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Martha & Mary’s Generations of Care benefit luncheon and auction will be held Sunday, April 27, from noon to 3:30 pm at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road in Poulsbo. This annual event supports Martha & Mary’s (www.marthaandmary.org) mission of providing quality care for seniors and early childhood education services across Kitsap County.

This year’s keynote speaker is Erik R. Lindbergh, a pilot, artist and entrepreneur, and the grandson of aviation pioneers Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. read more »


OLYMPIA – The Employment Security Department has collected more than $10.8 million in income-tax refunds over the past year without ever filing a tax return.

In early 2013, Employment Security began participating in the federal Treasury Offset Program (TOP), which allows the department to intercept income tax refunds of people who claimed unemployment benefits erroneously. read more »


Kitsap Bank has announced that Steve Maxwell has joined their executive management team as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Maxwell brings 23 years of experience in commercial banking, and he most recently was a top regional executive with Key Bank.

Steve MaxwellHe is a 1990 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and has a masters in Business Administration from Washington State University. read more »


SEATTLE — An investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office into consumer complaints about DISH Network led to a settlement with the satellite TV provider over alleged violations of the Consumer Protection Act.

In the settlement, DISH agrees to:

• Refund approximately $2 million to Washington state consumers;

• Provide additional benefits to consumers that could total up to $3 million; and

• Pay the Attorney General’s Office $569,500 for costs and fees. read more »


Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014. This year’s event will be held April 23 — Shakespeare’s birthday — when 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. 

Liberty Bay Books serves as a community base for local givers, receiving the books that they will be giving out and providing useful resources. Liberty Bay is hosting a reception for local givers on April 17 at 6 p.m.  read more »


The League of Women Voters of Kitsap’s next public meeting will focus on health insurance. It will take place Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St. NE.

This community education program is called Health Insurance: The Complicated Issues. It will consider many aspects of health insurance now that the sign-up phase for the Affordable Care Act is coming to an end. read more »


Kitsap Bank now has a presence in Bellevue with the opening of a loan production office there on April 7. The new office is located at 11711 SE Eighth St., Suite 310, in the Bellevue Gateway Building at the intersection of I-405 and SE Eighth Street. 

Paul Sabado, a veteran banking executive who joined Kitsap Bank a few months ago as  senior vice president and SBA manager, will be managing the Bellevue office.  read more »


In the latest twist as the state tries to get a legalized marijuana industry going, the Suquamish Tribe wants a license to sell marijuana on the Port Madison reservation.
The Kitsap Sun reported that the tribe has proposed an agreement with the state Liquor Control Board to create a framework for legal pot sales by the tribe and tribally approved businesses.
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