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Sen. Murray introduces act that would raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2020

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 4:03PM

The Raise the Wage Act would give nearly 38 million working Americans a raise

Septic Sense workshop offered in Bremerton May 12

  • May 1, 2015 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON - Kitsap County residents are invited to a free workshop to learn how to keep their septic systems working well and lasting longer. Well maintained septic systems will save homeowners money and keep bacteria and nutrients out of local creeks, lakes, and Puget Sound.

BlueJackets baseball looking for 'Diamond Girls'

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 2:19PM

The Kitsap BlueJackets are looking for a select group of young women to act as "Kitsap Diamond Girls" baseball hostesses for the summer.

Gonorrhea counts climb 40 percent in Washington in 2014

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 5:00PM

OLYMPIA – The annual number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed in Washington rose significantly again in 2014, according to recently released state data. There were 6,136 cases in 2014, compared to 4,395 cases in 2013 – a jump of almost 40 percent. The latest increase follows a 33 percent increase from 2012 to 2013.

STEM showcase aims to make tech education fun for students

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:15PM

SILVERDALE – Three red-jacketed Central Kitsap High School students watched as a shiny silver fist-sized printer head inside their MakerBot Replicator 3D printer shimmied back and forth. Slowly, the 3D printer applied one thin layer of neon-green molten plastic atop another to build up a "CKHS" nameplate, the text of which rose from the nameplate's flat surface.

Smile Partners dental program hopes to hit the road

  • May 3, 2015 at 7:00AM

Organization offers preventative dental care to low-income children and seniors in Kitsap County

Why we should all be the Baltimore mom in yellow

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:29PM

Last week, in the middle of the Baltimore riots that followed Freddie Gray's funeral, there was one glimmer of hope, and she came dressed in a yellow tunic and bolero. Like an actual ray of sunshine shouting expletives, Toya Graham pushed through the crowds to get to her son, who was on his way to join the mayhem, and she instantly became both Mom of the Year and an Internet sensation.

Students invited to paint snow plow blades

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:23PM

PORT ORCHARD - Kitsap County Public Works is looking for artistic flair on three snow plow blades for next winter. As part of the annual National Public Works Week celebration (May 17-23) they have announced a contest to select three classrooms to paint the blades of snowplows used in snow and ice removal operations.

Public Meetings schedule

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 1:07PM

5 p.m.: Bremerton City Council, Norm Dicks Government Center Meeting Chambers, 345 6th St., first floor, Bremerton. Online:

Explosion sounds may be heard as base performs training exercise

  • May 4, 2015 at 1:00PM

SILVERDALE – Navy Region Northwest and Naval Base Kitsap will be conducting a security exercise May 5-8 that is designed to implement installation capabilities in reporting, preventing, defending, and responding to security matters on and near the base.

Kitsap water system wins state award

  • May 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

OLYMPIA – Washington is known for clean, tasty drinking water. And every year during the first week of May, state health officials honor the hardworking individuals who ensure the water coming out of our faucets is safe.

Locals star at Bremerton Invitational

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:48PM

The Knights made their presence felt during the April 25 Bremerton Invitational. Particularly Malcolm Ransom.

Soroptimist Bremerton accepting community service grant applications

  • May 3, 2015 at 12:00PM

BREMERTON - Over the past 71 years, Soroptimist Bremerton has awarded grant funds to numerous charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in their local communities. The club is pleased to announce once again that they are now accepting grant applications for the 2014-2015 club giving year.

Retired teacher joins the mystery novel business

  • May 1, 2015 at 10:00AM

SILVERDALE — Peter Stockwell taught middle school in Kitsap County for over 30 years. Now his life revolves around murder. He doesn’t kill people, his characters kill people. Some of them do, anyway. Stockwell, 65, writes mystery novels. He started six years ago after he retired from teaching at Central Kitsap Junior High.

Editorial: Voters support emergency medical service funding

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:27PM

Voters overwhelmingly supported renewal of the Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue EMS levy on April 28, 77.8 percent in favor and 22.2 percent opposed. A similar measure was approved by residents served by South Kitsap Fire and Rescue.

Gas leak causes Myhre Road closure

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:26PM

SILVERDALE – A construction crew that ruptured a one-inch gas line with an excavator caused a fitness club to be evacuated and a section of Myhre Road to be closed April 25.

Silverdale Farmers market open for business

  • May 1, 2015 at 7:00AM

SILVERDALE – Fresh produce, flowers honey and smoked meat were some of the items available to customers during opening day of the Silverdale Farmers' Market on Tuesday, April 28.

CK School District posts its first official Tweet

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 9:09PM

Just a moment before the Central Kitsap School Board voted unanimously in favor of the second reading of the District's new social media policy, CKSD Superintendent David McVicker pointed his smartphone camera at the school board members and got ready to take a picture.

Cause of attic fire not yet determined

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 5:54PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire on Bridle Wood Place NW April 29. No one was injured in the fire.

CK School District cancels school on May 7

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 10:32AM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A teacher's union walkout on Thursday, May 7, to protest legislative proposals on school funding led the Central Kitsap School District to cancel school that day.

Bremerton port to host official from Taipei

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 10:08AM

BREMERTON — Bremerton port commissioners will host delegation of officials from Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, for a discussion of economic development opportunities April 30 at Bremerton National Airport.

Unofficial election results show EMS Levy passing

  • Apr 28, 2015 at 8:25PM

The Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue EMS levy will continue according to unofficial election results from the Kitsap County Auditor elections division.

New law aims to improve police response to mentally ill

  • Apr 27, 2015 at 10:46AM

OLYMPIA – A measure that will require all Washington state law enforcement officers to receive crisis intervention training was signed into law at the Capitol on Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Information about EMS Levy Renewal available online

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 3:59PM

Do you have a question about the EMS Levy Renewal for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue? Have a look at the Kitsap County Voters' guide (PDF format) which includes an explanatory statement.

Kitsap water system wins state award

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 11:26AM

State honors best of the best in drinking water; Kitsap Public Utility District awarded “Commitment to Excellence”

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