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Port Orchard, Washington is located in Kitsap County. Zip codes in Port Orchard, WA include 98367, and 98366. The median home price in Port Orchard is $259,000 which is roughly $151/per square foot. More Port Orchard information.

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9 hrs ago | Port Orchard Orchard

City council work study session is Sept. 16

The Port Orchard City Council is set to conduct a work study session on Sept. 16 at City Hall, 216 Prospect St. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.

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9 hrs ago | Seattle Weekly

A Saturday Night Date from Hell in Pierce County. It Really Was. You Won't Believe It

Usually we don't do a whole lot of crime reporting on our Daily Weekly blog, but this one, well, it's a doozy. A 53-year-old Gig Harbor man named Leon Shaw was out on a big date Saturday night to a woman, 47, from Port Orchard, that he'd only known for a few hours.

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10 hrs ago | Seattle Weekly

A Saturday Night Date from Hell in Pierce County. It Really Was. You Won't Believe It

Usually we don't do a whole lot of crime reporting on our Daily Weekly blog, but this one, well, it's a doozy. A 53-year-old Gig Harbor man named Leon Shaw was out on a big date Saturday night to a woman, 47, from Port Orchard, that he'd only known for a few hours.

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14 hrs ago | Port Orchard Orchard

City council work study session is Sept. 16

The Port Orchard City Council is set to conduct a work study session on Sept. 16 at City Hall, 216 Prospect St. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.

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20 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

Wash. Man Arrested for Setting Two Fires

Sept. 14--PORT ORCHARD -- A 54-year-old South Kitsap man suspected of setting fires Saturday in two Port Orchard homes was arrested by Kitsap County sheriff's deputies shortly after the second fire was reported. The man was arrested on two counts of first-degree arson and one count of residential burglary.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Teen charged with murder, rape in girl's death

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Kitsap County sets dates for budget hearings

County departments will present funding requests for the 2015 budget to the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator and Budget Review Committee, an advisory group made up of a citizen representative from each Commissioner District and a county employee representing organized labor. The hearings are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept.

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Dyes Inlet closed to all shellfish harvesting

The Kitsap Public Health District and Washington State Department of Health have closed Dyes Inlet, including Oyster and Ostrich Bays, to all shellfish harvesting due to high levels of marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning . This closure includes recreational harvest of all species of shellfish including clams, oysters, and mussels.

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Peninsula Daily News

Hearing on motion to dismiss double murder charges against Quilcene man to resume Monday

A hearing on a motion that could result in the freedom of a man once convicted of two murders will resume Monday after witness testimony was not finished Thursday. If the motion for the dismissal of charges against Michael J. Pierce, 38, is granted, the Quilcene man could be freed four years after he was convicted of the 2009 murders of Pat and Janice Yarr of Quilcene and sentenced to life in prison.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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District Court | Nevada man faces forgery charge

Jacob Vince D. Francisco, 25, of Las Vegas, was charged with one court on forgery on Sept. 9 in Kitsap County District Court.

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Mayor terminates city attorney; councilmembers respond

City Attorney Greg Jacoby resigned after Mayor Tim Matthes asked him to do so, according to a Port Orchard council member. Matthes asked for Jacoby's resignation one day after the city council held a retreat at City Hall.

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Council approves contract for final design of Well 10

After a 30-minute executive session, the Port Orchard City Council took action on two items before entering into a nearly two-hour retreat during the Sept. 9 meeting at City Hall.

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Planning

Port Orchard surveys residents on economic development

Sept. 11 -- PORT ORCHARD -- The city is surveying residents for views on how to promote economic development. The survey is part of planning for the 2016 update to the city's comprehensive plan, as required by the state.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Judge to hear motion to dismiss double-murder charges against Michael J. Pierce on Sept. 11

Michael J. Pierce should not be tried a fourth time for the killings of Pat and Janice Yarr, his attorney says, and a judge will hear arguments on a motion to dismiss all charges next week. "Mr. Pierce should not be subjected to a fourth trial where the failures of previous trials are solely attributable to the State," his attorney, Richard Davies of Port Townsend, wrote in his motion for dismissal.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Port Orchard

Harrison official to discuss healthcare changes with business leaders

Adar Palis, chief operating officer for Harrison Medical Center, will present how healthcare is changing in Kitsap and Harrison is leading that change.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Big News Network.com

Washington mom whose boy took gun to school sentenced

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

New York Daily News

Washington state mom to serve jail time after son wounded classmate with gun

Jamie Lee Chaffin, 34, is the mother of a 9-year-old Armin Jahr student who brought a gun to school that discharged and shot a classmate in February.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

North Kitsap Herald

Port submits liveaboard proposal

The Port of Poulsbo has presented the city with a proposal it hopes will encourage city officials to allow for more liveaboards in the downtown marina.

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District Court | Social media investigation results lead to charges against man

A Washington man was arrested and charged with having immoral communications with a person he believed was an underage girl from South Kitsap.

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Haarstad retiring from city after 33 years

On Aug. 26, the council approved a resolution - signed by Mayor Tim Matthes - that honored Haarstad for more than three decades of dedicated service.

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