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Bainbridge blotter | That doesn’t belong to you

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, JAN. 8 9:36 a.m. Police were called to a private home in response to an… Continue reading

Sen. Carlyle hits the gas on renewable energy bill | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - A bill to transition Washington into a state that runs entirely on renewable energy will go… Continue reading

Florez named to UVM dean’s list

Mateo Florez of Bainbridge Island has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Vermont. Florez, a member… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Kim named VP of Philanthropy at IslandWood

Jennifer Kim has been named Vice President of Philanthropy for IslandWood, the nonprofit has announced. Kim officially joined IslandWood on Nov. 26 following a national… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Illegal development appears more extensive than Bainbridge councilwoman claims

The unpermitted development on Bainbridge Island Councilwoman Rasham Nassar’s property is more extensive than the councilwoman and her husband Trenton Riely-Gibbons have acknowledged, according to… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Check was NOT in the mail

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. FRIDAY, JAN. 4 1:11 p.m. A 47-year-old Bainbridge Island woman called police to report the possible… Continue reading

Muir steps down as Salish director

Seth Muir is stepping down after seven years at the helm of Salish Sea Expeditions, the nonprofit has announced. Muir’s last day as executive director… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2019

Horn to take over as interim chief

Bainbridge Island Deputy Police Chief Jeff Horn has been named interim chief of the Bainbridge department. That’s not enough for the city’s police union, however.… Continue reading

Government shutdown could have impact on ferry service

Marine inspectors with the U.S. Coast Guard are working overtime, weekends and nights, without pay amid the federal government shutdown, to ensure vessel inspections are… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Incoherent and addicted

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SUNDAY, DEC. 30 2:41 a.m. Police inside the downtown Winslow station overheard and responded to a… Continue reading

Bill would offer more protections for health care ‘whistleblowers’ | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Healthcare professionals may gain protection from retaliation for reporting medical care violations even if they don’t… Continue reading

Taxation with representation: Senate holds hearing on capital gains tax | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - People representing small business owners and low-income workers had plenty to say at a public hearing… Continue reading

Author shares power of hope during return visit to Bainbridge

Chan Hellman, author and professor of social work, will share strategies on how to increase and measure hope during a lecture next week on Bainbridge… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2019

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