James Casey

1,173 Peninsula voters who didn’t vote for governor could have decided election

North Olympic Peninsula voters who cast ballots but didn't vote for governor -- 1,713 of them -- could have decided the statewide contest between Dino… Continue reading


Clallam, Jefferson auditors poised for ballot recount in close governor’s race

Clallam County Auditor Cathleen McKeown is poised to recount the general election ballots on Monday, given the nip-and-tuck race for governor between Dino Rossi and… Continue reading


Why do they poach 100-year-old trees?

Four men have been charged with first-degree theft recently in Clallam and Jefferson counties in cases of what foresters call one of the biggest crimes… Continue reading


Winds buffet east, west sides of Peninsula

Strong winds gusting up to 91 mph blew across much of the North Olympic Peninsula on Monday, forcing closure of the Hood Canal Bridge and… Continue reading

Winds buffet east, west sides of Peninsula

Strong winds gusting up to 91 mph blew across much of the North Olympic Peninsula on Monday, forcing closure of the Hood Canal Bridge and… Continue reading

Snow gives retailers a chill

There was snow business or no business for North Olympic Peninsula retailers during a week of snow and ice. Retailers in Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim… Continue reading

Fierce storm takes toll on North Olympic Peninsula

A savage storm gave the back of its hand to the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday with a slap that snapped power poles, downed trees,… Continue reading

Peninsula: – 2-1-1 help line operates across Peninsula

A 2-1-1 demonstration call went smoothly in Clallam County on Monday but ran into a hitch for Jefferson County commissioners. The 2-1-1 non-emergency help line… Continue reading

Lethal levels of toxin found in area shellfish

Lethal levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin have been found in Discovery Bay, Port Ludlow Marina and South Indian Island County Park. "Right now the… Continue reading

Eight immigrants arrested on West End by U.S. agents

FORKS -- Federal agents' arrests of about eight undocumented immigrants last week had nothing to do with a May Day march in Forks over U.S.… Continue reading

Peninsula: Property taxes due May 1 in Jefferson, Clallam counties

No sooner will people make it past Monday's federal income tax deadline than they can start dreading May Day. May 1 is when the first… Continue reading

Gregoire aide opens talks with tribe over ex-graving yard; meetings with elected officials set today

PORT ANGELES -- An emissary from Gov. Christine Gregoire visited Port Angeles Thursday to begin building a framework for negotiations over Tse-whit-zen and the former… Continue reading

Peninsula: Counties, cities face escalating costs caring for inmates

NICK KOVESHNIKOV, DEAN RHODES AND ALAN CHOATE Medical bills for inmates in Clallam and Jefferson county jails are sickening the officials who must pay the… Continue reading

Part of Port Angeles graving yard site could be reopened

PORT ANGELES -- The state Department of Transportation is negotiating to possibly reopen part of the 22.5-acre Marine Drive graving yard site to build anchors… Continue reading

Teen’s slaying prompts brush cleanup above Waterfront Trail

PORT ANGELES -- Owners of a tract along the Waterfront Trail have cleared it of scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry to make the area safer,… Continue reading

City serves notice on PUD that it wants to provide electricity to proposed annexation area

PORT ANGELES -- The city of Port Angeles served notice Tuesday on the Clallam County Public Utility District that it intends to provide electric service… Continue reading

Lawmakers make one last effort to restart graving yard, but tribe says no

OLYMPIA -- Legislators from the 24th District made one last try Monday to persuade the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe to endorse resuming the Hood Canal… Continue reading

Agnew’s last dairy farm to stay that way

AGNEW -- Forty-four acres of prime Dungeness Valley dairy farmland will remain in agricultural use forever under an easement bought by Clallam County commissioners with… Continue reading

Port Angeles meeting to roll out proposed state 50-year forest plan

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS PORT ANGELES -- Forest owners and timber harvesters can see details of a new state Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan on Monday.… Continue reading

Tour package to Peninsula tribes set up

PORT ANGELES -- Don Perry hopes people will cross the oceans so they can cross cultures as they cross the North Olympic Peninsula. Perry will… Continue reading