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State increases testing efforts at long term care facilities

The state is putting together an effort to test thousands of staffers and residents at long term care facilites over the next two weeks, and… Continue reading

Unemployment claims fall statewide as officials tout fraud prevention measures

Initial unemployment claims fell sharply both in Washington and Kitsap County during the week of May 17 through May 23, the most recent week that… Continue reading

Call for Justice protests scheduled for Poulsbo and Bainbridge

Protests will occur in Poulsbo on Tuesday and Bainbridge on Thursday

Protestors rally in Winslow in wake of Minneapolis killing

A rally was held at the intersection of Highway 305 and Winslow Way Sunday to protest police violence in the wake of George Floyd’s death… Continue reading

Kitsap County elected officials denounce Floyd’s death in letter

An Open Letter to the Community: At the same time we are dealing with a crisis of health and its impacts on our economy, mental… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020

Local NAACP leader calls on law enforcement to ban knee holds

Peaceful protests and demonstrations along with rioting and looting are taking place in cities across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd… Continue reading

Island fire department’s upgrades earn improved ranking from state bureau

Bainbridge Island is measurably safer these days and that could soon save property owners money. The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau recently notified Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Police warn islanders of ongoing scourge of identity theft

Amidst the many underlying crises wrought by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Bainbridge Island Police Department is warning of one particularly insidious danger: identity theft.… Continue reading

Coroner asks public for help with unclaimed remains

Kitsap County Coroner Jeff Wallis announced his office is in possession of the unclaimed remains of 10 individuals considered indigent or abandoned. The coroner’s office… Continue reading

Island teen completes Eagle Scout project

A new kiosk at the main entrance of the Grand Forest on Miller Road signifies for most the start of a journey. But the Bainbridge… Continue reading

Sound Publishing launches grant program for local businesses

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread the news that they’re open for business. Sound — which owns The Kitsap… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2020

Local police chiefs condemn actions of Minneapolis police officers

Law enforcement agency leaders throughout Kitsap County have penned a letter excoriating the actions of Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2020

Kitsap County releases ‘playbook’ for reopening, details four phases

The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center released a recovery playbook earlier this week, detailing guidelines and recommendations for how to safely begin reopening businesses for… Continue reading

State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2

The Washington State Department of Health has quickly approved Kitsap County’s variance application to move on to Phase 2 of the governor’s “Safe Start” plan.… Continue reading

No new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County Wednesday

Countywide confirmed cases stand at 162, positive test rate is about two percent

  • May 27, 2020

Wedding bells ring for couple

Wedding bells ring for couple Katherine Elida Warren and Sandhira Himath Wijayaratne were married April 7, 2020 in a beautiful morning ceremony at Houghs Neck… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2020

COVID-inspired resolution finds little support on council

A resolution warning of risks to democracy and civil rights because of the COVID-19 outbreak got a rocky reception at this week’s meeting of the… Continue reading

Rise above it all: Bainbridge slowly learning to leave the nest

The Bainbridge Island Review site has lifted the paywall on this developing story to provide readers with critical information. To support vital reporting such as… Continue reading

Kitsap County looks to enter phase two of Safe Start plan

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that more counties are now eligible to apply for a variance under an expanded criteria to move directly to phase… Continue reading

Hilderman earns Geologists Award

Robin Hilderman of Bainbridge Island has been awarded the Phillip J. McKenna Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Award. Hilderman received the award from Colorado College… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020