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UPDATE | Power outage in Winslow delays ferry sailings

Saturday morning’s power outage on the east side of Bainbridge Island has delayed ferry sailings to and from Seattle, according to Washington State Ferries. Puget… Continue reading

Set for the worst: BIFD hosts ‘Mega Code’ paramedic training | Photo gallery

There were 48 heart attacks on Bainbridge Island last Saturday — and all in the same location. But that’s OK. It worked out as well… Continue reading

Strong winds leave hundreds without electricity on Bainbridge

Nearly 1,500 homes were left without power Saturday morning in the Yeomalt/Wing Point area of Bainbridge Island after strong winds swept across the island. The… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Yesterday and days before | The Bainbridge Blab

Have you ever seen the rain? Well, you will this weekend, according to the latest forecast for Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service in… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | The keys to a family dispute

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, JAN. 9 6:13 p.m. Police responded to the domestic dispute between a mother and daughter… Continue reading

Senate votes to extend college financial aid to state Dreamers | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A bipartisan effort in the Senate passed a bill Wednesday afternoon that would extend financial opportunities in higher education to some undocumented immigrant… Continue reading

Vetoed manufacturing tax cut again pushed in bipartisan effort | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Legislators are once again pushing for an across-the-board manufacturing tax cut that was vetoed during the previous legislative session by Democratic Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Best Bets for Jan. 26-28 | The Bainbridge Blab

The last weekend of January may be short on dry weather, but it’s got culture aplenty. Whether what you seek is on the page or… Continue reading

Griffith is standout scholar

Tara Griffith of Bainbridge Island has earned a place on the dean’s list at Dean College for the fall 2017 semester. Founded in 1865, Dean… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Lawmakers consider a bill to raise the legal tobacco age | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that could raise the legal age to purchase any nicotine product from 18 to 21 years… Continue reading

Perpetrators of domestic violence harassment could lose firearm rights | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A proposed bill would add harassment to a list of domestic violence crimes for which someone can have their firearm rights revoked. SB… Continue reading

Orca Protection Act aims to protect Pacific Northwest’s iconic whales | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Washington state’s orca whale population could receive a wealth of new legislative support, as a Senate committee Tuesday afternoon heard a bill that… Continue reading

BI Land Trust holds annual meeting

It’s been billed as the “best potluck on the Island.” The Bainbridge Island Land Trust will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 9 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Dock project closes Bainbridge park

Hidden Cove Park has been closed to the public so crews can begin work on the new dock at the park. The park — including… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Lawmakers want to rein in Washington’s many tax breaks

OLYMPIA - Six hundred ninety-four. That’s how many separate tax breaks and exemptions saved taxpayers — but cost the state — a little over $100… Continue reading

Bills would to limit opioid prescriptions, invest in treatment options | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - In an effort to tackle the opioid addiction epidemic, state legislators, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Democratic Governor Jay Inslee are rolling out… Continue reading

Once again, lawmakers consider requiring health plans to cover abortions | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A bill to expand birth control choices for women is before the Legislature for the fifth year in a row. Senate Bill 6219,… Continue reading

Ballot initiative threat has energy industry warming to governor’s proposed carbon tax | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - With environmental activists threatening a carbon tax ballot initiative, some manufacturing and energy companies are opting to work with lawmakers on Democratic Gov.… Continue reading

LGBTQ bills advance in the Senate | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Two LGBTQ rights bills passed the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 16. SB 5722 bans the practice of… Continue reading

Hundreds attend the 40th annual March For Life on Roe v. Wade anniversary | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Under a sea of umbrellas, hundreds of pro-life activists held roses and signs on the steps of the Capitol Legislative Building in Olympia… Continue reading