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GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the pace that businesses restocked store shelves.  8:36 a.m.


Port Orchard OKs boosting fees for waterfront parking

City leaders hope people instead will use nearby park-and-ride lots. July 26, 2016(10)


Appeals court upholds Navy easement decision

A restrictive easement on Hood Canal bedlands would prevent the pit-to-pier project. | Updated: Yesterday 11:39 a.m.(2)


Bremerton cracks down on parking

The City Council recently voted 5-2 to increase parking enforcement. July 25, 2016(24)


Hot market finds a home in Silverdale

Developments like WoodBridge Crossing are drawing interest because they are close to Bangor, the expanding Harrison Medical Center campus and new shopping centers.  July 24, 2016


Walls set to fall at old Poulsbo City Hall

Demolition of the former City Hall on Jensen Way is to begin this week.  July 25, 2016(1)


Plans filed for new Bruce Titus Ford dealership

Permit applications filed with the city this month give a first look at Bruce Titus Ford’s expansion plans in Port Orchard. July 25, 2016


Ferry food company not letting go of contract

It has asked the appeals court to take up the case. July 25, 2016(6)


Print Editions

KPBJ July 2016

The city of Bainbridge Island and the nonprofit Friends of the Farm have worked with local farmers to preserve land farmed by the Suyematsu family for nearly a decade, some of Kitsap's newer farmers are getting their start, and a couple now own Eagle Harbor Book Company, the place where they first met.  July 08, 2016


Spotlight

Minding Your Business

Technology

Verizon reported to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. July 25, 2016


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News

Amazon tops Street 2Q forecasts

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $857 million.  8:39 a.m.


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

Ferry ridership up, but what if there hadn’t been fare increases

Ferry ridership continues to grow, though not at the pace of a year ago. 8:30 a.m.


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

Poulsbo YMCA study presented

"Your particular study wasn't unusual in the way that it was presented, but it was unusual in how excited people got," market researcher says. July 21, 2016(1)


Business Briefs

King County lifts moratorium on marijuana businesses

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has lifted its temporary ban on legal marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas.

 July 26, 2016


Real Estate

Hot market finds a home in Silverdale

Developments like WoodBridge Crossing are drawing interest because they are close to Bangor, the expanding Harrison Medical Center campus and new shopping centers.  July 24, 2016


Nonprofit

Downtown building one legacy of United Way's Foote

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