Politics

Initiative 1639 seeks to curb gun violence

Voters in Washington state will decide the fate of an initiative that seeks to curb gun violence… Continue reading

Lawmakers debate fix after conservation fund lapses

A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2018
Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney incumbent Michael Haas, left, and challenger James Kennedy met at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County prosecuting attorney, challenger wrangle at forum

Jefferson County prosecuting attorney Michael Haas and challenger James M. Kennedy sparred over experience and office turnover during a League of Women Voters/American… Continue reading

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney incumbent Michael Haas, left, and challenger James Kennedy met at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County District Court Judge candidates Mindy Walker, left, and Noah Harrison met Thursday evening at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County District Court judge hopefuls discuss experience, goals

Candidates for District Court judge discussed their experience, qualifications and goals for the position during a League of Women Voters/American Association of University… Continue reading

Jefferson County District Court Judge candidates Mindy Walker, left, and Noah Harrison met Thursday evening at a candidates forum to discuss their experience and positions on the judicial system. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Peach, Doherty trade jabs at Clallam County commissioner forum

Bill Peach and Mike Doherty are two former political foes vying for District 3 Clallam County commissioner in the Nov. 6 general… Continue reading

Lawsuit history dominates Clallam prosecuting attorney forum

Questions about who sued former Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis dominated the discussion when Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols and Barkhuis, his challenger,… Continue reading

Clallam County sheriff hopefuls spar

Candidates for Clallam County Sheriff disagreed on whether deputies should carry a drug that reverses overdoses and how well staffed the department… Continue reading

Clallam PUD opposes carbon fee initiative

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have resolved to oppose a state ballot measure that would slap a fee on large carbon polluters.… Continue reading

RVs, bed and breakfasts topics in Department of Community Development forum

The two candidates competing for the Clallam County Director of the Department of Community Development position disagree on many issues, including how… Continue reading

Legislative candidates’ views aired at Port Angeles forum

Incumbent Democratic State Rep. Mike Chapman of Port Angeles and the campaign manager for his opponent Jodi Wilke painted differing pictures of… Continue reading

Candidate forums set this month in Jefferson County

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the American Association of University Women of Port Townsend will host four candidate… Continue reading

Clallam candidate forums begin Wednesday

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County has announced four candidate forums this month, with the first set for this Wednesday.… Continue reading

General election voter deadlines approaching

Several voter registration deadlines are quickly approaching for area residents looking to cast a ballot in the 2018 general election Nov. 6. Clallam and Jefferson… Continue reading

Investigations against Tim Eyman, others strain commission’s budget

Complicated campaign-finance investigations against initiative promoter Tim Eyman and others are straining the budget of Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Clallam County sheriff hopefuls pull no punches at debate

The gloves came off at a Clallam County sheriff’s election forum. Three-term incumbent Bill Benedict and his former detective, Jim McLaughlin, challenged… Continue reading

Big money pours into fight over state carbon fee

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2018

Timber is top talk at debate: Peach, Doherty spar in Clallam commission battle

Timber dominated the discussion as Clallam County commissioner candidates Bill Peach, the Republican incumbent, and former commissioner Mike Doherty, a Democrat, exchanged… Continue reading

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of state GOP

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous… Continue reading

U.S Senate approves opioid legislation

The U.S. Senate this week advanced legislation intended to combat the opioid epidemic and hold manufacturers accountable for negligent and misleading distribution… Continue reading

Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018