NEWS BRIEFS: Rallies slated to “Unite for Justice” today … and other items

Rallies slated to “Unite for Justice” today

Unite for Justice rallies to urge senators to vote against confirming the appointment of U.S. circuit court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court are planned in Sequim and Port Townsend at 1 p.m. today.

The Sequim rally will be at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street.

The Port Townsend rally is set for the triangle near the Food Coop at 414 Kearney St.

The rallies are in concert with some 160 planned across the United States, including in Seattle.

For more information, see

Hutchison fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — A fundraising reception for Susan Hutchison, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell in the November general election, is set for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The reception, hosted by the Clallam County Republican Party, will be at Kokopeli Grill, 203 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The suggested donation is $100 per person; contributions of any amount are accepted, said organizers.

Other Republicans expected at the reception are County Commissioner Bill Peach; Jim McEntire, who is challenging Democrat Rep. Steve Tharinger, a Democrat, for a Legislative District 24 seat; Jodi Wilke, who is challenging Rep. Mike Chapman, a Democrat, for a Legislative District 26 seat; and Mathhew Rainwater, chairman of the county GOP.

County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols — who is opposed by Selinda Barkhuis, who filed with no party preference — had planned to attend but may not be present because of a scheduling conflict, according to Rainwater.

Rainwater said that Hutchison may be touring Airborne ECS, and possibly other local businesses, prior to the reception.

Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Sue Forde at [email protected] or at 360-775-4222.

Clallam Promise scholarships

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Promise Scholarships are currently available for qualified students attending Peninsula College in 2018-19.

To apply for the scholarship, visit Application guidelines are available through the link.

The need-based scholarships are available to full-time students who have graduated from a Clallam County high school within the past year, according to a news release.

Up to $1,000 per quarter for tuition and fees, and a maximum of $300 for textbooks is available.

An additional cap of $500 is available for tools and supplies.

Funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to students with identified unmet need, according to the release.

The scholarship is funded primarily by the Albert Haller Foundation, with support from the Joyce Community Scholarship & Education Foundation and the Ben & Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, according to the release.

For more information, call 360-417-6306 or visit

Field flight operations scheduled

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field afternoon to early evening Monday.

Practice will also be held late afternoon to early evening Tuesday.

Operations are also slated for evening to night Wednesday.

Coupeville carrier operations are scheduled for mid to late afternoon and evening to night Thursday.

On Friday, operations will continue late morning to afternoon Friday.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257- 6665 or via email at [email protected]

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

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