Politics

Jefferson election season starts with bid for hospital board seat

Former midwife Cheri Van Hoover has kicked off the 2017 election season with her announcement that she’s running for the Jefferson County… Continue reading

Lawyer: Little money involved in Trump sanctuary order

President Donald Trump’s executive order withholding funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities applies… Continue reading

State lawmakers struggle to finish work on time

State lawmakers are no closer to a budget deal as they close in on the end… Continue reading

Former chamber board president announces he will run for Port Angeles City Council

A former board president of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce last week became the first declared candidate for one of… Continue reading

State Senate’s capital budget has $9.9 million for 24th District projects

The state Senate’s proposed capital construction budget allocates $9.9 million to projects in the 24th Legislative District, including a number of recreation… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Progress slows on state budget, schools funding

With just 13 days left in this legislative session, progress seems to have slowed as negotiations continue on a biennial budget and a… Continue reading

Contested race shapes up for Port Angeles City Council election

The first contested race for a Port Angeles City Council position has emerged with the approach of filing week for the Nov.… Continue reading

Financial adviser to seek seat on Port Angeles City Council

A critic of the current Port Angeles City Council has declared his intention to run for election to the panel. Financial adviser… Continue reading

Attorney announces candidacy for Port Angeles council seat

A public-interest lawyer has announced his candidacy for the four-year Port Angeles City Council Position 3 seat held by Mayor Patrick Downie,… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: House, Senate move toward budget package

The 24th Legislative District’s representatives voted in favor of the House’s two-year $44.9 billion state budget that seeks to spend an additional $1.9… Continue reading

Bill to toughen rules around oil transport clears key hurdle

A House bill aimed at increasing the safety around oil transportation on land and water has cleared a key committee.… Continue reading

House passes two-year $44.9 billion state budget

The House has passed a $44.9 billion state budget that seeks to spend an additional $1.9… Continue reading

House budget proposal seeks $3 billion in new revenue

House Democrats on Monday released a two-year budget plan that proposes $3 billion in additional revenue… Continue reading

Sen. Murray among Democrats opposing Gorsuch

Washington Sen. Patty Murray is among three additional Democrats who have said they will vote against… Continue reading

Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump on environmental protection

Washington state and Oregon will fight attempts by President Donald Trump to weaken environmental protection laws, the Democratic governors of… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Van De Wege criticizes Senate GOP budget

The Senate has passed a $43 billion two-year budget plan that includes a statewide property tax to address funding for public education while… Continue reading

6th District congressman among Democrats pleased by bill’s failure

U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer was among the Democrats who were pleased that President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill… Continue reading

Trump’s plan: ‘Let Obamacare explode’

Although House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged Friday that “Obamacare is the law of the land,” its survival or collapse now rests with decisions… Continue reading

Looking ahead in Olympia: Budgets, education funding

Legislators from the 24th District had some relatively quiet time last week as House and Senate committees considered bills that had passed from… Continue reading

States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect

More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban moved forward Monday… Continue reading