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My Turn: Balancing multiple growth preferences to ensure quality of life for generations

  • Mar 12, 2016 at 8:00AM

This is in response to the recent letter to the editor about concerns relating to smart growth principles in the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan update and, in particular, the future of housing and transportation options in Silverdale.

Editorial: Read to young children to help them make the most of their potential

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 7:00AM

To help avoid the “achievement gap” between high- and low-performing students in school, one thing parents can do is very simple: read to children, especially at an early age.

Dancing Their Way To The Wizard

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 10:36AM

Scarecrow, played by Kiley Pugh, Dorothy, played by Ella Hazzard, Lion, played by Macrina Sevillano, and Tin Man, played by Rozelle Rubio, are off to see the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in a spring ballet production by Dance Arts Theatre of Silverdale.

New Waterfront Park kids play area to open March 26

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 10:33AM

SILVERDALE — The play equipment at Silverdale Waterfront Park where children scrambled over and bounced around for 25 years finally succumbed to the heavy use and harsh weather that blows in saltwater from Dyes Inlet bordering the park.

A friendship that will outlast the fame | Kitsap Weekly

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 11:03AM

Case Levenson, Jonathan Evison, and the relationship that became the basis for a book and film, "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving."

Bremerton man arrested for alleged involvement in cocaine dealing

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 5:00PM

PORT ORCHARD – A Bremerton man was among the three people who were arrested March 3 by Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives for their alleged involvement in a cocaine dealing operation.

New book casts a fresh look at 20th century women | Kitsap Weekly

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 2:00PM updated at 4:21PM

Read June Cotner and Barb Mayer’s newest book, “We Are Women / Celebrating Our Wit and Grit,” and it may change how you look at women, particularly the females in your mom, grandmother and great-grandmother’s generations.

Nevada wins Trident Submarine Outstanding Performance Award

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 5:29PM

BANGOR – The Blue and Gold Crews of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) were named the recipients of the 2015 Trident Submarine Outstanding Performance Award March 1, in a letter signed by Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Governor signs basic education funding plan, study to meet 2017 Supreme Court mandate

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Mar 3, 2016 at 4:55PM

The bill, SB 6195, establishes a task force to create recommendations about teacher compensation and retention, local school levies’ limits and conditions, and sources of state funding. The bill also requires legislative action to remove local reliance on school levies, and provides funds for a consultant to analyze current teacher salaries.

Wine and spirits store to open at The Trails March 10

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 12:04PM

SILVERDALE – Total Wine & More will celebrate its grand opening at 9 a.m. on March 10.

Business forum to discuss importance of ‘community’ March 8

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 11:45AM

SILVERDALE – The Kitsap Business Forum will present “Building a personal community: Identify and deepen your relationships for excellence” in Silverdale March 8.

Court report (March 4, 2016)

  • Mar 5, 2016 at 1:00PM

A 62-year-old Manchester man was charged with assault in the second degree after he allegedly threatened a man he knew with a machete in Bremerton Feb. 24. A Bremerton Police officer drew his service weapon and then arrested the machete wielder. Bail was set at $50,000.

Sarah Smiley: First ride-along a dangerous rite of passage

  • Mar 6, 2016 at 12:00PM

What’s the scariest thing you did last week? Here’s mine: I voluntarily got into a “two-ton killing machine,” according to the driving instructor, and let my child take me for a drive — a drive that included two rotaries.

Scalia cartoon ‘quite profound’

  • Mar 5, 2016 at 9:00AM

Regarding the political cartoon in the Feb. 19, issue:

Editorial: Don’t divert cleanup funds

  • Mar 6, 2016 at 8:00AM

One of the gray linings in the silver cloud that is cheap gasoline is a significant loss of revenue for a fund that since it was created by state voters in 1988 has helped to clean up thousands of sites contaminated by hazardous waste.

Locals make Seattle Pacific dean’s list

  • Mar 5, 2016 at 8:00AM

SEATTLE — The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2015 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.

Sheriff’s office: Jail inmate death an apparent suicide

  • Mar 4, 2016 at 8:00AM

PORT ORCHARD — A Kitsap County Jail inmate was pronounced dead at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton Feb. 27 after being found by sheriff’s corrections officers unconscious and non-responsive in his single-person cell.

A calling for compassion: A day at work with the Kitsap County Coroner

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 10:18AM

Even on a good day, Greg Sandstrom’s job forces him to face despair and grief that would send most other people spiraling into depression.

Winds wreak havoc on power, roads

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 6:09PM

BREMERTON – High winds have knocked trees into power lines and disrupted traffic in the area.

Olympic College again eligible for $1 million Aspen Prize

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Mar 1, 2016 at 9:18AM

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Olympic College as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, Jan. 25. The designation makes Olympic College eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.

Poor coho returns demands caution | Being Frank

  • Mar 1, 2016 at 9:16AM

Lack of monitoring by federal fisheries managers last year allowed Southeast Alaska commercial fishermen to exceed their harvest quota by more than 100,000 chinook. Most of those fish were bound for Washington waters.

Winds 20-45 mph expected March 1

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 7:31PM

BREMERTON – March will likely come in like a lion, according to the National Weather Service.

Olympic College student among those killed in Belfair

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 11:00AM updated at 8:13PM

BREMERTON – An 18-year-old Olympic College student was one of four people who were killed at a rural Belfair residence Feb. 26.

Five, including suspected shooter, reported dead in Belfair home

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 3:16PM

A man reportedly shot and killed himself in front of Mason County Sheriff's deputies as they attempted to end a standoff that began earlier in the day Feb. 26.

Statement from the McDonald family

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 1:41PM

The following statement was sent to the Port Orchard Independent on behalf of the McDonald family. Their parents and grandparents, William and Maria McDonald, were killed early Feb. 23 by an explosion that destroyed their home at 3585 SE Soholt Lane in South Kitsap.

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