Rob Ollikainen

Demonstrators take part in ‘Die in — Lie in’ at Friends of the NRA fundraiser in Port Angeles

Nearly 40 demonstrators pretended to lie dead outside a Northwest Peninsula Friends of the National Rifle Association fundraiser in Port Angeles with… Continue reading

Rape trial ends in hung jury

A trial for a Forks man accused of raping an acquaintance in a remote garage last September has resulted in a hung… Continue reading

Tribal member faces trial in federal court for alleged assault

A Port Angeles man who allegedly assaulted a woman at the Elwha River Casino last October is facing trial in federal court… Continue reading

U.S. senator tells Peninsula health officials of opioid efforts

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is hammering out legislation that would arm health officials and first responders in the fight against the opioid… Continue reading

Expelled Forks student allegedly threatened to kill

An expelled Forks High School student who allegedly threatened to kill a classmate and kept a manifesto about killing another person is… Continue reading

Port Angeles council considers plastic bag ban

The Port Angeles City Council has conducted a first reading on a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags at stores within the… Continue reading

Flu on wane on Peninsula; four confirmed deaths from influenza in Clallam County

Flu is still widespread on the North Olympic Peninsula but the worst of the season is over, health officials said. Public health officers in Clallam… Continue reading

FBI seeks witnesses to alleged assault outside Elwha River Casino

The FBI is seeking witnesses to an alleged domestic violence assault that occurred in the Elwha River Casino parking lot last Oct.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced for selling heroin

David A. Cole was sentenced to 20 months in prison after being convicted of selling heroin to his girlfriend, the Clallam County… Continue reading

Memorial Day event packs veterans center in Port Angeles; ceremonies held across Clallam

PORT ANGELES — A standing-room-only crowd of nearly 200 packed the Clallam County Veterans Center Monday for a solemn and ceremonious Memorial Day service. The… Continue reading

Late husband inspires widow’s bicycle ride to Maine

By Rob Ollikainen Peninsula Daily News DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Rhonda Rose said she took a “midlife sabbatical” to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.… Continue reading

Memorial Day: Family seeks clues of B-17 crash in 1946

PORT ANGELES — Relatives of an Army Air Corps colonel who died in a B-17 plane crash on Europe’s Mont Blanc 6½ decades ago have… Continue reading

Charles re-elected as chair of Lower Elwha tribe

PORT ANGELES — Frances Charles has been re-elected as chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe. Tribal members resoundingly endorsed Charles, who received 111 of… Continue reading

Unemployment drops on Peninsula

North Olympic Peninsula employers added 390 new jobs last month as the unemployment rate dropped by 1 percent in Clallam County and by 1.1 percent… Continue reading

Deputies, police break up after-prom party near Forks

FORKS — An after-prom party turned into a legal hangover for 18 youths now under investigation for potential minor-in-possession-of-alcohol charges. Clallam County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian… Continue reading

New Clallam County jail heating, air condition system to save money, staff says

PORT ANGELES — The antiquated climate-control system at the Clallam County jail is getting a face-lift that is expected to save the county money. Clallam… Continue reading

U.S. 101 widening expected by 2013, chamber told

PORT ANGELES — A state Department of Transportation official told Port Angeles business leaders Monday that long-awaited widening of two-lane U.S. Highway 101 between Kitchen-Dick… Continue reading

Visitor overlooks would allow watching Elwha Dam come down, restored valley grow up

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioners Monday said they will back an effort to create overlooks and an interpretive center to allow visitors to watch… Continue reading

Equine herpes virus forces cancellation of horse show

PORT TOWNSEND — A highly contagious and potentially fatal equine herpes virus that has been found in at least six states has forced the cancellation… Continue reading

Swedish Medical Center officials to come to Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Top officials from Swedish Medical Center will make site visits to Olympic Medical Center next month to discus a potential affiliation with… Continue reading