Rob Ollikainen

Students, supporters march on anniversary of Columbine shootings

Students and their supporters marched for gun reform Friday on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre. The group of 40 held… Continue reading

National park’s mules corraled near Madison Falls since Olympic Hot Springs Road closed

No, it isn’t a petting zoo or a stable for horse and pony rides. The barren of mules grazing near the… Continue reading

This sequoia tree on the west side of Lions Park in Port Angeles is slated for removal because of damage it has caused to a nearby driveway and house foundation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles Sequoia 105-feet tall poses danger, should come down, arborist says

A stately tree at Lions Park is slated for removal despite objections from a neighbor and other residents. The roots of the… Continue reading

This sequoia tree on the west side of Lions Park in Port Angeles is slated for removal because of damage it has caused to a nearby driveway and house foundation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hearing reset for alleged murderers

A review hearing for alleged murderers Benjamin Bonner and Shay Darrow was reset Thursday because a defense expert had not yet furnished… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced for supergluing ATMs

A Port Angeles man has been sentenced to eight months in jail for putting superglue onto card readers and key pads of… Continue reading

Port Angeles proclaims Arbor Day

The Port Angeles City Council has proclaimed April 27 as Arbor Day. The city will hold its celebration of trees on the… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail jogger fights off assailants, deputies say

A woman was attacked while jogging with her dog on the Olympic Discovery Trail just east of Port Angeles on Sunday, the… Continue reading

Tiny house being built for Pennies for Quarters

Dozens of volunteers raised the walls of a tiny home in a Pennies for Quarters work party Saturday. The nonprofit organization plans… Continue reading

New rape trial date set for Forks man

A Forks man charged with raping a woman at his job site last September has a new trial date. Martin C. Perez’s… Continue reading

Tall ships to be part of inaugural Port Angeles Maritime Festival

A maritime festival will be held in Port Angeles from June 9-10, and the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will… Continue reading

Much growth of ODT expected in next five years

The Olympic Discovery Trail will experience significant growth in the next five years, particularly south of Port Townsend and west of Forks,… Continue reading

Repairs scheduled for Tumwater Street bridge

Tumwater Street bridge will be closed for repairs beginning Monday. The $185,996 maintenance project is expected to be completed on or about… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council looks to regain Tree City USA designation

Port Angeles has lost its designation as a tree city and the City Council wants it back. Urban forester Ben Thompson of… Continue reading

Forks student to get new trial date on harassment charge

Kelvin Richard Banks, an expelled Forks High School student who allegedly threatened to kill a classmate last month, will get a new… Continue reading

Hurricane Ridge Road project begins Monday

A weekday trip to Hurricane Ridge will take a bit longer than normal this year. Crews on Monday will begin a five-month,… Continue reading

Second trial to be scheduled for accused rapist

A second trial for accused rapist Martin C. Perez will be rescheduled next week because of witness unavailability. Perez, 40, is charged… Continue reading

Darrow plans insanity defense

Alleged murderer Shay Clinton Darrow waived his right to a speedy arraignment Thursday to allow his attorney to prepare an insanity defense.… Continue reading

Port Angeles council bans thin plastic carryout bags

After three public hearings and months of debate, the Port Angeles City Council has banned thin plastic carry-out bags at stores within… Continue reading

Port Angeles council awards $770,000 contract for suicide barriers

In what was described as a “big win” for Port Angeles, the City Council has awarded a contract to raise suicide barriers… Continue reading

Bonner attorney to give hospital a report to speed evaluation

A defense expert will establish a “good faith” insanity defense for alleged murderer Benjamin George Bonner to compel an evaluation by Western… Continue reading