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COVID-19 infections continue to rise in Kitsap County

22 active cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap, 267 total infections since March

 

Unemployment claims rise slightly for third straight week

Initial unemployment claims rose ever-so-slightly in Kitsap County for the third consecutive week during the week ending on June 27, the most recent week for… Continue reading

 

Inslee orders businesses to require masks, halts phase advancement applications

With a spike in COVID-19 case counts across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a statewide order mandating businesses to require face coverings for… Continue reading

 

Democratic presidential elector Bret Chiafalo and two other Washington residents broke their pledge in 2016 to cast their Electoral College votes for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

Democratic presidential elector Bret Chiafalo and two other Washington residents broke their pledge in 2016 to cast their Electoral College votes for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Bainbridge blotter | Broken windows and missing boats

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. Wednesday, June 24 9:25 a.m. Police were called to Strawberry Hill Park to investigate obscene graffiti.… Continue reading

Public asked to report sightings of Asian giant hornets this summer

As if 2020 hasn’t been hectic enough, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Washington Invasive Species Council are asking the public all over… Continue reading

Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right

Governor knew vetoing a single sentence in roads budget was unusual, a judge ruled it wasn’t legal

DSHS to furlough some employees, reduce hours at all statewide agencies

Furloughs and reduced office hours to take effect June 29 through July 20

Clearwater Casino Resort cancels annual summer events amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Casino Resort will instead hold Exclusive Resort Summer Concert series with safety precautions

Chiquiti Fireworks sales boom in absence of organized displays

Tribal stand also introduced a new online pick-up option amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Kitsap Phase 3 application placed on hold until July 9

Kitsap County’s application to move on to phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” program has been placed on hold for at least a… Continue reading

Blossom appointed to planning commission after heated city council debate

In a question of process or progress, the debate over which quickly became contentious at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Bainbridge Island City Council, a… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island School District | Construction began on the new Captain Johnson Blakely Elementary, in March 2018.
Photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island School District | Construction began on the new Captain Johnson Blakely Elementary, in March 2018.

Blood donors needed as northwest faces shortages

It’s not unusual for blood to be in short supply in the summer, but the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, and the health care system is… Continue reading

WSF advises riders limit usage to ‘essential purposes’

Washington State Ferries recently advised all riders to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing by remaining in their… Continue reading

224 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Kitsap County

June sees the highest number of cases added since March

Law enforcement agencies state they cannot detain, cite or arrest violators of mask order

Both agencies cite Gov. Inslee’s statewide mask mandate as a “public health and safety measure.”