Information for the Puget Sound, based in Kitsap County, Washington
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The Blogstroke

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

The Blogstroke: Adrian wins 100 free at Mesa Grand Prix

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian won the 100-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Mesa Grand Prix. Adrian led a fast first 50 meters and held off South Africa’s Roland Schoeman in 48.23 seconds. Adrian led by half a body length at the turn and pulled a...
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Minding Your Business

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

Minding Your Business: 5,000 Kitsap residents enrolled in private health plans through exchange

Nearly 5,000 Kitsap residents enrolled in private health plans during open enrollment for the Washington insurance exchange. Washington Healthplanfinder released final statistics from its inaugural open enrollment period Wednesday. The enrollmen...
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Bainbridge Conversation

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

Bainbridge Conversation: UPDATED WITH POLICE SKETCHES: ‘Brazen’ serial burglar evading capture

***Story updated at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday with sketches of burglar suspects. Composite _1 A sketch drawing of the first suspect Composite _2 A sketch drawing of the second suspect   Utilizing additional resources and officer ov...
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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: Bainbridge, North Kitsap baseball ranked

South Kitsap and Sequim fell out of the latest baseball rankings. Bainbridge remained ranked and North Kitsap snuck into the rankings. You’ll them all here. Tweet This Post Share on Facebook
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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: Ranger gives ‘State of Olympic National Forest’

On Monday, I headed over to Quilcene for ranger Dean Yoshina’s ‘State of Olympic National Forest’ talk at a North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce meeting. The big news from Yoshina, who manages Olympic’s Hood Canal Ranger District Office,...
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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: And the Super Bowl champion Seahawks open the 2014 season against …

Drumroll please …. Wednesday night, ladies and gentleman, is the night many of you have been waiting for. We’re just a little over three hours away and I can feel the excitement building. The world might stop spinning for a few minutes. I’m ...
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Kitsap Crime and Justice

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

Kitsap Crime and Justice: A relative in need isn’t always a relative indeed

Tuesday afternoon, Bill was taking it easy at home when he got a call. The voice was soft, “Like she was embarrassed,” said Bill, 83, of South Kitsap. “Hi, grandpa,” the woman said. “I haven’t told anybody, but I’m in a little trou...
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Road Warrior

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

Road Warrior: Limited access isn’t just for freeways

The in basket: For several years, I have been driving past a sign along Highway 3 just north of Lake Flora Road, reading, “Leaving limited access area.” My understanding of limited access highways has been that they are freeways that one can e...
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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: Photographer goes solo downtown

Photography is becoming bigger business in downtown Bremerton.  Hudson Photographic Artistry has long been a venerable part of downtown; more recently came the RockIt Roost’s  Hanah Reed, who brought her Kustom Kulture style here. Th...
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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: Common Core’s battle with the political meme

As mentioned in an earlier post, we are beginning to take a deeper look at Common Core with the idea of presenting more factual information here in the Kitsap Sun. Not surprisingly, since that last post there have been more drum beats against the ...
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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: PO Beats Poulsbo on “best small cities” list

The online publication citiesjournal.com has taken a David Letterman approach to the “top small cities” in Washington State. Port Orchard ranks 6th in the journal’s list of 14 (not Letterman’s 10), as noted on Facebook by PO locals Matt C...
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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 #76: Repetition- ROUND 1

How are those Repetition photos coming? Recap of the challenge is HERE and don’t forget, your deadline is a bit earlier than usual so get those photos captured and sent/uploaded by April 30th! Here are a few of the entries I’ve received so far...
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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: Happy Earth Day! Five Reasons to be Grateful Today

Of course Sustainable Spring has to say HAPPY EARTH DAY! I hope you’ll get out and enjoy the day and give, at the very least, a moment of appreciation to the mind bogglingly complex biosphere that our human family is a part of. Whether it be d...
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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: Old Spice ads break with reality

Old Spice, maker of aftershave, deodorant and so much more, has gone wild with its television commercials the past few years. I started out, as usual, to produce this “Amusing Monday” by looking for videos with a water-related theme. I locate...
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Cheers To You

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

Cheers To You: Easter Ham with Pinot Noir

There was always a big ham on the Easter dinner table.  And for the longest time, I thought all hams came smoked, on the bone with cloves stuck into the scored top and sprinkled with brown sugar. Until many years later, after reading a recipe...
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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): President Obama delivers the real Easter Message

The President stated the following at the White House third annual Easter Prayer Breakfast . The words addressed us personally and to a God who sees us in that light . American Theology has always been diverse and divided, now we are morally divid...
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The Commute

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

The Commute: 520 bridge users pay more, less than Tacoma Narrows

Toll rates for the 520 floating bridge exceed those for the Tacoma Narrows for those traveling  at peak times. Narrows tolls, it was determined months ago, will rise by 25 cents on July 1 — to 4.50 for Good To Go! passes, $5.50 at the toll ...
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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: Sun Article Features Bev Cobain and League’s Saturday Forum

By Rachel Seymour POULSBO — Bev Cobain, a retired Bremerton nurse, can’t stress how important it is for people to educate themselves on how to handle suicidal thoughts and depression. Cobain, who specialized in mental health nursing, has not o...
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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: Kudos to Youth!

  On Friday March 21st I attended the 20th annual Kitsap Youth Rally for Human Rights at Olympic College in Bremerton.  I was once again amazed and encouraged by what our youth are able to accomplish. The Rally is supported by Kitsap S...
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Pumas Insider

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

Pumas Insider: Pumas finalize preseason schedule

The Kitsap Pumas will play seven preseason game this spring, beginning with a matchup with Seattle University and former Pumas coach Peter Fewing. The Pumas, who open the Premier Development League season May 11 at home against Vancouver, finalize...
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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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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: Mantel Cell Lymphoma, Stem Cell Harvest and Transplant, Despair, Hope, Prayer, Love, Courage – Terry’s Story

Greetings:  Kitsap Sun has a group of sharp, sometimes annoying, bloggers I admire most of the time for taking the time to teach and educate the rest of us.  Terry is one of them.  A few days ago, several bloggers posted  in...
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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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