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Inclement weather forces school closures on Bainbridge

All Bainbridge Island School District schools were closed due to inclement weather conditions Monday, according to a 10 a.m. message from district officials. “There are… Continue reading

Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — A trove of policy disputes, a bit of political tension and a historic leadership change await lawmakers Monday when they begin a 60-day… Continue reading

SWERV hosts guest speakers on land conservation

Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views will gather for a presentation on “Land Conservation and GIS Technology” at the group’s meeting next week. All women are… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2020

Bainbridge council may OK $126K settlement in dispute over pump station

The Bainbridge Island City Council is expected to sign off on a $126,000 settlement agreement next week with Whitney Equipment Company that will end a… Continue reading

Bainbridge council wants to look at $15 minimum wage, 25 mph islandwide speed limit

At the Bainbridge Island City Council’s meeting next week, the council will confirm its priorities for the coming year. It will also discuss a cornucopia… Continue reading

‘Supermassive Black Holes’ on the horizon for Bainbridge stargazers

Supermassive black holes are a one-way trip for mass falling in — or are they? At the upcoming planetarium show “Supermassive Black Holes,” astronomer Steve… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Lawmakers discuss upcoming work on climate issues

The Climate & Energy Forum is hosting a program that explores climate-related legislation for 2020. The meeting is planned for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Shellfish harvesting banned near Agate Pass Bridge, west shoreline of Bainbridge Island

The Kitsap Public Health District announced a ban Friday on shellfish harvesting in Port Orchard Passage — from Agate Pass Bridge to Point Bolin. Officials… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Bainbridge councilmembers take the oath | Photo gallery

Four members of the Bainbridge Island City Council — two new ones, and two incumbents — took the oath of office at the first council… Continue reading

Budget for upcoming Wyatt Way roundabout project falls short

Bainbridge officials announced Friday that the city does not have enough money in its budget for the proposed roundabout at Madison Avenue/Wyatt Way to complete… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit to spend $1.5 million on new propane-powered ACCESS buses

The board of commissioners of Kitsap Transit has approved the purchase of a dozen new ACCESS buses. All of the new buses will run on… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Homeless emergency grabs the attention of lawmakers| 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Lawmakers are scrambling to confront a crisis that leaves people sleeping out in the cold and rain. The complex of contributing factors of… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Snow is on the way | The Bainbridge Blab

It’s snow joke: Bainbridge Island may be hit with a bit of the white stuff this weekend. That’s the latest forecast for the island from… Continue reading

Councilwoman Nassar walks out of council meeting after kerfuffle with new mayor

The new leadership team for the Bainbridge Island City Council is off to a rocky start. Councilwoman Leslie Schneider was appointed mayor at Tuesday’s council… Continue reading

Bainbridge council can’t agree on first get-together

The schedule for the new city council’s first retreat is in limbo after Bainbridge Island councilmembers failed to find agreement at their first meeting of… Continue reading

‘No War With Iran Rally’ moved to Thursday in Winslow

Indivisible Bainbridge Island will hold its planned anti-war demonstration a day earlier than previously announced. The “No War With Iran Rally” will now be held… Continue reading

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative Session

The Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s Olympia news bureau opened Wednesday with two reporters in new permanent quarters on the Capitol campus. In a space large… Continue reading

Field of candidates is set to appear on Washington’s presidential primary ballot

A total of 14 candidates — all but one, Democrats — will be on Washington’s 2020 Presidential Primary ballot. The presidential primary is March 10,… Continue reading

Rally against war planned in Winslow

Indivisible Bainbridge Island is organizing an anti-war demonstration for Friday, Jan. 10 at The Waypoint Park next to Highway 305 and Winslow Way. The “No… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020

Kitsap Transit selects construction company for Bainbridge Bike Barn makeover

Kitsap Transit has approved a plan for a major makeover of its Bike Barn at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal in Winslow. The board of… Continue reading