Politics

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

Jefferson County District 3 commissioner won’t run again

Kathleen Kler tells of husband’s health issues

Washington latest state to ban bump stocks

Washington state on Tuesday became the latest in a handful of states to ban trigger devices… Continue reading

Attorney practicing in Forks, Port Angeles to run for district judge

An attorney who practices law out of Forks and Port Angeles is running for the West End District Court 2 judicial seat occupied… Continue reading

State groups push carbon-pricing ballot measure

One day after a carbon tax bill stalled in the state Legislature, a coalition of environmental, community… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018