Politics

Candidates get early start on filing week in Jefferson

Several candidates got an early start Monday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse, waiting in line to file to run for county… Continue reading

Sheriff’s race heats up in Jefferson

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Joe Nole is running in the Nov. 6 general election against the man who demoted him from undersheriff… Continue reading

Candidates to file this week in Clallam races

Clallam County’s elected community development director — still the only elected DCD director in the U.S. — has a general election contender… Continue reading

PUD commissioner seeks reelection; has an opponent

A longtime Clallam County Public Utility District commissioner has a challenger in the upcoming Nov. 6 general election. On Thursday, a day… Continue reading

Contest forms in race for district judge

Attorney Mindy Walker has announced her intention to run for District Court judge, a position currently held by Jill Landes who is… Continue reading

Contest forms for Jefferson PUD seat

A contest has shaped up for a seat on the Jefferson County Public Utility Commission. Tom Brotherton of Quilcene and Dan Toepper… Continue reading

Jefferson County Republican Party chair to run for commissioner post

Jon Cooke, Jefferson County Republican Party chairman, has announced that he will run for Board of County Commissioners, District 3, the seat currently… Continue reading

State lawmakers, leaders to visit Port Angeles for rural economic development meeting

Lawmakers and leaders from across the state, including Speaker of the House Frank Chopp and state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz,… Continue reading

Interim Clallam County treasurer seeks post

Interim Clallam County Treasurer Teresa Marchi wants to make her job more permanent. On Tuesday, Marchi announced her candidacy for the four-year… Continue reading

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

Democratic fundraising trims Rossi lead in Washington’s 8th

Democrats narrowed the fundraising gap with Republican Dino Rossi, who maintains a substantial lead in a crucial… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

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