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UPDATE: Highway 101 wreck near Port Angeles kills Sequim woman, 19

Brooke L. Bedinger, 19, of Sequim was identified this morning by the State Patrol as the motorcyclist who died at the scene… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners urged to find fireworks compromise

The Clallam County commissioners overwhelmingly heard during a public hearing Tuesday that a county-wide ban on fireworks is not the answer. Commissioners… Continue reading

Olympic National Park to start capturing mountain goats this summer

Olympic National Park will begin capturing mountain goats late this summer now that the Park Service has released its record of… Continue reading

PHOTO: Hats off to Lincoln High grads

Graduates from Lincoln High School in Port Angeles toss their caps after commencement at Peninsula College on Monday.… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners to mull taxing district to fund Sequim Library expansion

Clallam commissioners will consider adopting a pair of resolutions that would ask voters to create a taxing district to fund the $13.3… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners to hold public hearing on proposed fireworks ban

The Clallam County commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on proposed plans to ban fireworks countywide. The hearing is set… Continue reading

Race to Alaska starts second leg with Port Townsend catamaran in lead

The customized Gougeon 32 catamaran from Port Townsend that won the “proving ground” stage of the Race to Alaska held the lead during… Continue reading

Leader of revegetation effort revels in growth on the Elwha River

Josh Chenoweth stood in a cobblestone field full of blooming Oregon Sunshine in the lake bed of the former Lake Aldwell as… Continue reading

Port Angeles pool district selects contractor

The William Shore Memorial Pool District has selected Sequim contractor Neeley Construction as the general contractor and construction manager for its upcoming… Continue reading

Relatives of family killed in Brinnon fire expected at Saturday vigil

Extended family of the victims of a Sunday cabin fire in Brinnon are expected to attend a vigil at the Olympic Canal Tracts… Continue reading

Little Library honors killed substitute teacher

Second-grade students at Queen of Angels Catholic School are honoring their late substitute teacher Cynthia Little, who was murdered last year, in… Continue reading

Mourners plan vigils for family: Brinnon fire kills all five members

Residents in Brinnon mourning the loss of a family of five who died in a cabin fire over the weekend are preparing to… Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office seeks to trade in guns for different caliber

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to trade in its aging Glock 22 .40 caliber pistols as it transitions to using… Continue reading

Monroe family identified as victims in Brinnon cabin explosion

Officials are calling the explosion that left a family of five from Monroe dead in Brinnon early Sunday morning a “tragic accident.” Jefferson… Continue reading

PHOTO: Tall ships ‘fight’ in Port Angeles Harbor for sea supremacy

The Lady Washington passes behind the Hawaiian Chieftain as the two tall ships “battle” in the Port Angeles Harbor during the inaugural Maritime Festival on… Continue reading

UPDATE: Total of five people killed in explosion, fire near Brinnon

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning it was a family of five that died in the explosion in Brinnon early Sunday, including… Continue reading

Legislature gives schools more money but also more earmarks

Public school officials from across the North Olympic Peninsula aired their concerns about school funding during a closed-door meeting with state lawmakers in… Continue reading

Court sets $100,000 bond for man accused of fourth-degree assault

A transient man charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation is being held in jail on $100,000 bond. Brian Judah Michalek, 56,… Continue reading

Port Angeles school clinic scaled back for now

The school-based health center at Port Angeles High School that inspired months of impassioned debate last year has not been nearly as… Continue reading

Official: Jefferson County readying for mediation over allegations against sheriff

Jefferson County is preparing to enter into mediation over allegations of misconduct against Sheriff Dave Stanko, Jefferson County Administrator Philip Morley said… Continue reading