Lawmakers propose an increase in school levy rates | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Voter-approved school levy lid rates would rise from $1.50 to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property, under Senate Bill 5313, currently under consideration… Continue reading


Nalley graduates with distinction from Air Force basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter R. Nalley has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2019


Students raise $3,500 for Stand for the Land

Kids can make a difference. When Margaret Coulter, a fifth-grade student at The Island School, drove around the Island with her parents she was struck… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019


Weekend weather report: Sunny Sunday | The Bainbridge Blab

Enjoy it while it lasts. Friday’s sunshine will disappear for a bit this weekend, according to the latest forecast for the island from the National… Continue reading

Brown named to UW dean’s list

Henry Brown of Bainbridge Island has recognized for outstanding academic achievement at the University of Washington. Brown, a freshman in the UW’s College of Engineering,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Congressman Kilmer recognized for bipartisan work in Congress

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer was honored with a 2019 Legislative Action Award by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a national think tank that says it works… Continue reading

Race Equity Task Force holds first meeting, elects officers

James Friday was elected chairman of the Bainbridge Island Race Equity Task Force at the group’s first meeting. Susan Wilmot was appointed vice chair, and… Continue reading

School District Bonds voting requirements to remain the same after Senate vote fails | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - School District Bonds will still need 60 percent of the vote, after a Senate constitutional amendment failed to get the two-thirds vote required… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit to give updates at community meetings

Kitsap Transit is hosting a series of public meetings in the coming weeks with updates on changes to its routes. Executive director John Clauson will… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2019

State revenue forecast shows a $554 million increase for 2019-21 | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Legislators have $554 million more to spend than originally projected for the next biennium, according to the March review released by the Economic… Continue reading

Kitsap lawmakers hold town halls

Legislators representing Kitsap County’s 23rd Legislative District will host two town hall meetings on Saturday, March 23, to provide an update on the 2019 Legislative… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Stranger in the hood and attempted burglary

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 8:03 a.m. Police were called to a home on Sunrise Drive NE to… Continue reading

Tuesday, Sunny, Tuesday: Record high temps washed over Puget Sound

The last day of winter proved, in spirit, the first day of summer. The Pacific Northwest saw record high temperatures on Tuesday, March 19. Topping… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Bomb squad at Manitou Beach

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, FEB. 26 1:24 p.m. A report of a suspicious device at Manitou Beach resulted in… Continue reading

Traffic on Highway 305 may be delayed for tree removal

Drivers on Highway 305 near Agate Pass Bridge can expect daytime delays later this week as work crews remove potentially hazard trees adjacent to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

CHI Franciscan officials sign agreement to sell medical center building to city of Bainbridge Island

Officials with Harrison Medical Center have signed off on a purchase-and-sale agreement for the city of Bainbridge Island to purchase its medical clinic building on… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Antsy Volvo driver

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, FEB. 23 11:20 a.m. A two-car crash in the area of Highway 305 and High… Continue reading

Trial again delayed for man accused of assaulting island teens

The trial of the Poulsbo man who was jailed last year after allegedly sexually assaulting two 16-year-old girls and spying on another 15-year-old girl in… Continue reading

Bullock studies abroad in France

Jem Bullock of Bainbridge Island participated in the fall 2018 Bates College Junior Semester Abroad program. Bullock, who is majoring in economics and French and… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019

ABC bestows 2019 Environmental Award

Photo courtesy of Charles Schmid, Association of Bainbridge Communities Olaf Ribeiro presents Deb Rudnick receiving the 2019 Association of Bainbridge Communities’ Environmental Award from Olaf… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2019