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Demolition begins on old East High School in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

The old gym, renovated with state and local money, will remain a community asset.

Bremerton's old East High is demolished. What happens next at the landmark site?  Kitsap Sun

Bremerton School District has no immediate plans for the site. Renovation of old gym near completion, among other construction projects.

Coach Kennedy asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Bremerton school prayer case  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Joe Kennedy is taking his legal battle with Bremerton School District over school prayer to the U.S. Supreme Court. First Liberty Institute and ...

Bremerton High School closed due to threat; police investigating  KOMO News

All classes have been canceled Friday at two Western Washington high schools - Bremerton High and Blaine High - after a threat was received that later turned ...

Ex-Bremerton School District volunteer gets 7 years in prison for underage sex sting  Kitsap Sun

PORT ORCHARD -- A Bremerton School District volunteer caught in an online sting last year trying to meet a 13-year-old boy for sex, who was actually an ...

Threat that closed Bremerton High traced to New Mexico school  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Bremerton High School was closed Friday as a "precaution" as investigators looked into an online threat. The threat was traced to New Mexico, ...

Court rejects appeal of ex-Bremerton football coach who prayed after games  Seattle Times

Attorneys for former Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorneys for ex-Bremerton football coach who prayed after games petition U.S. Supreme Court  The Seattle Times

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Kennedy's appeal earlier this year that claimed the district infringed on his religious and personal rights.

Behind the scenes with Bremerton boys basketball  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Miah Davis initially hadn't noticed Caleb Washington lingering a few feet outside the coaches' office in an otherwise empty boys locker room at ...

Wash. coach Joe Kennedy, who prayed after games, has appeal rejected  USA TODAY High School Sports

Good news and bad news for Joe Kennedy, the former football coach at Washington's Bremerton High. The bad news: His request for an appeal that would ...

Louis Soriano, a Bremerton legend, dies at 88  Kitsap Sun

Louis Soriano, one of the most celebrated athletes in Bremerton history and an influential community member active in athletics, business and civic activism, ...

Ex-Bremerton High coach takes postgame prayer case to next level  Seattle Times

A three-judge appellate panel last month declined Joe Kennedy's request for a legal injunction that would have required the district to reinstate him while his ...

Bobby Bowden 'proud' of high school coach fired for praying with team  USA TODAY High School Sports

The legendary Florida State coach said he could have been fired while coaching because he, "prayed all the time"

Appeals court refuses to reinstate Bremerton coach who prayed after games  The Seattle Times

The three-judge panel found Joseph Kennedy “took advantage of his position to press his particular views upon impressionable and captive minds before him.”

Michael Patrick Riepl, 52  Kitsap Sun

Michael Patrick Riepl Bremerton, WA Nov. 25, 1965 to Feb. 26, 2018. Michael Patrick Riepl went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2018. He was born on ...

Hundreds in Kitsap join national march against gun violence  Kitsap Sun

'March for Our Lives' just one of more than 800 such protests nationwide.

Holly Ridge Center buying building in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Nestled in the forest near Chico Creek, the Holly Ridge Center has for decades helped people with developmental disabilities, from birth to ...

Outdoor preschool at North Kitsap park focuses on play-based learning  Kitsap Sun

Magnolia Forest Preschool's classroom is Kitsap Memorial State Park.

Students surrender cell phones during classes at western Washington high school

Students at Bainbridge High School must stash their cell phones in classroom caddies during instruction. The policy, used by some teachers in the past, ...

Bremerton PTA officer arrested for seeking sex with 13-year-old  Kitsap Sun

PORT ORCHARD — A PTA officer with the Bremerton School District was arrested last week after he allegedly arrived at a meeting to have sex with what he ...

'Jesus' chants greet Satanists at Bremerton football game  The Seattle Times

The Satanic Temple of Seattle was invited to protest coach Joe Kennedy's controversial ritual of praying on the 50-yard line after games.

Praying football coach Joe Kennedy sues Bremerton School District  The Seattle Times

The Bremerton School District placed Joe Kennedy on leave after he defied requests to stop praying on the field after games. He claims in a lawsuit filed ...

McCoy saying goodbye to Memorial Stadium's grass field  Kitsap Sun

Bremerton coach, groundskeeper shares mixed feelings over turf installation.

Mosher: Darwin Gilchrist is truly a lifelong athlete  Kitsap Sun

A firecracker blinded Darwin Gilchrist in the right eye at the age of five and if you looked at his resume and age you would not believe what he has done and ...

Bremerton mentors tap into young men's potential  Kitsap Sun

School district joins forces with predominantly black church.

Bremerton PTA vice president arrested for seeking sex with teen  Q13 FOX

BREMERTON, Wash. -- A Bremerton School District PTA officer was arrested on allegations that he tried to have sex with what he thought was a teenage boy.

