Leah Leach

Hundreds of millworkers idled again — or still

More than 200 Clallam County forest products mill workers won't have a job to go to this week. Portac Inc.'s Beaver mill will be down,… Continue reading

Three Forks police employees fired; mayor and chief still mum over why

FORKS — Three city Police Department employees who had been on unpaid administrative leave since Jan. 28 have been terminated effective today. It's a move… Continue reading

Miniature mountain base for winery’s fountain

PORT ANGELES — A mountain in miniature, a hunk of 1,600 pounds of raw jade polished here and there to bring out varied hues of… Continue reading

Forks mayor expects decisions soon on three employees on administrative leave

FORKS — Mayor Nedra Reed will make a decision soon about the fate of three Forks Police Department employees placed on paid administrative leave for… Continue reading

Peninsula school districts examine origin of beef in wake of state warning

Several school districts on the North Olympic Peninsula are among more than 100 districts statewide that have pulled beef from the menu in the wake… Continue reading

Can’t get new-license date? Try again

PORT ANGELES — If you couldn't get an appointment to apply for an enhanced driver's license last week, try again by phoning 866-520-4365. Demand for… Continue reading

Enhanced driver’s license unexpectedly popular on North Olympic Peninsula

OLYMPIA — The demand for enhanced driver's licenses on the North Olympic Peninsula is so great that the state Department of Licensing is expanding the… Continue reading

Jefferson County surveyed today for possible disaster relief

PORT TOWNSEND - A survey of east and west Jefferson County that begins today will determine if homes and businesses are eligible for state and… Continue reading

Pending name change, expansion plans buoy new leadership at Clallam Humane Society

PORT ANGELES - The Clallam County Humane Society plans to change its name and hopes to expand services - especially to the West End -… Continue reading

Makah whalers wanted to euthanize whale: ‘We had no intention to make it suffer’

NEAH BAY - Wayne Johnson, one of the five men who fatally wounded a gray whale during an unauthorized hunt in the Strait of Juan… Continue reading

MV Coho executive says Victoria harbor initiative needs car-passenger ferry to stay

VICTORIA - A task force recommendation to shut the MV Coho out of the Inner Harbour will not have support from surrounding businesses that cater… Continue reading

Seal pup found dead on Hollywood Beach

PORT ANGELES - The harbor seal pup who attracted long-distance attention during the Arts in Action festival over the weekend was found dead on Hollywood… Continue reading

Tribes’ paddle journey to end today

BELLINGHAM - Intricately carved and fiberglass canoes from North Olympic Peninsula tribes are among those reaching the end of their long journey to Lummi Island… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles commissioner drops re-election bid

PORT ANGELES - The president of the port's board of commissioners, Bill Hannan, is quitting the November race for re-election to his seat. "Changes in… Continue reading

Forks drag races on track to return

FORKS - The Federal Aviation Administration has given the go-ahead for drag races at the Forks Municipal Airport. "The races are on," Mayor Nedra Reed… Continue reading

Billboards touting North Olympic Peninsula’s virtues rise in Seattle

PORT ANGELES - Travelers on busy freeways in Seattle are getting an eyeful of the peace and beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula in a… Continue reading

Symbolic graveyard loses Port Angeles permit, is canceled

PORT ANGELES - Saturday's peace march was originally expected to include a visit to a symbolic graveyard, with a marker representing each one of the… Continue reading

Updated story: War memorial visit to Port Angeles canceled; protest focuses on Lincoln St. vets memorial

PORT ANGELES — The Arlington Northwest display will not be in town Saturday A rally sponsored by the Clallam County Peace Coalition and the Green… Continue reading

Proud parents struggle to be with premature daughter at Seattle hospital

SEATTLE - Caydence Jade Barnett, born on Wednesday to Port Angeles parents Tiffany and Christopher Barnett weighing 2 pounds, 9 ounces, is undergoing surgery today.… Continue reading

Clallam gets $1 million to fight homelessness

Clallam County has received $1 million of a $1.165 million request for a state grant to put homeless people in permanent housing. "What we proposed… Continue reading