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Challenging the status quo | My View

  • Oct 23, 2015 at 10:13AM

We believe in thinking differently and we are excited to be taking bold, progressive steps to begin to resolve the long-term impact of intergenerational poverty here in the county. And by investing in the United Way Campaign, you are becoming an integral part of this promising first step.

Shopper says she's 'stoked' about Silverdale's new shopping center

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 11:32AM

SILVERDALE — Construction workers busily painted buildings, walked on rooftops and drove heavy machinery as a few shoppers walked nearby at the new Trails at Silverdale shopping center along Greaves Way Oct. 20.

LWCF: A tool to enhance our state’s most treasured habitats | My View

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 8:20AM

Rather than invest taxpayer money from general funds, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been funded through oil and gas lease revenues from companies that drill in the Outer Continental Shelf. Using offshore oil and gas revenues to improve public access to our nation’s most breathtaking landscapes is a win-win.

South Kitsap district will ask voters to approve $124.99 million school bond issue

  • Oct 22, 2015 at 8:14AM

A $124.99 million school bond issue to build a second high school in the South Kitsap School District will go before voters Feb. 9.

Kitsap Transit to offer SK Ride service to McCormick Woods area

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Oct 21, 2015 at 10:19AM

Kitsap Transit will be introducing a new technology-driven transit service to the McCormick Woods area of South Kitsap on Nov. 9.

Bridge over Blackjack Creek installation is under way today

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Oct 21, 2015 at 10:18AM

Port Orchard has a new civic landmark today. The Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway Project has taken a leap forward with the installation of the Blackjack Creek bridge that is part of phase 4 of the project.

FOOTBALL | South loses homecoming game to Emerald Ridge

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 11:00PM updated Oct 19, 2015 at 5:18PM

The Wolves lose a nailbiter to Emerald Ridge 34-30 at homecoming.

South Kitsap homecoming week sports updates

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Oct 19, 2015 at 5:17PM

The Wolves' homecoming week concludes Oct. 16 with the football game at 7:30 p.m. Here is a look back at the week for South's sports.

Maggie's story: Rescue dog inspires a book

  • Oct 19, 2015 at 5:05PM

By the hopeful look in her bright brown eyes, no one could have guessed that at just seven weeks of age, her puppyhood was taken from her. It would take someone extraordinary to notice the trying spirit of Maggie Anne, showing her will to flourish in the seemingly dog-eat-dog world.

Detectives seeking tips on pedestrian hit-and-run

  • Oct 19, 2015 at 11:03AM

PORT ORCHARD – The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to the death of a 64 year-old female pedestrian on Victory Drive in Port Orchard.

Olympic College students profiled in 'Scholarship Stories' film

  • Oct 17, 2015 at 8:53PM

A video, “Scholarship Stories,” profiling 2015 scholarship recipients at Olympic College, was shown at the 20th annual Olympic College Community Luncheon, Oct. 12, before an audience of 300 guests.

Meet the South Kitsap school board candidates

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 1:52PM

The Port Orchard Independent talked with the four candidates about their background and why they are running, as well as about their positions on issues such as funding, transition to a middle-school format and a bond issue to build a second high school in South Kitsap.

Building on a classic: Local author writes a sequel to ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 16, 2015 at 1:46PM

Author TJ Hoisington has brought the original “Swiss Family Robinson” adventure story, written by Johann Davis Wyss, back to life with a new book that picks up where Wyss’ tale left off.

Birkenfeld Trust invests $500,000 in Morrow Manor project

  • Oct 14, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Oct 16, 2015 at 1:16PM

Morrow Manor is a collaboration between the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club and the YWCA of Kitsap County to build eight units of much-needed affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence. The two organizations have been long-time partners to ensure services effectively exist for domestic violence victims and survivors, and this joint effort is an expansion of those services. Morrow Manor will double the YWCA’s housing availability in Kitsap County.

Election ballots are in the mail

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 2:55PM

Kitsap County’s Elections Division is expecting a voter return of between 45 and 50 percent at the close of the Nov. 3 general election.

Independent wins WNPA's 2015 General Excellence Award

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 2:50PM

The Port Orchard Independent has won the top award for General Excellence in the 2015 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest.

South Kitsap Calendar

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 2:20PM

Happenings in the South Kitsap community from Oct. 16-25.

FOOTBALL | South falls to Bellarmine 37-23

  • Oct 9, 2015 at 11:00PM updated Oct 15, 2015 at 2:36PM

With a penalty-filled game, and a hard fought battle, it was too little, too late for the Wolves to win over Bellarmine Oct. 9.

Author Jonathan Levison headlines a busy October at Manchester Public Library

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 1:33PM

Author Jonathan Evison headlines busy October for Manchester Public Library

Rosalie wants to be adopted

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 4:00PM

Hi, my name is Rosalie (intake 49754) and I’m probably the most unique dog you’ve ever seen – I look like a hound wearing a poodle coat.

Bridge over Blackjack Creek could be in place by next week

  • Oct 15, 2015 at 9:00PM

Port Orchard’s Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway Project will soon have another, very visible, sign that it’s taking one more step toward eventual completion.

Kennedy to resume prayers with football team

  • Oct 14, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:40PM

BREMERTON — Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy announced Oct. 14 that he will resume prayer at the 50-yard line after games. Kennedy was expected to be accompanied to a press conference at Seattle Center by Hiram Sasser, deputy legal counsel for the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based non-profit devoted to religious freedom.

GIRLS SOCCER | Wolves' shut out Tornadoes at home

  • Oct 9, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 11:44PM

Four players score as South Kitsap moves past Yelm in Narrows League standings.

For the salmon — and us | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 9, 2015 at 1:26PM

Hood Canal Enhancement Group honors the lifework of the late Billy Frank Jr. — and reminds us all of the work that remains to be done

Urban runoff killing coho salmon, but simple solution within reach

  • Oct 8, 2015 at 3:26PM

Inexpensive filtration through column of soil and sand eliminates toxic effects of urban stormwater on fish

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