Andrew Binion

Man willing to fight over car stuck in the woods

PORT ANGELES -- Claude Hite is ready to take on a rental car company. The Chrysler PT Cruiser he rented for a camping and hiking… Continue reading

Peninsula: The taxman cometh … with refund checks

PORT ANGELES -- The Internal Revenue Service isn't generally known for tracking down taxpayers it owes money to, but that's exactly what it is doing… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Councilman could have charges dropped with successful counseling

PORT ANGELES -- If Port Angeles Councilman Grant Munro successfully attends domestic violence counseling for about a year, with the psychologist he's currently seeing, fourth-degree… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- The shy octopus rearing back and greeting visitors to City Pier will be taking a trip Tuesday morning across town, but is… Continue reading

Brother of Marine killed in Iraq takes own life

FORKS -- Jacob Hanson's big brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Hanson, 21, and three other Marines, were killed July 29 in Iraq. A suicide bomber… Continue reading

Buck concedes; Van De Wege looks toward future

The votes haven't all been counted, but the writing is on the wall. A day after the first ballot count showed state Rep. Jim Buck,… Continue reading

Benedict heading to defeat Martin in Clallam sheriff race

PORT ANGELES -- There will be a new sheriff in Clallam County. Bill Benedict, a Clallam sheriff sergeant, pulled out a strong lead over incumbent… Continue reading

Mourning family uses donations to give helmets to skateboarders

PORT ANGELES -- Raincoats might have been more appropriate on Saturday, but the brand-new skateboard helmets given away at the Port Angeles Skate Park will… Continue reading

Roosevelt graffiti suspect in court today

PORT ANGELES -- Charges against a 12-year-old girl accused of writing a threatening message on a Roosevelt Middle School lavatory wall resulted from the analysis… Continue reading

Sequim man safe after hours in bitter cold

SEQUIM -- An 89-year-old man is keeping warm at home after spending several chilling hours lost and disoriented Monday night. After at least five hours… Continue reading

Pills in big Peninsula drug bust were bound for Los Angeles, Houston

PORT ANGELES -- A record amount of the dance club drug Ecstasy seized outside Port Angeles last week was destined for Los Angeles and Houston,… Continue reading

Major ecstasy drug bust at Freshwater Bay – (EDITOR’s NOTE: This story, researched by reporter Andrew Binion, first appeared in the Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 26.)

PORT ANGELES -- Federal agents have arrested four men accused of trying to smuggle 465 pounds of the club drug ecstasy from Canada, according to… Continue reading

Olympia agency to investigate Clallam sheriff race

OLYMPIA -- The state's election watchdog will investigate a complaint that Clallam County Sheriff Joe Martin used his office to criticize his opponent. Bill Benedict,… Continue reading

Driver who killed three in Highway 101 crash gets five years

PORT ANGELES -- J.J. Brewer and Kathy Roberts planned to get married, but they wanted their two young daughters to be old enough to remember… Continue reading

No cause yet on Freshwater Bay house fire

FRESHWATER BAY -- The cause of a fire that reduced a three-story house to ashes Sunday afternoon is still under investigation. No one was hurt… Continue reading

Two high-profile court cases postponed

PORT ANGELES -- Two high-profile Clallam County court hearings have been pushed back. Attorneys will argue this week that a man convicted of raping and… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- Parents and district employees urged Port Angeles School Board members to consider the toll closing schools would take on special education students… Continue reading

Clallam: Sheriff candidates discuss drug enforcement

PORT ANGELES -- At a low-key candidates forum on Friday, the two men vying for the top job in the Clallam County Sheriff's Department agreed… Continue reading

County administrator says both sheriff and challenger erred

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County Sheriff Joe Martin has yet to explain why he dropped disciplinary proceedings against a political rival who happens to be… Continue reading

Sheriff candidate won”t be disciplined

PORT ANGELES -- An election season row between Clallam County sheriff candidates who are also employer and employee simmered down Tuesday, but one candidate is… Continue reading