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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.

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

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.

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.

State legislators still talking budget; session continues

  • Jul 5, 2015 at 11:00AM

The session that would never end is still not over. For six months – officially 168 days and counting on Thursday – the state’s 147 citizen legislators and chief executive have been passing policies and playing politics. They’re not done yet. The current special session, their third, extends through the end of July and they may need every day to achieve détente in outstanding conflicts on education and transportation bills.

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.

Walking for a cure

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 11:00AM

BREMERTON—They started walking about noon Saturday, June 27. As the heat crested 90 degrees, they kept kept walking. When the moon peaked, they were walking. And as the sun crept over Sinclair Inlet, they were still out there, wearing out the soles of their shoes. For almost 24 hours, about 200 people from 30 teams walked the track at Bremerton High School during the 2015 Relay For Life at Bremerton High School to benefit cancer research. This is the 30th anniversary of the relay and the 20th time it’s been done in Bremerton-Central Kitsap.

Planning Commission hearing on proposed Ag Code July 7

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 8:59AM

Kitsap County's Department of Community Development will host an open house regarding a proposed agricultural code at 4:15 p.m. July 7 in the Commissioners Chambers, Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St.

NAVFAC Northwest to hire 200 new employees

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 2:15PM

The positions range from engineers and contract specialists to skilled trades such as maintenance mechanics, electricians, and utility system operators. These positions are located at Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor, Naval Base Kitsap — Bremerton, Naval Station Everett, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Proposed entrance to Silverdale Elementary irks homeowners

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 5:28PM

A second, southern driveway entrance proposed to be installed as part of the renovation and modernization of Silverdale Elementary School has riled homeowners located near the school property.

Festival marks years of work to put Kitsap's waters on national map | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:58PM

Come Saturday, chances are you’ll be able to see Kitsap County Commissioners Ed Wolfe, Rob Gelder and possibly Charlotte Garrido on the water in kayaks. They say it’s the perfect way for them to celebrate the three to five years of work by the county and volunteers to ensure that the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails happened.

Schedule of events June 27-28 | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 4:15PM

Schedule of events for the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival

Designation puts Kitsap’s waters on center stage | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:47PM

When most people hear the term “water trails,” they might think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more.

Polynesian outrigger canoe club will be in festival | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:39PM

They’re on the water at least three times a week from March to October. Some are natives of Hawaii. Some are folks who have traveled to Hawaii and love the culture. Others just like to paddle. They are the Hui Heihei Wa’aa Polynesian outrigger club of Kitsap County, and they are more than 60 members strong.

There’s more underwater than you think | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 3:21PM

There’s no doubt in Jim Gunderson’s mind that the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails and its national status is bringing new divers to the area. “It’s bringing more attention to what is under water in Kitsap County,” said Gunderson. “It’s an absolute treasure and most people don’t know that.”

‘Cap’n Safety’ had roles in two films, TV program | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:49PM

If you’ve ever watched “Master and Commander,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Once Upon a Time,” you’ll think the man in charge of safety for the Kitsap Water Trails Festival Paddles looks familiar. His name is Captain John Morrison — “JB” to his friends — and he is the safety captain for the Brownsville Brownie Challenge Paddle on June 27 and the Keys to Keyport Fun Paddle and Raffle on June 28.

Northwest BeechBoys, paddling app, and glamping | Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 2:42PM

A group of private pilots based at Bremerton Airport who have taken precision flying to a higher level will perform at the Water Trails Festival on June 27.

Third structure fire in a week for Central Kitsap Area

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:32PM

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call at approximately 7:23 p.m. on June 25 in reference to a possible residential structure fire at 4000 block of Robinson Road NE.

PSE customers encouraged to be energy efficient as temperatures soar

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 1:06PM

BELLEVUE – Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its more than 1.1 million electric customers to be even more energy conscious as temperatures jump into the 90s over the next few days.

Grand Parade: It'll be a hot time in Port Orchard this weekend

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 9:14AM

It’s going to be a hot time in the old town tonight.And through the weekend, as forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 90s for the Fathoms O’ Fun Summer Festival and Grand Parade.

Washington’s average wage grows by 4.2 percent in 2014

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 4:00PM

OLYMPIA – Washington’s average annual wage increased by 4.2 percent in 2014 to $54,829, according to the state Employment Security Department. It is the largest percentage increase since 2007.

Veterans transition into civilian jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers with Dept. of Transportation program

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 3:46PM

WASHINGTON – More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Military Skills Test Waiver Program.

Ferry fare meeting to be held July 22 in Bremerton

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 3:15PM

Public comments wanted on ferry fare increase proposal; final hearing in August

Bucklin Hill Road closes July 1

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 2:45PM

SILVERDALE – Bucklin Hill Road, between Blaine Avenue NW and Mickelberry Road NW, closes to pedestrian and vehicular traffic July 1. The road remains closed until the completion of the Bucklin Hill Bridge project in Silverdale, scheduled for August 2016. Now is the time to "Scout Your Route" around the construction zone to reduce congestion.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls increase July 1

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 2:32PM

OLYMPIA – Drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge are reminded that toll rates will increase next week. New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge take effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.

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