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Commit a crime, do the time — in Forks Poulsbo sends some inmates to Forks jail to save money

By RICHARD D. OXLEY

roxley@northkitsapherald.com

POULSBO — Poulsbo city officials are proud of their ability to pinch pennies in a recovering economy and tightening tax revenues.

One method of saving money has been found in an unlikely place: jail. The City of Forks jail, in particular. “[Poulsbo has] a contract with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office for their jail and with the City

of Forks for their jail,” Poulsbo Police Chief Alan Townsend said. Poulsbo has diverted some of its inmates to the Forks jail, a move that saves the city money. “Forks costs about half,” Townsend said. “It’s around $50 a

day rather than $80.” To be exact, the Kitsap County Jail charges $83.53 per day per inmate, whereas the Forks jail charges $45 per day, per prisoner. Poulsbo began 2013 with a jail See JAIL COSTS, Page A3

Faulty signal sensors may lead to new law SB 5141 would allow a motorcyclist to proceed through an intersection if traffic signal sensors fail to detect it By Rebecca Gourley

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WNPA Olympia News Service

OLYMPIA — Riding a motorcycle around on a warm Northwest day is a relaxing pastime, unless you get stuck at a traffic light that just won’t turn green. Traffic sensors are designed to help facilitate the flow of traffic by triggering a green light when a vehicle is detected at an intersection. Senate Bill 5141 would allow a motorcyclist to proceed through an intersection after waiting one full cycle — and “exercising due care” — if the sensors on a traffic signal fail to detect a motorcycle. The bill passed in the Senate on Feb. 10 with a 46-2 vote and moved to the House Transportation

n One initiative would require background checks on all firearm transactions. Another initiative would ban such initiatives.

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Committee for a hearing on Feb. 24. Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, owns a motorcycle and said the lack of detection by some traffic lights can be a hazard for all drivers on the road. “It becomes quite dangerous because you have cars piling See MOTORCYCLES, Page A6

A motorcycle and cars pass through the intersection of Highway 305 and Hostmark Avenue, Feb. 27. If SB 5141 is approved, a motorcyclist would be allowed to proceed through an intersection, with caution, if traffic signal sensors fail to detect a motorcycle. Kipp Robertson / Herald

In this edition of the Herald February 2014 OPTIONS — It’s Your Future

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WHAT'S INSIDE West Sound Education Consortium

Consortium Defined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Five Ps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tech Prep, Saving Parents Money . . . . . . 3 Tech Prep, Did you know?. . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tech Prep Students Congratulated . . . . . 19

Lots of savings in Kitsap’s largest Classified section Pages 11-19

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Career and Technical Education

Legislators of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Central Kitsap School District

No. 7 Books in Port Gamble opens six rooms filled with unique and treasured reads

Sports Medicine Competition . . . . . . . . . 4 STEM Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 SeaPerch & ROV Programs. . . . . . . . . . . 6 Engineering, Olympic High . . . . . . . . . . 7 FBLA Winter Conference . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Bremerton School District

Job Shadow Program Bremerton HS . . . 11

West Sound Tech

Early Childhood Education . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Certified Nursing Assistant Training . . . 12 Engineering Design Technology . . . . . . 13 Public Safety Occupations . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Welders Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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South Kitsap School District

What did you do this Past Summer? . . . . 3 Technology Night Out, John Sedgwick . . 8 Woods Program, Marcus Whitman . . . . . 8 Building Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Olympic College

The Complete Guide to Living in North Kitsap

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Kirtan duo and guests perform at Bainbridge church

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he Indian music of kirtan has steadily grown in popularity among Western communities in recent years. One such community

on Bainbridge Island is offering an example of why the music is so heartfelt by audiences. Kirtan duo Shantala will be joined by musician Sean Frenette and Grammywinning flautist Steve Gorn on March 2, 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at Grace Episcopal Church, Winslow Drug, Bainbridge Yoga House, and online at www.shantalamusic.com. Admission is $20 at the door.

Heather and Benjy Werthheimer are kirtan duo Shantala.

See SHANTALA, Page 2

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Woman’s body found in ditch on Clear Creek Road; may have drowned By MELINDA WEER

mweer@northkitsapherald.com

BANGOR — A woman’s body was found shortly after 7 a.m. Feb. 27 in a drainage ditch on the west side of NW Clear Creek Road, near gate 1 of Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor. The County Coroner’s office identified the woman as Pamela McNeil, 57. A county employee conducting maintenance in the

area called 911 to report finding McNeil’s body, Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said. The employee called 911 and patrol deputies went to the scene. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating; persons with information may contact Detective Ken Smith at 360337-4998, reference case report K14-001970. McNeil was found lying

face down in the ditch, which contained water, he said. She was wearing civilian clothes. “At this point, there is nothing obvious to indicate criminal actions were involved in her death,” Wilson said. “Pending results of the autopsy, it appears she may have been walking, stumbled and fell into the ditch, and See BODY, Page A6

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