Politics

Forks mayor post among races developing in Clallam County

A race for Forks mayor has surfaced for the Nov. 7 general election as candidate filing week passed its midpoint Wednesday. Tim… Continue reading

Primary race shapes up in Clallam County

Candidate filing week for the Nov. 7 general election continued Tuesday as the first Aug. 1 primary election emerged and the first… Continue reading

Contested races form for Port of Port Townsend

Two contested races have shaped up on the Port of Port Townsend commission, with incumbents for both open positions filing for re-election… Continue reading

Candidates start filing for slew of public offices in Clallam

Candidates began filing Monday for a multitude of general election offices up for grabs throughout Clallam County in the Nov. 7 general… Continue reading

Few contests emerge as filing week begins in Jefferson County

Only two positions are contested so far out of the 54 offices open in Jefferson County for the Nov. 7 general election.… Continue reading

Little activity as lawmakers end third week of special session

Washington lawmakers closed out their third week of special session and so far have little… Continue reading

Second contested Port Angeles council race forms

The interest of a Port Angeles resident who runs a Sequim business will turn an open Port Angeles City Council seat into… Continue reading

Announced candidate ineligible, drops out of Port Angeles council race

Bruce Erlwein, who had announced his intention to run for Port Angeles City Council earlier this month, won’t file for the Nov.… Continue reading

Candidate filing week begins Monday

Potential candidates for public office have their pick among 92 nonpartisan elected positions that are up for grabs in Clallam and Jefferson counties during candidate… Continue reading

McAleer to run for re-election to Port of Port Angeles seat

Port of Port Angeles District 1 Commissioner Colleen McAleer announced Monday she intends to run for re-election this year. McAleer, president of… Continue reading

Fueled by Trump order, Interior identifies 27 monuments for possible end to protections

The Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments, mostly in Western states, that it is reviewing for possible changes to the protections created… Continue reading

Attorney announces run for Port Townsend council seat

Attorney Ariel Speser has announced she will run for a seat on the Port Townsend City Council. Speser, 32, has registered with… Continue reading

Second contest emerges for Port Angeles City Council seat

A second contested race has emerged for one of four open Port Angeles City Council positions. Port Angeles native and 12-year Navy… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Bill attempts to break deadlock

The state Legislature officially started a special session last Monday but there hasn’t been much of the expected negotiations about funding public education… Continue reading

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation

The Jefferson County Democrats are seeing an uptick in participation, said the newly elected chairman. Former Vice Chair Marty Gilmore, who was… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

A bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to clear a prostitution conviction even if they’ve… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers start extra session today for operating budget, education funding

Don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for state lawmakers to finish up work on the budget. The state Legislature finished out its… Continue reading

State Legislature to start special session Monday

Gov. Jay Inslee called lawmakers back for a special session that will start Monday, expressing frustration… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: North Olympic Peninsula projects in House capital budget

On a bipartisan vote of 95-2, the state House of Representatives passed a state construction budget that includes a $1.8 billion investment in… Continue reading

Port Angeles sales tax increase to appear on Aug. 1 ballot

The Aug. 1 primary ballot has its first contestant: a sales tax increase. The Port Angeles Transportation Benefit District board, which consists… Continue reading