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Ford police vehiclesIn just two years, Ford has revolutionized the police vehicle market by equipping many of its Police Interceptor lineup with standard all-wheel drive, which works full-time for greater mobility and security; adding more fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engines; and introducing two new body styles — including a popular utility vehicle. read more »


Bainbridge MuseumHe scouted the location several years ago, before the striking art museum transformed the corner across from the Bainbridge Island ferry. Mike Loudon had his eye on the developing Island Gateway complex and the building that was already there, partly occupied by Avalara, for a possible second location for his business, Bainbridge Bakers. read more »


Photo by Rodika Tollefson Dr. Patricia Burkhart with the low-dose CT scanner at The Doctors Clinic. As a radiologist, her work is typically behind the scenes, reading the images on her computer.The Doctors Clinic has been using a low-dose radiation scanner for the past year — the only technology of its kind on the Olympic Peninsula. The computerized tomography (CT) scanner allows the radiation dose to be reduced up to 60 percent. read more »


Hybrid operating roomA hybrid operating suite that opened at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton allows vascular and heart physicians to work together on complicated cases. Double in size of the typical operating room, the hybrid OR is part of the Heart & Vascular Center and is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, including advanced imaging technology, for both surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. read more »


Photo by Rodika Tollefson. Dr. David Stedman is a longtime chiropractor in his hometown of Silverdale.For as long as he’s been in practice, Silverdale chiropractor Dr. David Stedman has been giving his patients information about being healthy. read more »


Food shedThe Food Shed is coming back to Kingston, at a new location that co-founders Leslee Pate and Pam Buitenveld say is more central than before. The slow-food café, which was previously located on a Kingston farm, closed about a year ago and the two women had scaled back to only catering and events while looking for a new space. read more »


carsGas/electric hybrid cars have come a long way from the geeky-looking Honda Insight and the original Toyota Prius. Today, there are hybrid choices by almost every manufacturer in almost every market segment from compact two-seaters, to full-size, nine-passenger SUVs. The greatest number of choices are in the compact or midsize sedan segment, and include hybrid versions of popular gasoline-powered vehicles like the Ford Fusion and Kia Optima for example, while some are stand-alone hybrid designs like the Toyota Prius and Honda CR-Z.

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Opening date not yet announced for coffee shop on Bainbridge Island in 2011.

StoryvilleStoryville Coffee, which operates a roasting facility in the Coppertop business center on Bainbridge Island, may be preparing to open a coffee shop in a Winslow Way building the company bought in 2011, but no opening date has been announced.

Storyville sells its gourmet custom-roasted coffee online for $16-17 for an 8-ounce bag. read more »

A Q&A with Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer

Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer has served four terms in office and been in law enforcement 43 years, but he has decided not to run for re-election again.Steve Boyer, Kitsap County’s sheriff for the past 15 years, announced recently that he will retire at the end of his fourth term this year. read more »

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