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Hearing examiner decision on Olalla Valley Winery events delayed again

Feb 23, 2022 | By:

Kitsap County is reviewing whether Olalla Winery violated its conditional use permit. The decision was expected 10 working days after the Dec. 16 hearing.

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Gig Harbor’s Hutchins announces campaign for state representative

Feb 23, 2022 | By:

Republican Spencer Hutchins is running for the state rep seat being vacated by Jesse Young, who is running state senator.

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Gig Harbor proposing changes to stormwater disparities

Feb 17, 2022 | By:

Under proposed new billing, more than half of property owners would see no change or a decrease, while others’ would rise because a discount would be removed for detention facilities or the amount of hard surface was under-reported.

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City attempting to conserve another 5.15 acres near Donkey Creek Park

Feb 16, 2022 | By:

The forested property might otherwise be subdivided into 18 single-family lots with a public road.

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Lawmakers considering bills to clarify when police can use force, make pursuit

Feb 14, 2022 | By:

A law passed last year eliminated use of force in a mental health crisis and took away an officer’s ability to forcibly detain anyone without reasonable suspicion.

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City taking applications for non-motorized boat storage at Ancich Park

Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Spaces will be available for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards for six-month stints beginning in July, though the building might open early for the first group.

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Gig Harbor seeking input on short-term rentals, help for homeless

Feb 06, 2022 | By:

Comments about short-term rentals are due by Feb. 18. A public hearing on transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and emergency shelters will be held Feb. 17.

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Harborview Drive closing in south direction for roundabout construction

Feb 04, 2022 | By:

The dreaded resumption of the Harborview Drive closure for roundabout construction will begin on Feb. 28 and continue through July. The good news is the street won’t be shut down entirely as it was on Sept. 7-11 when Highway 16 crashes diverted drivers downtown and created a total standstill. Outside of those five days, the

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City offers parks plan for review, seeks candidates for commissions

Jan 31, 2022 | By:

The public will have two chances to comment on the city’s draft Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan; volunteers sought for board/commission slots

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Rep. Young updates city officials on session bills

Jan 28, 2022 | By:

Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, said he’s focusing on public safety issues, including fixing some of the confusion that resulted from law-enforcement legislation passed last year, especially clarifying the definition of “probable cause” or “intent.”

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