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Gaming software developer from Bremerton showing next generation of students path to technology career

By Terri Gleich / For KPBJ 

When Chris Gonzales graduated from the University of Washington with a computer science degree, he wasn’t qualified for his current job as a software developer at Unity Technologies.

To teach himself the computer code that is the foundation for every website and software program, he spent hours watching YouTube videos and visiting bookstores where he would page through manuals he couldn’t afford to buy. read more »

 

The expansion of Medicaid in Washington state includes a change allowing licensed naturopathic physicians to function as primary-care providers for patients in the state’s Apple Health (Medicaid) program. In Kitsap County, however, naturopaths are passing on the opportunity to enroll as Medicaid providers. read more »

 

The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail — a network of 79 locations where paddlers can launch vessels, take breaks or camp — has been designated a national water trail by the National Park Service.

Kitsap’s 371-mile route joins 15 other national water trails that range from routes on the Mississippi River to island loops in the Great Lakes. Kitsap’s trail is the only one in Washington and the second on the West Coast. The Kitsap trail is the first routed entirely on saltwater. read more »

 
Poulsbo man invests in video mobile video game 'theater' in tricked-out trailer

Puget Sound Rolling Video Games has a 32-foot trailer equipped as a mobile gaming theater.Chris Gunnell may be the coolest Little League coach and team sponsor ever — and it has nothing to do with baseball.

How many teams have a coach who brings a video game wonderland on wheels to their end-of-season party?

The Poulsbo Little Leaguers — including the coach’s 8-year-old son, Ian — got a freebie, but Gunnell invested in the Rolling Video Games trailer as a way to start his own small business. He rents the tricked-out 32-foot trailer by the hour and tows it behind his pickup to parties like the one his son’s team had, and other special events where a mobile rec room with multiple flat-screen TVs and an array of the latest game consoles would be a hit.  read more »

 

Thomas Driver is the owner of a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise restaurant that will open in early July in Port Orchard, and he plans to eventually open four more in Kitsap County.There’s not a long list of barbecue restaurants on the Kitsap Peninsula, but that’s fixin’ to change.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will start serving ribs, brisket and other smoked fare the first week of July in Port Orchard, and it’s the first of five Dickey’s locations that franchisee Thomas Driver plans to open.

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Slippery Pig Brewery moves to downtown Poulsbo

Moving from the farm to town won’t change the Slippery Pig.

Dave Lambert said the new downtown Poulsbo location for his Slippery Pig Brewery will have increased production capacity, but he plans to stick mostly with the same distinctive beers he’s been brewing for the last few years at Red Rooster Farm just outside the city limits. read more »

 

Jean-Louis Gazabat, left, and Paul Elkins moved their real estate office to a Harborview Drive building they bought and renovated.What had been a partially vacant cinderblock building in deteriorating condition is now the spruced-up new office of longtime real estate partners Paul Elkins and Jean-Louis Gazabat on the Gig Harbor waterfront.

The pair held a grand opening event at Gig Harbor Real Estate EG in June that drew a lot of appreciative  read more »

 

By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press

SPOKANE — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. read more »

 

Expo logoThe fall 2014 Peninsula Home and Remodel Expo is taking registrations from businesses that would like to participate in the event, which will be the weekend of Oct. 3-5 in the Kitsap Sun Pavilion at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. read more »

 

Norma Dompier will present Improv Yourself! at the next Power Series event presented by the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB). 

At the Aug. 13 event in Gig Harbor, Dompier will talk about how it sometimes takes a cache of “Secret Weapons” to conquer the challenges of building a business.   read more »

 

Today’s news is filled with images of the massive wildfires roaring through the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington.

The arid pine forests east of the Cascades are prone to wildfire, especially when they are attacked by bark beetles that bore into the trees and suffocate them.  Now those tiny insects are boring into healthy majestic trees in the pristine Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.    read more »

 

If the coal export Gateway Pacific Terminal is built as planned, trucks and autos waiting at rail crossings could cost the region more than $3 million per year.

That’s a key conclusion from a study released Thursday by the Puget Sound Regional Council, an association of regional governments that advises them. The Gateway Pacific Terminal is proposed by Seattle-based SSA Marine for a shore site near Bellingham. read more »

 

Rachel Lerman, Puget Sound Business Journal

More than 58 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown out every year, and 20 million trees were cut down to make them.

Arlington-based MicroGreen Polymers announced recently that it has raised $17 million to support a technology that would change that.

The company, founded in the late 1990s by University of Washington graduate student Krishna Nadella, found a way to turn the plastic from recycled water bottles into recyclable coffee cups. read more »

 

Rachel Lerman, Puget Sound Business Journal

More than 58 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown out every year, and 20 million trees were cut down to make them.

Arlington-based MicroGreen Polymers announced recently that it has raised $17 million to support a technology that would change that.

The company, founded in the late 1990s by University of Washington graduate student Krishna Nadella, found a way to turn the plastic from recycled water bottles into recyclable coffee cups. read more »

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago over the weekend where more than 1,000 workers gathered to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. read more »

 

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. read more »

 
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