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Review of officer involved shooting
Port Orchard Police Officers Matthew Bell and Nathan Lynch have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Thomas Daniel Rogers on June 19, 2014. Kitsap County Prosecutor, Tina Robinson, reviewed all of the relevant evidence in this case which includes witness statements, crime scene evidence, autopsy reports, and video surveillance, and found that use of deadly force by both officers was justified.
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Kitsap County files civil suit to enforce shooting range ordinance
Action taken to compel operating permit compliance
Kitsap County filed an action today in Kitsap County Superior Court requesting an injunction against Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club for failing to obtain a required operational range permit.
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Kitsap County launches Text-to-9-1-1 service
Kitsap 9-1-1 (CENCOM) announced today that it has begun accepting Text-to-9-1-1 service. Verizon Wireless, TMobile, AT&T, and Sprint customers in Kitsap County can now send a text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency. Text to 9-1-1 is a new and critical service. It is intended to benefit people that may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion, or abusive partner, as well as individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities.
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Suquamish Citizens Invited to Plan Future
The Suquamish Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) is welcoming residents to an Open House on Thursday April 2, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the House of Awakened Culture
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Public involvement sought for Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park. Workshops set for March 28 and May 5 in Poulsbo
Planning for the stewardship of Kitsap County’s shoreline block of 535 acres in Port Gamble will be discussed in public workshops that get underway this month. The county’s Parks Department acquired the property, named the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park, in February 2014 and was awarded a $175,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology to develop a stewardship plan and committee, and fund associated activities including environmental studies, property clean-up and the restoration planting of native plant species. .
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Volunteer advocates needed for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Do you want to truly make a difference in someone’s life? Do you enjoy working with senior citizens? Advocates are needed for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Kitsap County, made up of a group of highly trained community volunteers who advocate for long-term care facility residents and their families, assisting them in achieving the highest level of quality of life and quality of care, a right guaranteed by law.
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Help identify strategies and actions to better communities
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners welcomes applications for vacancies on county advisory groups. Citizens are encouraged to apply. Current openings include seats on the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board; Arts Board; Commission on Children and Youth; Council for Human Rights; Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board; Ferry Advisory Committees; Manchester and Suquamish citizen advisory committees; Noxious Weed Control Board and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.
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Volunteers needed for Kitsap's annual Water Festival
Help celebrate the 21st year of the Kitsap Water Festival by volunteering. The festival takes place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The annual Water Festival hosts up to 1,200 fourth- and fifth-grade students from across the county. Students learn the importance of protecting precious water resources.
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Updated April 01, 2015

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