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Street closures for the week of Oct. 21 | Bremerton

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 4:58PM

Street closures in the city of Bremerton during the week of Oct. 21-26 due to construction projects.

Health Care Authority reimburses 36,000 retirees

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 5:37PM

Checks will be mailed next week to 36,000 Medicare retirees enrolled in the state’s Uniform Medical Plan whose 2011 claims were underpaid by an average of about $150 apiece.

Expect delays or postpone trips over Snoqualmie Pass today

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 5:39PM

Drivers headed over Snoqualmie Pass on eastbound Interstate 90 this afternoon should expect lengthy delays and reschedule their trips or choose alternate routes if possible.

Liquor Control Board to auction remaining inventory to licensees

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 7:00PM updated at 10:00PM

On Nov. 1, 2012, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will host a live auction to dispose of its remaining inventory. The auction is not open to the general public. Eligible participants include Spirits Retailers, Spirits Distributors and/or most restaurant licensees who are age 21 years or older. Prospective bidders will also need to provide a bid deposit of $5,000.

The WSDOT Kitsap County construction and maintenance activity report

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 11:06PM

The WSDOT Olympic Region Construction and Maintenance Activity Report for Oct. 19-26, 2012 is now posted You will find all of our construction and maintenance projects for Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce and Thurston counties.

Sid Snyder: A good politician, a good man | Don C. Brunell

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 11:09PM

A few years after Sid Snyder retired as Washington Senate majority leader in 2002, elected leaders from both parties voted to honor by him re-naming the street leading to the state capitol in Olympia “Sid Snyder Avenue.”

International Longshore and Warehouse Union files lawsuit against SODO arena

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 11:12PM

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) local 19, filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court today challenging the decision of the City of Seattle and King County to move forward with an agreement to build a sports arena in Seattle’s industrial SODO district.

Rediscovering riesling, the noblest of grapes | David White

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 11:20PM

If you ask a sommelier to name her favorite grape, there's a good chance she'll say Riesling.

National Weather Service forecast showers thunderstorms

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 11:37AM

The National Weather Service is predicting showers possible with small hail and lightening strike.

Anglers fishing Lower Hanford Reach may now retain any hatchery steelhead

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 9:52PM

Daily limit of two (2) hatchery steelhead. Hatchery steelhead are identified by a missing adipose fin with a healed scar in its location. Minimum size is 20 inches.

DNR and Point Ruston reach agreement to help clean up Puget Sound

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 10:40PM

On Thursday morning, October 18, 2012, representatives from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Point Ruston, LLC (Point Ruston) finalized an agreement to complete the cleanup and remediation of more than 18 acres of state-owned aquatic lands contaminated by nearly 100 years of industrial operations at the former American Smelting and Refining Company (Asarco) site.

Mandatory safety exams required for commercial fishing vessels

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 10:52PM

On October 16, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard began implementing a requirement enacted as part of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 that certain commercial fishing vessels demonstrate full compliance with existing commercial fishing vessel safety standards by completing a mandatory safety examination at the dock.

Accessible voting gives voters with disabilities a choice

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 11:03PM

The Secretary of State's office posted a blog Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) for individuals with disabilities who can’t use vote-by-mail paper ballots.

Liquor Control Board to Auction Remaining Inventory to Licensees

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 11:33PM

On Nov. 1, 2012, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will host a live auction to dispose of its remaining inventory. The auction is not open to the general public.

Christmas Nativity Event | LDS Church

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 11:44PM

More than 500 nativities on display from all over the world.

USS John C. Stennis training exercise

  • Oct 20, 2012 at 11:55PM

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jaime Evock, from Dauphin, Penn., drops a concussion grenade during a training exercise on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Finishing touches of the year | Gardener Joe

  • Oct 21, 2012 at 1:00AM

Fall, A time to enjoy the bounties of our grow season. Noticed a lot of trees are showing there fall color. Take notes. Is there some color you would like to add in your own yard?

Veterans Day celebration | 11. 11 @ 11

  • Oct 21, 2012 at 10:18AM

Join us as we celebrate with our nations military men & women who have served in the Armed Forces.

Automated speed enforcement wraps up at Snoqualmie Pass

  • Oct 21, 2012 at 10:36AM

A safety project on Snoqualmie Pass comes to an end today with the removal of automated speed-enforcement cameras in the construction zone. Using the mobile camera proved effective at slowing drivers speeding through the work zone.

Home fire in Silverdale caused by propane wok | Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue

  • Oct 21, 2012 at 3:43PM

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call in reference to a residential structure fire in the 1400 block of NW Derryfield Drive Sunday, Oct. 21.

Conversations on Washington’s Future | Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant

  • Oct 21, 2012 at 6:23PM

Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant has published a new edition of his ongoing “Conversations on Washington’s Future.”

Small fire fills Kitsap Mall with Smoke | Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue

  • Oct 22, 2012 at 12:06PM

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call 6:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in reference to a fire in the food court of the Kitsap Mall. The caller was a security guard at the mall and stated that there was smoke coming from Charley’s Grilled Subs.

U.S. Attorney Arlen Storm to lead investigation of fraud or voter rights abuses

  • Oct 22, 2012 at 12:50PM

United States Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Arlen Storm will lead the efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.

Small Business Association loans to small business exporters on the rise

  • Oct 22, 2012 at 12:59PM

Loans supported $1.7 billion in Exports in fiscal year 2012

Trick or Treat | Poem by Nancy Price

  • Oct 22, 2012 at 1:12PM

I’m not alone in noticing how time accelerates as we grow older, and as the seasons grow ever more brief the holidays are gone in a wink.

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