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Jefferson County approves civil fees, hikes for Sheriff’s Office

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt an ordinance presented by the Sheriff’s Office that changes fees for… Continue reading

County finance department question to go before voters in November

Clallam County commissioners unanimously approved putting a proposal to create a county finance department on the November ballot after a public hearing… Continue reading

County eyes increased fees for homeless, housing services

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners met with members of the Port Townsend City Council’s Ad Hoc Housing Committee on Monday and… Continue reading

County joins federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

The three Jefferson County commissioners voted unanimously to join other counties and governments around the state, including Clallam and Kitsap counties, in… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioner candidates take stances at forum

Four candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 solidified their positions and answered questions from residents during the last League of Women… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners eye new county finance department

The Clallam County commissioners are looking to create a new finance department for the county, using existing positions from the Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners amend county budget for salaries

Jefferson County’s budget was unanimously amended Monday during a hearing of the Board of County Commissioners, with most of the increases going… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners seek compromise on fireworks ban after hearing

Clallam County’s three county commissioners said after a public hearing they want to strike a compromise on a proposed fireworks ordinance. Commissioners… Continue reading

Clallam commissioner candidate forum yields differing agendas

Those who attended Nor’Wester Rotary’s Clallam County Commissioner District 3 candidate forum heard two distinct agendas from incumbent Bill Peach and challenger… Continue reading

Jefferson County approves court system fee

Jefferson County commissioners approved a fee schedule for access to the court’s Odyssey Case Management System. County Clerk Ruth Gordon said that… Continue reading

Jefferson County fee hike in effect next week

A 5 percent technology fee will be added to fee schedules in the community development department and some in public works starting… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners urged to find fireworks compromise

The Clallam County commissioners overwhelmingly heard during a public hearing Tuesday that a county-wide ban on fireworks is not the answer. Commissioners… Continue reading

Port Townsend moves to renegotiate interlocal agreements on affordable housing

After a lengthy and sometimes contentious discussion about funding, the Port Townsend City Council voted to terminate existing interlocal agreements between the… Continue reading

Jefferson County recycling policy to change after China rejects material

County residents have been accustomed to dutifully separating their recyclable materials into paper, plastics and glass for years, but that will change… Continue reading

Clallam commissioner candidates discuss issues at forum

Clallam County commissioner candidates Dale Wilson, Mike Doherty and Bill Peach sparred at a primary election forum Tuesday over regulations, indigent defense… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to talk climate change

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a resolution authorizing action on climate change Monday. The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ board… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port to discuss jetty funding alternatives

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss funding alternatives for replacement of the Point Hudson jetties during their regular session at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Jefferson County likely to sell sand, gravel pit

A 30-acre gravel and sand pit that has not been used in 22 years will be deemed surplus property and sold by Jefferson… Continue reading

Marrowstone Island residents urge ban of industrial activities in rural areas

Jefferson County commissioners overwhelmingly heard from Marrowstone Island residents during a hearing on the county’s comprehensive plan that the county should ban… Continue reading

Proposed resort near Brinnon tops big hurdle

Jefferson County commissioners have taken major steps to move forward the long-proposed Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort, allowing the developer to begin… Continue reading