Jeannie McMacken

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney incumbent Michael Haas, left, and challenger James Kennedy met at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County prosecuting attorney, challenger wrangle at forum

Jefferson County prosecuting attorney Michael Haas and challenger James M. Kennedy sparred over experience and office turnover during a League of Women Voters/American… Continue reading

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney incumbent Michael Haas, left, and challenger James Kennedy met at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County District Court Judge candidates Mindy Walker, left, and Noah Harrison met Thursday evening at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County District Court judge hopefuls discuss experience, goals

Candidates for District Court judge discussed their experience, qualifications and goals for the position during a League of Women Voters/American Association of University… Continue reading

Jefferson County District Court Judge candidates Mindy Walker, left, and Noah Harrison met Thursday evening at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Quilcene woman dies in collision on state Highway 20

A Quilcene woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on state Highway 20 near the intersection of Eaglemount Road.… Continue reading

Plans for state’s first Rural Health Dental Clinic to be presented in Port Townsend

Plans for the first Rural Health Dental Clinic in the state will be presented to the public this month by Jefferson Healthcare… Continue reading

Navy action on jets prompts protest in Port Townsend

Facing northeast toward Whidbey Island, 75 members of the Sound Defense Alliance sent the Navy a message from North Beach Park. The… Continue reading

Kinetic Skulpture Race an ekcentrik pageant of imagination, merriment

Port Townsend’s 36th Kinetic Skulpture Race will showcase kontraptions powered only by humans that can survive kwicksand and mud, float in the… Continue reading

Kinetic Skulpture Race to showcase strange and wonderful vehicles

Rick Peregrino, aka Veg, will aim for mediocrity this weekend. Peregrino and his co-pilot, Chris Kurka, comprise Team Flying Spaghetti Monster, one… Continue reading

Jefferson County resets shooting range hearing; may void verbal testimony from earlier meeting

Jefferson County commissioners will consider voiding testimony from Monday’s hearing on a proposed shooting range ordinance after county officials rescheduled a continuation… Continue reading

Boiler Room sales raise money for revival

More people looking to score a few items from the Boiler Room are expected at the second “internal rummage sale” Saturday. The… Continue reading

Proposed Jefferson County shooting range law hearing draws overflow crowd

Sixty-eight people told Jefferson County commissioners their views on a proposed shooting range law during a packed public hearing that drew some… Continue reading

PHOTO: Bags packed for Port Townsend’s Girls Night Out

Main Street volunteer Lorilee Houston, left, board member Wendy Duede and Executive Director Mari Mullen finish filling 600 swag bags for Girls… Continue reading

Public hearing on proposed Jefferson County shooting range law set for Monday

Some 400 people are expected at a public hearing Monday on a draft ordinance regulating commercial shooting ranges, a document that has… Continue reading

2018 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Awards were presented to Sarah Doyle (left), stewardship coordinator for the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Dr. Eloise Kailin, Olympic Environmental Council co-founder. Port Townsend Marine Science Center Executive Director Janine Boire (center) presented the awards. Dr Kailin who was not present was represented by Darlene Schanfald, her fellow board member from Protect the Peninsula’s Future. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Kailin, Doyle honored with Eleanor Stopps environmental award

Dr. Eloise Kailin of Blyn and Sara Doyle of Port Townsend have been awarded the 2018 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award from… Continue reading

2018 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Awards were presented to Sarah Doyle (left), stewardship coordinator for the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Dr. Eloise Kailin, Olympic Environmental Council co-founder. Port Townsend Marine Science Center Executive Director Janine Boire (center) presented the awards. Dr Kailin who was not present was represented by Darlene Schanfald, her fellow board member from Protect the Peninsula’s Future. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Director: New venue boon for Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market

A new location spurred participation by both vendors and shoppers at the Wednesday Farmers Market, said Amanda Milholland, director of Jefferson County… Continue reading

Port Townsend School District, Fort Worden ink pact for outdoor learning

Port Townsend students will again have access to a living outdoor classroom, the result of a memo of understanding between the Port… Continue reading

End of a tour: Restored Felicity Ann pulled from water after voyage

The SEA Marine lift hoisted a carefully cradled Felicity Ann out of the water Wednesday morning at Point Hudson, concluding a victory… Continue reading

Hastings Landing work progressing in Port Townsend

Work is progressing this week on a Hastings Building project on Taylor Street next to Union Wharf. Scott Nollette, site manager for… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners hear ferries plan update as Port Townsend boat resumes service

September has not been kind to Washington State Ferries and the Port Townsend-Coupeville route. On Sept. 9, the MV Salish experienced either… Continue reading

Port Townsend amends business licensing regulations

The Port Townsend City Council has amended current business licensing regulations to establish a threshold exemption for businesses located outside of the… Continue reading

Port Townsend expects strong financial showing at year’s end

Port Townsend’s 2018 financial projections are strong, buoyed by new construction, property valuations and an increase in sales tax revenues, said Finance… Continue reading