for those who are no longer here with us

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 3:00PM

Walking doesn’t sound like anything difficult. And in most cases, it isn’t. But once you’ve walked for someone else, walking becomes a spiritual experience. On June 27-28, I took part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at Bremerton High School. I’d participated in three Relays before — in Everett and on Whidbey Island. This was my first Relay in Kitsap County.

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