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My Turn: Higher minimum wage misses the target

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 11:00AM

Washington has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.47 an hour and now the state legislature wants to hike it to $12. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to boost it to $15 to go in step with the SeaTac initiative, which voters barely approved last year.

Editorial: Get No Child Left Behind waiver, funds back

  • Mar 21, 2015 at 11:00AM

School districts across the state could regain control of about $40 million in federal funding if the state House and governor agree to a bill passed March 11 by the Senate.

Visit Kitsap presents 2015 Tourism Vision Awards

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 7:00AM

Visit Kitsap Peninsula presented its 2015 Tourism Vision Awards at its annual meeting held on March 12, at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel. Following is a list of those receiving and accepting the awards.

West Sound Alliance aims to improve traffic flow

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 10:00AM

More than $100 million worth of possible transportation improvements including a Belfair bypass, improvements to State Route 305 and SR 16 were discussed at a recent Kitsap Business Forum meeting.

New Olympia political drama debuts March 23 when legislators reveal basic-education budgets

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 2:00PM

Olympia – A political thriller earns its debut March 23 at Olympia’s marble palladium when the Legislature’s leading producers-directors – Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, and Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina – take the stage to introduce their awaited and unreviewed drama they claim will keep their fellow political thespians out of jail and solve the constitutional quandary hovering over them: full funding for basic K-12 education.

There are two sides to every broken bone story

  • Mar 20, 2015 at 10:00AM

Before I begin, I’ll answer the question you will surely ask at the end: No, there is no video (that I’m aware of) of the moment my feet went out from under me and I landed on my backside, breaking my wrist. My children, however, would be happy to describe for you in great detail the whole thing, including how I said, “I’m really good at this” seconds before I fell.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office sex offender registration hours to change

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 4:06PM

PORT ORCHARD – Effective on Monday March 23 the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office will implement the following new hours for processing sex/kidnapping offenders: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Kitsap Pumas sign Hiroki Kobayashi

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 3:49PM

The defending Premier Development League Western Conference Champion Kitsap Pumas have signed 6’0” 165-pound Japanese forward Hiroki Kobayashi.

Submarine Group 9 stand-out sailors honored by Navy League

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 2:37PM

SILVERDALE – Four 2014 Commander, Submarine Group 9 (CSG-9) Sailors of the Year were recognized by the Navy League of the United States Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council during a March 10 luncheon held at the Bangor Plaza on Naval Station Kitsap-Bangor. One of the missions of the NLUS is to support the men and women of the sea services and their families.

Kreidler issues statement on Premera’s cyberattack

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 1:07PM

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler was notified by Premera today, March 17, about a cyberattack affecting more than six million of its Washington customers.

State’s largest wildfire disaster captures lawmakers' attention | 2015 Session

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 9:33AM

A bill would allow private citizens to enter onto private or public land to fight wildfires if they believe the fire poses an immediate danger and their efforts would stop or slow its spread

COURT: County violated former deputy fire marshal's veterans employment rights

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 17, 2015 at 9:22AM

A jury for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington found Kitsap County liable for violating the rights of a returning service member

Volunteers help remove graffiti from 15 buildings at fairgrounds

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 10:14AM

More than 42 spray-painted tags were discovered covering 15 buildings. After contacting the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and taking photos of the vandalism, staff immediately got to work removing the offensive graffiti and putting out an e-mail SOS to volunteers for assistance. Responses came in quickly.

Attorney General files lawsuit over deceptive Super Bowl ticket sales

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 5:00PM

Just hours before the Super Bowl, customers of SBTickets.com, LLC received an email announcing the company would not fulfill all its ticket orders. The company did not have the tickets it promised when it made sales to many consumers.

The Petri Dish: Boeing, tax breaks and employees

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 5:08PM

Sixteen months ago, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the largest tax break any state has ever given a private company. It extended a bunch of sweet incentives to the Boeing Co. that could save it up to $8.7 billion in tax payments to the state in the next 25 years.

What we have learned about making a long distance marriage work

  • Mar 15, 2015 at 7:00AM

"Geographical Bachelor" (or, geo bach) is a term military people use to describe someone who is working in a different city than the one in which his family lives. As I wrote last week, geo-baching is becoming more popular for 21st-century military families, especially those in dual-income families or those with high-school age children.

What we have learned about making a long distance marriage work

  • Mar 15, 2015 at 7:00AM

"Geographical Bachelor" (or, geo bach) is a term military people use to describe someone who is working in a different city than the one in which his family lives. As I wrote last week, geo-baching is becoming more popular for 21st-century military families, especially those in dual-income families or those with high-school age children.

Community briefs

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 3:40PM

Rat talk on March 16; AARP smart driver courses; Easter egg hunt April 4; Spring book sale at Tracyton Community Library and more

Frender graduates from basic

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

Air Force Airman Connor A. Frender graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Students make Seattle Pacific dean’s list

  • Mar 14, 2015 at 8:00AM

SEATTLE – The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 Autumn Quarter Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

WSU announces fall 2014 graduates

  • Mar 15, 2015 at 8:00AM

PULLMAN – The following Washington State University students have earned undergraduate degrees for the Fall 2014 semester.

Students named to WSU Fall 2014 President’s Honor Roll

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Washington State University President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who stand above the rest with excellent academic performance.

Kitsap County Jail donates hundred of diapers to YWCA

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 3:00PM

BREMERTON – After a month-long charity drive, corrections officers with Kitsap County Jail collected a couple hundred pounds of household goods and clothing, including 500-600 diapers, to donate to the Kitsap YWCA.

SPORTS briefs

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 3:22PM

Local players named to All-Olympic League team; Olympic High baseball team selling Mariner tickets; OHS hosting Spring Break baseball clinic set April 1

Crosspoint Academy girls, Olympic boys bring home hardware

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 3:18PM

The Crosspoint Academy girls and the Olympic High boys each brought home sixth-place trophies from last weekend's Hardwood Classics in Spokane and Yakima.

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