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MultiCare plans to open new emergency department in Bremerton in 2024

MultiCare Health System announced today that it plans to open a new neighborhood emergency department in Bremerton. It’s expected to break ground in Spring 2023, and open sometime in 2024. The 10,500-square-foot facility, which will operate under Tacoma General’s license, will be located on 2.4 acres that MultiCare purchased at 5900 SR 303 NE, according

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Krampus roams the streets of downtown Bremerton at last year's Krampusnacht

Krampus returns to Bremerton on Friday

You’d better be nice — and if not, you’d better watch out for Krampus. Krampus is returning Dec. 2 for the annual celebration of Krampusnacht in downtown Bremerton. The folkloric tradition of Krampus originated centuries ago in the Bavarian region of Europe, said Eric Morley, who organizes the Bremerton Krampusnacht event and will participate in

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Kitsap Transit reaches agreement with the state to expand fast ferry service on Seattle-Bremerton route

Kitsap Transit has reached an agreement with the state to expand fast ferry service on its Seattle-Bremerton route until Washington State Ferries’ two-boat service between the two cities resumes. Two-boat service is expected to resume on a trial basis in Spring 2023, according to a news release from Kitsap Transit. Washington State Ferries reduced service

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Contestants participating in season 6 of The Blox

Gig Harbor bartender and entrepreneur puts his business to the test on streaming reality show ‘The Blox’

A Gig Harbor bartender and entrepreneur’s business was put to the test after recently participating in an online reality TV show. Dane Drebin founded Gig Harbor-based BartenderForHire.com, a website where people can find bartenders to hire for their private events. Although the business has been around for a few years, this is the first year

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Rapper Lady Dice on her creative process, the benefits of being independent, and taking fans on a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’

Lady Dice believes music should be used to make a difference. Originally hailing from California but now residing in Oregon, the rapper has built a career crafting music that both uplifts and entertains. In that vein, when Lady Dice performs at the Slippery Pig on Saturday, the proceeds from the show will go toward Feed

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Wildfire smoke in Poulsbo, WA

Wildfire smoke expected to remain into the weekend

Wildfire smoke is expected to remain in many areas of Washington through the weekend — and it’s important to know how to protect your health from the smoke, according to the Washington State Department of Health. “Breathing in smoke is not good for anyone,” a news release from the department states. “Days of consistent smoke

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Kitsap Transit ferry M/V Finest of Bremerton, WA.

Kitsap Transit lays out plan for expanded ferry service in letter to governor’s office

Kitsap Transit has laid out a plan for expanding its fast ferry service to help fill gaps in Washington State Ferries service. The plan fleshes out a proposal first generalized in a letter Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler sent to Gov. Jay Inslee on Sept. 16. A spokesperson from the governor’s office previously told Kitsap Scene

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Bremerton moves forward with zoning changes making it easier to build duplexes, townhomes and cottage housing

The Bremerton City Council voted last week to move forward with zoning updates that will make it easier to build duplexes, townhomes and cottage housing. At last week’s public hearing on the proposed changes, city Planning Manager Garrett Jackson presented the plan, which he said is meant to address missing “middle housing,” which he said

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Youth 18 and younger can ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1

Youth ages 18 and younger will be able to ride Washington State Ferries vessels for free starting Oct. 1. The change is part of the Move Ahead Washington transportation package. A provision of the package directs transit agencies to provide free fares for passengers 18 and under across the state, according to a news release

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An example of what the accessibility stickers from the county look like

Kitsap County introduces new stickers designed to aid accessibility in local businesses and public spaces

Kitsap County is taking a simple step to help people with disabilities access local businesses and public spaces. The county is offering cling film stickers that establishments can put their phone numbers on, which people with disabilities can then call to request help, such as having the door opened for them, according to a news

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