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Webinar Wednesday on BI grants to help businesses hurt by COVID

The city of Bainbridge Island is offering a small-business grant program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has committed up to $200,000 for… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2021

More protections for renters, but not property owners

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service As the end of an emergency eviction moratorium looms over thousands of Washington renters, a bill requiring landlords to… Continue reading

Signs to direct people to various locations have been put up in Winslow. Courtesy photo

Island Briefs

2 BISD hires Bainbridge Island School District has selected Amii Pratt to serve as Elementary Executive Director of Teaching and Learning and Kristen Haizlip to… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021
Signs to direct people to various locations have been put up in Winslow. Courtesy photo

Inslee expands COVID vaccine reach

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Essential frontline workers, such as grocery store employees, will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines later this month, Gov. Jay Inslee… Continue reading

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BI looking for project ‘wins’ before King arrives

The Bainbridge Island City Council is planning a retreat with new city manager Blair King a little after he comes onboard in late May. But… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021
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New 100 Building at Bainbridge High School. Courtesy image

Survey: Many BHS students don’t want to be there

Bainbridge High School senior Leah Rhee created and conducted a survey on Instagram in an effort to better understand how her peers felt about returning… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021
New 100 Building at Bainbridge High School. Courtesy image
Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last week that the state’s law outlawing the possession of drugs is unconstitutional. (File photo)

Region’s law enforcement agencies stop arresting for drug possession

State Supreme Court rules 5-4 that drug possession arrests are unconstitutional

Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last week that the state’s law outlawing the possession of drugs is unconstitutional. (File photo)

Experts expect economy to improve

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Though unemployment and consumer uncertainty remain high, state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council officials told legislators March 3 they… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death in Kitsap, 83 total

Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 59.9

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Biden, Inslee make school employees a priority for COVID vaccine

Bainbridge Island School District Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen said Wednesday that he and staff are elated about President Biden and Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that school… Continue reading

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House sets private detention center for closure

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Washington’s only private detention center is proposed for closure. House Bill 1090 prohibits any person, business or government from… Continue reading

House bill extends curbside drinks until 2023

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Services People will continue to be able to get a mixed drink with their takeout food until 2023 under a… Continue reading

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House passes bill to limit law enforcement tactics

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A ban on the use of chokeholds, military equipment and most types of car chases by law enforcement passed… Continue reading

Low-carbon fuel bill passes state House

By Joseph Claypoole WNPS News Service A low carbon fuel bill passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 27 in a 52-46 vote with every… Continue reading

Affordable housing vs. design standards

Bainbridge Island faces a quandary. It wants to have affordable housing, but it also has high design standards. Something has to give. For years it’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2021
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35 years of Bainbridge-Ometepe partnership has been rewarding for all involved

Director Carol Carley talks about how BOSIA’s work has positively impacted Ometepe

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BI Library planning mid-March opening

The Bainbridge Library and Kitsap Regional Library are tentatively planning to reopen in mid-March. At that time, they will offer limited in-building services with the… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2021
The Morales farmhouse after it was remodeled by Friends of the Farms in 2012. Review file photo
The Morales farmhouse after it was remodeled by Friends of the Farms in 2012. Review file photo
David Kotz shows the natural beauty of a tree that was cut down.

From cutting trees to making furniture – Kotz does it all

In this era of specialization, David Kotz is a rarity - he does it all — from cutting down the tree to the finished furniture.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2021
David Kotz shows the natural beauty of a tree that was cut down.