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Lots of Earth Month events on BI

It’s Earth Month on Bainbridge Island, and Sustainable Bainbridge is inviting everyone to help out at a number of events To add some fun it… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Survey on how to spend federal money

The city of Bainbridge Island’s portion of the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act funding is projected to be $6.6 million, according to figures published… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
While hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased across the U.S., Kitsap County has generally escaped that disturbing trend, according to law enforcement officials here. (Jing Daily photo)

Hate crimes against Asian Americans not up in Kitsap

Numbers have risen in U.S. during COVID, Trump

  • Apr 1, 2021
While hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased across the U.S., Kitsap County has generally escaped that disturbing trend, according to law enforcement officials here. (Jing Daily photo)
Courtesy of the BI Community Pharmacy
Courtesy of the BI Community Pharmacy
Volunteers help Kyle Schroer install the plaques at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island. Courtesy photos

Briefs

Library reopening Kitsap Regional Library will be opening all locations April 5 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday hours will be the same for larger… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2021
Volunteers help Kyle Schroer install the plaques at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island. Courtesy photos

BPA offers more online shows during COVID

Bainbridge Performing Arts is continuing to offer online Bainbridge Pod Accomplice programs during COVID-19 restrictions. The performances are and people can tune in anytime, anywhere… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2021
A large crane places tunnel footings in position. Courtesy photos

Work continues on Highway 305 roundabout

Wonder why your wait at Highway 305 at Johnson Road was a little longer than usual last week? Or did the large crane give it… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2021
A large crane places tunnel footings in position. Courtesy photos

More taxpayer funds for child care in the works

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Early childhood care and education in the state would see sweeping reform through the expansion of affordable child health… Continue reading

Briefs

Blood needed Bloodworks Northwest is having a blood drive at Village Green Community Center Thursday and Friday. Blood donations are desperately needed, especially “O positive,”… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021

State universal health care by 2026?

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Universal health care for every state resident who wants it could come to Washington by 2026. A bill under… Continue reading

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Mile-long bike lane to be constructed

The Bainbridge Island City Council last week approved a construction contract for a project that will widen shoulders and create a separated bike lane along… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
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Variant here; follow COVID protocols

Studies: Variant more likely to cause severe illness, death

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Peter Bang-Knudsen

BISD planning for full-time in-person learning in fall

Announcement came after Insleeā€™s reduced social-distancing guidelines

Peter Bang-Knudsen
The funds go to entities to promote tourism in Bainbridge Island. Courtesy photo

$225K goes to fund tourism in BI

Visit Bainbridge Island received $70,000 as the City Council this week approved the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee’s 2021 funding recommendation to support tourism activities. Eleven… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2021
The funds go to entities to promote tourism in Bainbridge Island. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photos
Hannah portrait and in her volleyball uniform.

BI family scholarship a memorial for daughter

The family of one of the three victims of a car crash on Bainbridge Island is starting a memorial scholarship in her honor. Early this… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2021
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Hannah portrait and in her volleyball uniform.
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BHS grad publishes guide on weddings amid COVID

Jensen grew up on Bainbridge and graduated high school in 1999

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Bainbridge Island novelist Kristin Hannah has written 24 books since the early '90s. Courtesy of Kevin Lynch

BI author’s recent novels become shows, movies

Kristin Hannah wrote Firefly Lane, which premiered this year on Netflix

Bainbridge Island novelist Kristin Hannah has written 24 books since the early '90s. Courtesy of Kevin Lynch
Drawing shows Madison Cottages at left, park just to the top right of them, the townhouses and clubhouse just to the right of the park, and the rest of the development. Courtesy map

Public park, parking, traffic concern neighbors

Neighbors are concerned a proposed 82-unit apartment complex will swallow up their beloved public park. At an online public meeting with the Planning Commission Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2021
Drawing shows Madison Cottages at left, park just to the top right of them, the townhouses and clubhouse just to the right of the park, and the rest of the development. Courtesy map
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Nature vs. Nurture in mountain bike trail battle

Editor’s note: The following is being reprinted as its own separate online story because the top two portions were accidentally deleted during production of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2021
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BI seeks volunteers to serve on advisory groups

Most positions require 3-year commitment

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