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Career Center opens for one-on-one assistance

The Career Center at the Bainbridge Public Library offers one-on-one assistance from trained career specialists. Call or stop by the library to register. Sessions are… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2018

Gregoire earns scholastic honors

Riley A. Gregoire is an academic all-star at Oregon State University. OSU recently announced the students who have made the scholastic honor roll for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2018

Now that’s Italian! | Photo of the day 2.3

Anthon y Farrell cuts up sausage for the meat sauce early Saturday afternoon in the kitchen at St. Cecilia Parish for the annual St. Cecilia… Continue reading

Program before lawmakers could strengthen mental health crisis response | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A proposed pilot project would partner mental health professionals and local law enforcement officers on calls that involve a mental health crisis. HB… Continue reading

Scouts and slices: BI pack hosts delicious get-together | Photo of the day 2.4

Bainbridge Island’s Cub Scout Pack 4496 held a pre-Super Bowl pizza party and outreach event at West Side Pizza on Sunday, Feb. 4, inviting children… Continue reading

Washington health insurance market in flux | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Washington state’s health insurance market is increasingly volatile. While the number of people without insurance has decreased every year since 2013, monthly premium… Continue reading

More than a dozen escape injury after casino shuttle hit by alleged drunk driver

Fourteen passengers escaped injury after an alleged drunk driver ran through a red light and struck a shuttle bus that was leaving the Clearwater Casino… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2018

Kingston woman hit while crossing highway at Agate Pass Bridge

A Kingston woman was struck by a car while crossing Highway 305 at the Agate Pass Bridge just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2018

Garfunkel earns place on dean’s list

Madeline Garfunkel, a resident of Bainbridge Island, has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Garfunkel is majoring in… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2018

Republican lawmakers call for further car tab tax reductions, transit authority accountability | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - On the heels of the state House approved bill to reduce car tab taxes, Sen. Steve O’Ban, R–University Place, and Rep. Mark Harmsworth,… Continue reading

Power out for north Bainbridge neighborhood

More than two dozen homes on Bainbridge Island near Fay Bainbridge Park lost power Saturday afternoon. A total of 26 Puget Sound Energy customers west… Continue reading

Islanders excel at MSU

Five students from Bainbridge Island have been honored for academic excellence at Montana State University. Montana State University announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

Proposed law would make tampons and pads free for community college students | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Amid national and state-wide awareness of women’s healthcare, Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that would require community and technical colleges to… Continue reading

Carbon tax plan advances in the state Senate | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A tax on carbon emissions proposed by Governor Jay Inslee has taken a big step forward. On Feb. 1, the state Senate Energy,… Continue reading

‘Global Health: Progress and Challenges’ at this week’s Great Decisions

Great Decisions at the Library returns at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Bethany Lutheran Church. This week’s topic: “Global Health: Progress and Challenges,” moderated… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Senator Murray: Release of ‘untruthful’ memo is ‘disgraceful’

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) said the country needs the truth about Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election, and criticized President Trump’s role as… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Will there ever be a rainbow? | The Bainbridge Blab

Get ready for a rainy weekend on Bainbridge Island. Or so says the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Seattle. Saturday will see… Continue reading

Best Bets for Feb. 2-4 | The Bainbridge Blab

One month down already, and 2018 is proving more a sprint than a marathon. Time flies, so take some time for yourself this weekend, Bainbridge,… Continue reading

Close call for Eagledale home after wind knocks down trees

An Eagledale home escaped major damage — but the garage next to it did not — after two 80-foot-tall Douglas fir trees came crashing down… Continue reading

State Senate advances bill that would require health plans to cover contraception and abortion | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - The state Senate approved a measure that would provide greater access to birth control and other reproductive health services, including abortions. Passed by… Continue reading