Politics

President calls for border wall funding in televised address

President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Annexation on special election ballot for fire district

Voters will decide if the city of Port Townsend will be annexed into the East Jefferson Fire Rescue District during a special… Continue reading

Bill Peach fined $600 for campaign finance violations

The state Public Disclosure Commission took the extraordinary step of fining Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach $600 for four campaign finance violations. Agency… Continue reading

Timber Innovation Act heads to president’s desk

Legislation that aims to accelerate the research and development of wood for use in construction projects is heading to the president’s desk… Continue reading

Kilmer blasts agency for lack of answers on reimbursement cuts

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer sent a strongly worded letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, lambasting the agency for refusing… Continue reading

Washington voters weigh federal races, carbon tax, gun law

Broad changes to gun policy and what could be the first carbon tax in the nation… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2018

Recount finds no change in District Court II judge race

An unofficial recount upheld Erik Rohrer’s 28-vote victory over John Black in the general election race for Clallam County District Court II… Continue reading

Clallam Canvassing Board approves recount in District Court II judge race

The Clallam County Auditor’s Office will recount by hand ballots for the race for District Court II judge. The Clallam County Canvassing… Continue reading

Recount requested in Clallam District Court II race

A recount of votes is planned in the general election race between John Black and Eric Rohrer for the District Court II… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula legislators discuss ban on plastic bags

Lawmakers representing the North Olympic Peninsula have mixed feelings about a proposed state-wide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags. State Rep. Mike… Continue reading

Three state legislative races heading for recounts

Three state legislative races are heading to a hand recount after election results are certified this… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Rohrer maintains led over Black for judgeship

Erik Rohrer maintained his lead over John Black on Thursday by 24 votes in the race for West End Clallam County District… Continue reading

Rohrer pulls ahead of Black in District Court 2 race after fourth count

It took eight days, but Erik Rohrer pulled ahead of John Black on Tuesday by 27 votes in the last large tally… Continue reading

Outcome unchanged in close race after third count of Clallam ballots

General election results, including a close race for West End District Court 2 judge, remained static late Tuesday afternoon in the latest… Continue reading

Daily ballot counts required with larger population

There may be no more waiting for three days for Clallam County election returns beginning in 2019 after Auditor Shoona Riggs learned… Continue reading

No changes seen in election outcomes after count of 12,141 more ballots in Clallam County

Clallam County candidates who were leading on election day held their ground when the Auditor’s Office counted 12,141 additional ballots in the… Continue reading

Toepper consolidates win: Jefferson County voters top 82 percent turnout

The latest ballot count from the Jefferson County Auditor’s office shows Daniel Toepper of Port Ludlow the winner general election race for… Continue reading

Peach, Doherty await more news in Clallam County commission race

Candidates in the race for the Clallam County Commissioner Position 3 seat say the contest is too close to call now and… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioner-elect: Part of a new generation

Jefferson County Commissioner-elect Greg Brotherton, who is 46, said he is part of a new generation of leaders in the county who… Continue reading

Nole promises change in Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Joe Nole, who is now a detective in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, looks forward to addressing the issues for which he… Continue reading