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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company’s website that debuted Monday. The site highlights the ways that the Cupertino, Calif., company is increasing its reliance on alternative power sources and sending less electronic junk to landfills. 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 »


A fundraising event will be held May 3 to benefit a Poulsbo business owner who received a kidney transplant earlier this year. read more »


J’aime Les Crêpes has been a frequent food vendor at Bainbridge Island events for years, and soon the Kingston crêperie will open a permanent location in the downtown district on Bainbridge.

Owner Paul Heather said he’s been looking for a site to expand for a few years, but had not found the right location until recently. The new J’aime Les Crêpes will open soon at 143 Madrone Lane, just off Winslow Way next to the Mora Iced Creamery.

Heather’s eatery next to the Kingston ferry terminal will mark its 11th anniversary in May. read more »


Jeff West, co-founder and president of New Day Recycling and the newly opened Olympic Organics, is re-introducing composting service to Kitsap County. This was the main focus of Emu Composting Topsoil, a company that went bankrupt in February 2013 but was purchased by West to help bring his latest business venture to life. read more »

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