Politics

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

Juvenile justice tax gets heavy support in first count of ballots

Clallam County voters seemed to be handily approving a 0.1 percent countywide sales tax that would support county Juvenile and Family Services.… Continue reading

Washington Democrats win key Senate race in Washington

Washington Democrats have won a key state Senate race that puts them back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time… Continue reading

McAleer leads, juvenile detention tax approved in first count of Clallam votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: The result of the Forks mayoral contest has been corrected. Port of Port Angeles incumbent Colleen McAleer was far ahead of challenger Michael… Continue reading

Housing measure fails in first count of Jefferson ballots; McComas in lead

A measure to raise the taxes of property owners to help pay for homes for others was overwhelmingly rejected in the first count of ballots… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council considers amended version of tax increase

The Port Townsend City Council has approved on a first reading an amended version of an ordinance that would raise property taxes… Continue reading

Women sign letter calling for change at Washington Capitol

More than 170 women — including lobbyists and lawmakers — signed a letter Monday calling for… Continue reading

Man arrested after political signs destroyed near Port Hadlock

A man accused of destroying political signs near Port Hadlock was jailed in Jefferson County over the weekend. Lyle Donald Courtsal was… Continue reading

Meeting on affordable housing measure set in Port Townsend

Community members will host an information session to discuss Proposition 1 and its potential effects on taxpayers and low-income residents of Jefferson… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula ballots trickling in as Election Day nears

Voter turnout was about 34 percent in Jefferson County and nearly 20 percent in Clallam County, elections officials said Friday. The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Senators oppose plan to hike national park entrance fees

Both of Washington state’s U.S. senators have signed a letter opposing a proposal to raise peak season entrance fees to $70 per private vehicle at… Continue reading

Ballots trickle in to Jefferson, Clallam

Ballots have been slow to arrive at North Olympic Peninsula election offices with six days left before the general election. The Clallam County Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Second-class city measure debated before Port Angeles Business Association

The campaign for Port Angeles to revert back to a second-class city has been fueled with misinformation, David Mabrey said during a… Continue reading

Port Angeles council candidates talk about environmental issues

While all four candidates in contested races for Port Angeles City Council agreed on the importance of being good stewards of the… Continue reading

Port tenant major Cobb contributor; firm’s owner, seven employees provide bulk of candidate’s campaign contributions

Most of Michael Cobb’s Nov. 7 general election campaign for Port of Port Angeles commissioner is funded by seven employees and the… Continue reading

Public Disclosure Commission reports port campaign contributions

Port of Port Angeles commissioner candidates Colleen McAleer and Michael Cobb have raised a combined $19,357 in their efforts to win the… Continue reading

Murray stumps for child care: Senator visits Hadlock center to hear about cost

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited the Cedarbrook Early Learning Center in Port Hadlock to talk with parents and child care providers to… Continue reading

Hopefuls for Port of Port Townsend, Chimacum School District speak at forum

Port of Port Townsend commissioner candidates answered questions about how the port plans to carry out its duties as it balances a budget… Continue reading