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Sarah Smiley: It costs nothing to make someone’s day

  • Apr 17, 2016 at 8:00AM

I was genuinely surprised. Last week, at a party for my new book, “Got Here As Soon As I Could,” more people than we expected showed up.

For more affordable housing, expand tax credits, Cantwell says

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 1:49PM

BREMERTON — The cost of purchasing or renting a home in Kitsap County has been rising as the economy has improved and as the population has grown. The higher housing costs have made it more difficult for some people to be able to afford a place to live, and also contributes to the homelessness problem in the county.

Festival celebrates women in comedy

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 1:26PM

The Broad Humor Festival, which began as a film festival more than 10 years ago, started with diRende’s “hopes of building a way of connecting professional women in comedy to their audience,” according to OC professor and Bremerton Arts commissioner Marie Wichman. “The need was obvious due to a lack of representation.”

Put down the electronics, pick up a fishing rod

  • Apr 15, 2016 at 5:00AM

Kids get a chance to learn a new outdoor activity April 23 when the Kitsap Poggie Club holds its 68th annual Kid’s Fishing Party.

Extreme makeover on the way for state’s busiest ferry terminal

  • Apr 14, 2016 at 4:00PM

Washington State Ferries is continuing design and planning for the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project to replace aging and seismically vulnerable portions of Colman Dock. The public can view the latest designs now and learn about upcoming construction at project outreach events and online.

VIDEO – 57th annual drag race at Bremerton Raceway

  • Apr 11, 2016 at 2:59PM

57th annual drag race at Bremerton Raceway, April 8-11, 2016.

Cartoon: Stagnant wages, rising cost of living

  • Apr 10, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Apr 11, 2016 at 2:13PM

Cartoon: Stagnant wages, rising cost of living / April 9, 2016

Eyeglass frames that come to you

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 2:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Lisa Fritzer knows that walking into a retail eyewear shop can be mind-boggling. “Just seeing hundreds of frames hanging on all the walls is enough to overwhelm anyone,” said Fritzer, owner of Go-Girl Eyewear.

Performances that come from the heart and soul | Kitsap Weekly

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 2:06PM

Arnie Sturham is a tough cookie. Normally, the Treehouse Café owner lives by two criteria for booking a gig: name recognition and a built-in following. The Bainbridge crowd can be picky — “discriminating,” is the kinder word Sturham uses on his website — and the Treehouse Café receives dozens of inquiries every day, so he takes his time curating a line-up.

Cartoon: Opioid prescription abuse

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 11:00AM

Cartoon: Opioid prescription abuse / April 8, 2016

Cartoon: Shining a light on elite corruption

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 11:12AM

Cartoon: Shining a light on elite corruption / Cagle Cartoons

Community briefs (April 8, 2016 edition)

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 10:34AM

‘I am Norsk’ deadline is April 18; Anne of Green Gables April 15, May 8; NAACP education forum April 21

Passenger-only fast ferry plan goes to voters Nov. 8

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Apr 7, 2016 at 10:31AM

BREMERTON — Voters will be asked Nov. 8 to decide whether or not a passenger-only fast ferry system should be built.

Court report (April 8, 2016)

  • Apr 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

A 27-year-old Suquamish man was charged with assault in the fourth degree after he allegedly acted like he had a gun in his pocket and pointed it at people at the Fred Meyer store March 28. The man told a deputy that people were out to get him. The man was using a rum bottle in a manner that made people think it might be a gun.

Sarah Smiley: What I’m feeling as my husband prepares to retire from the Navy

  • Apr 9, 2016 at 8:00AM

A year from now, my husband will retire from the Navy, so I have begun the emotional countdown of lasts: last deployment (thank you), last time I see him in uniform (tear) and so forth.

Kitsap students on UW's Dean's List

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 5:00PM

Students from Bremerton, Seabeck and Silverdale have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the Autumn quarter.

Letter: Focus on better bus service, not passenger only ferry

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 10:00AM

Once again Kitsap Transit orchestrated funding for a fast ferry. The funds cannot be used to increase bus service which Kitsap County so desperately needs. Thanks, John Clauson, “Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions” (April 1, 2016) for ignoring the needs of bus riders. The transfer center in Silverdale has two portable potties. Such elegance.

Editorial: Drivers, the cell call or text can wait

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 9:00AM

Nationwide, 3,179 deaths and 431,000 injuries were attributed to vehicle accidents involving distracted driving in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That was an increase from the year before, when 3,158 people died and 424,000 were injured.

YWCA awards honor empowered women

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 10:10AM

The Women of Achievement awards, now in their 27th year according to Executive Director Denise Frey, honor women who have made a difference in Kitsap County.

Ridgetop Middle School student charged with making threats

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Apr 7, 2016 at 10:09AM

SILVERDALE — A 14-year-old Central Kitsap boy appeared in Kitsap County Juvenile Court April 1 on a charge of felony harassment (threat to kill) following a March 31 investigation at Ridgetop Middle School.

The Petri Dish: Looking for someone to blame for early release of prisoners

  • Apr 2, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Apr 6, 2016 at 10:16AM

Republican state senators didn’t fire Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner when they had the chance.

Sex trafficking a problem in Kitsap, speaker says

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Apr 2, 2016 at 11:27PM

Perpetrators of crime are often people in positions of authority, says Sandy Hill

Visit a farmers market and taste all that’s great about Kitsap | Kitsap Weekly

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 3:55PM

Long after those fresh leeks and potatoes are consumed, the memory of the farmers market experience will live on.

Kitsap youth rally for human rights

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 3:36PM

20 years after Laramie, LGBTQ teens still find acceptance elusive

My View | Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Apr 1, 2016 at 8:16AM

Only four in 10 Kitsap County residents have heard of Kitsap Transit’s proposed passenger-only ferry service connecting Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth to downtown Seattle. If voters approve a sales-tax measure this year, all three routes would be in service by 2020. As envisioned, the service would cut at least by half the time it now takes to reach downtown Seattle using existing transit options.

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