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Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau Former California Governor Jerry Brown was in Olympia late Thursday to support Governor Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals.… Continue reading

 

Police: Kayakers in tragic accident weren’t wearing life jackets

A late-night kayak trip from Bainbridge Island to Blakely Rock turned deadly for two men early Friday morning after their craft capsized and dumped the… Continue reading

 

Lawmakers consider special honor for a clam | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Washington may become the first state to designate an official state clam, according to a law… Continue reading

 

‘Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs’ initiative could be on November ballot | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs,” an initiative that would limit annual motor-vehicle registration fees to… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Some big surprise | The Bainbridge Blab

Bainbridge Island may see more rain this weekend. Shocking but true. Friday’s wet weather is expected to extend through Sunday and beyond. That’s the latest… Continue reading

Bainbridge kayaker still missing, presumed dead

The Coast Guard and Bainbridge emergency responders were continuing to search late Friday morning for a kayaker who went missing early Friday while paddling out… Continue reading

Children’s March for Peace and Kindness planned for Monday

The second annual Children’s March for Peace and Kindness is planned for Monday, Jan. 21. Between 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., children, their families, and community… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Broad support for state amendment to D-Escalate Washington, I-940 | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington- Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the… Continue reading

Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an executive order last year establishing the Southern Resident Orca Task Force,… Continue reading

Police Chief Hamner tenders resignation from Bainbridge department

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner needed just three sentences to end one chapter of his life and begin another. Hamner resigned from his post… Continue reading

Governor Inslee’s State of the State address fuels partisanship, Republicans complain

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — In his State of the State address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but… Continue reading

No one hurt in Bainbridge fire

A fire at a home on High School Loop was quickly extinguished Wednesday morning by Bainbridge Island firefighters. Two people were in the residence at… Continue reading

Virginia Mason’s Bainbridge medical center to offer free dance classes for people with Parkinson’s

Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center will host free, professionally guided dance classes for individuals with Parkinson’s disease starting Saturday, Jan. 19. Organizers said the… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2019

Lawmakers propose law to shield children from marijuana | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and… Continue reading

Bainbridge Councilwoman Nassar’s public official Facebook page goes silent after illegal development controversy

Bainbridge Island City Councilwoman Rasham Nassar’s public official Facebook page has been taken down. Nassar set up a Facebook account as a Bainbridge Island city… Continue reading

Bainbridge Councilwoman Nassar called out for developing her property without permits

City had threatened to send case to Kitsap County Prosecutor

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains… Continue reading

Parents, families invited to open house at The Island School

The Island School is hosting an open house soon. The school will throw open its doors to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Native American voting rights bill proposed ahead of upcoming legislative session | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2019

UPDATE | Bainbridge officials sad to see police chief depart for new job

Disappointment, but no surprise. Bainbridge city officials said this week they were not shocked that Police Chief Matthew Hamner will step down from his position… Continue reading