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Port Angeles council to consider multi-family housing action

The Port Angeles City Council is considering a property tax exemption to spur multi-family housing development. The first step would be to… Continue reading


Water tank, storage biggest single expense in Forks city budget

Workers are toiling inside an empty 750,000-gallon city water tank in a $2 million infrastructure improvement project that highlights Forks’ 2019 budget. Money… Continue reading


Debris continues to litter Port Angeles’ Lincoln Park after windstorm

The city parks department is still in “cleanup mode” after a windstorm knocked down at least eight trees in Lincoln Park on… Continue reading


Elwha hotel land sale delayed; city, tribe say sale still to go forward

Port Angeles and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe officials continue to hash out details of a purchase and sale agreement for downtown property… Continue reading

Another arborist says Lions Park sequoia safer than first reported

A consulting arborist who climbed the Lions Park sequoia this week said the 110-foot-tall tree is not as dangerous as city officials… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team has seized $58,671 in drugs this year

The Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team has seized 406 grams of heroin, 194 grams of methamphetamine, and 343 opioid pills and suboxone… Continue reading

Sequoia removal still stands: Port Angeles council agrees decision is administrative

City Council members grappled with a controversial decision to remove an adored sequoia from Lions Park before agreeing that the decision rested… Continue reading

Port Angeles adopts 2019 budget

The Port Angeles City Council has adopted a balanced budget for 2019. The total city budget is $115.4 million and the general… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioners call for February special election

A special election has been set for Feb. 12, 2019, so voters can consider a ballot proposition that would annex the city… Continue reading

Port Angeles postpones felling of Lions Park sequoia

City officials have postponed the removal of the Lions Park sequoia. Port Angeles Mayor Sissi Bruch said she was concerned about the… Continue reading

Public contributes ideas of ideal Port Townsend city manager

About 50 community members shared their thoughts at the Cotton Building during a conversation cafe to begin crafting a profile of Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council to refrain from meeting on night of general election

After decades of meeting regularly on election night, the Port Angeles City Council has decided to gather on the Wednesday after the… Continue reading

Sequoia in Port Angeles Lions Park to be cut down

A majestic sequoia that graces Lions Park in Port Angeles will be removed next month, much to the dismay of those who… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council considers 2019 budget

Port Angeles is “financially strong” going into 2019 with a balanced, sustainable budget that maintains healthy reserves, the City Council was told.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council approves 1 percent tax increase

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a 1 percent property tax levy increase for 2019. Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday —… Continue reading

Port Townsend seeks public input on city manager search

City officials have started the process of finding a replacement for David Timmons, the first and only city manager Port Townsend has… Continue reading

Housing agreement approved by Jefferson County, Port Townsend

The Jefferson County commissioners and the Port Townsend City Council have unanimously approved an updated interlocal agreement supporting affordable housing and housing… Continue reading

Lot rezoned at Olympic Medical Center to allow for parking expansion

Olympic Medical Center has had a residential lot rezoned to allow for a potential parking expansion at its Port Angeles campus. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles council OKs utility rate increase

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a 1 percent rate increase on residential utility customers’ total bills that will take effect… Continue reading

Port Townsend council considers transportation, water system plans

PORT TOWNSEND —Port Townsend City Council members heard presentations on the proposed six-year capital improvement plan and the 2018 water system plan, as well as… Continue reading