Leah Leach

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

Jamestown S’Klallam tribe acquires Dungeness Golf Course today

SEQUIM - The Jamestown S'Klallam tribe will get the keys today to the Dungeness Golf Course - which may soon be known as the Cedars… Continue reading

Man traps bobcat who was killing his ducks

PORT ANGELES -- The last duck is safe, for now, if perhaps a bit nervous. The bobcat blamed for eating several of its companions is… Continue reading

Dungeness Golf Course deal to close

DUNGENESS - An agreement on the last sticking point in the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's bid to buy the Dungeness Golf Course has cleared the way… Continue reading

Dog sniffs out mold in buildings

PORT ANGELES -- "You ready to go to work?" Paul Collins asks Zena, who has been nosing around the room. The 1-year-old Belgian Malinois tenses… Continue reading

Rep. Buck, House speaker feud over campaign fliers

Three campaign fliers mailed to voters this week in the 24th Legislative District misrepresent his record, Rep. Jim Buck says. Buck, R-Joyce, is demanding an… Continue reading

A quiet battle against noise

JOYCE -- Gordon Hempton listened all over the world for silence. The quietest spot he found was close to home. A three-mile walk into the… Continue reading