Politics

Some Clallam County voters have not received ballots

As of Thursday some voters in Clallam County have not received ballots in the mail for Tuesday’s general election, the Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Jefferson County voter turnout tops 49 percent so far

Jefferson County registered voters had returned by Thursday more than 49 percent of the ballots mailed Oct. 17 in the general election.… Continue reading

Legislature hopefuls discuss carbon fee, idea of sanctuary state at forum

The four candidates vying to represent the 24th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives tackled the environment, immigration policy and… Continue reading

Sitting judge, incumbent favored in Clallam County Bar poll

Lawyers favored a sitting jurist and an incumbent office-holder in the recent Clallam County Bar Association anonymous survey of candidates for District… Continue reading

Washington voters asked to ban future soda taxes

In the wake of Seattle’s new tax on sugary beverages, a group backed by millions of dollars… Continue reading

Clallam commissioner talks Elwha Valley, opioid addiction, murrelets in D.C.

Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he and other commissioners from the Pacific Northwest met with and… Continue reading

A view from D.C.: Jefferson County commissioner says content ‘disappointing’

Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean recently spent time in the other Washington to learn how the administration can help the county through… Continue reading

Cantwell, Hutchison meet in second Washington Senate debate

Candidates in Washington’s U.S. senate race clashed Saturday over policies on the environment, trade and tariffs, immigration and health care.… Continue reading

PUD hopefuls discuss background, management in Jefferson

EDTOR’S NOTE: The Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners authorized $4 million to refurbish the district building. Tom Brotherton has approved the correction of his… Continue reading

Clallam County District Court 1 candidates promise change

Suzanne Hayden and Dave Neupert outlined their visions for Clallam County District Court 1 in a candidate’s forum last week, each saying… Continue reading

Clallam panel candidates spar on carbon tax, climate change

The two candidates for District 3 Clallam County commissioner disagreed on climate change and a related topic, carbon-fee Initiative 1631, at a forum.… Continue reading

State officials brace voting systems against hacking

Election officials in Washington continue to bolster the state’s elections systems against cyber threats that could disrupt voting or cause… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2018

Legislative District 24: Chapman, Wilke differ on school violence, corporate personhood

State Rep. Mike Chapman and challenger Jodi Wilke tackled the issues of school violence and whether corporations are people during a forum in… Continue reading

District 24: Tharinger, McEntire debate on school violence, carbon fee

State Rep. Steve Tharinger and challenger Jim McEntire discussed how to address gun violence at schools and how Washington state should limit its… Continue reading

District Court 2 hopefuls debate in Forks

Two judicial candidates with differing views of each other and the part-time elected position they seek in the Nov. 6 general election squared… Continue reading

Kilmer, Dightman clash on national park, climate change

Dr. Douglas Dightman, a Republican seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, suggested Olympic National Park be removed from the national park… Continue reading

Jefferson County commission candidates compare backgrounds, views

Candidates for the Jefferson County commission, Democrat Greg Brotherton and Republican Jon Cooke, discussed life experiences and goals during a candidate forum.… Continue reading

Rossi, Schrier debate for 8th Congressional District

In the only debate for one of the most closely-watched midterm races in the country, the two candidates vying for… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Pro, con debate on carbon fee: Port Angeles forum airs views on ballot initiative

Proponents and an opponent of an initiative that would set a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon released… Continue reading

War chests expand for eastern Washington’s U.S. House seat

The latest campaign finance report in the race for Eastern Washington’s U.S. House seat showed that… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018