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FRIDAY, August 8, 2014 | Vol. 114, No. 32 | WWW.BAINBRIDGEREVIEW.COM | 75¢


County mistake nets city almost $1 million in misplaced taxes

Stories from the past

BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer takes a tour of the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial with survivors of the World War II internment camps Monday. Many survivors shared stories and pointed out their names, and their family’s names, on the walls of the memorial.

U.S. Rep. Kilmer hears from camp survivors during first visit to Japanese American Memorial BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

Kazuko “Kay” Nakao was 22 when she, her five siblings and parents were transported off Bainbridge Island to one of the first Japanese American internment camps during World War II. The daughter of Sonoji Sakai, she is one of the few Bainbridge residents today that has a vivid memory of that time. “I don’t know why we thought we’d be gone six months,” she told Congressman Derek Kilmer Monday. Nakao was in fact gone 3½ years. She was engaged in Manzanar, had to obtain a two-day permit to get married at Twin Falls in Washington and just before returning home had her first child while in camp. It was pieces of this story that she shared with Kilmer during his visit with survivors this week at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Kilmer, a 6th District Democrat, recently brought new legislation through the House Natural Resources Committee

Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review

Kazuko “Kay” Nakao talks with Congressman Kilmer during his visit to Bainbridge this week. to officially recognize the new name in federal law. The wall was previously titled the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial.

Clarence Moriwaki, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association, TURN TO MEMORIAL | A10

Due to miscalculations at the Kitsap County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Bainbridge “We were told a Island will soon number of times that get a check for nearly $1 milthere were no errors, lion. everything was OK.” The city Doug Schulze was notified Bainbridge Island City Manager last week that the county had miscalculated Bainbridge’s real estate excise tax revenue, resulting in $978,963.14 owed to Bainbridge Island. City Manager Doug Schulze told the Bainbridge Island City Council Monday that TURN TO MISTAKE | A10

Bainbridge police hire new deputy chief BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has hired another member to add to its ranks. This time it’s for deputy chief. Jeffrey Horn, a long-time officer of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, began his new role as second-in-command to Bainbridge Police Chief Matthew Hamner Monday, Aug. 4. “He’s well-qualified for the position and an excellent fit for this community,” Hamner said. Hamner worked alongside Horn for 20 years at the Indianapolis police department. Now, Horn will assist the chief with the day-to-day operations at the Bainbridge police department. “With Deputy Chief Horn leading the daily operations of the department, I’ll be able to spend more of my time on strategic long-term planning and building community relationships,” Hamner said. Hamner began searching for someone to fill the position around the same time that the city decided to withdraw its petition to the state to break up the union for the city’s police officers. City officials had been considering removing the police department’s four lieutenants from the Bainbridge Police Guild, the union that TURN TO DEPUTY | A12

Bainbridge Island Review, August 08, 2014  

August 08, 2014 edition of the Bainbridge Island Review

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