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Unofficial election results as of 8:10 p.m. Nov. 3

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 8:36PM

Some highlights: Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes ousted in favor of Rob Putaansuu. Cary Bozeman, former mayor of Bellevue and Bremerton, returns to public life as Port of Bremerton commissioner.

South Kitsap general election results expected shortly after 8 p.m.

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 7:53PM

The Independent will provide South Kitsap general election results and candidate comments shortly after the 8 p.m. deadline for postmarked election ballots.

It's Election Day. Get your ballots in by 8 p.m.

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 3:58PM

Today is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today or deposited into a dropbox by 8 p.m. Voters will decide whether to grant the Kitsap County Public Utility District the authority to become a wastewater utility.

Give WSP troopers room to work

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 10:09AM

The Washington State Patrol reminds motorists to move over to give troopers room as they work along area highways.

Make your vote count — use it | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 9:47AM

Nov. 3 is Election Day. If you haven’t voted, we urge you to do so. Ballots must be postmarked by that day or deposited into an election dropbox by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Matthes apologizes for altercation, but says he followed the law during meeting

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 8:58AM

In the aftermath of a Friday altercation between Mayor Tim Matthes and Teresa Osinski, executive vice president of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, Matthes today (Nov. 2) offered an apology to City of Port Orchard staff, citizens and his supporters.

Election season turns ugly: Mayor, Home Builders Association official get in scuffle

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 8:50AM

The "silly season" has become downright ugly just days before the Tuesday general election. A skirmish during an Oct. 30 meeting between Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes and Teresa Osinski, executive vice president of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, led to a visit by Bremerton Police at a downtown Bremerton restaurant.

Cars involved in head-on crash on Bethel Burley overpass

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 1:47PM

Alcohol, rainy and slick road conditions, as well as the switch to daylight standard time apparently were factors in a two-vehicle, head-on car collision Sunday, Nov. 1, on Bethel Burley Road in South Kitsap County.

Shrek the Musical coming to Silverdale

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 1:26PM

CSTOCK's next performance during their 30th anniversary season is going to be Shrek the Musical.

Make this a safe and sane Halloween | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Oct 31, 2015 at 7:05AM

A dark, rainy night and little masked marauders will present a challenge to drivers Saturday night. If you’ve forgotten, Halloween is Oct. 31.

FOOTBALL | Wolves fight until the end on Senior Night

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 10:22PM

South fell 38-13 to Timberline Oct. 10, but the players and fans never let down.

Timber! Evergreen comes crashing down on Port Orchard home

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 12:25PM

Debbie Cook will never again linger over a morning cup of coffee while gazing out the back sliding door.

Mile Hill Drive Godfather's Pizza closing

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 12:20PM

The pizzeria will reopen as a Westside Pizza toward the end of November.

Trends change, but Halloween costumes define the night

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 12:07PM

In recent years, more people have been opting out of purchasing pre-packaged costumes to shop thrift stores and make outfits of their own.

Meth remediation to start at Viewmont East housing units

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 12:05PM

Cleanup work is expected to begin soon on a housing unit at the Viewmont East Apartments in Port Orchard, where Housing Kitsap and law enforcement found high levels of methamphetamine contamination.

Soroptists host Holly Daze crafts and gifts show this weekend

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 9:49AM

Soroptimist International of Port Orchard (SIPO) will stage its annual “Holly Daze” Craft and Gift Show on Saturday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 1 at the South Kitsap Mall in Port Orchard.

Police Report for Port Orchard

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 9:31AM

Here’s a sampling of law-enforcement incident reports last week as documented by the Port Orchard Police:

Miracle match sought for ill WSP Trooper

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 5:37PM

TACOMA – A Washington State Patrol Trooper is hoping to find a one-in-a-million stem cell match to help her survive multiple myeloma.

South Kitsap Calendar Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 10:53AM

South Kitsap Calendar items for Oct. 30 - Nov. 6

Introducing Ellie and Bauer

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 3:23PM

Ellie and Bauer are adoptable dogs from the Kitsap Humane Society.

The little monsters around you ...

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 3:23PM

Little ghouls and goblins (and a princess or two) line up behind a string of pumpkins at the Port Orchard Public Market’s Pumpkin Palooza last year. Another Halloween blowout at the Public Market is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Down to the wire: election ballots due Nov. 3

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 3:22PM

The general-election countdown has begun for South Kitsap voters, who have until 8 p.m. Nov. 3, to get their election-ballot envelopes postmarked.

Editorial: Contribute to your city by voting

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 7:00PM

Nov. 3 is Election Day. If you haven’t voted, we urge you to do so. Ballots must be postmarked by that day or deposited into an election dropbox by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Cagle Opinion Cartoon

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 3:06PM

Port Orchard Independent Opinion: Cagle Cartoon

SPORTS UPDATE | A busy weekend for the Wolves

  • Oct 26, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Oct 29, 2015 at 10:47AM

Boys tennis and girls swim headed to league, football game was relocated and soccer beat the team in third place.

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