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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.
Tribute Baskets by Christine Clark located at Waypoint Park since 2016. Courtesy photos

More money for public art

The Public Art Committee asked for additional funding at the Bainbridge Island City Council meeting last week. The committee asked for $3,600 in new funding… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2021
Tribute Baskets by Christine Clark located at Waypoint Park since 2016. Courtesy photos
Jane Lindley

Emails explain deep divide in BI Council

The City Council meetings were heated when they discussed a replacement for Kol Medina, but they were nothing compared with emails on the topic. Emails… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021
Jane Lindley
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BISD prepares for return of high schoolers next week

With high schoolers returning to in-person learning next week, Thursday’s Bainbridge school board meeting allowed staff to provide updates, context and improvements to its reopening… Continue reading

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House supports Juneteenth as state holiday

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle, often sees her grandmother’s features when she looks in the mirror. She thinks of how… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021
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BI checking out hazard pay for grocery workers

The Bainbridge Island City Council is studying options for hazard pay for grocery store workers due to COVID-19. Deputy Mayor Kirsten Hytopoulos said there has… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021
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This 30" by 24" sign will be placed at Agate Pass and Waypoint Park. Courtesy photo

BI appoints REAC member, OKs Race Equity Welcoming Signs

The Bainbridge City Council appointed Deanna Martinez to the Race Equity Advisory Committee, filling the spot left by Brenda Fantroy-Johnson when she joined the council.… Continue reading

This 30" by 24" sign will be placed at Agate Pass and Waypoint Park. Courtesy photo
A discussion on memory loss will take place on Zoom March 5. Courtesy photo

Briefs

$63,650 raised Bainbridge Island customers who purchased $10 bags donated a record $63,650 worth of $50 Safeway gift cards for the Helpline House food bank.… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021
A discussion on memory loss will take place on Zoom March 5. Courtesy photo
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Historical Museum taking “cautious approach” to reopening

BIHM is open Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 10 visitor capacity

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BI grants to aid businesses hurt by COVID

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved a business recovery grant program that would provide $210,000 to support businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The council… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
Small performances can take place in the studio. Barn-type doors can open to make the space part of the lobby. A patio will be just outside. Courtesy photo

BPA remodel to bring together civic, culture to BI Town Square

Bainbridge Performing Arts gave a presentation on its $16.5 million remodel to the City Council recently. Executive director Dominique Cantwell said some work has already… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2021
Small performances can take place in the studio. Barn-type doors can open to make the space part of the lobby. A patio will be just outside. Courtesy photo

Measures looking to limit executive powers die in legislature

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service It’s been one year since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Agate Pass Bridge work finishes two days early

Lane closures scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled

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