Paul Gottlieb

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Olympic National Park back to business as usual after shutdown

Olympic National Park remained open to the public but bereft of visitor services Monday after the House and Senate voted to end… Continue reading


Two applicants for acting Clallam treasurer sent to commissioners

The names of two applicants for the acting Clallam County treasurer post have been forwarded to county commissioners for their decision on… Continue reading


Porter won’t seek fifth term to Clallam court

Judge Rick Porter, who sparked controversy with his pay-or-appear program but won re-election timeand again, has decided against running for a fifth… Continue reading


Olympic National Park open amid shutdown, but visitors mostly on their own

Visitors to Olympic National Park will be largely on their own during the shutdown of the federal government, although Hurricane Ridge Road… Continue reading

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigating reported suicide by fire

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old man at Gray Wolf Ranch residential treatment center who reportedly… Continue reading

Power remains out for thousands on West End of Clallam County

Electricity remained out for about 5,700 West End customers of Clallam County Public Utility District while they awaited the arrival of Bonneville Power… Continue reading

McEntire to run against Tharinger for state rep seat

Jim McEntire has heeded the call of the state House Republican Caucus. He’s running for office again. McEntire, a former Republican Clallam County… Continue reading

Clallam Public Defender contract approved: Charging procedures changed

A one-year $1.25 million public defender contract covering indigent defendants was approved by county commissioners this week in light of plans by… Continue reading

Forks jail procedures under review after escape

Forks jail staffing and procedures are being reviewed after two inmates escaped Monday night, leading to one found dead by suicide and a… Continue reading

Boy stopped on Port Angeles bridge after suicide threat

A 15-year-old boy who threatened to commit suicide by jumping off an Eighth Street bridge ran to the span early Monday afternoon… Continue reading

UPDATE: Second escaped Forks inmate now in custody; first found dead of apparent suicide

Boe James Baker and Alejandro Cendejas-Montoya allegedly assaulted a female guard in the jail break.

Pennies for Quarters signs contract on Port Angeles property

Pennies for Quarters, the brainchild of a former military policeman to provide free, temporary, tiny-home housing for homeless veterans, has found new… Continue reading

Three vie for Educator of the Year award from Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce

What makes a good teacher? Ask Cindy Crumb, John Gallagher and Ron Jones. They are finalists for the inaugural Educator of the… Continue reading

Peninsula’s state, federal reps eye coming election

The 24th District’s two state representatives and the region’s 6th District congressman — all Democrats — are well on their way to… Continue reading

59-year-old Sequim woman identified as victim in fatal wreck

A 59-year-old Sequim woman has been identified as the person killed late Friday morning near Discovery Bay when her car collided with a… Continue reading

New wage, sick time laws affect business owners

Business owners had better get their acts together by complying with new state laws on sick leave and the minimum wage that… Continue reading

Three women finalists for young leader award from Port Angeles Chamber

Three women, three beacons. Lindsay Fox, Brianna Kelly and Bonnie Schmidt are finalists for the inaugural Young Leader of the Year award… Continue reading

DNR chief: Cooke to dismantle fish pens at Ediz Hook

State Department of Natural Resources officials began discussions Wednesday with Cooke Aquaculture Inc. representatives on dismantling the company’s Atlantic salmon fish farm… Continue reading

Friends mourn death: Sequim woman known as face of chamber

Distraught friends of Jeri Smith remembered her Tuesday as the face of the Sequim Valley-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce, a child of the town… Continue reading

Officials: Elwha River searched for Sequim woman believed to have jumped from bridge

A Coast Guard helicopter was unsuccessful Monday in finding the body of missing Sequim resident Jeri Lyn Smith, 68, who authorities said… Continue reading