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COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County rise to 178

Twelve cases reported in the last two weeks

Kitsap Board of Health, commissioners expected to consider Phase 3 variance Friday

The Kitsap Board of Health and the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will meet this week to discuss and consider a variance application to move… Continue reading

Photo gallery | Pomp despite circumstance: Drive-thru commencement celebrates island grads

A drive-thru commencement ceremony may not have been the finale they’d spent four years envisioning, but the graduating seniors of the Class of 2020, with… Continue reading

Drive-thru graduation sees island seniors safely celebrated

Would you like a diploma with that? A drive-thru commencement ceremony may not have been the finale they’d spent four years envisioning, but the graduating… Continue reading

Attainable island hikes for an approaching summer

As Bainbridge Island slowly reopens for business and operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, so are many parks and trails for folks to start getting out,… Continue reading

COVID-19 still looms despite relaxing restrictions in Washington

It may feel like the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided in Kitsap with all counties in the West Sound area now into Phase 2 of the… Continue reading

Council passes penalty-free resolution strongly recommending face coverings

In the first of what is expected to be a two-part action, the Bainbridge Island City Council approved a resolution “strongly encouraging” people to wear… Continue reading

State will provide additional food benefits during school closures

The Pandemic EBT will be made available to those with free or reduced-price meal programs

Karen Vargas of the Kitsap ERACE coalition looks on as protesters recite the names of men and women who have been killed in interactions with police officers. Photo by Nick Twietmeyer
                                Karen Vargas of the Kitsap ERACE coalition looks on as protesters recite the names of men and women who have been killed in interactions with police officers. Photo by Nick Twietmeyer

Demonstrators gather in Winslow to stand up for racial equity

Across the nation, protests have taken place to call for justice and police reform in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd… Continue reading

Karen Vargas of the Kitsap ERACE coalition looks on as protesters recite the names of men and women who have been killed in interactions with police officers. Photo by Nick Twietmeyer
                                Karen Vargas of the Kitsap ERACE coalition looks on as protesters recite the names of men and women who have been killed in interactions with police officers. Photo by Nick Twietmeyer

Drive-thru commencement ceremony set for Saturday

The annual joint Bainbridge and Eagle Harbor high school graduation ceremony is set to be held, though in a modified form, Saturday, June 13. Traffic… Continue reading

Unemployment claims continue to decline statewide

Both the initial and total unemployment claims continued its fall during the week of May 24 to May 30, the most recent week that has… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island sees first new case of COVID-19 since April

KPHD reported an additional four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its Tuesday update

Ecology director criticizes changes to Clean Water Act

EPA’s new rule would prevent states from protecting water quality within their borders

Bainbridge blotter | Outboard outlaws, graffiti and missing car parts

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, MAY 30 3 p.m. Police located an outboard engine that had been reported stolen in… Continue reading

Gallery | Youth-led memorial demonstration takes to Winslow streets

A tribute to George Floyd, the man killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, was held in downtown Winslow June 6, organized by Bainbridge Youth… Continue reading

Confirmed COVID-19 cases at 166, KPHD says

Kitsap County positive test rate is about two percent, four new cases reported in the last two weeks

Sheriff’s office reopens for public business with safety guidelines in place

KCSO headquarters in Port Orchard will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. five days a week

County health officials talk Phase 3 application

After a successful application moved Kitsap County from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” last week, the Kitsap Board of Health discussed… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Shouting, sausages and seizures

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, MAY 26 8:22 p.m. An official with the Safeway on High School Road informed police… Continue reading