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Weekend weather report: A little tease | The Bainbridge Blab

Bainbridge Island will get a preview of coming attractions on Saturday, with the weather turning a bit warmer and sunnier. That’s the latest weekend weather… Continue reading

Bainbridge teen arrested for burglary after destroying apartment

An 18-year-old Bainbridge Island man was charged with first-degree burglary Tuesday in Kitsap Superior Court after he allegedly tried to smash his way into his… Continue reading

Governor Inslee extends stay-home order to May 4

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended his statewide stay-home order through 11:59 p.m. on May 4, saying it is proving to be an… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Get your hands off my dinghy

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, MARCH 2 3:26 p.m. A 57-year-old Bainbridge Island man was intercepted after he stole a… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

83 Kitsap County residents now have COVID-19

There are now 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County, including another case of coronavirus on Bainbridge Island, the Kitsap Public Health District announced… Continue reading

Nobody’s interested – not yet, at least – in applying for vacant Bainbridge council seat

Not a single application has been filed from Bainbridge residents who would like to be considered for an appointment to the Bainbridge Island City Council.… Continue reading

Unprecedented rise in initial unemployment claims in Washington state continues for second week

New claims for unemployment benefits soared to a record 181,975 for the week of March 22-28, the Employment Security Department (ESD) announced Thursday. The increase… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

Bainbridge blotter | Drug-fueled destruction

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 8:26 p.m. Police were called to Waterfront Park to investigate damage done to… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday said Washington-based companies, including Outdoor Research Inc. in Seattle, are pivoting to produce desperately needed protective equipment for… Continue reading

New self-swab COVID-19 test is just as accurate, study finds

EVERETT — A coronavirus test that lets patients swab the front part of their nostril and mid-nose is just as accurate as those given by… Continue reading

77 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kitsap County

Technical difficulties and a high volume of tests has been the cause of delays in reporting the latest coronavirus numbers at the local level, but… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

Rep. Kilmer to host Facebook Live Town Hall on resources for small businesses

Congressman Derek Kilmer will hold a Facebook Live town hall Thursday with U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Jeremy Field. The event will be hosted… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 in Kitsap County is hitting those under 50

More residents in Kitsap County under the age of 50 have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) than those 50 or older, according to statistics… Continue reading

74 people in Kitsap County now have COVID-19

There are now 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County, the Kitsap Public Health District announced Tuesday afternoon. That’s an increase of 11 new… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit will cut back or temporarily stop service on bus routes to Bainbridge Island

Kitsap Transit is reducing services on some Bainbridge Island routes — or suspending them entirely — as part of the agency’s reduction in bus services.… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday unveiled a stepped-up effort to enforce his statewide “stay home” order amid signs of a slowing rate of… Continue reading

2020 Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

One of Bainbridge Island’s biggest community events — the Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale — has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis,… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2020

Do you know Joe? Island’s new police chief gets personal

There can be only one, as everyone well knows. And, from a field of carefully selected finalists, Joseph “Joe” Clark won out and was recently… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2020

Bainbridge council once again votes to extend building ban

The Bainbridge Island City Council voted 4-2 this week to extend the city’s development ban for another six months. The “temporary emergency moratorium” has already… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County rise to 63

Kitsap County has 63 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The Kitsap Public Health District announced the updated local impact of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2020