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PENINSULA: Sappho Gap fiber-optic system plan endorsed

At an event last fall celebrating the arrival of a fiber-optic line from Silverdale to Joyce, Forks City Attorney Rod Fleck issued a challenge to… Continue reading

PENINSULA: State worker strike comes to area today

PORT ANGELES -- The state worker strike is coming to the North Olympic Peninsula today. Striking employees will picket the Department of Social and Health… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: “Tidelands East” selected as Gateway site

PORT ANGELES -- After months of uncertainty about the Gateway Project, the City Council has approved a site for the planned downtown bus hub. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Power costs could rise 141%

PORT ANGELES -- The average city electricity customer could see their bill go up by almost $100 a month if the Bonneville Power Administration enacts… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Gov. Locke addresses area business leaders

PORT ANGELES -- Sounding at times like a salesman for energy-efficient appliances, Gov. Gary Locke made a pitch for power and water conservation during a… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- Amid mallards and green grass, children hunted down Easter eggs while their parents drank coffee and chatted. At first glance the Lincoln… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Shallow wells may face problems

SEQUIM -- Under a cloudless sky, Mel Williams and his son Gene hunt for water. Less than a mile away, the Dungeness River flows effortlessly… Continue reading

STATE: Hitting a corpse could become illegal

A bill that would make it illegal for a driver to hit a corpse and then leave the scene is heading to Gov. Gary Locke.… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Port hires consultant for shipyard planning

PORT ANGELES -- With the timber and fishing industries experiencing long-term downturns, the Port of Port Angeles has tried to develop marine trades like boatbuilding… Continue reading

Groups seek endangered species designation for gray whales

Two environmental groups have petitioned the federal government to have gray whales considered again for protection under the Endangered Species Act. But National Marine Fisheries… Continue reading

Rockfish not included on endangered species list

The National Marine Fisheries Service says that Pacific herring and three species of rockfish in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca do… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- The Clallam County Board of Health issued its written affirmation Friday of a closure permit for Rayonier Inc.'s Mount Pleasant landfill. The… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Whaling report delayed

The National Marine Fisheries Service does not plan to release a final environmental assessment on the Makah tribe's gray whale hunt before the end of… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Questions raised over Morse Creek power plant

PORT ANGELES -- A city plan to restart a small hydroelectric plant on Morse Creek has raised questions about how it might affect salmon and… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Two property owners threaten to sue city

PORT ANGELES -- Two waterfront property owners are threatening to sue the city, which they claim is illegally blocking access to their land a short… Continue reading


The tribal population on the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation increased 82 percent over the last decade, according to 2000 census numbers. Tribal leaders attribute the… Continue reading