Politics

CLALLAM COUNTY ELECTION: Incumbents lead in early returns

Incumbents held leads in contested races for Clallam County commissioner, prosecuting attorney, sheriff and director of community development after the first count… Continue reading

JEFFERSON COUNTY ELECTION: Greg Brotherton wins seat; prosecuting attorney, sheriff losing

Greg Brotherton won a seat on the Jefferson County board of commissioners, while incumbents for prosecuting attorney and sheriff were losing in… Continue reading

Fire District 3’s levy lid lift passes

Cuts and deficits no longer loom in the immediate future for firefighters and paramedics for the immediate future following Clallam and Jefferson county… Continue reading

Residents renew Sequim’s transportation tax

City transportation projects in Sequim will continue uninterrupted after voters agreed to support a special tax through 2029. Sequim residents voted to renew… Continue reading

OMC to sue federal government over Medicare cuts

Olympic Medical Center is preparing to sue the federal government over its cuts to Medicare reimbursements for off-site clinics. The hospital’s board… Continue reading

Nichols retains Clallam County prosecuting attorney seat

Republican Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols on Wednesday was looking toward the future after voters on Election Night gave him an… Continue reading

Jefferson County to get new prosecuting attorney

James M. Kennedy has defeated one-term incumbent Michael Haas in a challenge for the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner post. Kennedy won 9,699… Continue reading

Winborn remains Clallam County DCD director

Mary Ellen Winborn will retain her seat as Clallam County Director of the Department of Community Development for another four years after… Continue reading

Clallam County District Court 2 race too close to call

In the closest Clallam County election contest in recent memory, Forks-area attorney John Black and Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer were separated… Continue reading

Initial count finds slight lead of Neupert over Hayden in Clallam County District Court 1 race

Dave Neupert was leading Suzanne Hayden by 3 percentage points Tuesday in their race to replace long-time Clallam County District Court 1… Continue reading

State, Congressional incumbents keep seats

It was business as usual Wednesday for Democratic incumbents who on election night made a clean sweep of their Republican opponents in… Continue reading

Walker heads for District Court judgeship

Mindy Walker is the apparent winner in the race for Jefferson County District Court judge. Walker had 9,973 votes to Noah Harrison’s… Continue reading

Dems poised to seize House control, but GOP retains Senate

Democrats were poised to seize the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Ballots coming in as Election Day arrives

Today is Election Day, and ballots need to be postmarked today or dropped in ballot boxes by 8 p.m. tonight. At the… Continue reading

Path to power: House races to watch on election night

The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday’s election,… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2018

Voter turnout tops 54 percent so far in Jefferson County

Jefferson County registered voters by Friday had returned more than 54 percent of the ballots due Tuesday. The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Voter turnout nearly 45 percent in Clallam County so far

Clallam County registered voters had returned by Friday nearly 45 percent of the ballots due Tuesday. The Clallam County Auditor’s Office had… Continue reading

Candidates in contested Clallam races raise more than $200,000

Campaign financial reports filed as of Friday with the state Public Disclosure Commission show contested Clallam County candidates spending $137,000 from more… Continue reading

PHOTO: Cantwell visits Democrats in Port Angeles

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, is greeted by state representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman during a campaign stop in Port Angeles… Continue reading

Sheriff’s race tops money war in contested Jefferson County races

Campaign financial reports filed as of Friday with the state Public Disclosure Commission show Jefferson County candidates spending $126,000 from $167,000 in… Continue reading