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Friday, February 14, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 7 | www.northkitsapherald.com | 50¢

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Annexation fails, NKSD levy approved Port measure fails by small margin in city, big margin elsewhere By HERALD STAFF

POULSBO — Voters outside

the Poulsbo city limits overwhelmingly rejected the Port

District’s annexation measure Feb. 11. Inside the city limits, the results were closer. Updated results Feb. 12 showed the measure with 285 votes in favor and 807 votes opposed, a margin of 522 votes. That’s for

all votes cast in Poulsbo, Lemolo, Pearson and Scandia. But in Poulsbo alone, annexation received 157 votes in favor and 213 opposed, a margin of 56 votes. “Certainly we’re disappointed,” Port Commission Chairman Jim

Spill was caused by faulty pump

County now owns Port Gamble ‘shoreline block’ By RICHARD WALKER

rwalker@northkitsapherald.com

By KIPP ROBERTSON

settlement was accepted by the commission, and Duggal surrendered his medical license. “A surrender is a perma-

PORT GAMBLE — Kitsap County residents are now the owners of 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Port Gamble Bay. Pope Resources President David Nunes and Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder signed the ownership transfer documents Feb. 12, finalizing the first acquisition of Pope’s North Kitsap acreage by the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. The purchase price was $4.6 million and was funded by several sources: the National Coastal Wetlands Program, the state Department of Ecology, the state Wildlife and Recreation Program, the state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, and private donors — and even an 11thhour crowdsource appeal. Next: Sandra StaplesBortner, chairperson of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition,

See duggal, Page A7

See PURCHASED, Page A15

krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

A sheen is visible at the Hood Canal Bridge Feb. 11. An estimated 2,000 gallons of bilge water spilled into the waters off Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor during an offloading operation. Department of Ecology / Courtesy float on it, then into another tank; the bilge water ends up in a waste transfer station. On Feb. 11, the system did not sense the tanks were full and an overflow occurred, according to the Navy. Though all piers at Bangor are boomed or double-boomed, the bilge water made its way out into open waters. The bilge water was

90-95 percent water, according to base public affairs officer Tom Danaher. Danaher called the resulting sheen a “micro-sheen.” According to early reports from the state Department of Ecology spokeswoman Joye RedfieldWilder, the vessel was boomed but a tank on the deck was not —

at least not entirely. “In this case, some of the [bilge water] escaped. [That’s] how it was described to me yesterday,” she said. Booms are placed at all piers at Bangor. However, booms do not guarantee complete containment, Redfield-Wilder said. The booms, See SPILL, Page A3

Duggal stripped of Washington medical license By RICHARD D. OXLEY

roxley@northkitsapherald.com

Dr. Narinder Duggal

See ELECTION, Page A3

First purchase of Pope land completed

Ecology: No harm to wildlife BANGOR — A system used to pump oily bilge water from U.S. Navy vessels is thought to be the cause of a spill, the sheen of which was visible from Bangor to the Hood Canal Bridge. An estimated 2,000 gallons of bilge water spilled into the waters off Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor in the afternoon of Feb. 11, a Navy spokesman said. Department of Ecology officials said Feb. 12 there had been no signs that wildlife had been harmed. The system pumps bilge water from vessels to a tank with a

Rutledge said. “We proposed the annexation with the idea it was in the best interest of the community, and we still think that.” Port commissioners proposed expanding the district’s boundaries — currently, half the city is

TUMWATER — Dr. Narinder Duggal of Poulsbo lost his medical license Feb. 13, after an investigation

into allegations he failed to properly examine patients, overprescribed medication and made sexual advances toward patients. The state Department of

Health’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission conducted a public meeting on the morning of Feb. 13 to review a settlement agreement with Duggal. The

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North Kitsap Herald, February 14, 2014