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Sustainable Spring: Adventures in Green Living

Spring Courtright shares her tips and adventures in sustainable living on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Sustainable Spring: Adventures in Green Living: Seven Delicious Strawberry Recipes

In recent post about my EduCulture adventure, I showed photos of delicious Bainbridge Island-grown strawberries. At the end of my visit with the EduCulture students, they all shared their favorite ways to use strawberries. I loved the i...
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Minding Your Business

Reporter Tad Sooter keeps tabs on the West Sound economy, nonprofits and health care.

Minding Your Business: Kitsap on Tap: Slaughter County Brewing

Founded: 2012 Location: 1307 Bay Street, Port Orchard Online: Facebook, @SCBC_Beer Beer sold in: Taproom/pub, kegs Signature beers: O’Cairdubhain’s Irish Stout, Gorst Light pilsner, Ol’ One Eye IPA What’s brewing:...
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Bainbridge Conversation

Reporter Ethan Fowler engages island residents in a conversation about their community.

Bainbridge Conversation: Study indicates Bainbridge boasts large tenured city workforce

During a presentation on a citywide study of job classification and compensation by Milliman Inc. of Seattle, Bainbridge City Council members learned during Monday night’s meeting that Bainbridge Island city employees receive approximately 9 per...
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Pumas Insider

Sports reporter Jeff Graham provides the inside scoop on Kitsap's professional soccer team.

Pumas Insider: Pumas clinch playoff berth, eye division title

The Kitsap Pumas can clinch the Premier Development League’s Northwest Division title on Friday with a win over Washington Crossfire. The Pumas have already clinched one of the division’s three playoffs berths. Kitsap (7-1-4, 25 points) trails...
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The Stark Truth

Former Kitsap Sun sports editor Chuck Stark shares insight, laughter, news, views and analysis of Kitsap sports and beyond.

The Stark Truth: Where’s Marvin Williams going to land? Charlotte? San Antone? Utah?

Bremerton’s Marvin Williams, 28, appears to have some options as the free-agent forward heads into his 10th NBA season. Williams, who played his first seven seasons in Atlanta and the last two with Utah, has reportedly been targeted b...
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Trails & Tides

Tristan Baurick, the Kitsap Sun's outdoors and public lands reporter, writes about hiking, biking, kayaking and everything else Kitsapers do under the sun.

Trails & Tides: Canoe journey | Sailing with the wind, waiting on the weather

Sun reporter Tad Sooter is traveling with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Canoe Family on the tribal canoe journey to Bella Bella, July 4-13. He’ll post periodic dispatches to the Trails & Tides blog. Progress on the canoe journey is dictate...
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The Bremerton Beat

If it's about Bremerton and happening now, it's on the Beat. Written by the Sun's Josh Farley.

The Bremerton Beat: Inside Evergreen-Rotary Park, a memorial to a fallen officer

As I browsed Evergreen-Rotary Park Tuesday for an upcoming story about the new playground going in, I came upon a memorial I had not found before. It displayed the face of a man named John Masengale, an ATF special agent killed in the lin...
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Kitsap Frames

Meegan M. Reid keeps you up-to-date, gives some behind-the-scenes scoops, shares photos from the Kitsap Sun Staff (and readers) and provides you with a few tips to help you take better photos.

Kitsap Frames: FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime

Ahhh summertime! The season of sunsets, ice cream cones, beaches, kayaking and s’mores. The weather out there has been so amazingly delightful, that I’m going with the challenge theme of SUMMERTIME for this round. So your challenge this month ...
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Peninsular Thinking

A conversation about Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Manchester, Seabeck, Southworth, Suquamish, Belfair, Keyport, Olalla, Bangor, Hansville, Indianola, Port Gamble, Allyn, Port Ludlow, Gig Harbor and every once in a while something about the good folks who don't have the good fortune to live here.

Peninsular Thinking: Fund established for family of teen presumed drowned

We’ve received no additional word on the search for Josh Osborn, a 17-year-old Port Orchard resident who slipped in the Ohanapecosh River near Mt. Rainier on July 4th and is presumed dead. The river is six feet above normal for this time of y...
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Road Warrior

Travis Baker blogs about the problems and idiosyncrasies of Kitsap highways and byways.

Road Warrior: Is there such a thing as a ‘citizen’s arrest?’

The in basket: Robert Arper wonders about something we’ve all heard of, but probably have never actually witnessed. “My question has to do with ‘Citizen Arrest,’ he said. “When could a citizen invoke this procedure and when would the pol...
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Watching Our Water Ways

Environmental reporter Christopher Dunagan discusses the challenges of protecting Puget Sound and all things water-related.

Watching Our Water Ways: Amusing Monday: Celebrating Alvin’s animals

This year is the 50th anniversary of Alvin, a deep-sea vehicle that has made some incredible scientific discoveries over the past half-century. The latest issue of Oceanus magazine is a special edition that takes us through the history of Alvin, ...
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Humanity is like a Patchwork Quilt

Each patchwork piece contributes to holding the quilt together, yet each is unique.

Humanity is like a Patchwork Quilt: Microaggressions and More at the Olympic College’s Diversity Conference

  Olympic College Diversity Conference – Great Job!   Olympic College’s first Diversity Conference was very well done, with so much good thought provoking information I am still processing it all.         What I e...
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Cheers To You

An exploration of all things wine with local wine expert Mary Earl.

Cheers To You: It’s a tossup with Salmon Kebobs

Fire up barbie, it’s grilling season! Cooking outdoors makes dining special and with Ann Vogel’s Salmon Kabobs, it’s elegant and pretty darned easy. Grilling adds another dimension to foods and even more so when you add soaked cherry, alde...
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The Commute

An informative and entertaining discussion on our ferries and highways with Kitsap Sun reporters.

