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In the Herald

“This is where I grew up and where I live. I am tired of being shunned by my community.” — Roland Peters

Suquamish election: Lawrence elected secretary

Kitsap week Manette shows us how to do urban farming — Inside

New BUSINESS section Expanded coverage — Pages A11-16

A Jefferson County Superior Court judge cleared Roland Peters of Kingston of attempted kidnapping charges dating to 2002. He hopes harassment against him will stop and that he can now get on with his life. Kipp Robertson / Herald

Local man cleared of 2002 charges Attempted kidnapping initially dismissed two months after arrest By RICHARD WALKER

KINGSTON — A Kingston man has been cleared of attempted kidnapping charges dating back to July 8, 2002 in Quilcene. The Jefferson County Superior Court first dismissed without prej-

sports NK soccer team cousins train in Brazil — Page A8

OPINION New column explores homelessness — Page A5

Forsman reelected chairman

11-yearold Lilli Stevenson with her quintuplet siblings: From left, Scarlett, Camilee, Weston, Belle and Aniston. Courtnee Stevenson

udice the charge against Roland Russell Peters less than two months after he was arrested. “Without prejudice” means the accused may be charged later pending an investigation. Twelve years later, on Feb. 28, Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Keith Harper dismissed the

charge “with prejudice,” the equivalent to a finding of “not guilty.” Peters filed a request with Washington State Patrol for the charge to be expunged from his record. See PETERS, Page A3

SUQUAMISH — Suquamish Tribe voters reelected Leonard Forsman chairman and elected Nigel Lawrence secretary at their annual General Council meeting and election on March 16 at Kiana Lodge. Forsman has been chairman of the Suquamish Tribe since Leonard 2005. He is also Forsman a member of the state Board on Geographic Names and the U.S. Advisory Council on H i s t o r i c Preservation. He has a bachelor of Nigel Lawrence arts in anthropology from the University of Washington and a master of arts in historic preservation from Goucher College. He was director of the Suquamish Museum from 1984 to 1990, and See FORSMAN, Page A2

Poulsbo’s quintuplets, 8 years later They like gymnastics, ballet and hockey By Melinda Weer

POULSBO — In the event you stop in at the Vintage Housewife on Front Street, the answer to your question is, “Yes, they do all

belong to Courtnee.” Mike and Courtnee Stevenson’s quintuplets turn 8 on March 30. As Western Washington’s first set of quintuplets, the children are accustomed to attention; they’ve been the subject of news stories and a local wall calendar, and in 2011 were guests on KING-5 TV’s See QUINTUPLETS, Page A6

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