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Gig Harbor Now reporters chase down news that affects community residents, providing facts with context and perspective.

Carpool lane project completed after 22 years

Aug 26, 2022 | By:

Travelers on Sunday will be able to take a high-occupancy vehicle lane all the way from Gig Harbor to Seattle.

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Gig Harbor Police blotter: There is no ‘legal amount’ of alcohol

Aug 25, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Police Blotter is written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports. An officer who pulled over a suspected drunk driver on Highway 16 asked the driver if he had been drinking. The driver responded that he had consumed “the legal amount” of alcohol, which turned out to be not true. The officer noticed two vehicles

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Batana, a traditional Croatian fishing skiff, nearly ready to set sail

Aug 25, 2022 | By:

History is being brought to life at the BoatShop. Volunteers under the direction of master shipwright Mike Vlahovich have been building a traditional Croatian fishing skiff called a batana since early July. Vlahovich hopes the project will spark an on-going cultural exchange between Gig Harbor and Sumartin on the island of Brač, Croatia. Both have

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Catching kings with the Krilich Killer

Aug 24, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor resident Jason Krilich picks me up at the Gig Harbor dock with a smile and a friendly “welcome aboard.” We have planned our trip for a beautiful, 78-degree Sunday afternoon. We’re fishing the outgoing tide, trying to catch the coveted king salmon. Krilich, 52, has fished these waters since he was a boy.

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State approves 75-cent bridge toll reduction; more for big rigs

Aug 23, 2022 | By:

After the state Legislature provided $13 million per year to reduce Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls, the Transportation Commission decided the spread the savings around to vehicles big and small.

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Olalla homicide suspect was attempting to burglarize home, documents indicate

Aug 23, 2022 | By:

Documents filed in Kitsap County Superior Court on Tuesday indicate that the man suspected of killing two people at their Olalla home last week was attempting to burglarize their home. Shaun D. Rose, 40, was charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of Mina and Steven P. Shulz at an address

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Eddon Boatyard house will soon be open to public again

Aug 22, 2022 | By:

The brick house at Eddon Boatyard is one step closer to being open to the public. The Gig Harbor City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Gig Harbor BoatShop for management of the site at a special meeting on Aug. 18. The city bought the house and boatyard on Harborview Drive in 2004. They are

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Suspect arrested in Olalla killings

Aug 22, 2022 | By:

Tacoma Police Department officers arrested a suspect in the killing of two people in Olalla following a long chase and a struggle. The arrest of 40-year-old Shaun D. Rose occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday at a gas station in Tacoma, according to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.   Kitsap detectives identified Rose as

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Suspect identified in killings at Olalla home

Aug 20, 2022 | By:

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that it has obtained an arrest warrant for Shaun D. Rose, 40, in connection with a double homicide discovered late Thursday in Olalla. Detectives identified Rose as a suspect in the Steven P. Shulz and Mina Shulz, both 51 years old. The remains of the Shulzes were discovered

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Minerva Scholarships awarded to 10 local women

Aug 19, 2022 | By:

The Minerva Scholarship Fund awarded $55,000 in scholarships to 10 Gig Harbor-area women for the 2022-23 academic year. Since its founding in 1991, Minerva has now awarded $504,300 in scholarships, according to information provided by the fund. Minerva Scholarships are available to women who live or work inside Peninsula School District boundaries and whose post-secondary

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