Steve Largent defends Bremerton coach who prayed with players

SEATTLE -- Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Largent is throwing his support behind a local high school football coach who was placed on leave ...

Fredericks' love of tennis came from family  Kitsap Sun

From dirt courts at Union High to the Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center, he has earned title of 'Mr. Tennis.'

UW summer camp helps prepare teens for nursing careers

UW hopes to attract new talent to the field of nursing with a summer camp for teens who might not know how to pursue a career.

Despite orders, Washington HS coach prays on field after game  CNN

Joe Kennedy of Bremerton High School face face punishment after defying a directive to avoid prayer after a high school football game.

The school threat was in Blaine. But not that Blaine  The Bellingham Herald

Police and school officials in Blaine learned that a threat that canceled classes for a day last week was intended for a school district in Minnesota.

Thomas Joseph Driscoll, 89  Kitsap Sun

Thomas Joseph Driscoll Poulsbo, WA Oct. 14, 1928 to Dec. 19, 2017. Veteran Thomas J. Driscoll, 89, of Poulsbo, passed away on Dec. 19, 2017. Born on Oct.

Lois C. Metcalf, 101  Kitsap Sun

Lois C. Metcalf Bremerton, WA Sept. 1, 1916 to Dec. 3, 2017. Lois C. Metcalf, 101, of Bremerton, Washington, passed away on Dec. 3, 2017. Lois was born on ...

16-year-old Bremerton boy confessed to setting cat on fire, torturing other animals, police say  Q13 FOX

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Police say a grainy surveillance video helped them catch a 16-year-old who is accused of torturing and setting a cat on fire. Despite the ...

Sandy Goins, 69  Kitsap Sun

Sandy Goins Bremerton, WA April 20, 1948 to July 10, 2017. Sandra Ann Moss Goins was born on April 20, 1948 in Moorhead, Minnesota to Orville Leo Moss ...

9th Circuit Blocks Praying Coach’s Push to Get High School Job Back  Daily Signal

Appeals court judges rule that Joe Kennedy “took advantage” of his authority as a teacher and coach by praying in public after football games.

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian gets a hero's welcome in his hometown of Bremerton  The Seattle Times

Hundreds turned out Monday in Bremerton to celebrate the Olympic accomplishments of a hometown star, Nathan Adrian.

Online sex predator sting catches the same man it caught in 2015  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Among the 20 men arrested within the last week as part of an online sting in Kitsap County was a Bremerton man who was arrested the last ...

'I'd Want Him Coaching My Son': College Football Legend Backs Praying HS Coach  Fox News Insider

A legendary college football coach is standing by a coach at the high school level in Washington who lost his job after refusing to stop praying after games.

Tacoma Police: Potential school shooters arrested for threats made on social media | KIRO-TV  KIRO Seattle

Tacoma police have arrested two minors in connection with separate threats made on social media against their respective schools.

Shawn Marvin Schoening, 50  Kitsap Sun

Shawn Marvin Schoening Belfair, WA Feb. 5, 1966 to Jan. 14, 2017. Shawn Schoening, 50, born Feb. 5, 1966 passed away on Jan. 14, 2017. Shawn was born ...

Shock, disbelief follow canoe death in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Lance Kahn of Tracyton could often be spotted paddling swiftly around Puget Sound in his outrigger canoe, and Tuesday afternoon was no ...

Former three-sport star at East High in dire health situation  Kitsap Sun

It doesn't look good for former East Bremerton High School all-around athlete Dave (Pyles) Ryles, who on Tuesday was moved from Overlake Hospital in ...

Rita-Rae Pauline Youngs, 80  Kitsap Sun

Rita-Rae Pauline Youngs Port Orchard, WA Aug. 6, 1937 to Nov. 7, 2017. Rita-Rae Pauline Youngs passed away, surrounded by the love of friends and family, ...

Arthur Daniel O’Neal, 81  Kitsap Sun

Arthur Daniel O'Neal Belfair, WA May 15, 1936 to Oct. 10, 2017. Veteran A. Daniel O'Neal took his final breath Oct. 10, 2017 at home, surrounded by family, ...

Villopoto heads Kitsap Hall of Fame class  Kitsap Sun

The Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28.

Nathan Adrian to visit Bremerton Monday

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian will visit his hometown next week, with a meet-and-greet planned for Bremerton citizens.

We knocked on the door at Microsoft’s mysterious small-town office, and here’s what we found  GeekWire

Microsoft's office in Silverdale, Wash., a town of close to 20000 people on the Kitsap Peninsula across Puget Sound from Seattle, is far from the tech giant's ...

Port Townsend School Board picks Polm as new superintendent  Port Townsend Leader

John A. Polm Jr. says he's ecstatic about the opportunity to lead the Port Townsend School District as its new superintendent. “From all the groups I was able to ...

