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Councilwoman Schneider reacts to status as new frontrunner in Bainbridge council race

Bainbridge Island Councilwoman Leslie Schneider had accepted her fate. When the Bainbridge council started the new year, she would not be among the seven members… Continue reading

Schneider reclaims lead in narrow race for Bainbridge council’s Central Ward

The nail-biter of a race for Bainbridge Island’s District 4, Central Ward council seat has now turned into a cliffhanger. Incumbent Councilwoman Leslie Schneider took… Continue reading

Bainbridge has finalists for police chief position

Finalists have been selected for Bainbridge Island’s next police chief. The search for a new police chief is being conducted by the consultant Strategic Government… Continue reading

‘Pretty big jump’ in number of ballots expected to be counted Wednesday in Kitsap

Turnout for the 2019 General Election stood at a paltry 22.6 percent in Kitsap County on Election Day, according to the Kitsap County Elections Division.… Continue reading

UPDATE | Two of three incumbents for Bainbridge Island council on losing end after first vote count Election Night

It was a rough Election Night for incumbents on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Two current councilmembers were denied a chance at another term, with… Continue reading

Upset brewing for Central Ward Bainbridge council seat

He’s worked for the city of Bainbridge Island. Now he’ll work for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Grayson William Wildsmith was leading against incumbent Bainbridge… Continue reading

Hytopoulos leads in Bainbridge at-large council race

It looks like former Bainbridge city councilwoman Kirsten Hytopoulos will be heading back to city hall. Hytopoulos was leading in the race for the Bainbridge… Continue reading

Medina will retain seat on Bainbridge council

Bainbridge voters are sticking with the tried-and-true for the city’s North Ward, District 2 position. Incumbent Bainbridge Island Councilman Kol Medina was leading in the… Continue reading

Pollock wins South Ward Bainbridge council seat

Michael Pollock has felled another giant. According to the first vote tally in the 2019 General Election, Pollock is on his way to returning to… Continue reading

How Bainbridge candidates are spending their last campaign day

The last day on the campaign trail marked a day off, or a regular day at work, for some of the Bainbridge candidates running for… Continue reading

Developers of Winslow Hotel drop plan to add low-cost studio units

The developers of the proposed Winslow Hotel have abandoned plans to add 11 workforce housing units to the facility. Bruce Anderson, an architect for the… Continue reading

Kitsap County turnout surpasses 20 percent

Turnout in Kitsap County inched up to 21.05 percent Monday after another 5,704 ballots were received by the county’s Elections Division. At the end of… Continue reading

Trump’s 143rd week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look at Donald J. Trump’s 143rd week in the White House. This week’s contributing artists:… Continue reading

Kitsap County says voter turnout on Election Day to likely be around 40 percent

Turnout for the 2019 General Election in Kitsap County is expected to hover around 40 percent of eligible registered voters. Another 2,495 ballots were received… Continue reading

Bainbridge council candidates pull in more than $67K in donations

Candidates for the Bainbridge Island City Council have raised more than $67,000 this election year, according to reports on file with the Washington State Public… Continue reading

Councilwoman Nassar details destruction of cell phone in court case

Attorney in public records lawsuit notes that councilwoman responded ‘I don’t recall’ no fewer than 110 times during deposition.

Bainbridge blotter | Caught on camera

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 7:59 a.m. A vehicle was broken into and a backpack stolen from inside… Continue reading

At-large Bainbridge council seat features a wide-open race

A newcomer to Bainbridge politics, and a returning veteran to the island’s political scene. That’s the matchup in the race for the Bainbridge Island City… Continue reading

Clarification on story on Bainbridge candidate’s ‘Hillary for Prison’ controversy

A story on, “Bainbridge council race heats up over ‘Hillary for Prison’ photo,” (published online Tuesday, Oct. 29, may have left some confusion with… Continue reading

Incumbent faces challenge for new term in Bainbridge’s North Ward

There’s one thing you can bet on when it comes to the outcome of the race for the Bainbridge Island City Council’s North Ward seat… Continue reading