Jefferson County

Almost Blue to perform in Coyle on Sunday

A jazz duo will perform at Concerts in the Woods at 3 p.m. Sunday. “As the days get shorter, colder and wetter, we… Continue reading

Scarecrows, games and a murder mystery highlighted at Quilcene festival

Quilcene residents will celebrate Worthington Park and Quilcene School in the first-of-its-kind collaboration in putting on a Halloween Harvest Festival from 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Legislative District 24: Chapman, Wilke differ on school violence, corporate personhood

State Rep. Mike Chapman and challenger Jodi Wilke tackled the issues of school violence and whether corporations are people during a forum in… Continue reading

District 24: Tharinger, McEntire debate on school violence, carbon fee

State Rep. Steve Tharinger and challenger Jim McEntire discussed how to address gun violence at schools and how Washington state should limit its… Continue reading

Kilmer, Dightman clash on national park, climate change

Dr. Douglas Dightman, a Republican seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, suggested Olympic National Park be removed from the national park… Continue reading

Jefferson County commission candidates compare backgrounds, views

Candidates for the Jefferson County commission, Democrat Greg Brotherton and Republican Jon Cooke, discussed life experiences and goals during a candidate forum.… Continue reading

Port Angeles council backs effort to overturn ruling; home rule at issue, supporters say

Port Angeles has joined a legal effort to defend home rule authority. The City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday — with Cherie Kidd… Continue reading

Read and Eat Gathering in Forks, a chili cook-off and a Welfare of Animals Group Dogtober Fest on Peninsula

A Read and Eat Gathering in Forks, a chili cook-off and dances in several towns are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

Grade-school students among those who practice earthquake drill

At 10:18 a.m. Thursday, the tone went off at Salish Coast Elementary School signaling the beginning of the the Great Washington ShakeOut.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember: What is right isn’t always what is easy

I SEND PEOPLE in my congregation birthday and anniversary cards. Most cards are too feminine, so I make my own. I’m guessing the people who… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Celebration at school set tonight in PT … and other items

The newly opened Salish Coast Elementary School will host a Community Celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The school at… Continue reading

Main Street director: Port Townsend retailers survived Water Street makeover well

The year of 2018 was one fraught with challenges for Port Townsend retailers, said the executive director of the Main Street Program.… Continue reading

Port Townsend school personnel train for active shooter

Port Townsend School District teachers, administrators and support staff watched a video Wednesday afternoon showing an active shooter situation that took place… Continue reading

Sequim woman cited for cellphone use in Jefferson wreck

PORT LUDLOW— The State Patrol said that a woman distracted by answering her cell phone caused a two-vehicle wreck on state Highway 104 about 10… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Special effects of the imagination

FALL MEANS HIGH time for change. Me, I could use a change in my electronic habits. May I order a digital detox weekend? This weekend,… Continue reading

General election ballots mailed today

The Nov. 6 general election enters its final lap today. Ballots will be mailed today to more than 77,500 voters in Clallam… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Storyteller workshop set Friday in Port Angeles … and other items

Minton Sparks, a Southern storyteller in town for this weekend’s Forest Storytelling Festival at Peninsula College, will teach a pre-festival workshop, “Discover… Continue reading

Pro, con debate on carbon fee: Port Angeles forum airs views on ballot initiative

Proponents and an opponent of an initiative that would set a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon released… Continue reading

ShakeOut earthquake drill arrives on Peninsula on Thursday

Update your emergency kit, review how to protect yourself once the shaking starts and make sure you’ve designated an out-of-area contact in… Continue reading