James Casey

Tse-whit-zen dialogue heats up

If there's no lack of opinions about the Port Angeles graving yard, there are plenty of places to express them. At least four organizations are… Continue reading

Mediator hired to deal with future of former graving yard site

A Tacoma mediator will meet with state and tribal representatives about what to do with 22.5 acres on the Port Angeles waterfront, now that the… Continue reading

Unionists cling to faint hope of Port Angeles graving yard

Two in one-hundred chances are what Peninsula labor leaders say they'll chase in hopes of keeping the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard project on the… Continue reading

Decision to abandon Port Angeles project stands, Transportation Commission chairman insists

PORT ANGELES -- The Washington Transportation Commission won't rescind Tuesday's decision to pull the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard out of Port Angeles, its chairman… Continue reading

State drops graving yard project

The state Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that it is abandoning its multimillion-dollar Hood Canal Bridge graving yard project in Port Angeles. After 11… Continue reading

Concrete plant waits for outcome of graving yard impasse

PORT ANGELES -- Fred Hill Materials Inc. has winterized its $1 million concrete plant at the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard while the company awaits… Continue reading

Business group to weigh in on discussions over fate of Port Angeles graving yard project

The Port Angeles Business Association will become the latest local organization to enter the Hood Canal graving yard issue when it meets Tuesday morning. The… Continue reading

Some contact between Transportation and tribe, but mum’s the word

Parties to the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard controversy talked to each other this weekend -- but not to outside observers about what consensus, if… Continue reading

Transportation officials explore options to walk away from Port Angeles graving yard site

OLYMPIA -- State transportation officials may have to fracture a contract to mend the Hood Canal Bridge. Stopping work on a graving yard to build… Continue reading

Unionists plan to campaign, rally to keep graving yard project going in Port Angeles

Construction union members Saturday were readying fliers, petitions and signs of support with which to blanket Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties with their message: Keep… Continue reading

Future of graving yard site? A big question

OLYMPIA -- From the air, the Port Angeles graving yard site looks like a rectangle, not a 22.5-acre question mark. What can be done with… Continue reading

Port Angeles graving yard project may be halted permanently

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS EXCLUSIVE OLYMPIA -- After sinking millions of dollars into the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard, the state may now simply pack up… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners to consider numerous speed limit changes on county roads

Confidential to "NASCAR Dad": Lighten your lead foot on Lotzgesell Road. That's just one of 16 Clallam County byways where residents have requested slower speeds.… Continue reading

Tribe wants all digging, including archaeological, to end at graving yard site

No digging means no digging at the Port Angeles graving yard, the Lower Elwha Klallam say -- no matter whether the excavation is for archaeology… Continue reading

Business groups, citizens weighing in on graving yard controversy

Clallam County business groups were polling their members Monday about Port Angeles' graving yard future while citizens were e-mailing state transportation officials. Members of the… Continue reading

Tribe’s tougher stance stirs new round of talks on graving yard’s future

PORT ANGELES -- All parties to the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard controversy say they want to "move forward" with the project. But just where… Continue reading

Clallam: Transit board makes No. 2 guy No. 1

Terry Weed, operations manager for Clallam Transit System, will move up to general manager Jan. 1. Clallam Transit's board selected Weed on Friday from among… Continue reading

Lower Elwha Klallam tribe asks Department of Transportation to move graving yard out of Port Angeles

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe wants the state Department of Transportation to halt its multimillion-dollar graving yard project and pull it off the Port Angeles… Continue reading

Carlsborg: Foursquare Church sues Clallam County over youth camp plan

CARLSBORG -- The Foursquare Church wants a fifth chance at permission to build a youth camp. Turned down by the Clallam County hearings examiner in… Continue reading

Clallam: Manual recounting of ballots slow, tedious

PORT ANGELES -- The hand recount of ballots for Washington governor may be a cliffhanger, but the process as thrilling as slugs crossing a trail.… Continue reading