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Lawmakers discuss upcoming work on climate issues

The Climate & Energy Forum is hosting a program that explores climate-related legislation for 2020. The meeting is planned for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Shellfish harvesting banned near Agate Pass Bridge, west shoreline of Bainbridge Island

The Kitsap Public Health District announced a ban Friday on shellfish harvesting in Port Orchard Passage — from Agate Pass Bridge to Point Bolin. Officials… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Bainbridge councilmembers take the oath | Photo gallery

Four members of the Bainbridge Island City Council — two new ones, and two incumbents — took the oath of office at the first council… Continue reading

Budget for upcoming Wyatt Way roundabout project falls short

Bainbridge officials announced Friday that the city does not have enough money in its budget for the proposed roundabout at Madison Avenue/Wyatt Way to complete… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit to spend $1.5 million on new propane-powered ACCESS buses

The board of commissioners of Kitsap Transit has approved the purchase of a dozen new ACCESS buses. All of the new buses will run on… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Homeless emergency grabs the attention of lawmakers| 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Lawmakers are scrambling to confront a crisis that leaves people sleeping out in the cold and rain. The complex of contributing factors of… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Snow is on the way | The Bainbridge Blab

It’s snow joke: Bainbridge Island may be hit with a bit of the white stuff this weekend. That’s the latest forecast for the island from… Continue reading

Councilwoman Nassar walks out of council meeting after kerfuffle with new mayor

The new leadership team for the Bainbridge Island City Council is off to a rocky start. Councilwoman Leslie Schneider was appointed mayor at Tuesday’s council… Continue reading

Bainbridge council can’t agree on first get-together

The schedule for the new city council’s first retreat is in limbo after Bainbridge Island councilmembers failed to find agreement at their first meeting of… Continue reading

‘No War With Iran Rally’ moved to Thursday in Winslow

Indivisible Bainbridge Island will hold its planned anti-war demonstration a day earlier than previously announced. The “No War With Iran Rally” will now be held… Continue reading

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative Session

The Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s Olympia news bureau opened Wednesday with two reporters in new permanent quarters on the Capitol campus. In a space large… Continue reading

Field of candidates is set to appear on Washington’s presidential primary ballot

A total of 14 candidates — all but one, Democrats — will be on Washington’s 2020 Presidential Primary ballot. The presidential primary is March 10,… Continue reading

Rally against war planned in Winslow

Indivisible Bainbridge Island is organizing an anti-war demonstration for Friday, Jan. 10 at The Waypoint Park next to Highway 305 and Winslow Way. The “No… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020

Kitsap Transit selects construction company for Bainbridge Bike Barn makeover

Kitsap Transit has approved a plan for a major makeover of its Bike Barn at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal in Winslow. The board of… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Unwanted attention

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, DEC. 10 6:18 p.m. A 37-year-old Bainbridge woman reached out to an island synagogue after… Continue reading

Car crash at High School Road necessitates traffic detour

A two-car crash at the intersection of High School Road and Highway 305 late Tuesday morning left at least one person injured. The collision left… Continue reading

The Beach House Bar & Grill shuts down after 8-year run

The Beach House Bar & Grill at Pleasant Beach has closed its doors for good. Officials at Pleasant Beach Village announced the closure Monday, Jan.… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2020

Bainbridge Island faces lawsuit over latest development moratorium

The company that wants to build a self-storage facility on Day Road has filed a lawsuit against the city of Bainbridge Island, claiming the city… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee on border detainments: ‘This will not stand’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the reports of Iranian-Americans being detained at the U.S.-Canadian border were “deeply alarming” as well as “wrong and rife with… Continue reading

New council faces full agenda at first meeting

Welcome to your first city council meeting of 2020. Now let’s talk about getting sued. That’s the order of business for the Bainbridge Island City… Continue reading