Port Orchard, WA


Passenger killed after being thrown from vehicle in Port Orchard crash

PORT ORCHARD – One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash at the Mitchell Avenue-Plisko Lane intersection late Sunday night. Port Orchard police were called to the intersection just before midnight and found a single vehicle that had crashed into a utility pole, the department said in a press release. The passenger had been thrown from the vehicle and was found dead a short distance away, "apparently due to the injuries sustained in the collision."
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Fatal collision kills 1, closes West Valley Highway in Kent Sunday

A fatal collision killed one, and resulted in the closure of all lanes of West Valley Highway in Kent on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2023, according to Puget Sound Fire. The collision between a truck and another vehicle occurred at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the 18100 block of the West Valley Highway, near Home Depot and Costco (map below).

Video Shows Seattle Police Backing Down After Bystanders Intervene

A YouTube video has been released showing Seattle East Precinct police officers preparing to engage with a man standing outside his apartment, only to pack up and drive away. The video shared with Capitol Hill Seattle Blog is only four minutes long but does include the back-and-forth exchange between civilians and the police and shows one officer putting his gun back in his car.

How Quincy Jones came to Bremerton, and launched into history

One of the more significant naming projects in recent Bremerton history is the designation of "Quincy Square" at downtown's Fourth Street. The vision forged by residents and city leaders now calls for a renovated block between Washington and Pacific Avenues, with millions in funding already committed to a vibrant urban gathering place with elements that focus on the arts. It will be built to honor Quincy Jones, and do so with the legendary artist's blessing, after he spent his formative years in the city and went on to greatness in the music industry.

Five words for Kitsap's economy in 2023

My annual “five words about this year’s economy” column is ready... and it’s February. Sorry. At the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance we’ve been having long-term strategic plan discussions on the local economy recently. It’s taken me a bit of time to write this because I’ve been thinking about the column in light of those discussions.

Parents plan to continue discussing discrimination, lack of resources at North Kitsap schools

Following a November meeting with the North Kitsap School District in which Latino parents and students shared experiences of being discriminated against or facing racial bullying in North Kitsap schools, community members have organized a second event in Poulsbo on Tuesday, aimed at creating a safe space to continue discussing how to address issues that parents say remain unsolved.

Navy conducting anti-terrorism exercises in Everett

If you live near a Navy base like naval base Kitsap, Bremerton, or naval station Everett and you hear sirens or gunfire on the base this week — it’s not an emergency. It’s the Navy’s annual anti-terrorism exercise, designed to get ready for potential security threats. The exercises are happening between Feb. 6 to 17 and are known as Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2023.

Federal Way’s gun buyback runs out of gift cards early

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Hundreds of unwanted firearms were turned in Saturday in Federal Way’s first ever gun buyback. Federal Way’s city coffers are $25,000 lighter as a long line of gun owners turned in their weapons for a gift card. It’s the latest city to hold a gun buyback in an effort to remove guns from the streets.

Elderly woman killed after hit-and-run in Capitol Hill

The Seattle Police Department reported that the woman injured in the hit-and-run has died. An elderly woman was critically injured Sunday afternoon after a hit-and-run in Capitol Hill. According to the Seattle Police Department, at 4:45 p.m., several 911 callers reported a hit-and-run crash between a car and a pedestrian...

8 arrests made in downtown Seattle operation; guns, drugs seized

After a three-hour operation in downtown Seattle on Saturday, police arrested eight people and seized two guns and more than 130 grams of drugs. Police conducted a special operation focused on the intersections of 3rd Avenue and Pike Street, and 2nd Avenue and Bell Street. According to the Seattle Police...

As Deadline to Decide on CID Light Rail Station Approaches, Community Groups Speak Out

For community activists in the Chinatown-International District (CID), the date of March 9 looms large. That’s when Sound Transit will make a recommendation to its powerful board of directors on the location for the new CID light rail station, an anchor for the future line connecting West Seattle and Ballard. On March 23, the board will then pick its “preferred alternative” of four current options, which Sound Transit will write up in its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). As Paul Wu, an architect and cofounder of Transit Equity for All (TEA), says, once the EIS happens, “the train has left the station.”

LETTER: Resident wants everyone to stop for pedestrians on Ambaum Blvd. SW

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, submitted by a verified resident. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of South King Media, nor its staff:]. My neighbor is in intensive care after being hit while crossing at the Ambaum Boulevard SW & SW 132nd Street pedestrian crosswalk. He’s had multiple surgeries and may not fully recover brain function and mobility.