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Highly decorated deputy honored after retirement

Retired Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Ralph Edgington was recognized this week for his 30 years of service to the county. Edgington, 65,… Continue reading

Peninsula Daily News reporters recognized at ceremony

Two Peninsula Daily News reporters were recognized for their coverage of Clallam County Fire District 2 at the district’s annual awards ceremony… Continue reading

Jobless rates rise slightly on Peninsula

Unemployment rates were up slightly in Clallam and Jefferson counties last month, state officials said. Clallam County’s jobless rate climbed from a revised 5.9 percent… Continue reading

Charging decision waits on police report for suspect in Forks jailbreak

A Forks man accused of assaulting an officer to break out of the Forks jail last week was exonerated of his conditions… Continue reading

Insanity defense offered in case of bludgeoning death

Benjamin George Bonner has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the beating death of a 71-year-old Sequim woman. Bonner, 18,… Continue reading

Port Angeles council endorses school levy proposal

A unanimous Port Angeles City Council has endorsed a proposed school levy that would fund major renovations at Stevens Middle School, providing… Continue reading

Port Angeles man arrested after standoff

A Port Angeles man was arrested after a two-hour standoff with law enforcement in his parked vehicle last week, police said. Tyler… Continue reading

Peninsula man to be sentenced for tree poaching

A Clallam County man will be sentenced in federal court today for felling a big leaf maple tree on federal land near the… Continue reading

New safety fencing expected on bridges by mid-September

Permanent safety barriers will be installed on the Eighth Street bridges by mid-September, city officials said. The Port Angeles City Council voted… Continue reading

OMC appoints new commissioner

Olympic Medical Center commissioners have selected a recently-retired registered nurse and longtime health care professional to fill a vacancy on their board.… Continue reading

OMC considering new board member

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will interview applicants for a board vacancy and possibly name Jim Cammack’s successor today. The hospital board will… Continue reading

Lodging tax revenue spikes on Peninsula; area produced more than $3 million in 2017

The North Olympic Peninsula generated more than $3 million in lodging tax revenue in 2017 thanks to a spike in “heads in beds” at lodging… Continue reading

Stanwood man who served 10 years for plot to blow up Port Angeles motel convicted on new charges

A Snohomish County man who served 10 years in prison for plotting to use a pipe bomb to blow up a Port Angeles… Continue reading

Trial date set for son accused of killing father in Port Angeles

Shay Clinton Darrow is competent to stand trial for his father’s murder, a final report said. Clallam County Superior Court Judge Erik… Continue reading

Port Angeles man found with two pounds of heroin sentenced

An apologetic Gerald Neil Walkup was sentenced Thursday to nearly 12 years in prison in connection to one of the largest heroin… Continue reading

Port Angeles launches automated utility bill system

After a 5½-month service hiatus, city customers can once again pay their utility bills online. In addition to resuming online payments, Port… Continue reading

Disaster preparedness talks scheduled

Former state Rep. Jim Buck will lead a pair of disaster preparedness presentations at the Port Angeles library this month. The first… Continue reading

Rotary Club thanked for health clinic donation

A new health clinic is up and running at Port Angeles High School, where many students have no other access to a… Continue reading

Clallam renews contract with tourism bureau

Clallam County has renewed a contract with the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau to promote year-round tourism. The three commissioners voted Tuesday to… Continue reading

Cougar spotted in Port Angeles

A cougar was spotted crossing the Tumwater Truck Route in front of a Port Angeles police officer’s patrol car at about 2:20… Continue reading