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Pearl Harbor survivors share memories, gratitude for life

SEQUIM -- Syd Carr remembers seeing a Japanese submarine surface in Pearl Harbor around 6:30 a.m. one day 65 years ago. That day has, of… Continue reading

Sequim annexes nearly 200 acres, OKs `urban village”

SEQUIM -- Swaths of land plus plans for an "urban village" appeared on the city's horizon Monday night. In the latest in a series of… Continue reading

Bucks and barks for dog park

SEQUIM -- Picture the cure for cold-weather blues: a love-fest, a dog day, a frolic in the sun. Yes, those seem an awfully long way… Continue reading

‘An act of a broken heart’

FORKS -- Kasey Scarlett remembered the phone call last Sunday that told her about the death of her friend Jacob Hanson. The 19-year-old had taken… Continue reading

Sequim to examine ‘urban village’ without civic center

SEQUIM -- It sounds like a city within a town: an "urban village" with 548 housing units, a central plaza, miniature parks and 239,000 square… Continue reading

Memberships question holds up golf course sale

DUNGENESS -- The Jamestown S'Klallam tribe soon will close its deal to purchase the Dungeness Golf Course, said Jerry Allen, assistant general manager of the… Continue reading

Sequim marketers hope to put sunshine on Seattle TV

SEQUIM -- It could be a solar-powered generator of money for the city. A magnet for soggy Seattleites. An on-screen portal to peace and quiet… Continue reading

Animal shelter seeks increase of funds from Sequim

SEQUIM -- Dr. John Miles believes $2.39 per person is not so steep. That's how much Miles, president of the Clallam County Humane Society, is… Continue reading

Sequim: Clallam Co-op celebrates seven decades in Sequim

SEQUIM -- The Clallam Co-op could have been a dinosaur, but those in charge did their homework and averted extinction. "We did a lot of… Continue reading

Sequim: Wisteria Cottage assisted living to close; 37 residents must move

SEQUIM -- Wisteria Cottage Assisted Living has been sold and will close at the end of the year, displacing 37 residents and 21 staff members.… Continue reading

Sequim: Council green-lights City Hall funding study

SEQUIM -- A two- or three-story City Hall could take shape here next year and have its grand opening in late 2008. If the 20,000-square-foot… Continue reading

As Sequim grows, so grows spending

SEQUIM -- Teenagers, homeless animals, a $6 million City Hall and an upgraded wastewater treatment plant: Those are four potential recipients of Sequim funding in… Continue reading

Peninsula rivers recede as quickly as they rose

Rivers across the North Olympic Peninsula that rose quickly on Monday had fallen just as rapidly by midday Tuesday, leaving residents from LaPush to Duckabush… Continue reading

Sequim’s virtues often make the news, draw newcomers

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS SEQUIM -- The story paints a picture of paradise, a "playground" where people "welcome this growth." Two weeks ago, some 1.2 million… Continue reading

Sequim parent seeks funding to substitute sugary school meals with locally produced farm produce

SEQUIM -- The scent of cinnamon rolls in the morning did it. Those rolls, which call out to elementary-school children with their aroma and sugary… Continue reading

Drenching duel set for Nov. 10 in Forks

FORKS -- The Reed-Schubert showdown is set for almost-sunset Friday, Nov. 10. It's the long-awaited squirt gun fight between Forks Mayor Nedra Reed and her… Continue reading

Women in Black: silent, hopeful

SEQUIM -- For women who utter not a word, they command considerable attention. Passers-by stare -- or avert their eyes. Drivers, seeing the signs that… Continue reading

Sen. Murray hears complaints about Medicare drug plan at Sequim Senior Center

SEQUIM -- U.S. Sen. Patty Murray got applause right away Monday morning when she declared, "I voted against it." She was referring to the 2003… Continue reading

Drugs, water woes subject of tribes” talk with senator

BLYN -- The Peninsula's worst troubles -- affecting all of society but concentrated, in many cases, in Native American communities -- were laid before U.S.… Continue reading

Sequim council OKs another farm conversion

SEQUIM -- A standing-room-only crowd saw the Sequim City Council approve a 229-unit subdivision on a former dairy farm Monday night -- despite much snickering,… Continue reading