Keven Drews

Port Townsend: Peninsula Daily News, Leader, city seek relief from injunction against releasing documents

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two local newspapers and the city of Port Townsend will ask a Superior Court judge today to release information from the personnel… Continue reading


Jefferson County: Residents have mixed feelings about impending military action

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County residents are thinking of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians today as the deadline for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to flee… Continue reading


Port Hadlock: A happy ending for a boy, 5, who fell into cold, swollen Chimacum Creek

PORT HADLOCK -- A 5-year-old boy survived a tumble into chilly Chimacum Creek on Monday after he was swept downstream by its rushing waters. Young… Continue reading


Rescue of Iraqis a proud moment for Port Townsend family

PORT TOWNSEND -- A local family is beaming with pride after the crew of the frigate their son and grandson is serving aboard saved the… Continue reading

Bug cuisine: Port Townsend biologist crawling to food success halfway around the world

Singaporeans will munch on scorpion scaloppini and crunch on grasshopper kabobs and crickets in orzo pasta next month. And they'll have a Port Townsend man… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Blue Heron Middle School hit by flulike virus

PORT TOWNSEND -- A flulike virus continues to hammer student attendance at Blue Heron Middle School. School officials say 63 of 415 students -- about… Continue reading

New 41-home subdivision approved for Port Ludlow

PORT LUDLOW -- Construction could begin in three weeks on a new subdivision worth at least $12 million, the developer says. The announcement Tuesday follows… Continue reading

Port Townsend council expected to revise ethics code

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council is expected to approve a revised ethics code and related complaint review process next week. Under a revised policy… Continue reading

Jefferson Transit to get $1 million grant

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson Transit officials will start planning for a new administration building, thanks to $1 million in federal funding. Transit General Manager Dave… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Two firemen investigated for alleged sexual assaults

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two city firemen are under investigation by the state Department of Health for alleged sexual assaults. The state's Department of Health certifies… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Autopsy report confirms alcohol poisoning caused teen’s death

A 16-year-old Port Ludlow teenager died from acute alcohol intoxication, autopsy reports have concluded. But Jefferson County Coroner Juelie Dalzell, also the county prosecuting attorney,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Police search home suspected of being meth lab

PORT TOWNSEND -- Police were searching a house at the corner of Hendricks and 12th streets, the site of a suspected methamphetamine lab, late into… Continue reading

Jefferson: Quilcene schools chief explains resignation

QUILCENE -- The School District superintendent said Wednesday she wants to eliminate her own job and retire because to do otherwise would be financially and… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Centrum cutting salaries, reducing hours

PORT TOWNSEND -- Centrum has cut employees' pay by as much as 15 percent and reduced the hours they work because of looming state budget… Continue reading

Jefferson: Fred Hill decision appealed

PORT TOWNSEND -- Seven organizations hope to overturn a Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan amendment that created a mineral overlay for Fred Hill Materials. The groups… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Curtain may drop on film festival

PORT TOWNSEND --Funding problems could force the end of the popular Port Townsend Film Festival, organizers said. Backers expect to know within the next few… Continue reading

Jefferson Transit board OKs anti-war advertising

PORT TOWNSEND -- Anti-war advertisements could be soon seen on the sides of local transit coaches. Jefferson Transit's board voted unanimously to let private organizations… Continue reading

Jefferson: Subdivision moratorium likely on Marrowstone Island

Jefferson County will prohibit new subdivisions on Marrowstone Island and limit families to pumping 1,000 gallons of water from wells each day. The county commissioners… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council members address chamber on visions of community’s future

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City of Dreams will remain a viable community if it can educate its young adults locally and provide affordable housing, members… Continue reading

Marrowstone seawater intrusion issue needs more study, committee says

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County officials should determine how big of a problem seawater intrusion is on Marrowstone Island before restricting any water use, says… Continue reading