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Financial planning firm Edward Jones is organizing a seminar on May 6 that will feature guest speakers on several related topics.

The seminar —- Key Life Decisions: Are You Prepared? — includes four parts:

Part 1: Protecting What’s Important, presented by Teresa Bryant, financial advisor with Edward Jones.

Part 2: Estate Planning, presented by Kevin Cure, attorney with Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman and Cure.

Part 3: Understanding Taxes, presented by Ward Scott, CPA. read more »


By Fred Dreier, Marijuana Business Daily

Washington state’s march toward retail marijuana sales is accelerating, with officials holding a long-awaited lottery this week to decide which entrepreneurs can open recreational shops. read more »


The next Kitsap Business Forum on May 13 will have a presentation on how to find, hire and train the best employees.

The panel for the “Kitsap’s Dynamic Labor Pool” presentation will include Julie Tappero, owner of Westsound Workforce; Monica Blackwood of Rice Fergus Miller architects in Bremerton; and Samantha Powers from Olympic College.

The forum will focus on:

• the most effect avenues and methods to find the best candidates;

• best practices for selecting the best hire;

• key points to on-boarding new hires; read more »


Darryl Baldwin, owner of Moondogs, Too in Port OrchardDarryl Baldwin, the beloved proprietor of Moondogs, Too who built his restaurant and bar into one of Port Orchard’s most popular establishments over the past seven years, died Wednesday morning after an extended battle with cancer. read more »



By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. read more »


Marijuana Business Daily

Washington state is holding a lottery this week to determine who will receive licenses to sell recreational cannabis in retail shops, representing a significant step forward for its fledgling marijuana program.

Officials will grant up to 334 licenses for locations across the state, with specific caps on the number of stores allowed in each city. read more »


The City of Port Orchard, The Port of Bremerton, the City of Bremerton and Kitsap County are sharing the cost of subsidizing additional foot ferry service during the summer between Port Orchard and Bremerton. The one-way fare is $2 cash per person, and children under 5 ride free. 

Ferries will depart Port Orchard on the hour and half-hour, and depart Bremerton at :15 and :45 past the hour. The extended ferry service will be in operation (after the regular Kitsap Transit schedule) from May 23 through Sept. 1 on the following schedule:

Fridays from 9-10:30 p.m. read more »


The opening of a used car lot is regarded as a notable development on Viking Avenue, a rebuilding commercial corridor in Poulsbo that once was home to several car dealerships before the economic recession took a toll.

Darrin Hudson has opened Hudson Auto Center at the corner of Viking Avenue and Edvard Street, in the former location of Courtesy Auto Group. 

Hudson, who also has two car lots in Bremerton, said the new Poulsbo operation should draw customers coming from North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island. read more »


Following its Federal Dependency and State Tax Rate reports, WalletHub.com has released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at which states give taxpayers the Best & Worst Return on Investment.

WalletHub used 27 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across six distinct categories – Infrastructure, Education, Health, Safety, Economy and Pollution – to the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state and municipality. read more »

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