Politics

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

Port commission, school board candidates face off in Sequim forum

Candidates for Port of Port Angeles commissioner discussed economic objectives while Sequim School Board hopefuls addressed school curriculum at a forum held by… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles commission hopefuls talk about outreach

Candidates for the Port of Port Angeles commission discussed outreach efforts during a League of Women Voters forum. Both challenger Michael Cobb… Continue reading

First hearing in public records lawsuit against Legislature

An initial hearing Friday on a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington state Legislature by… Continue reading

Jake Oppelt exits race for Port Angeles City Council

Downtown business owner Jake Oppelt dropped out of the race for a Port Angeles City Council Position 2 seat Monday — just… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host telephone town hall

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Residents of the 6th Congressional District, which includes the… Continue reading

Forum over quickly for Clallam County Fire District No. 2 candidates

So few questions were asked of candidates looking for seats on the Clallam County Fire District No. 2 board of commissioners that… Continue reading

Voter forums planned in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks

The first three of four Clallam County League of Women Voters forums are set for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The free public forums held across… Continue reading