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Kingston man charged in riot at U.S. Capitol

A Kingston man is the fourth Washington state resident to be charged in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Taylor James Johnatakis, 38,… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2021

Suicide review team closer to reality

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News service A Washington Youth Suicide Review Team is one step closer to reality after legislators passed substitute House Bill 1354… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2021
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House representatives pass numerous bills

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service As a single mother who survived on food stamps, an added $20 monthly cost for her four children’s lunch… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2021
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BI council looks to improve its procedures

Other proposed changes to manual to be considered in future

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Community praises BISD for in-person learning during school board meeting

1 COVID case at WMS; high schoolers return delayed until March 1

  • Feb 12, 2021
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PBS star takes over at Kingston botanical garden

Heronswood Garden, the botanical garden in Kingston, has named Patrick McMillan as its new garden director. McMillan takes on his new role after two decades… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
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COVID’s Phase 2 Kitsap reopening plan changed to Valentine’s Day

Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo and the rest of Kitsap County can move to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery plan on Valentine’s Day.… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Snow is expected in Kitsap County. Courtesy photo

Heavy snow expected in Kitsap County

Important contacts listed here

  • Feb 12, 2021
Snow is expected in Kitsap County. Courtesy photo

Briefs

BI 2nd safest Bainbridge Island is the second-safest midsize city in the state, a new report says. released its newest report on the “Safest Cities… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021

How to re-enter society after COVID restrictions

As people re-enter society after being locked down so long due to COVID-19, there is going to be anxiety. That is not a problem. That… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021

In wake of major data breach, cyber security office proposed

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Reeling from a December breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of roughly 1.6 million Washington residents,… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2021
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2 more deaths, 15 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed two new deaths and 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, bringing the… Continue reading

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Initial jobless claims fall slightly in last week of January

Unemployment claims were up in the final week of January, but initial claims were down in the latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department.… Continue reading

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Both BI school levies passing easily

Both Bainbridge Island three-year school levies were passing easily Tuesday night. The Enrichment levy was passing 5,612, or 68.5 percent, to 2,583, or 31.5 percent.… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021

Cost of BI police-court facility on tonight’s BI agenda

The controversial high cost of the proposed new police-court facility at the old Harrison Medical Center building is on tonight’s Bainbridge Island City Council meeting… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021

PSE: BI has asked for improved reliability

Puget Sound Energy says it is again looking at building a new transmission line on Bainbridge Island because residents have been asking for improved reliability.… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021
Northeast Adas Will Lane roundabout. Artist rendition

Fish barrier removal part of 305 project

Fewer crashes, improved traffic flow and removing three fish passage barriers are key goals of a roundabout to be built on Highway 305 at Northeast… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021
Northeast Adas Will Lane roundabout. Artist rendition
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Violation? Ranking system or secret vote?

Was it a secret vote or a ranking system? The Bainbridge Island City Council recently judged three candidates for city manager in executive session. Fred… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021
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Buses arrive at Vinland Elementary to drop off kids for the afternoon session of hybrid learning. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos

Kids will go back to online learning if snow hits

But 4th-graders glad to be back at school Monday

Buses arrive at Vinland Elementary to drop off kids for the afternoon session of hybrid learning. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos