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- Oct 26, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Oct 28, 2015 at 4:49PM
BREMERTON – A man wearing a yellow-and-brown jacket and a camouflage hat stole an undisclosed amount of money from one bank and attempted to rob a second one. Bremerton Police are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect.
- Oct 27, 2015 at 3:06PM
Port Orchard's new civic landmark — a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Blackjack Creek — will make its public debut with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 6.
- Oct 23, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Oct 26, 2015 at 8:32AM
The unsung heroes of South Kitsap's marching band are much more than just background noise at sporting events.
- Oct 23, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 4:40PM
Is crime a growing problem in Port Orchard? Crime rising in Port Orchard? Statistics don't support that, says police chief. According to some citizens who attended a Town Hall meeting Oct. 15, it is a pressing concern. Some spoke about break-ins at their homes that have disrupted their lives and violated their sense of security.
- Oct 23, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 4:00PM
Haggen's expansion failed fast. Now, less than eight months after it began, the company plans to shrink from 168 stores in five West Coast states to 37 stores in Washington and Oregon by December. Haggen wants to shed all but 21 of the stores it acquired from Albertsons and keep 16 of its legacy locations, including all Whatcom County stores.
- Oct 23, 2015 at 3:03PM
Our mayor is not the problem, our City Council is!
- Oct 23, 2015 at 6:00PM
Port Orchard’s future needs He added he learns a lot when he visits the city’s business district and talks with merchants. Matthes said, however, that it’s not wise for politicians to get way over their skis and start making promises they ought not” by actively boosting business efforts ad-hoc.
- Oct 23, 2015 at 11:40AM
After weeks of coverage by news media, we no longer see the glowing orange pictures or the beautiful red sunsets aided by smoke particles in the air.
- Oct 15, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Oct 23, 2015 at 11:13AM
Two suspects are being sought by Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives in connection with a series of prescription forgery offenses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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