Politics

Pool measure approval to pave way for pool expansion

A measure to allow for an expanded community pool in Port Angeles was passing with more than two-thirds support Tuesday. The William… Continue reading

Second-class-city measure resoundingly rejected

Voters ensured that the city of Port Angeles would not become the first city in Washington to change from a code city… Continue reading

Levy for housing goes down; both advocates, foes say some solution to housing crunch is needed

Voters in Jefferson County rejected Proposition 1, which would levy property tax to establish a fund for affordable housing, with a vote… Continue reading

McComas ahead in Jefferson Healthcare board race; Van Hoover awaits next count

Bruce McComas holds a narrow lead over Cheri Van Hoover in the contest for a Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission seat after the… Continue reading

McAleer appears to keep port seat; incumbent takes 64 percent of initial vote to challenger’s 36 percent

Colleen McAleer was in a celebratory mood tinged with relief Wednesday. General election voting results as of Tuesday had her swamping opponent… Continue reading

One Port Angeles council race too close to call; Schromen-Wawrin takes large lead over Wojnowski

Kate Dexter and Travis Berglund were separated by 37 votes in their race for a Port Angeles City Council seat after the… Continue reading

Brad Clinefelter

One incumbent in, the other teeters in port races

Incumbent Pete Hanke apparently will keep his seat as a commissioner for the Port of Port Townsend after winning 62 percent of… Continue reading

Brad Clinefelter

Discovery Bay fire department levy vote close

The initial count of ballots Tuesday saw a maintenance and operations levy for Discovery Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue being rejected by… Continue reading

Britni Duncan

Fire district elections show some clear winners

Clallam-Jefferson Fire Protection District 3 appointee Steven Chinn apparently was elected against Sean Ryan for the short- and full-term, six-year Position 2 seat after the… Continue reading

Britni Duncan

Fluoride foes want more action from Port Angeles council

Fluoridation opponents spent little time basking in victory over a Nov. 7 general election advisory ballot that recommends the city’s municipal water… Continue reading

Forks race results: mayor, council, hospital

Tim Fletcher appears to be Forks’ new mayor. Fletcher led with 69.11 percent, or 255 votes, over his challenger, Ken Ayers, 58, who… Continue reading

Janet Campbell

Initial count results told for Peninsula school contests

Across school districts in Clallam and Jefferson counties, the first count of general election ballots has been tallied. The second count of Clallam County ballots… Continue reading

Janet Campbell

Juvenile justice tax gets heavy support in first count of ballots

Clallam County voters seemed to be handily approving a 0.1 percent countywide sales tax that would support county Juvenile and Family Services.… Continue reading

Washington Democrats win key Senate race in Washington

Washington Democrats have won a key state Senate race that puts them back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time… Continue reading

McAleer leads, juvenile detention tax approved in first count of Clallam votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: The result of the Forks mayoral contest has been corrected. Port of Port Angeles incumbent Colleen McAleer was far ahead of challenger Michael… Continue reading

Housing measure fails in first count of Jefferson ballots; McComas in lead

A measure to raise the taxes of property owners to help pay for homes for others was overwhelmingly rejected in the first count of ballots… Continue reading

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