Kitsap County

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Initial jobless claims fall 8.4%

Initial unemployment claims fell during the first full week of January, but unemployment claims as a whole remain high as a spike in December has… Continue reading

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The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review

Pandemic causes ferry ridership to sink 41%

With more folks working from home and domestic and international travel dropping off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ferry traffic has dropped 59 percent to… Continue reading

The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review
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50 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, the county’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 234

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5 new COVID-19 related deaths in Kitsap County

On Sunday, the Kitsap Public Health District reported five new COVID-19 related deaths in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 48 since the… Continue reading

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Bleak jobs news: Many industry sectors see hike in unemployment

Initial unemployment claims continued to rise as the calendar flipped to 2021 as many industry sectors saw some growth in unemployment. During the week spanning… Continue reading

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State releases next phase of vaccine prioritization

Washington state is still in Phase 1A for administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, but state officials explained this week the next groups of… Continue reading

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WIAA moves fall sports to Feb. 1

Kitsap’s region can start Season 1 if it can move to Phase 2 of Insee’s reopening plan

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Vaccine distribution has been challenging, but Kitsap has fared well

The vaccine effort is underway in Kitsap County, and that comes with numerous challenges; but officials have made the best of a tough situation thus… Continue reading

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Inslee announces new roadmap to reopening

With statewide restrictions on indoor gatherings set to expire Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new phased plan for Washington to reopen businesses. The plan,… Continue reading

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Initial claims rise slightly heading into the new year

Week 51 and the final full week in December saw a slight rise in initial regular unemployment claims as numbers continue to fluctuate heading into… Continue reading

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30 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 165.3

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Indoor climbing facilities push for reopening, citing COVID data

Insight Climbing & Movement owner Michele Lang is part of statewide effort

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Wisniewski to take helm of Kitsap County’s parks department

Parks management veteran replaces retiring director Jim Dunwiddie

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 34 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 198

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State unemployment holds steady in November

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The economy added 100 jobs in November, according… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 31 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 223.4

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