Politics

Kilmer, colleague present legislation to bridge broadband access gap

U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer has introduced a bill that would help expand broadband access to rural areas such as the West End… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioner candidates take stances at forum

Four candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 solidified their positions and answered questions from residents during the last League of Women… Continue reading

Legislative candidates disagree on guns, jobs, taxes

State Rep. Mike Chapman and challenger Jodi Wilke differed on guns, jobs and taxes in a lively political forum Tuesday. Chapman, D-Port… Continue reading

Respect, opioids or alcohol? Candidates disagree on top issue facing Clallam court

The three candidates for the District Court 1 judgeship disagree on what is the top issue facing the court. Pam Lindquist, Suzanne… Continue reading

Finance department an issue in county commissioner candidate debate

Two candidates for the Clallam County Board of County Commissioners District 3 seat challenged incumbent Bill Peach over the board’s efforts to… Continue reading

Clallam County bar poll on judicial candidates in progress now

Clallam County lawyers are passing judgment, through a Clallam County Bar Association poll, on three Aug. 7 primary election candidates for the… Continue reading

Jefferson County sheriff, prosecuting attorney candidates spar in Port Townsend

Sheriff David Stanko and challenger Detective Joe Nole disagreed on a number of issues while County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas and challenger… Continue reading

Climate, bonds topics at legislative candidate forum in Port Angeles

Two candidates for the state Legislature who want to represent the 24th District differed on climate change and on reducing voter-percentage requirements… Continue reading

Kilmer: Bill aims to expand broadband access

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer plans to introduce a bill this month that would help expand broadband access to rural areas such as… Continue reading

Clallam commissioner candidate forum yields differing agendas

Those who attended Nor’Wester Rotary’s Clallam County Commissioner District 3 candidate forum heard two distinct agendas from incumbent Bill Peach and challenger… Continue reading

League of Women Voters of Clallam County to sponsor voter forums

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County will sponsor two free public candidate forums this month. The forums are offered to help voters prepare… Continue reading

Clallam County Superior Court judge announces resignation

Another elected Clallam County Superior Court judge is resigning before his time is up — and another of the county’s three superior… Continue reading

District 24 candidates talk about positions in Port Townsend

More than 100 people heard from candidates for the House of Representatives 24th district positions 1 and 2 at a candidate forum… Continue reading

Nichols, Barkhuis spar in prosecuting attorney race forum in Port Angeles

The race for Clallam County prosecuting attorney heated up at an election forum Tuesday. The hourlong program featured incumbent one-term Republican Mark… Continue reading

Washington governor to boost immigrant legal aid funding

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced additional emergency funding to support civil legal aid services for… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Challenger tops sheriff in Jefferson County election fundraising

The Nov. 6 general election is more than four months away, but Jefferson County Detective Sgt. Joe Nole already is winning the… Continue reading

Nichols raises most of Clallam County office candidates

With the Nov. 6 general election more than four months away, incumbent Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney-Coroner Mark Nichols is winning the race… Continue reading

Clallam commissioner candidates discuss issues at forum

Clallam County commissioner candidates Dale Wilson, Mike Doherty and Bill Peach sparred at a primary election forum Tuesday over regulations, indigent defense… Continue reading

Three candidates for District Court I judge tell of qualifications in Port Angeles

Three lawyers vying for Clallam County’s Port Angeles-area District Court 1 judge position wrestled with the court’s uncertain financial future and sought… Continue reading

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2018