Rally gets legislators’ attention on education funding mandate

OLYMPIA — More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday, Jan. 16, to shout out their frustrations overt the state’s… Continue reading

Sen. Rolfes revives bill to allow public internet retail option

OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes has introduced a bill that would allow public utility districts (PUDs) to offer retail telecommunications services. “Internet service is not… Continue reading

2017 Legislative Session | Rolfes takes the oath

Sen. Christine Rolfes was sworn in for another term earlier this week in Olympia. Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, was re-elected to the state Senate in November.… Continue reading

Sen. Murray offers statement on nomination of new head for Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs a leader committed to accountability and improving health services for veterans, Sen. Patty Murray said following this week’s announcement… Continue reading

2017 Legislative Session | Road-usage charges may replace gas tax as WSDOT prepares to launch test program

OLYMPIA – You could be paying by the mile rather than by the gallon if a new program by the Washington State Department of Transportation… Continue reading

2017 Legislative Session | Transportation Commission traces reform in road maintenance, construction funding

OLYMPIA — In 2012, the Washington State Transportation Commission and a 25-member stakeholder committee researched road usage charges as an alternative to the gas tax,… Continue reading

2017 Legislative Session | Deadly force, abortion limits, marijuana in schools draw legislators’ attention in pre-session bill filings

OLYMPIA — As the 105-day session of the 2017 Washington Legislature began Monday, several contentious issues loomed in addition to the biggest agenda item of… Continue reading

Deadline nears for registering to vote in February Special Election

Bainbridge Island residents who aren’t registered to vote but would like to cast a ballot for the Feb. 14 Special Election still have time to… Continue reading

RSVP now for next Bainbridge Island Republican Women gathering

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will meet next week at Wing Point Country Club. The next gathering for the group is from 11 a.m. to 1… Continue reading

Senator Murray, Democrats want independent commission to investigate Russian interference in election

A bipartisan appeal to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 Election was forcefully followed Monday by a call from Senate Democrats for an independent, nonpartisan… Continue reading

Sanders was top choice on write-in ballots

More than a thousand voters in Kitsap County were still “feeling the Bern” in November. Elections officials in Kitsap County, and in the Washington Office… Continue reading