Politics

Jefferson County District Court judge decides against running for fourth term

Longtime jurist Jill Landes is hanging up her robes. The Jefferson County District Court judge and former deputy prosecuting attorney in both… Continue reading

Outgoing Port Angeles council majority praised

With their replacements joining in applause, the four outgoing Port Angeles City Council members took one final bow this month. Mayor Patrick… Continue reading

State official urges Secretary Zinke to abandon park fee increase

State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is objecting to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to increase entrance fees at national parks,… Continue reading

Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that President Donald Trump once again… Continue reading

Governor opposes House bill on Snake River dams

Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers… Continue reading

State Senate order bans all firearms from public gallery

All firearms will be banned from the public galleries above the state Senate floor once the… Continue reading

Dexter’s lead over Berglund grows in second count of ballots in Clallam County

Kate Dexter’s lead over Travis Berglund in Port Angeles City Council Position 4 grew after Thursday’s ballot count. She was leading by… Continue reading

Leads narrow but outcomes unchanged after second count of ballots in Jefferson County

Leads narrowed in contested races for the Jefferson Healthcare hospital and the Port of Port Townsend commissions after a second count of… Continue reading

Pool measure approval to pave way for pool expansion

A measure to allow for an expanded community pool in Port Angeles was passing with more than two-thirds support Tuesday. The William… Continue reading

Second-class-city measure resoundingly rejected

Voters ensured that the city of Port Angeles would not become the first city in Washington to change from a code city… Continue reading

Levy for housing goes down; both advocates, foes say some solution to housing crunch is needed

Voters in Jefferson County rejected Proposition 1, which would levy property tax to establish a fund for affordable housing, with a vote… Continue reading

McComas ahead in Jefferson Healthcare board race; Van Hoover awaits next count

Bruce McComas holds a narrow lead over Cheri Van Hoover in the contest for a Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission seat after the… Continue reading

McAleer appears to keep port seat; incumbent takes 64 percent of initial vote to challenger’s 36 percent

Colleen McAleer was in a celebratory mood tinged with relief Wednesday. General election voting results as of Tuesday had her swamping opponent… Continue reading

One Port Angeles council race too close to call; Schromen-Wawrin takes large lead over Wojnowski

Kate Dexter and Travis Berglund were separated by 37 votes in their race for a Port Angeles City Council seat after the… Continue reading

Brad Clinefelter

One incumbent in, the other teeters in port races

Incumbent Pete Hanke apparently will keep his seat as a commissioner for the Port of Port Townsend after winning 62 percent of… Continue reading

Brad Clinefelter

Discovery Bay fire department levy vote close

The initial count of ballots Tuesday saw a maintenance and operations levy for Discovery Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue being rejected by… Continue reading

Britni Duncan

Fire district elections show some clear winners

Clallam-Jefferson Fire Protection District 3 appointee Steven Chinn apparently was elected against Sean Ryan for the short- and full-term, six-year Position 2 seat after the… Continue reading

Britni Duncan

Fluoride foes want more action from Port Angeles council

Fluoridation opponents spent little time basking in victory over a Nov. 7 general election advisory ballot that recommends the city’s municipal water… Continue reading

Forks race results: mayor, council, hospital

Tim Fletcher appears to be Forks’ new mayor. Fletcher led with 69.11 percent, or 255 votes, over his challenger, Ken Ayers, 58, who… Continue reading

Janet Campbell

Initial count results told for Peninsula school contests

Across school districts in Clallam and Jefferson counties, the first count of general election ballots has been tallied. The second count of Clallam County ballots… Continue reading

Janet Campbell