Clallam deputy prosecutor eyes Jefferson chief prosecutor post

Clallam County deputy prosecuting attorney James Kennedy has announced his intention to run for Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney. He aims to unseat… Continue reading


Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon

Republican Congress members from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge’s order to spill… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2018


Contest emerges for West End District Court judgeship

A two-man race has emerged for the West End District Court 2 judge position being vacated by longtime jurist John Doherty, who… Continue reading


Forks-area district court judge won’t seek re-election

Longtime North Olympic Peninsula lawyer and jurist John H. Doherty is not seeking re-election to his Forks-area District Court 2 judge position. Doherty,… Continue reading

State Rep. Tharinger told of ‘unintended consequences’ affecting counties

Clallam County Commissioner Randy Johnson told state Rep. Steve Tharinger the state needs to consider how its decisions affects counties and local… Continue reading

Chapman rails at House GOP, takes issue with leaders who visited area recently

Rep. Mike Chapman on Tuesday fired back at state House Republican leaders who visited Port Angeles last week. “Don’t come into my… Continue reading

Nurse to challenge Chapman for district state rep seat

A licensed practical nurse who spearheaded the successful drive against an affordable housing initiative in Jefferson County last November announced her candidacy… Continue reading

Kilmer talks with students: 6th District representative discusses congressional inaction

Many who attended U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer’s town hall meeting at Peninsula College expressed frustration with a congressional lack of action on… Continue reading

Legislation ‘classic mistake:’ House GOP chief talks about public records, 24th District

Washington House Minority Leader J. T. Wilcox said he was wrong to support a law exempting state lawmakers from the state Public… Continue reading

Legislators talk about public records legislation

A failed bill to exempt state lawmakers from the Public Records Act is worth a second look and a more transparent roll out,… Continue reading

Legislators tell of accomplishments in recent session

North Olympic Peninsula lawmakers reflected on the highlights of the 60-day state legislative session at a town hall in Forks. State Sen. Kevin… Continue reading

Governor signs package of bills sparked by #MeToo

In the wake of a national conversation about sexual harassment sparked by the #MeToo movement, Gov.… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

Gov. Inslee signs package of voter access bills

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a package of bills aimed at increasing voter access in… Continue reading

Businessman announces plan to run for Jefferson County commissioner

Local businessman Greg Brotherton has announced his plan to run for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, District 3 post. Brotherton is the… Continue reading

Port Townsend lawyer announces bid for judge’s post

Local attorney Noah Harrison has announced he is running for Jefferson County District Court judge. He hopes to succeed Judge Jill Landes,… Continue reading

Dave Neupert to seek Clallam County District Court 1 judgeship

The first contested Clallam County race in the Nov. 6 general election emerged Wednesday after a Port Angeles lawyer and former radio… Continue reading

Suzanne Hayden to run for Clallam County District 1 judgeship

A longtime attorney for Clallam Public Defender is running for the Port Angeles-area District Court 1 judge position being vacated by Rick… Continue reading

Legislature sued over how it changed police deadly force law

A frequent ballot initiative promoter has sued Washington state, saying that the way lawmakers voted to make… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Legislature fails to pass bill to let State Patrol destroy guns

The state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

State Legislature: What passed, what stalled

State lawmakers adjourned their 60-day session after passing what they hope is the final piece of… Continue reading