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OC construction is 'on time, on budget'

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

Olympic College’s construction of the new College Instruction Center is progressing on time and on budget, according to communications director Shawn Devine.

Community briefs (March 18, 2016 edition)

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 10:00AM

Don’t get ripped off from paving scams; Math Blast March 24; Teen cancer group

Bremerton man speeds from Poulsbo police in stolen Silverdale car

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 4:36PM

The theft and car chase that took place in the early hours of March 15 took 20 minutes. The paperwork took three-and-a-half hours.

Former surgical technician allegedly altered hospital needles

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 4:34PM

OLYMPIA — State health officials immediately suspended the credential of former Washington surgical technician Rocky Allen on Feb. 29, 2016, after learning his credential was suspended in Colorado for allegations that he removed a syringe labeled fentanyl, replaced it with another syringe and tested positive for fentanyl and marijuana.

Sarah Smiley: Manual transmissions: Bringing out the best in everyone

  • Mar 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

The learning-to-drive thing was going well for my 15-year-old son, Ford. He only had one close call with a lamp post and he had quit stopping at green lights. He did still pray out loud for little children walking on the sidewalk — “Please don’t step off the curb, kid. Please just stay on the safety of that sidewalk” — but for the most part, driving with Ford had become routine.

My Turn: A look at recreational drone laws

  • Mar 19, 2016 at 8:00AM

After some spectacular mishaps, mass-media attention and public pressure, the Federal Aviation Administration has implemented new laws for all unmanned aircraft systems (or UAS), or drones, that took effect in December 2015.

Cartoon: Trump and Hillary bracket

  • Mar 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

Cartoon: Trump and Hillary bracket / Cagle Cartoons

Editorial: Gov. Inslee’s veto fest wasn’t responsible action

  • Mar 17, 2016 at 4:00PM

Gov. Jay Inslee’s ham-fisted approach March 10 in urging state lawmakers to pass a supplemental state budget sent reverberations throughout the halls of the Capitol in Olympia.

Business owners anticipate road-widening project will hurt sales

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 4:25PM

SILVERDALE — Business owners along a 1,200-foot-long stretch of Silverdale Way that will be widened are worried that the road work will keep customers away and hurt business. The issue was one of serveral topics discussed at a Silverdale Chamber of Commerce March 14 business meeting on the road project.

Kentucky departs for first strategic mission since 2011

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 4:18PM

BANGOR – The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor March 13, for the boat’s first strategic deterrent mission since 2011.

Transportation budget funds ferry construction

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 3:47PM

The state Legislature passed a supplemental transportation budget that provides a boost to the Puget Sound ferry service, while funding pay raises to state troopers and providing some fixes to the traffic messes of Interstate 405.

No rest for the weary: Power crews on alert for another wind storm Sunday

  • Mar 12, 2016 at 9:41PM

Keep your flashlights and candles handy: A major windstorm accompanied by heavy rains is expected to hit the Pacific Northwest, including Kitsap County, Sunday afternoon and evening, which could once again send residents in darkness for the second time in a week.

Remains, taken from burial site in 1841, being returned home

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 4:08PM

After 175 years, the ancestor is returning home. The National Museum of Natural History plans to repatriate to the Suquamish Tribe the remains of a person removed in 1841 from his or her burial site in what is now Port Orchard.

Silverdale Total Wine & More celebrates grand opening

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 12:14PM

SILVERDALE – Customers sampled wine and meandered through dozens of aisles full of a dazzling selection of liquor, wine and beer during Total Wine & More’s grand opening at The Trails at Silverdale March 10.

Portion of Brownsville Highway closed because of erosion, flooding

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 9:46AM

Brownsville Highway about one mile south of the Keyport turnoff remained closed at 9:30 a.m. March 11

Legislature and school districts continue seeking solutions to teacher shortage, school funding

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 3:36PM

A teacher shortage is slamming school districts in Washington and, as the Legislature reaches the end of its regular session, lawmakers are still looking for ways to relieve the strain.

Sewer and stormwater overflows lead to no-contact advisories for Liberty Bay, others

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 4:24PM

The Kitsap Public Health District issued no-contact advisories for several bays March 10 because of sewer and stormwater overflows in Poulsbo and Lemolo, and a combined sewer overflow in Bremerton.

CKSD bond approved by a scant 126 votes

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 4:03PM

SILVERDALE - Some people say their vote doesn’t matter. But that’s not the case regarding the recent passage of the $220 million Central Kitsap School District bond measure – it passed by a mere 126 votes, according to official election results.

Community briefs (March 11, 2016 edition)

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 2:00PM

Easter bunny photos at Kitsap Mall through March 26, Meeting on widening of Silverdale Way set for March 15

Woman speeds 100 mph past officer, crashes into trees

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 2:00PM

A 42-year-old Bremerton woman was charged with reckless driving and driving while license revoked in the first degree after she sped 100 mph past a Bremerton Police officer and crashed her Lexus sedan into some trees at 11:13 p.m. March 5.

Sarah Smiley: Parenthood challenges and what we don’t tell new moms

  • Mar 12, 2016 at 11:00AM

Last week I shared with you my newest parenting adventure: riding in the backseat for my 15-year-old son Ford’s driver’s education check-ride. What I didn’t tell you is that before being a passenger to the most terrifying drive of my life, I spent the morning at a baby shower. The mother-to-be’s husband used to babysit my three boys. This spring, he and his wife will be first-time parents to a baby boy.

Girls on the Run is ‘empowering girls and building confidence’

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 6:00AM

Girls on the Run is a nation-wide nonprofit with the mission to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running,” according to the website,

Letter: Believe in Jesus to get to heaven

  • Mar 14, 2016 at 8:00AM

I am responding to the cartoon that appeared on the Feb. 19 opinion page. The cartoon shows Justice Antonin Scalia being welcomed to heaven.

Letter: Clean energy will benefit all

  • Mar 13, 2016 at 8:00AM

Leonardo DiCaprio, in his acceptance speech, said “Climate change is real.” More and more climate scientists are giving examples of how people in the U.S. costal areas have already suffered from rising sea levels that are causing floods and unsafe drinking water.

Letter: Transgender law is wrong

  • Mar 12, 2016 at 8:00AM

This country has fallen victim to progressivism on many levels, many vehicles are used to drive this agenda, and one that I have become closely involved with is the transgender movement. It seems on the surface to be about acceptance, or the right to use the bathroom, but as I have delved deeper into these types of issues, it has become clear that it is fundamentally something more.

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