Rob Ollikainen

Olympic Medical Center given $250,000 toward expanded cancer center in Sequim, equipment

Olympic Medical Center has received a $250,000 gift that will help pay for an expanded cancer center in Sequim and equipment for… Continue reading

Clallam County disaster airlift plan first in state; neighbors in development

Private pilots will provide a lifeline to the North Olympic Peninsula after a catastrophic earthquake destroys the region’s bridges and highways, emergency… Continue reading

Clallam PUD to raise rates

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have approved a 2018 budget that includes a 4.8 percent average increase in retail electric utility rates.… Continue reading

Sequim woman hits unmarked State Patrol car in wreck

A 34-year-old Sequim woman was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol Friday after the car she was driving collided… Continue reading

Peninsula residents told how to shelter at home after big quake

An overflow crowd of nearly 400 packed the Port Angeles library to gather tips on how to shelter at home after a… Continue reading

Clallam County to join opioid lawsuit

Clallam County has decided to join the local governments that are suing manufacturers and wholesalers of opioid-based prescription drugs. Commissioners voted 3-0… Continue reading

New Port Angeles School Board member named

Bill Kindler, president of the Port Angeles Education Foundation and a retired mill manager, has been appointed to the Port Angeles School… Continue reading

Joyce man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide near Sequim

Vance Mitchell Mattix pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol in the October death of a Sequim… Continue reading

Council reviews Port Angeles work plan

The Port Angeles City Council reviewed a draft work plan for 2018 Tuesday. Each department highlighted two projects being prioritized this year.… Continue reading

Cougars more social than experts thought, scientist says

A leading scientist will discuss social interactions of cougars in a Peninsula College Studium Generale program… Continue reading

Lecture to tell how to camp in house after disaster strikes

Former state Rep. Jim Buck will discuss self-reliance after a natural disaster Wednesday. The presentation — Camping In Your House — will… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced for drug, weapons violations

A 47-year-old Port Angeles man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, the… Continue reading

Board of Health urges Clallam County opioid lawsuit

Clallam County is being asked to file a lawsuit against drug manufacturers that are fueling the opioid epidemic. The three county commissioners… Continue reading

Port Angeles man convicted of molestation of 8-year-old

A 30-year-old Port Angeles man has been convicted of molesting an 8-year-old girl he was babysitting. Donald William Kingsley used his position… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 2 issues awards

Ian Brueckner has been named Clallam County Fire District 2 career Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year, Chief Sam Phillips has announced. Volunteer Assistant… 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

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

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