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Student studies teen pregnancy, gives report to School Board

SEQUIM -- Angela O'Neil says she knows nearly a dozen girls who became pregnant before graduating from high school. One friend gave birth to a… Continue reading

Sequim: Residents sue to stop Burnt Hill management plan

SEQUIM -- Burnt Hill residents want peace and elk. Instead, they say they have trash, trespassers, noise and no help from the state Department of… Continue reading

Avamere representative meets with Dominion Meadows residents over possible view-obstructing project

SEQUIM -- Tom Curry faced a tough room Friday night. Curry is the local representative of Avamere Health Services, the company planning to build the… Continue reading

‘Predictable tax’ leader unfazed by Olympia loss, will push effort again

SEQUIM -- Shelley Taylor -- formerly Lorena the blond spa owner on "General Hospital" from 1984 to '86 -- left Los Angeles for the Olympic… Continue reading

Habitat committee proposes elk park to keep herd, attract tourists

SEQUIM -- Imagine this: A public elk viewing area. On donated or federal land, with food furnished by elk supporters. Herds of spectators stream past,… Continue reading

Longtime Sequim residents irked that proposed development would cut off their views of Strait

SEQUIM -- When Arlene Engell got here, she saw 25 heavenly acres. Dominion Terrace, Sequim's pioneering retirement community, was so named because it looked out… Continue reading

Sequim council takes the cash instead of open space for new subdivision

SEQUIM -- We'll take the money instead of the weed patch, the City Council decided during its Monday night meeting. The council unanimously approved the… Continue reading

Farmers beat elk to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, study says

SEQUIM -- Come to sunny Sequim, tour the lavender farms and see the elk. It's an invitation that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Now,… Continue reading

City Council agrees that Sequim elk herd must go

Third of three parts SEQUIM -- The City Council agrees with the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe: Sequim's elk herd must be removed from the area. "I… Continue reading

Elk herd adversely affecting family farm

SEQUIM -- Gary and Janice Smith's Maple View Farm is, to their chagrin, habitat for one of the city's most beloved tourist attractions -- a… Continue reading

Moving herd expensive, but might be only option

Second of three parts SEQUIM -- Wanted: People with trailers to transport elk out of Sequim. Moving a herd of about 80 animals is an… Continue reading

Where should the elk be taken?

MUCH IS STILL unknown about where Sequim's Roosevelt elk would be taken and when the move would take place. "We have a couple of areas… Continue reading

Building center bids adieu to competitor as it cites Home Depot effects for closing of local business

SEQUIM -- While other local readerboards cheer on the Seattle Seahawks, one downtown business did a different kind of rooting for the home team. "Happy… Continue reading

Smithsonian exhibit will fence in Sequim for six weeks

SEQUIM -- This town will have a lot more fences for the next six weeks. Barbed wire, pickets, even national border barricades. They're coming to… Continue reading

Sequim: School levy campaign spurs discussion on taxes

SEQUIM -- The city is awash in the words "Vote Yes for Schools" -- and who'd vote no on education? But, of course, it's not… Continue reading

Sequim moms having great time collecting $50,000 for playground

SEQUIM -- Designing a playground for children from all over the city is a blast. You get to add four slides, a forest of swinging… Continue reading

Shy dog found after it lives two months in the woods

SEQUIM -- Throughout the holidays, Sheba was on the Peninsula Woods Diet. She lost close to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr.… Continue reading

Boys & Girls Club board leader silent over why executive director is gone

SEQUIM -- The Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula needs a new boss. After just a year, executive director Cinnamon Falley, 33, left… Continue reading

Sequim City Council seeks youthful advisers

SEQUIM -- They're just hoping they don't seem too nerdy. Members of the Sequim City Council seek some new blood and some youthful energy, and,… Continue reading

Sequim Quality Inn opens this week

SEQUIM -- It's pet-friendly. There are hottubs in some living rooms. And the lobby has a fireplace and a view of the indoor pool. Sequim's… Continue reading