The Commute: Illahee’s the people’s choice for new ferry name

Here’s the old Illahee being scrapped in Ensenada, Mexico, in 2009. There could be another Illahee in the state’s ferry future. That was clearly your favorite name for the new boat that’s coming to Bremerton in a couple years. Now I have t...
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Kitsap Caucus

A blog about politics and government in Kitsap County as well as Washington state political news as it relates to Kitsap County.

Kitsap Caucus: Fearing an October surprise, we discover a candidate lives here

This election, like any other, could see its fill of well-timed surprises. We tried to avoid one recently and might have prevented it all together. In the end it might never have happened, because there doesn’t seem to be much reason to lau...
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The Prep Beat

News updates on area high schools. By Sun sports staff writers Chuck Stark, Jeff Graham, Annette Griffus and Nathan Joyce.

The Prep Beat: Radio station drops HS sports broadcasts

Here is a story from Meg Wochnick of The Olympian about a radio station dropping high school broadcasts for football and basketball. Olympia’s KGY covered preps for more than 50 years, but is having to cut back due to financial reasons. Tweet...
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League of Women Voters of Kitsap

Information blog from the League of Women Voters of Kitsap.

League of Women Voters of Kitsap: 2014 Primary Election Candidate Forums for Kitsap County

It’s time again for the Primary Candidate Forums for Kitsap County so mark your calendars. All of  the forums will be held at the Norm Dicks Hall at 345 6th Street in Bremerton. Below is the forums schedule.  BKAT will be recording eac...
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COPD and Other Stuff

This is a patient-to-patient blog to exchange information and resources...from COPD to Arthritis to Cellulites to Sarcoidosis to Sleep Apnea to RLS to Psoriasis to Support Groups to Caregivers and all points in between.

COPD and Other Stuff: One Face of MRSA, Resistance Bug, in Kitsap County

One Face of MRSA – What Does the Resistance Bug MRSA Look Like in Kitsap County?  Here is one face. A Look at MRSA   Ignoring edema in your lower legs? I did. Ask your doctor how to get rid of it – permanently…not just take water p...
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The Blogstroke

Annette Griffus covers swimming, from age-group to high school and the Olympics.

The Blogstroke: Nathan Adrian scratches 50 free at Santa Clara

After traveling across three countries in less than two weeks and then returning to the West Coast and winning the 100-meter freestyle on Friday, Nathan Adrian scratched the 50 free on Saturday at the Santa Clara Invitational Grand Prix. Adri...
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Kitsap Crime and Justice

The Kitsap Sun staff writes about crime and criminal justice issues.

Kitsap Crime and Justice: How will the race for Kitsap prosecutor shake out?

Former Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola has analyzed the county Prosecuting Attorney’s race and has concluded 20-year Prosecutor Russ Hauge won’t make it past the primary. In our state’s primary election system — technically it’s a ...
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Honoring Equity And Respecting Tradition (HEART)

An informative source of information dealing with issues and people from our Faith Community.

Honoring Equity And Respecting Tradition (HEART): Religious Left Hosts Forum On Fears of Hospital Mergers

Found this interesting, not surprising .  The religious left has always been quite quite active in Kitsap County . Have see many comments  on this meeting spoken to on the internet . Not quite sure I have understood all the fears , ...
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Forecasting Kitsap

Aspiring weatherman Matthew Leach talks about the complex and intricate weather patterns over Kitsap.

Forecasting Kitsap: **WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY issued for entire peninsula

  It’s here, folks! The first REAL snow of the season. A lot of you have expressed that it has taken long enough, but at least it got here. This won’t be a tremendously heavy snow for our region since most of the heavy precipitation wil...
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Kitsap Farm to Fork

A couple of farm girls, Diane Fish and Shannon Harkness, share their experiences with farming, cooking, local food, and building the Kitsap Foodshed.

Kitsap Farm to Fork: 2014 Farm Business Planning Course!!

Plan to Succeed! Farm Business Planning Course beginning in Kitsap County BREMERTON – WSU Kitsap County Extension will be offering its popular Ag Entrepreneurship Course on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural enterpri...
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Sea Life

Explore aquatic animals, plants and seaweeds that inspire everything from cinematic monsters to tasty dishes to local economies.

Sea Life: Terrific tides, a cruel crustacean and a smooth operator

A girl scout holds one of the many fried-egg jellies (Phacellophora camtschatica), large and small, that we found beached or at the water’s edge. These don’t have a significant sting. However, the similarly sized, brick red lion’s mane jell...
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From the Editor's Desk

From the people behind the news at the Kitsap Sun.

From the Editor's Desk: Kitsap ‘Life,’ always changing

Our Sunday features section will have a new look beginning Oct. 7, giving our ‘Life’ pages a more local feel and a little more variety. At a newspaper where there’s always more to do than we have hands to do it with, this change allows for a...
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Kitsap A&E

Arts and Entertainment reporter Michael Moore eventually takes a break from his perpetually growing agenda of attending the plays, concerts, openings and other gigs that make up the West Sound's nightlife scene. And when he does, he'll share a bit of what's come across his desk or gone through his mind here on this blog.

Kitsap A&E: Arnold’s ‘Fat Kid’ film makes another festival stop

The indie film “Fat Kid Rules the World,” which co-stars Bainbridge Island’s Dylan Arnold, has taken an unorthodox approach to promoting itself, including screenings on the recent Van’s Warped Tour. Now, director Matthew Lillard has booked...
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