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The second sewage spill in a week occurred at the Bucklin Hill Bridge project Aug. 4. - Chris Tucker / staff photo

Second sewage spill unrelated to last week's event

  • Today at 8:44PM

SILVERDALE – A failure of a mechanical rubber plug installed in the sewer force main to stop the sewer flow while creating a bypass line around the construction site failed Aug 4., causing a second spill of sewage into Dyes Inlet in the past week. It is estimated that 16,000 gallons of sewage was spilled into the inlet.

 

Community Events, August 2015

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Washington State Patrol phone compromised

  • Today at 8:37PM

The Washington State Patrol said Aug. 4 that one of its headquarters telephones had been compromised, and that the person using the phone had been falsely identifying themselves as a WSP trooper.

Man arrested after allegedly making threats at Gorst auto dealership

  • Today at 5:25PM

GORST – A Bremerton man who allegedly threatened car dealership staff with death was arrested by Sheriff's deputies and charged with felony harassment.

Sewer spill in Clear Creek Estuary estimated at 40,000 gallons

  • Today at 4:54PM

SILVERDALE – The Kitsap County Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory for Dyes Inlet and the Port of Washington Narrows through at least Aug. 6 after more than an estimated 40,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Clear Creek Estuary near Bucklin Hill Road July 30. A second sewage spill occurred Aug. 4.

State acts to increase ferry fares

  • Today at 4:23PM

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission held its final hearing in Seattle Aug. 4 on its proposal to increase ferry fares. The proposal is designed to generate $357 million between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, as required in the 2015-2017 state transportation budget for Washington State Ferries’ operations.

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Is $8.20 (round trip) for foot passengers and $29.20 (round trip) for standard size vehicles and drivers a fair price to pay for a ferry ride to Seattle and back?

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