Welcome back to Sakai | Photo gallery

Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School greeted students back to the new school year in grand fashion to celebrate the 20th anniversary… Continue reading

Spartans punch early ticket to State

That was fast. By the time the first race of the season was over, members of the Bainbridge High girls… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Mini Cooper crash

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, AUG. 25 12:22 a.m. A 22-year-old Bainbridge Island woman was… Continue reading

2018 Fall Sports Preview | Underdogs no more: Spartans set sights on protecting powerhouse status in boys water polo

The Spartans have a target on their back this season. When you’re a regular contender, it comes with the turf.… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Just scraping by

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. THURSDAY, AUG. 23 1:53 p.m. A large concrete mixer truck, driven… Continue reading

Island woman not hurt in three-vehicle collision

A Bainbridge Island woman escaped injury after her Ford F150 pickup truck was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Highway… Continue reading

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2018 Bainbridge boys water polo schedule

The Spartan boys varsity water polo team will next face Curtis at home Tuesday. Here’s the schedule for this season’s… Continue reading

My Dad Deserved an Emmy | Peter Funt

In the history of television, during which thousands of network entertainment programs have come and gone, only one show has Continue reading...

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On Dealing with China | Mel Gurtov

A Self-Confident China Ever since China’s economic reforms began in 1978, the goal of U.S. foreign policy has been to Continue reading...

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Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Today’s cartoon is by Patrick Chappatte, The New York Times. Continue reading...

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Trump’s 85th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at the disasters (man-made, each one) that marked Continue reading...


First day of school at Sakai | Photo of the day 9.5

Students at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School listen as Sakai Principal Jim Corsetti gives a welcome-back pep talk to students on… Continue reading


Test results for Bainbridge students come in higher than statewide average

School testing results released last week show Kitsap County students in line with state averages, but a wide discrepancy exists… Continue reading



Islanders support Island Cup tourney | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thank you Bainbridge Island! On behalf of Bainbridge Island FC, I’d like to thank the entire community… Continue reading

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We need to pass Initiative 1631 | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I was raised in Washington state, third generation. My family lived in eastern Washington, where the summers… Continue reading

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Spartans edge Olympic for win

The Spartans snapped back from a season-opening loss in girls varsity volleyball to take out Olympic in three straight sets… Continue reading

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Spartan boys suffer Lakeside loss in golf

The Bainbridge High School boys varsity golf team suffered their second straight loss Monday, at home, in a 140-129 match… Continue reading


Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence


Top Komen Race for the Cure fundraisers Heidi May, left, and Laura Mendoza. Mendoza was the No. 1 overall fundraiser for 2017 and May was the No. 1 survivor fundraiser. Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

‘Pink Sisterhood’ unites to Race for the Cure

Walk, run, volunteer or donate to create life-saving change in the fight against breast cancer