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The Bremerton Marina in conjunction with the Kitsap Entrepreneurial Center will host its second annual Rock The Dock free summer concert series in August, featuring a lineup of local and national touring rock, blues and country performers. 

The marina, owned and operated by the Port of Bremerton, and Kitsap Entrepreneurial Center have partnered on the concert series to entertain and help promote business in Bremerton’s Harbor District. read more »

 

SILVERDALE — Permitting delays have pushed a major project on Bucklin Hill Road back to next summer.

Kitsap County had planned to start work on a new bridge over Clear Creek this summer, but announced in April that permitting problems had delayed the project until this fall. A news release issued Monday by the county noted that permitting and right of way acquisition have taken even longer than anticipated.

Work is now scheduled to start in June 2015. A yearlong closure of Bucklin Hill Road between Blain Avenue and Mickelberry Road will start in July 2015. read more »

 

The Splash for Cash, a fundraiser for the Manette Business Association in Bremerton, will be held Tuesday, July 22, from 3-6 p.m. at The Boat Shed restaurant.

The event will feature The Boat Shed owner Brett Hayfield “and his bevy of bathing beauties” jumping off the restaurant’s roof into the water below the Manette Bridge.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5, with the chance to win prizes such as a tune-up package from Bicyle Works, a $100 gift card to The Boat Shed and a $50 gift card for Rejuv Massage & Spa. There will also be live music from the Malo Combo.  read more »

 

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Building Code Council unanimously approved a change in state law that allows installation of simple rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems without review by an engineer.

This change removes an estimated $500 to $2,500 in project costs and up to eight weeks of wait time for homeowners without compromising structural safety, according to Tim Stearns, senior energy policy specialist at the State Energy Office in the Department of Commerce. read more »

 

OLYMPIA – Fifty-four Washington businesses saved millions by reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas they use. These businesses increased their bottom lines by collaborating with Department of Ecology engineers in the Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) program. read more »

 

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The state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) has announced a new online, interactive map of natural resource and recreation lands owned by government agencies. read more »

 

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

local foodPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren’t just for farmers markets anymore. read more »

 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his plan to give away his fortune gradually through annual gifts.

Berkshire’s chairman and CEO announced the gifts Tuesday in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In accordance with Buffett’s giving plan, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation received the biggest gift worth more than $2.1 billion. read more »

 

OLYMPIA — Washington’s job growth accelerated in June and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in six years, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted estimates by economists with the state’s Employment Security Department. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, nonfarm employment jumped 9,100, following a small gain of 1,000 new jobs (downwardly revised from 4,000) in May. At the same time, the state’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.1 percent in May to 5.8 percent. The nation’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. read more »

 
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