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LOOKING AHEAD: Schmidt’s owners will leave store in good hands. A3
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 | Vol. 114, No. 21 | WWW.BAINBRIDGEREVIEW.COM | 75¢
OLSEN, HANSEN TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AGAIN
Don’t bust my bubble
Rep. Drew Hansen
James M. Olsen
Close of Filing Week kicks off campaigns BY BRIAN KELLY
Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge voters will see a few familiar names on the ballot this year. Filing Week wrapped up May 16 in Kitsap County, and November’s General Election will feature a rematch race between James M. Olsen, a Bainbridge Island Republican, and Rep. Drew Hansen, the Democratic incumbent from Bainbridge Island, for the Position 2 seat for the 23rd District in the State House of Representatives. It’s the third time that Olsen has sought the seat.
Olsen challenged Hansen for the position two years ago, which Hansen handily won. Hansen pulled in 60 percent of the vote, while Olsen claimed 39.7 percent, in the 2012 election. The race will be a repeat in more ways than one. Olsen said he was campaigning on the issues of medicalliability tort reform, education funding and environmental protection, although the video he sent with his campaign announcement late last week was recycled from his 2012 bid for office. TURN TO CAMPAIGNS | A7
Consultants unveil new look for emergency facilities on Bainbridge Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review
The Island Cooperative Preschool returned the ever-popular Bubble Day event to Battlepoint Park Saturday, May 17. A wide variety of wands, strings and other bubble-producing tools were available for children and parents to create soapy works of art … and then pop them. Above, Aiden Johnson, 3, found it much more fun to chase and pop the bubbles than he did to actually make any. At right, Willa Wade BangKnudsen, 2, uses a pink bubble wand to contribute to the soapy party.
BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review
The island’s new emergency facilities will fit right in with the rest of Bainbridge. Consultants with Mackenzie, Inc. — the agency hired to design the updated fire and police facilities — gave residents a sneak peak last week into what each building may look like. “We’re trying to expose earth tones, and we want to have timbers that are exposed,” said Jeff Humphreys of Mackenzie. “We’re just looking at the
textures and the general geometries of the space.” After two public meetings earlier this spring, the consultants combined public input to design facades for each facility that utilize natural materials like masonry and exposed timber. During Wednesday’s unveiling, the architects went over the designs for each of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s three stations, Bainbridge Island’s police station and a larger design for a combined police and fire building. TURN TO NEW LOOK | A7