Politics

Peach, Doherty trade jabs at Clallam County commissioner forum

Bill Peach and Mike Doherty are two former political foes vying for District 3 Clallam County commissioner in the Nov. 6 general… Continue reading

Lawsuit history dominates Clallam prosecuting attorney forum

Questions about who sued former Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis dominated the discussion when Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols and Barkhuis, his challenger,… Continue reading

Clallam County sheriff hopefuls spar

Candidates for Clallam County Sheriff disagreed on whether deputies should carry a drug that reverses overdoses and how well staffed the department… Continue reading

Clallam PUD opposes carbon fee initiative

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have resolved to oppose a state ballot measure that would slap a fee on large carbon polluters.… Continue reading

RVs, bed and breakfasts topics in Department of Community Development forum

The two candidates competing for the Clallam County Director of the Department of Community Development position disagree on many issues, including how… Continue reading

Legislative candidates’ views aired at Port Angeles forum

Incumbent Democratic State Rep. Mike Chapman of Port Angeles and the campaign manager for his opponent Jodi Wilke painted differing pictures of… Continue reading

Candidate forums set this month in Jefferson County

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the American Association of University Women of Port Townsend will host four candidate… Continue reading

Clallam candidate forums begin Wednesday

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County has announced four candidate forums this month, with the first set for this Wednesday.… Continue reading

General election voter deadlines approaching

Several voter registration deadlines are quickly approaching for area residents looking to cast a ballot in the 2018 general election Nov. 6. Clallam and Jefferson… Continue reading

Investigations against Tim Eyman, others strain commission’s budget

Complicated campaign-finance investigations against initiative promoter Tim Eyman and others are straining the budget of Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Clallam County sheriff hopefuls pull no punches at debate

The gloves came off at a Clallam County sheriff’s election forum. Three-term incumbent Bill Benedict and his former detective, Jim McLaughlin, challenged… Continue reading

Big money pours into fight over state carbon fee

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2018

Timber is top talk at debate: Peach, Doherty spar in Clallam commission battle

Timber dominated the discussion as Clallam County commissioner candidates Bill Peach, the Republican incumbent, and former commissioner Mike Doherty, a Democrat, exchanged… Continue reading

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of state GOP

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous… Continue reading

U.S Senate approves opioid legislation

The U.S. Senate this week advanced legislation intended to combat the opioid epidemic and hold manufacturers accountable for negligent and misleading distribution… Continue reading

Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

Bill adds protections of religious community centers against hate crimes

A bill co-written by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to protect religious community centers against hate crimes has been sent to President Donald… Continue reading

Clallam, Jefferson see voter turnout boost in primary with prepaid postage

Clallam and Jefferson counties each saw a significant increase in voter turnout during the August primary — the first election in which… Continue reading

With McCain gone, could women replace the lion of Senate?

John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his… Continue reading

Hutchison criticizes Cantwell during campaign fundraising visit to Port Angeles

Susan Hutchison, the Republican candidate seeking to unseat three-term U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, visited Port Angeles this week and sharply criticized her… Continue reading