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Court Report, July 22, 2016, edition

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 6:00PM

The following cases have been filed in Kitsap County Superior Court: drug possession; assault; criminal trespass.

We need a plan for healing, not political rhetoric | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 5:06PM

As of July 21, 32 police officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2016. We join the nation in mourning. We also join the nation in decrying the violence in our country, much of it racially charged violence that is, unfortunately, all too familiar in the United States.

Meals on Wheels Kitsap hosts Whale of a Run

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 1:00PM

Meals on Wheels Kitsap announced it will produce the 36th Annual Whale of a Run. The run/walk event will be held on Saturday, July 30, as a part of Silverdale’s annual Whaling Days Festival.

Community briefs, July 22, 2016, edition

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 9:00AM

WSU spring graduates; nominate companies doing great things for the community; financial advisor hosts coffee clubs.

‘Divisiveness and hate will not win the day’

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

Law enforcement officers across Kitsap County are wearing mourning badges. Members of the Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild may send a representative to memorial services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Navy releases environmental impact statement for review

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:00PM

The U.S. Navy has prepared the Land-Water Interface (LWI) and Service Pier Extension (SPE) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is available for public review July 15 to Aug. 15.

Making it count: Panel encourages Kitsap to understand the power of privilege

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 2:00PM

On Friday, July 15, members of the public and the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights gathered for a forum discussing the transgender experience, intersectionality and implicit bias in our community.

James named new Harrison Medical Foundation director

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 7:00PM

The Harrison Medical Center Foundation, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, has selected Barbara M. James to be the new Executive Director.

Support, opposition for passenger ferry

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00AM

As Kitsap Transit prepares for one of the most important votes this November in the history of passenger-only ferry (POF) service in the Puget Sound region, a stark fact emerged from a public survey conducted in September 2015: Only four out of 10 Kitsap County residents agreed that they had heard anything about plans to provide passenger-only ferry service between Kitsap County and Seattle.

Passenger ferry proposal draws kudos, opposition in lead-up to vote this fall

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 9:00PM

As Kitsap Transit prepares for one of the most important votes this November in the history of passenger-only ferry (POF) service in the Puget Sound region, a stark fact emerged from a public survey conducted in September 2015: Only four out of 10 Kitsap County residents agreed that they had heard anything about plans to provide passenger-only ferry service between Kitsap County and Seattle.

Judge delays sentencing decision in Gaeta case

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 11:00AM

A Kitsap County Superior Court judge delayed a sentencing decision Monday on whether murder/rape suspect Gabriel Gaeta could have the minimum sentencing range increased following a conviction.

Celebration of the cultures of Kitsap | Kitsap Weekly

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 2:16PM

A season of cultural events is in full swing in Kitsap, each a showcase of the enduring beauty and diversity of the region’s history — and a bridge to understanding for observers.

Kitsap Pumas present Hope For A Cure Day for cancer awareness

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 9:38AM

The Kitsap Pumas providing a day of celebration for last game of the 2016 season, July 17.

Lost trophy to be returned to 'Mr. Football 1958-59'

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 12:18PM

Rifling through his garage, Roosevelt Smith stumbled across a golden football. Rather, he stumbled across a copper plaque in the shape of a football, inscribed: “North Kitsap Junior High School, 1958-1959, Ralph Munson, Mr. Football.” He realized the recipient would likely still be alive and wanted to return the plaque if he could.

Court Report, July 15, 2016, edition

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00PM

The following cases were filed in Kitsap County District Court.

Human error resulted in unplanned Hood Canal Bridge closure July 10

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 10:00AM

Initial investigations reveal that human error was responsible for an uneven lift span on the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge on July 10, which caused an unplanned seven-hour bridge closure to marine and vehicular traffic.

Moving forward to end veteran homelessness in Kitsap

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

Since the start of the Homes for All Who Serve initiative in 2015, more than 80 Kitsap homeless veteran families have been successfully housed. However, with less than six months to Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the coalition that is leading the effort — made up of federal, state and local veterans programs, homeless organizations and housing providers — needs to identify additional housing units for veterans.

DUI arrests over Fourth of July weekend among lowest ever

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

Just five Kitsap County residents were arrested and booked for driving while intoxicated (DUI) during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol. That seems, on its face, a highly positive number for a county of roughly 260,000 residents.

Time to ban exploding fireworks

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 10:00AM

With our trusting companions — our pets — all traumatized from us celebrating Independence Day with explosions, is it not time to stop this madness?

The legality of use of local levies | The Petri Dish

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 2:00PM

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn knows school districts use local levies to pay teachers and principals because they don’t get enough money from the state to offer competitive salaries.

Stand Down provides valuable services for vets | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 3:00PM

We encourage veterans and their families to attend the summer 2016 Veterans Stand Down, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

Community briefs, July 15, 2016, edition

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 7:00PM

Bucklin Hill Bridge opens; annual picnic; increased ferry routes.

Local law enforcement officials grieve their fellow officers

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 7:00AM

The events of last week will not be forgotten, here or anywhere else. But for law enforcement agencies in Kitsap County, they were greeted with a response that might have taken some a bit by surprise: almost universal support, compassion and sympathy.

Attorneys to argue that automatic life sentence for Gaeta is ‘unconstitutional’

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 4:00PM

Attorneys for Gabriel Gaeta, accused of raping and murdering a young neighbor girl in 2014, will appear before Court Judge Jennifer Forbes next Monday to argue that their defendant should receive a sentence of 25 years to life rather than life imprisonment because he was under 18 when the crime was committed.

Kitsap Rocks: Hunt, or hide ‘treasure’ in county

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 10:00AM

When visiting parks throughout Kitsap County, it might be a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for some hidden surprises. These days, you might just spot brightly painted rocks hidden throughout the community.

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