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Tax break was ‘absolutely critical’ to Bremerton apartment project

The developer of the 606 Apartments in Bremerton said that the apartments couldn't have been build without tax incentives from the city of Bremerton.  Aug. 22, 2016


Paddle board shop offers a different view

Jim and Shannon Baurichter have opened Black Ball Board Co. in Port Orchard to provide people the gear to reach some sandy gems hidden along the county's coast. Aug. 21, 2016(1)


Development

Incentive program for new apartments a boon to builders

The mayors of Bremerton and Port Orchard are among those who already believe the benefits of the tax exemptions far outweigh any unrealized tax revenue. Aug. 20, 2016(25)


JCPenney is back in the appliance business

JCPenney is returning to its department store roots this year with the rollout out of appliance showrooms in 500 stores. That will include their Silverdale location. Aug. 18, 2016


More than 500 planes confirmed for Bremerton airport fly-in

Registration numbers are soaring for an aviation convention planned this weekend at Bremerton National Airport. Aug. 17, 2016


Business leaves poisonous legacy

When a chrome-plating business departed the Port of Bremerton last fall, it left a toxic mess behind. Aug. 17, 2016(6)


New owner, new name for Bremerton’s Wobbly Hopps Brewery

Wobbly Hopps Brewery, which opened on Fourth Street in Bremerton last fall, will change hands at the end of August and be rebranded as Dog Days Brewing sometime in the next few months. Aug. 17, 2016


Job seeker to employer: Well? I don’t have all day

Employers who took their sweet time making hiring decisions just a few years ago, are scrambling to snag candidates in as little as a day for fear of losing them to competitors in a tight labor market. Aug. 17, 2016


Print Editions

KPBJ August Edition

A new Gig Harbor business matches homes with vacationers, Northwest's many beer festivals keep breweries hopping and a new vegetarian restaurant opens in Manette. This and more in the August edition of KPBJ. Aug. 10, 2016


Spotlight

Minding Your Business

Technology

National Business

Commodities group Glencore trims loss in first half of 2016

GENEVA (AP) - Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after paring down billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt amid a difficult market for raw materials. 1:03 a.m.


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Development

Incentive program for new apartments a boon to builders

The mayors of Bremerton and Port Orchard are among those who already believe the benefits of the tax exemptions far outweigh any unrealized tax revenue. Aug. 20, 2016(25)


Healthcare

Judge finds Yakima hospital violated laws on charity care

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has determined that a Yakima hospital violated the state Consumer Protection Act by failing to provide adequate financial help to low-income patients. July 19, 2016


Columnists

DAN WEEDIN | Family Matters, Part 1

The corporate conundrum Aug. 09, 2016


Banking and Finance

Fed gives OK to 30 banks to up dividends, buy back shares

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave the green light to plans by major banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn.  June 30, 2016


More Top Stories

Medical marijuana shutdown boosts retail pot sales

Sales up nearly 20 percent in July, after medical-only dispensaries were either transferred to the retail market or closed. Aug. 13, 2016


Business Briefs

Federal grant will help Bremerton improve science education

The school district will get $1.25 million from the Department of Defense  Aug. 06, 2016


Real Estate

Wave of home listings buoyed market in July

A wave of new listings hit Kitsap’s real estate market in July, helping to replenish — if only slightly — the county’s scant supply of homes for sale. Aug. 09, 2016


Nonprofit

Downtown building one legacy of United Way's Foote

After 13 years, the longtime executive director will retire  July 02, 2016