Politics

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

Candidates spar in DCD forum: Hopefuls agree position should be appointed

The two candidates for the only elected Department of Community Development director position in the U.S. believe the position should be appointed… Continue reading

Voters choose two candidates for Clallam County commissioner general election

Democrat Mike Doherty will face off against incumbent Bill Peach, a Republican, as they vie for the District 3 seat on the… Continue reading

Cooke, Brotherton tapped for general election contest for Jefferson County commissioner

Jon Cooke and Greg Brotherton have emerged as the general election contenders from a contested primary in the race for Jefferson County… Continue reading

Neupert, Hayden to vie in November for District 1 judgeship

Third-place Clallam County primary election finisher Pam Lindquist threw her support Wednesday behind Clallam County District Court 1 judge candidate Dave Neupert.… Continue reading

Voters approve Chimacum schools $7.95M levy for facility upgrades

Chimacum School District voters have approved a $7.95 million capital project levy. In the initial count Tuesday night, 2,504 votes, or 57.68 percent… Continue reading

Challenges line up in Cantwell, Kilmer races

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican Susan Hutchison will face off in November for a U.S. Senate seat, while… Continue reading

Votes counted in legislative races

District 24 legislators received more votes than their challengers in Tuesday’s primary election. Incumbents and their challengers will face off in the general… Continue reading

CLALLAM PRIMARY: Doherty, Peach to vie in general election

Incumbent Republican Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach and Democrat Mike Doherty Jr. will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, along with… Continue reading

JEFFERSON PRIMARY: Cooke, Brotherton appear headed for general election

Republican Jon Cooke and Democrat Greg Brotherton appear to be destined to spar in the November election for the Jefferson County commissioner… Continue reading

Clallam County turnout nearly 25 percent

Clallam County registered voters had returned by Thursday nearly 25 percent of the ballots mailed July 18 in the primary election. The… Continue reading