Politics

Clallam commissioner talks Elwha Valley, opioid addiction, murrelets in D.C.

Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he and other commissioners from the Pacific Northwest met with and… Continue reading

A view from D.C.: Jefferson County commissioner says content ‘disappointing’

Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean recently spent time in the other Washington to learn how the administration can help the county through… Continue reading

Cantwell, Hutchison meet in second Washington Senate debate

Candidates in Washington’s U.S. senate race clashed Saturday over policies on the environment, trade and tariffs, immigration and health care.… Continue reading

PUD hopefuls discuss background, management in Jefferson

EDTOR’S NOTE: The Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners authorized $4 million to refurbish the district building. Tom Brotherton has approved the correction of his… Continue reading

Clallam County District Court 1 candidates promise change

Suzanne Hayden and Dave Neupert outlined their visions for Clallam County District Court 1 in a candidate’s forum last week, each saying… Continue reading

Clallam panel candidates spar on carbon tax, climate change

The two candidates for District 3 Clallam County commissioner disagreed on climate change and a related topic, carbon-fee Initiative 1631, at a forum.… Continue reading

State officials brace voting systems against hacking

Election officials in Washington continue to bolster the state’s elections systems against cyber threats that could disrupt voting or cause… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2018

Legislative District 24: Chapman, Wilke differ on school violence, corporate personhood

State Rep. Mike Chapman and challenger Jodi Wilke tackled the issues of school violence and whether corporations are people during a forum in… Continue reading

District 24: Tharinger, McEntire debate on school violence, carbon fee

State Rep. Steve Tharinger and challenger Jim McEntire discussed how to address gun violence at schools and how Washington state should limit its… Continue reading

District Court 2 hopefuls debate in Forks

Two judicial candidates with differing views of each other and the part-time elected position they seek in the Nov. 6 general election squared… Continue reading

Kilmer, Dightman clash on national park, climate change

Dr. Douglas Dightman, a Republican seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, suggested Olympic National Park be removed from the national park… Continue reading

Jefferson County commission candidates compare backgrounds, views

Candidates for the Jefferson County commission, Democrat Greg Brotherton and Republican Jon Cooke, discussed life experiences and goals during a candidate forum.… Continue reading

Rossi, Schrier debate for 8th Congressional District

In the only debate for one of the most closely-watched midterm races in the country, the two candidates vying for… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Pro, con debate on carbon fee: Port Angeles forum airs views on ballot initiative

Proponents and an opponent of an initiative that would set a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon released… Continue reading

War chests expand for eastern Washington’s U.S. House seat

The latest campaign finance report in the race for Eastern Washington’s U.S. House seat showed that… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

Jefferson County sheriff, detective spar over management of office

Sheriff David Stanko and challenger Joe Nole, a detective working for him, sparred over office management at a candidate forum. The forum… Continue reading

General election could change power in state Legislature

Dozens of races across Washington state will determine if Democrats maintain their control of the Legislature.… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Legislative seat incumbent, challenger discuss guns, taxes, Kavanaugh

Two candidates for state Legislature had different takes on measures involving guns and taxes at a general election forum, where they also… Continue reading

Patience required for West Coast election results

If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Susan Hutchison hold first debate

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison sparred on topics ranging from… Continue reading