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House supports Juneteenth as state holiday

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle, often sees her grandmother’s features when she looks in the mirror. She thinks of how… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

 

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BI checking out hazard pay for grocery workers

The Bainbridge Island City Council is studying options for hazard pay for grocery store workers due to COVID-19. Deputy Mayor Kirsten Hytopoulos said there has… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

 

This 30" by 24" sign will be placed at Agate Pass and Waypoint Park. Courtesy photo

BI appoints REAC member, OKs Race Equity Welcoming Signs

The Bainbridge City Council appointed Deanna Martinez to the Race Equity Advisory Committee, filling the spot left by Brenda Fantroy-Johnson when she joined the council.… Continue reading

 

A discussion on memory loss will take place on Zoom March 5. Courtesy photo

Briefs

$63,650 raised Bainbridge Island customers who purchased $10 bags donated a record $63,650 worth of $50 Safeway gift cards for the Helpline House food bank.… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021
A discussion on memory loss will take place on Zoom March 5. Courtesy photo
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Historical Museum taking “cautious approach” to reopening

BIHM is open Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 10 visitor capacity

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23 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Kitsap is now under a “high level” of coronavirus activity, per state guidelines

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BI grants to aid businesses hurt by COVID

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved a business recovery grant program that would provide $210,000 to support businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The council… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
Small performances can take place in the studio. Barn-type doors can open to make the space part of the lobby. A patio will be just outside. Courtesy photo

BPA remodel to bring together civic, culture to BI Town Square

Bainbridge Performing Arts gave a presentation on its $16.5 million remodel to the City Council recently. Executive director Dominique Cantwell said some work has already… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
Small performances can take place in the studio. Barn-type doors can open to make the space part of the lobby. A patio will be just outside. Courtesy photo
Jane Lindley

Emails explain deep divide in BI Council

The City Council meetings were heated when they discussed a replacement for Kol Medina, but they were nothing compared with emails on the topic. Emails… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
Jane Lindley

Measures looking to limit executive powers die in legislature

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service It’s been one year since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Agate Pass Bridge work finishes two days early

Lane closures scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled

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Police accountability bills push through Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Outrage over deaths of citizens in police custody sparked efforts by lawmakers to address racial equity, hiring and training,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2021
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19 new cases of COVID in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 74.6

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Weather delays vaccine allocations for BI

Pharmacy did not receive any 1st dose allocations this week

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Bill would help renters, but hurt landlords

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service An extension of an eviction moratorium for another two years and free attorneys for tenants who face eviction are… Continue reading

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Harrison Medical Center building.

Emails show more concerns about Harrison

A snapshot of some of dozens of city emails from a two-week period shows that the public has a lot more questions and opinions about… Continue reading

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Harrison Medical Center building.
Blair King

Development, helping council key issues for city manager

Development and helping the Bainbridge Island City Council be more functional were two main topics for community questions at an online meeting with incoming city… Continue reading

Blair King

Year-round school for some in Washington

The summer months are coming to an end, children are heading back to school, but they are experiencing summer learning loss and now require remedial… Continue reading

BI OKs affordable housing extensions

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved a change in an ordinance in an effort to extend affordable housing. But a few people who spoke during… Continue reading

Agate Pass Bridge. File photo

Agate Pass Bridge work to force delays next week

One-way alternating traffic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22-26

Agate Pass Bridge. File photo