Enormous white walls at the Trails at Silverdale construction site loom over motorists near State Route 3 on June 24. - Chris Tucker / staff photo

October opening planned for shopping center

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Jul 2, 2015 at 2:35PM

Trails at Silverdale expected to be half open by October and fully open Spring 2016

Bremerton Patriot Opinion

SCOTUS rules that love wins out

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

After so many decades of meetings, organizing, strategizing and hoping, it’s hard to wrap our arms around the full impact of last Friday’s historic decision. It’s joyous and emotionally overwhelming to hear that SCOTUS, the Supreme Court of the United States, has affirmed, unequivocally that we are equal under the law and that our relationships and marriages will be recognized in every one of the 50 states. For many of us, it’s a day that we could never have imagined.

Bremerton Patriot

Kitsap Transit: Do a better job with outreach on meetings

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Kitsap Transit scheduled a series of public meetings to let residents give input on the proposed Wheaton Way Transit Center in Silverdale and on the North Viking Park & Ride in Poulsbo. There were public meetings in Poulsbo City Hall, two hours later in the Silverdale Beach Hotel, and two hours after that in Port Orchard City Hall.

Bremerton Patriot Opinion

When your kid is afraid to go near the water

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 3:00PM

Two of my sons have suffered from a fear of the water, both for good reasons. When Owen was 4, he fell in a neighbor’s pool during a birthday party. He lay face down in the deep end until an attentive grandmother jumped in to get him. It would be nearly five more years before Owen would go more than knee-deep into any kind of water, but I never stopped confronting him with the opportunity. Yes, “confronting” him. When your child is afraid of water, suggesting that he kayak, go fishing, or Heaven forbid, get in an inner tube at a water park, becomes an all-out confrontation.

Bremerton Patriot

First Choice Health ends contract with Harrison Medical Center

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 4:39PM

In what has become an all-too familiar pattern, Harrison Medical Center has announced that as of Sept. 1, it will no longer accept First Choice Health insurance. The two sides have been negotiating reimbursement terms for more than a year. For the time being, they’re at an impasse.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that gay marriage be allowed throughout the land. Agree?

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