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Two people killed in South Kitsap house explosion

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 3:28PM

Two residents were killed early Feb. 23 by an explosion that destroyed their home at 3585 SE Soholt Lane in South Kitsap.

Loud boom heard in Bremerton as Port Orchard home explodes

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 7:08AM

BREMERTON - A loud boom sound rang throughout Bremerton around 4 a.m. Feb. 23 after a Port Orchard home exploded.

Lori Maxim, Sound VP and Kitsap group publisher, leaving to join Morris Multimedia

  • Feb 22, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Feb 23, 2016 at 6:44AM

Lori Maxim, vice president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the company’s newspapers in Kitsap County, is leaving the company to become director of revenue for Morris Multimedia. Maxim made the announcement to Sound employees on Feb. 22. Her last day with Sound will be March 18.

Fathoms O’ Fun Royal Court pageant competition gears up

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 9:00AM updated Feb 22, 2016 at 8:12AM

Fathoms O’ Fun’s Royal Court selection is underway this year with the scholarship competition taking place March 5 at Christian Life Center in Port Orchard.

Election Update - Thursday 4:54 p.m. | South Kitsap school bond measure apparently fails

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00PM updated Feb 18, 2016 at 5:04PM

Kitsap County Elections has tabulated 18,439 ballots as of 4:54 p.m. Thursday. The South Kitsap School District's $129.99 million bond measure failed to reach the supermajority 60 percent mark. Yes votes totaled 11,049, or 59.92 percent.

Opinion | St. Vincent de Paul’s existence at risk; step up before it is too late

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 12:00PM

A Port Orchard community resource is about to disappear before our very eyes. But it’s not too late to prevent that from happening.

SK grad returns home to care for Port Orchard’s pets

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

When Amanda Smith was growing up in South Kitsap, she was surrounded by lots of pets and enjoyed them immensely, she says.

St. Vincent campaign coming up short |March 1 deadline to raise down payment for new building looms

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 8:55AM

With just $34,300 raised of a $100,000 goal needed for a new building loan, St. Vincent de Paul in Port Orchard is dangerously close to missing a bank deadline of March 1.

CALENDAR | Feb. 19-25

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 8:50AM

Calendar items in South Kitsap for Feb. 19-25. Also access our comprehensive Calendar list posted online.

Kitsap Transit | Revision to weekday Purdy Connection bus

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 8:36AM

Kitsap Transit is revising the first AM trip time of the Purdy Connection bus at the Mullenix Park & Ride, effective Sunday, Feb. 28.

The physical fitness journey

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 2:00PM updated Feb 16, 2016 at 8:36PM

Bothell resident Tyree Bell implemented lifestyle changes that have paid dividends

The Road Report | South Kitsap roadway construction and repair work through March

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Feb 16, 2016 at 8:04AM

The Kitsap County Public Works Department has scheduled the following road week through next week:

Calendar | Feb. 12-18

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Feb 13, 2016 at 9:35AM

Events and activities happening around South Kitsap during the week of Feb. 12-18.

Take a sip at Brewed Awakening beer and art show Feb. 20

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 6:00AM

Slaughter County Brewing Company is hosting “Brewed Awakening” at its Port Orchard location, 1307 Bay St., on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Crazy Lady Galleries to hang it up

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Feb 12, 2016 at 4:16PM

Another small business on Bay Street is closing its doors. Crazy Lady Galleries at 724 Bay St., which features an eclectic mix of whimsical gifts and fanciful art, will soon close its business.

‘Pig out’ at the Valentine’s Day Barn Party Sunday

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 3:17PM

Feeling like pigging out this weekend? You can do so Sunday and not feel guilty at the Valentine’s Day Barn Party and Pig fundraiser. It will run from 1-3:30 p.m. in Port Orchard.

Macomber gift brings total raised for new Silverdale library to $1.5 million

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 2:07PM

SILVERDALE—With help from Debbie and Wayne Macomber, the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation has raised $1.5 million to replace an aging library in Silverdale.

SK wrestling | Road to regionals

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Feb 12, 2016 at 8:01AM

With regionals and state approaching, bringing archrivals and the best in the state to compete against one another, South Kitsap head coach Chad Nass says he likes his 14.

New Dragonfly Cinema owner is on mission to keep the movies rolling

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 5:13PM

The Dragonfly Cinema on Bay Street has found a new owner who has long held a dream to own a theater.

Be cautious | Get a call or email from the IRS? It’s likely a scam

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 12:36PM

Phone scammers and bogus e-mailers are out in force during this tax season, and apparently Port Orchard has become a target.

Vehicular homicide charges for fatal Gorst crash

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 10:05AM

PORT ORCHARD — A Fircrest man who caused a fatal car crash in November while allegedly driving while intoxicated was charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault Feb. 2.

Being an auto mechanic is not just a ‘guy thing’

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 8:54AM

Maurine Simons is an unexpected face among the five-person automotive technology crew that works inside the repair and maintenance shop at South Kitsap School District’s bus barn.

IRS offers low-income citizens free filing for federal tax returns

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 8:48AM

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a free filing option for federal income-tax filers.

Legislator says black-market marijuana still cheaper than legal pot | Legislative Session

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 6:39AM

Rep. Christopher Hurst, D-Enumclaw, and proponents of the bill say a reduced tax would be one of the most important ways of eliminating the black-market sales of marijuana, which Hurst said still makes up 65 to 75 percent of sales in the state.

Kitsap County GOP caucus Feb. 20; county Democrats will caucus March 26

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 10:09AM

Iowans have made their choices. New Hampshire’s votes are being touted by the winners and analyzed by pundits. Now, it’s Kitsap County’s turn.

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