Bremerton head football coach Nate Gillam resigns  Q13 FOX

BREMERTON, Wash. — Bremerton High School head football coach Nate Gillam has resigned, according to the Kitsap Sun.

Weekend preview: Holiday happenings continue  Kitsap Sun

Winter Wonderland on Bainbridge, pet photos with Santa in Silverdale, "The Music Man" and more.

Keala Ford Collett, 21  Kitsap Sun

Keala Ford Collett. of Bremerton. Nov. 26, 1988. to March 1, 2010. Keala Ford Collett, 21, passed away March 1, 2010 from injuries related to a car accident on ...

Bremerton's Saboteur is blowing up  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — If you want to taste one of Matt Tinder's coconut, almond and chocolate scones or a slightly sweet brioche sucre with a tangy dollop of Meyer ...

New principal hired for River Ridge High School in Lacey  The Olympian

Serenity Malloy has been hired as the new principal for River Ridge High School in Lacey.

Ga. football coach banned from praying w/team  OneNewsNow

A Georgia high school football coach has been prohibited by district officials from participating in student-led prayers on and off the field after a complaint by an ...

Troubled Kids Will Get a Do-Over at Washington Youth Academy  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON. It's like a restart button for young people on the verge of real trouble. But it comes at a price. The Washington Youth Academy, the state's free and ...

Take 2: The day a football player died and my high school prayed  The Seattle Times

Joe Kennedy's controversial prayer after high-school football games recalls a day, more than four decades earlier, that a public school prayed after the death of ...

Summer chum return in record numbers to Union River  Kitsap Sun

This year, summer chum returned to the Union River to spawn and die in record numbers, signaling the health of the Union River estuary. Volunteers with the ...

O'Neal was champion of salmon, Hood Canal  Kitsap Sun

Dan O'Neal valued truth, facts and science, especially when it came to his beloved Hood Canal. The former board member of the Hood Canal Salmon ...

Football field may or may not be a place for prayer, but it mattered that Friday night in Walla Walla  The Seattle Times

A devastating injury to a Walla Walla High School player during a game in 1971 brought students, teachers and coaches together as family in a life-changing ...

Tacoma Toastmaster headed for International Speech Contest  The Suburban Times

By Sheryl Watkins. TACOMA, WA—Madonna Hanna won first place in International Speech contest for Toastmasters in District 32, which includes more than ...

Bakery gives gluten-free a good name  Kitsap Sun

Laughing Dog Kitchen shatters stereotypes with its delicious baked goods.

What whiskey goes with this pizza?  Kitsap Sun

SILVERDALE — Tessio isn't trying to be all things to all people. The new Silverdale eatery is focused on doing two things really well — pizza and whiskey.

2017: The Year in Review  Sequim Gazette

In the past year Sequim seemed to see it all, from a booming housing market to major road and trail projects beginning and ending, athletic triumphs to family ...

ART: Lots of landscapes on the local landscape  Kitsap Sun

Northwest a great plate for landscape painting, as evidenced by Ami Raime's work.

Gas-station gourmet is a hit on Bainbridge Island  Kitsap Sun

Jake's Pickup, on Bainbridge Island, is like a food truck that never moves.

Robert James Bryan, 50  Kitsap Sun

Robert James Bryan. formerly of Bremerton. July 3, 1959. to Sept. 21, 2009. Veteran. Robert James "Bob" Bryan was born July 3, 1959, and raised in Bremerton.

Two top officers have 70 years in - The Star  The Star of Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt and Sgt. John Tufts have about 70 years of combined *service* to the area. That's about to change, with Hunt ending.

Beloved Ridgefield teacher and coach retiring after 37 years  The Reflector

After 37 years, beloved Ridgefield High School teacher and coach Art “Ozzie” Osmundson had his final day with students on June 16 before embarking on ...

@sequimschools — June 28, 2017  Sequim Gazette

DISTRICT. The district office will be closed July 3-4. Summer hours for the district office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The district office will be closed on ...

'Billy Lynn' looks almost too real  Kitsap Sun

Director Ang Lee says he'll use the new technique in his next movie, too.

'Roots' now run almost 40 years deep  Kitsap Sun

Landmark TV miniseries being re-released, remade as anniversary nears.

Ferndale mayor candidate Jon Mutchler Q&A  The Bellingham Herald

Five people are facing off in the Aug. 4 primary election to become the next mayor of Ferndale. The top two vote-getters will move on to the Nov. 3 general ...

Nelsons' magic act is a family affair  Kitsap Sun

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Clockwise from top left, Jeff, Lynn and daughter Sharii Nelson have been making magic together for the better part of two decades.

Prayer On The Field Should Not Be A Problem  MuslimMatters

Somehow, some way, a scene that has played out over a thousand Friday nights in thousands of towns across the United States has recently become a source ...

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