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Kitsap to impose 1/10th of 1% sales tax for affordable housing

Faced with a troubling increase in homelessness in the region that’s been exacerbated by a scarcity of housing, the Kitsap County commissioners last week passed… Continue reading

 

The Beatles documentary “Get Back” is now available on Disney+. Courtesy photos

‘Get Back’ dispels many myths about Beatles end

A half-century ago, The Beatles reigned supreme in the heyday of AM radio and rec room hi-fi turntables. Like many youngsters who were another decade… Continue reading

 

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You’ll need to request single-use utensils at restaurants beginning Jan. 1

Law prohibits automatic distribution of single-use items by restaurants and other providers

 

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Your best COVID defense during the holidays:

‘Mask up’ and take precautions, infectious disease specialists say

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The future veterinary clinic for the Kitsap Humane Society will be named the Russ Linda Young Veterinary Lifesaving Center. Plans are to break ground on the project in 2022 and be fully open for shelter and owned-pet care in 2023. (KHS illustration)

BI couple gives $1 million for KHS veterinary center

Youngs say the community has a responsibility to care for animals

The future veterinary clinic for the Kitsap Humane Society will be named the Russ Linda Young Veterinary Lifesaving Center. Plans are to break ground on the project in 2022 and be fully open for shelter and owned-pet care in 2023. (KHS illustration)
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No plastic; starting Oct. 1, bring your own bag

The slow move toward a statewide ban of plastic-bag usage by businesses finally takes effect Oct. 1. The state Department of Ecology said in a… Continue reading

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The select committee’s mission, Rep. Kilmer said, is to make Congress more accessible to the American people and to strengthen the institution by better equipping staff members to handle the increasingly complex duties they are asked to perform. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Kilmer roundtable: Working to modernize Congress for the 21st century

Congressman says select committee making strides to achieve bipartisanship

The select committee’s mission, Rep. Kilmer said, is to make Congress more accessible to the American people and to strengthen the institution by better equipping staff members to handle the increasingly complex duties they are asked to perform. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)
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U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer spoke with reporters from the Port Orchard Independent and Kitsap Daily News about issues impacting communities on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Rep. Kilmer talks about local issues

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, the Democrat representing the 6th Congressional District, sat down Aug. 20 for a roundtable discussion with reporters from the Kitsap Daily… Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer spoke with reporters from the Port Orchard Independent and Kitsap Daily News about issues impacting communities on the Kitsap Peninsula.
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Transit rider restrictions lifted

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s removal of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions on public transportation as part of his decision to reopen the state, commuters will have… Continue reading

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The Port of Bremerton will use a grant of $1.2 million to replace a quarter-mile-long breakwater at the Port Orchard Marina. (dockwa.com photo)

Kitsap recreational projects get more than $10 million in state grant funding

$2,935,000 grant awarded for developing the North Kitsap Divide Block Community Forest

The Port of Bremerton will use a grant of $1.2 million to replace a quarter-mile-long breakwater at the Port Orchard Marina. (dockwa.com photo)
Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., attends a House Armed Services Committee meeting. (Tom Williams Courtesy Photo)

Kilmer: Constituent COVID pain is foremost on his mind

It goes without saying but U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer of the 6th Congressional District said it anyway. “Not to be Captain Obvious here, but this… Continue reading

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., attends a House Armed Services Committee meeting. (Tom Williams Courtesy Photo)
Sheriff Gary Simpson

Kitsap County Sheriff Simpson to leave office June 30

Public announcement has yet to be made by second-term official

Sheriff Gary Simpson
Various pharmacies and health care centers will be hosting a drug take-back event Saturday throughout Kitsap County and the state. (File illustration)

Want to take back drugs? Go to website for nearest location

UPDATE: The Bainbridge Island Police Departments and Rite Aid store in BI are not part of Saturday’s program, in a correction from the Review’s previous… Continue reading

Various pharmacies and health care centers will be hosting a drug take-back event Saturday throughout Kitsap County and the state. (File illustration)
Capitol Police subdue insurrectionists who illegally entered the halls of the Capitol Building. (Courtesy of KUOW)

Kilmer at the Capitol: Surviving an insurrection and preparing for impeachment

6th District congressman says American democracy prevailed on a pivotal day in Congress

Capitol Police subdue insurrectionists who illegally entered the halls of the Capitol Building. (Courtesy of KUOW)
“Amelia and J.P,” a homegrown series on YouTube, features a digital nomad couple living and touring Ecuador, nestled in northwest South America’s Andes Mountains. (YouTube image)

Mediascape: YouTube channels are the next best thing to traveling the globe

Slice-of-life home-grown series offer a refreshing take on life elsewhere

“Amelia and J.P,” a homegrown series on YouTube, features a digital nomad couple living and touring Ecuador, nestled in northwest South America’s Andes Mountains. (YouTube image)
The former St. Michael (Harrison) hospital in East Bremerton will become Kitsap County’s new COVID-19 vaccine clinic beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26. The clinic is under the auspices of Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Registration for vaccine appointments will begin via <a href="https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/CoronaVirus_Vaccine.php" target="_blank" title="kcowa.us/vaccine"><em>kcowa.us/vaccine</em></a> at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, for vaccine slots on Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 26-28. (Virginia Mason Franciscan Health photo)

Kitsap Public Health launches COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Appointments for Tuesday through Thursday are quickly reserved

The former St. Michael (Harrison) hospital in East Bremerton will become Kitsap County’s new COVID-19 vaccine clinic beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26. The clinic is under the auspices of Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Registration for vaccine appointments will begin via <a href="https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/CoronaVirus_Vaccine.php" target="_blank" title="kcowa.us/vaccine"><em>kcowa.us/vaccine</em></a> at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, for vaccine slots on Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 26-28. (Virginia Mason Franciscan Health photo)

Diversified ranks haven’t always been that way

Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. In celebrating Veterans Day this month, we… Continue reading

League of Women Voters - Kitsap members Cynthia Shick and Alicia Vause encourage people to vote. Courtesy photo

Kitsap voters flooding Elections Division with returning ballots

Up to 90 percent of those registered expected to vote

League of Women Voters - Kitsap members Cynthia Shick and Alicia Vause encourage people to vote. Courtesy photo
Kitsap County seeks survey input for sales tax treatment strategy

Kitsap County seeks survey input for sales tax treatment strategy

Deadline to complete survey is Oct. 15

Kitsap County seeks survey input for sales tax treatment strategy
Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Nov. 2

Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Nov. 2

Multiple methods to make payments to county

Second-half 2020 property taxes are due Nov. 2