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Dirty Dozen, Part 2: IRS says be vigilant against phone scams

Criminals are posing as Internal Revenue Service agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information for unsuspecting victims, the IRS said in a warning… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Bainbridge city council upholds ethics complaint against Councilman Peltier

The Bainbridge city council has agreed with the opinion of its Ethics Board that Councilman Ron Peltier violated the city’s Code of Ethics when Peltier… Continue reading

Bill to require comprehensive sex education passes Senate | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill last week that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically… Continue reading

Bainbridge council to consider expanding public art program

Arts and Humanities Bainbridge is asking city officials to expand Bainbridge Island’s public art project “Something New” from three sites for the sculptures to five… Continue reading

Inslee campaign for president hits $1 million milestone

Governor Jay Inslee has raised more than $1 million in contributions for his campaign for president. Inslee started his 2020 run Friday morning on YouTube… Continue reading

Island students earn EWU honors

Two students from Bainbridge Island have been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for the fall 2018 semester. The outstanding scholars are… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

AG Ferguson responds to questions about gun control initiative | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — In response to an uprising against Washington’s new law on gun regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a “Frequently Asked Questions” fact sheet… Continue reading

Bainbridge looks at purchasing $13,000 sculpture for Waterfront Park

Bainbridge Island officials are considering buying “Hand in Hand,” a sculpture by Will Robinson that was installed last year in Waterfront Park as part of… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019

Increased car tab fees on Bainbridge likely to begin in August

Bainbridge Island will take the last step this week to finalize a $10 increase in vehicle license fees on the island. The Bainbridge council is… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | So sleepy, time to crash

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, FEB. 16 1:55 p.m. A 76-year-old Bainbridge man driving a 2015 Ram 1500 struck a… Continue reading

Dirty Dozen, Part 1: IRS issues warning of ‘phishing’ schemes used to fool taxpayers

Bad people want to separate you from your money. With tax season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of the never-ending threat of… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019

Going, going, gone: Bainbridge police clean up remains of homeless camp | Photo gallery

Bainbridge Island police cleaned up the remains of a homeless camp next to Highway 305 at the High School Road intersection last week following the… Continue reading

Legislators get wheelie serious about motorized scooters | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - The state Legislature may increase regulation on motor scooter share services in Washington cities. Most scooter share services function the same way as… Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader alleges Dems illegally used state facilities for campaign training | 2010 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued a statement Monday on alleging that Democrats were illegally using state resources for Democratic Party campaign… Continue reading

Fabert exposed to New York art during special Knox College program

Emma Fabert of Bainbridge Island is among the Knox College students who explored art history and studio work while participating in the Knox in New… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2019

New CityMD/CHI Franciscan urgent care center now open at Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Center

CHI Franciscan and CityMD’s new urgent care center in the Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center is now open. One of eight CityMD sites currently… Continue reading

A historic run: WSF’s M/V Tillikum marks 60 years of service

Back in 1959, when the Washington State Ferries’ M/V Tillikum first put to sea on the Bainbridge Island/Seattle route, both Alaska and Hawaii were new… Continue reading

Bainbridge police remove homeless camp near Highway 305

Bainbridge Island police cleaned up the aftermath of a longtime homeless camp in the woods next to Highway 305 Monday after they discovered the few… Continue reading

New park commissioner set to take oath

Bainbridge parks officials are scheduled to accept the resignation of Bainbridge Parks Commissioner Lee Cross at their meeting next week. The board of the Bainbridge… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2019

Elder accolades: WSF’s Tillikum recieves 60-year service award | Photo gallery

The longest running in-service vessel in the Washington State Ferries fleet, the M/V Tillikum, was recognized at a special historic ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 27 at… Continue reading