OLYMPIA — In the state’s battle to eliminate the illegal sale of marijuana, one lawmaker’s proposal to reduce the tax of legal recreational marijuana may have to wait.
A new vote tally for the Feb. 9 Special Election shows Bainbridge Island’s Proposition 1 for new school facilities is still moving forward to approval. More votes against Prop. 1 than for it have come in since Election Night, however, so the margin of victory for the $81.2 million bond proposal has narrowed slightly.
Rep. Christopher Hurst, D-Enumclaw, and proponents of the bill say a reduced tax would be one of the most important ways of eliminating the black-market sales of marijuana, which Hurst said still makes up 65 to 75 percent of sales in the state.
Voters in downtown Winslow and the south end precincts of Crystal Springs and Fort Ward proved decisive in the apparent passage of the Bainbridge Island School District’s $81.2 million bond measure, according to an analysis of unofficial precinct returns from Tuesday’s Special Election by the Bainbridge Review.
The city of Bainbridge Island announced its five finalists for the job of planning director Wednesday, and all five have experience working in Washington state.
The Washington State Patrol, along with the Bainbridge Island Police Department, Coast Guard and Seattle police, will use the ferry M/V Hyak for a training exercise in Puget Sound between Seattle and Bainbridge Wednesday.
Iowans have made their choices. New Hampshire’s votes are being touted by the winners and analyzed by pundits. Now, it’s Kitsap County’s turn.
Bainbridge Island School District officials were full of gratitude following early results from Tuesday’s Special Election that suggested islanders are in favor of new school buildings.
An emergency ordinance to allow for transitory accommodations hosted by churches and non-profit organizations will be before commissioners for approval Feb. 22, providing interim regulations until permanent regulations are developed through a full public process.
Bainbridge Island voters were approving an $81.2 million bond proposal for new school buildings in the first vote tally released late Tuesday by the Kitsap County Elections Division.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with a very sweet evening at Eagle Harbor Book Company, featuring chocolate, books and a raffle for a $100 chocolate gift basket from Bon Bon Confections.
BARN’s Kitchen Arts group has been gathering in various forms since its founding — four years ago, at least, McDill guesses. They’ve hosted classes at St. Barnabas (how to make ricotta) and a collaboration with the glass arts studio (how to make fused glass platters and smoked salmon chowder) but this is the first time they’ve got a monthly meeting going.
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
How can we keep children safe in a world where technology is changing the way we act and interact with each other? Because “the first step is education,” the Bainbridge Island School District will host two presentations on Thursday, Feb. 11 by acclaimed Internet safety expert Katie LeClerc Greer.
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum will have its annual meeting next week and will honor the 100-plus volunteers who are vital to the success of museum. The lunchtime meeting will also recount the history of the Suquamish Tribe on the island.
Bainbridge residents will cast votes on the most expensive ballot measure ever for the island — an $81.2 million proposal to pay for a new building for Blakely Elementary, a replacement for the 100 Building at Bainbridge High and other improvements in school facilities — but the vote “yes” campaign has found just a shadow of the financial support that swelled campaign coffers in earlier bond measures.
Turnout on Bainbridge Island for the Feb. 9 Special Election has surpassed 35 percent heading into the final weekend before next Tuesday’s election, according to the Kitsap County Elections Division.
Despite ongoing corporate acquisition proceedings and local rumors to the contrary, there currently exist no plans to close or rebrand the Rite Aid Pharmacy at Island Village Shopping Center on High School Road.
Bainbridge Island school board directors and their superintendent search firm, Atlantic Partners, have created a survey to solicit community feedback regarding the ideal qualities of a future superintendent.
Jim Mann’s retirement passion is very much about treasuring time. Both his own, by doing good through work he loves, and the things which have withstood it, by returning them to reliable working condition to be enjoyed by generations yet to come.