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Mike La Grange, manager of the Lincoln Street Safeway store in Port Angeles, left, and employee Sheryl Switer, who help organize the store's food drive, chat on Saturday next to a display of food bags for purchase to benefit the local food bank.

Friendly rivalry to raise money for food banks

A friendly competition beginning today between Port Angeles and Sequim Safeway stores will culminate with a pie in a face. Mayor William Armacost of Sequim… Continue reading

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Mike La Grange, manager of the Lincoln Street Safeway store in Port Angeles, left, and employee Sheryl Switer, who help organize the store's food drive, chat on Saturday next to a display of food bags for purchase to benefit the local food bank.
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The large madrona tree on Eighth Street near Cherry Street is coming down. The landmark tree has died and is considered unsafe, the property owners say.

Huge madrona coming down

Largest of its kind in state

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The large madrona tree on Eighth Street near Cherry Street is coming down. The landmark tree has died and is considered unsafe, the property owners say.

Think safety when outdoors

Officials have issued guidelines for safely backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing or taking a day hike in Olympic National Park. Visitors are asked… Continue reading

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A Christmas tree titled "Star Way to Living" stands on display at Edna's Place in Port Angeles on Saturday after fetching the top bid during Friday night's Festival of Trees gala and auction. The tree, sponsored by First Federal, includes a collection of premiums themed after the Captain Joseph House. The tree received a bid of $6,500 to benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.

Festival of Trees gala breaks fundraising record

Online event to fund COVID-19 testing drew great participation

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A Christmas tree titled "Star Way to Living" stands on display at Edna's Place in Port Angeles on Saturday after fetching the top bid during Friday night's Festival of Trees gala and auction. The tree, sponsored by First Federal, includes a collection of premiums themed after the Captain Joseph House. The tree received a bid of $6,500 to benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.
Port Angeles Food Bank Executive Director Emily Dexter stands outside the food bank's new warehouse and distribution center at 632 N. Oakridge Drive near the Port Angeles Walmart. The covered canopy area will become the food bank's drive-thru distribution lane. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles Food Bank moving to larger building

Site offers more refrigeration, covered distribution point

Port Angeles Food Bank Executive Director Emily Dexter stands outside the food bank's new warehouse and distribution center at 632 N. Oakridge Drive near the Port Angeles Walmart. The covered canopy area will become the food bank's drive-thru distribution lane. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Peninsula Home Fund campaign begins

Donations will go to local residents in need of ‘a hand up, not a handout’

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Betsy Schultz, left, and Sue Chance work on their tree Saturday morning inside Edna’s Place. Their tree, based on the Captain Joseph House Foundation, is called “Starway to Living." Today is the last day for trees to be decorated. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

Festival of Trees offers virtual gala, Family Days

Funds raised will go toward COVID-19 rapid testing at OMC

Betsy Schultz, left, and Sue Chance work on their tree Saturday morning inside Edna’s Place. Their tree, based on the Captain Joseph House Foundation, is called “Starway to Living." Today is the last day for trees to be decorated. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)
Vehicles make their away along a rock-strewn stretch of Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles after high waves pushed debris across a parking area and a section of roadway. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

More than 20,000 lose power across Peninsula

Storm brings wind gusts, rain that knock down trees

Vehicles make their away along a rock-strewn stretch of Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles after high waves pushed debris across a parking area and a section of roadway. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County voter turnout highest in state

Clallam votes Democrat in presidential race but GOP in many others

Clallam County calls the race again

Voters choose winner for 10th straight year

Danny Romero, left, and Petal Ruch, both of Port Angeles, fill out ballots at portable polling stations at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles on Election Day. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Danny Romero, left, and Petal Ruch, both of Port Angeles, fill out ballots at portable polling stations at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles on Election Day. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Angi Klahn, left, Clallam County Auditor's Office accountant, helped process voter registration Friday for Seth Russell, formerly of Santa Cruz, Calif., who recently moved to Port Angeles with his partner and her brother. (Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News)

President, state offices on ballot with local races

Turnout exceeds 70 percent in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Angi Klahn, left, Clallam County Auditor's Office accountant, helped process voter registration Friday for Seth Russell, formerly of Santa Cruz, Calif., who recently moved to Port Angeles with his partner and her brother. (Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam voter turnout nears 60 percent; Jefferson tops 71 percent

Drop boxes at some sites are being emptied several times a day. The U.S. Postal Service brings more in daily. Ballots continued on Wednesday to… Continue reading

Jefferson County voter turnout tops 71 percent

Drop boxes at some sites are being emptied several times a day. The U.S. Postal Service brings more in daily. Ballots continued on Wednesday to… Continue reading

Clallam County: School food program extends

Meals available free through year

Residents await the collection of ballots from the JCPenney parking lot at 651 W. Washington St. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Early returns filled at least two Clallam County drop boxes to capacity last week. (Photo courtesy of Barb Hanna)
Residents await the collection of ballots from the JCPenney parking lot at 651 W. Washington St. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Early returns filled at least two Clallam County drop boxes to capacity last week. (Photo courtesy of Barb Hanna)

Bloodworks Northwest urges donors to step up

Blood drives set in Port Angeles, Sequim

Police say baby’s death likely accidental

Coroner’s office investigating

Elections offices prepare for high voter turnout

North Olympic Peninsula elections officials are preparing for a high voter turnout in the Nov. 3 general election. Domestic ballots are being mailed to registered… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider Comprehensive Plan amendment docket

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a final docket of annual Comprehensive Plan amendments at a meeting on Monday that will begin at 9… Continue reading