Luke Bogues

Port Townsend: Idaho court ordeal for PT victim nearing an end

PORT TOWNSEND -- Assault victim Linda LeBrane is sitting on a Canyon County, Idaho courtroom witness stand today for what she hopes will be the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port, city act quickly to mend fences after shipbuilder’s snub

PORT TOWNSEND -- Efforts are quickly under way to heal a rift between the city and Port of Port Townsend that grew out of a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Shipbuilder spurns city, cites blunt talk from ex-mayor

PORT TOWNSEND -- A California company has selected Raymond in Pacific County to construct a shipbuilding plant instead of Port Townsend and Olympia, which also… Continue reading

Jefferson: New interim Economic Development Council director will quit Democratic Party leadership

Jefferson County Republicans say are pleased that the county's Democratic Party chairman will step down before taking the reigns of the business-building Economic Development Council.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Chamber weighs state ferry options to Whidbey Island

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Chamber of Commerce envisions people leaving their cars on Whidbey Island when they come via ferry to shop in Jefferson County.… Continue reading

Jefferson: Man donates forestland to benefit historical society’s restoration effort

PORT TOWNSEND -- An Edmonds man has donated five acres of forested land near Quilcene to help fund the Port Townsend City Hall restoration effort.… Continue reading

Jefferson: Three school districts asking for levy help

Three school districts -- Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcene -- are asking Jefferson County voters for about $13.5 million in maintenance and operations levies on… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Big medical office building envisioned next to hospital

PORT TOWNSEND -- A two-story medical office building with a 42-car parking garage is in the works on land north of the hospital. The 8,470-square-foot… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Jefferson hospital window replacement to cost $1 million

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson General Hospital officials are expecting a construction company to foot a $1 million bill to replace improperly installed windows in a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Fire chief resigns effective in April

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port Townsend is searching for a new fire chief following Ed Edwards' resignation Monday. The resignation, which will be effective in April,… Continue reading

Jefferson: Superior Court judge hospitalized for cancer

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County's only Superior Court judge has been hospitalized for cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy in Bremerton. Thomas J. Majhan, 66, a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: It’s Mayor Robinson now

PORT TOWNSEND -- Catharine Robinson was unanimously selected mayor by the City Council on Monday night. She'll serve as the council's "presiding officer and ceremonial… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Major sewer plan before county commissioners next week

PORT HADLOCK -- A committee formed to examine a sewage system plan for Port Hadlock has approved a contractor's plan for the system. A 49-page… Continue reading

Quilcene: Family returns home to horrors of burned-down house

QUILCENE -- Paulie Rollins of Quilcene was sitting down to Christmas dinner at her sister's house in Oregon on Saturday when she got a phone… Continue reading

West End: FBI continues to investigate Hoh Reservation slaying

Federal agents said Monday they are still investigating the Dec. 20 slaying of an 18-year-old woman on the Hoh Reservation in west Jefferson County. Michael… Continue reading

Shine: Collision closes Hood Canal Bridge for 45 minutes

SHINE -- The Hood Canal Bridge was closed to traffic for about 45 minutes Friday afternoon when two cars collided on the eastern span. Two… Continue reading

Jefferson County shares dinner and the Christmas spirit

CHIMACUM -- For more than 300 Jefferson County residents, it's just not Christmas without sitting elbow-to-elbow with neighbors enjoying a good hot meal. The Tri-Area… Continue reading

Hoh: Slaying victim was left in box

An 18-year-old woman slain on the Hoh Reservation last Saturday was strangled before her body was dumped into a box and left in a remote… Continue reading

Paradise Bay: Kitsap seeks to build 199-foot communications tower in Jefferson

PARADISE BAY -- Kitsap County is planning to build a 199-foot communications tower on Ludlow Ridge, and a Jefferson County official hopes the county's police… Continue reading

West End: Woman found dead on Hoh Reservation

An 18-year-old Yakima woman reported missing from the Hoh Indian Reservation was found dead Tuesday evening, according to federal officials. Tawnya LaVonne Tom, the girlfriend… Continue reading