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McEntire to run against Tharinger for state rep seat

Jim McEntire has heeded the call of the state House Republican Caucus. He’s running for office again. McEntire, a former Republican Clallam County… Continue reading


Clallam Public Defender contract approved: Charging procedures changed

A one-year $1.25 million public defender contract covering indigent defendants was approved by county commissioners this week in light of plans by… Continue reading


Forks jail procedures under review after escape

Forks jail staffing and procedures are being reviewed after two inmates escaped Monday night, leading to one found dead by suicide and a… Continue reading


Boy stopped on Port Angeles bridge after suicide threat

A 15-year-old boy who threatened to commit suicide by jumping off an Eighth Street bridge ran to the span early Monday afternoon… Continue reading

UPDATE: Second escaped Forks inmate now in custody; first found dead of apparent suicide

Boe James Baker and Alejandro Cendejas-Montoya allegedly assaulted a female guard in the jail break.

Pennies for Quarters signs contract on Port Angeles property

Pennies for Quarters, the brainchild of a former military policeman to provide free, temporary, tiny-home housing for homeless veterans, has found new… Continue reading

Three vie for Educator of the Year award from Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce

What makes a good teacher? Ask Cindy Crumb, John Gallagher and Ron Jones. They are finalists for the inaugural Educator of the… Continue reading

Peninsula’s state, federal reps eye coming election

The 24th District’s two state representatives and the region’s 6th District congressman — all Democrats — are well on their way to… Continue reading

59-year-old Sequim woman identified as victim in fatal wreck

A 59-year-old Sequim woman has been identified as the person killed late Friday morning near Discovery Bay when her car collided with a… Continue reading

New wage, sick time laws affect business owners

Business owners had better get their acts together by complying with new state laws on sick leave and the minimum wage that… Continue reading

Three women finalists for young leader award from Port Angeles Chamber

Three women, three beacons. Lindsay Fox, Brianna Kelly and Bonnie Schmidt are finalists for the inaugural Young Leader of the Year award… Continue reading

DNR chief: Cooke to dismantle fish pens at Ediz Hook

State Department of Natural Resources officials began discussions Wednesday with Cooke Aquaculture Inc. representatives on dismantling the company’s Atlantic salmon fish farm… Continue reading

Friends mourn death: Sequim woman known as face of chamber

Distraught friends of Jeri Smith remembered her Tuesday as the face of the Sequim Valley-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce, a child of the town… Continue reading

Officials: Elwha River searched for Sequim woman believed to have jumped from bridge

A Coast Guard helicopter was unsuccessful Monday in finding the body of missing Sequim resident Jeri Lyn Smith, 68, who authorities said… Continue reading

Port Angeles man arrested after reported road rage

A Port Angeles motorist arrested Saturday for allegedly pointing a pistol at a couple during a Christmas Eve road-rage incident could have… Continue reading

Clallam County incumbents look ahead to upcoming election

Most of Clallam County’s elected officials said in recent interviews that they are mulling running for re-election to their positions. After all,… Continue reading

Jefferson County incumbents look ahead to upcoming election

Jefferson County’s elected officials said in recent interviews that they are mulling running for re-election to their positions. After all, the May… Continue reading

Port Angeles airport stays eligible for funding; FAA won’t pay for entire runway

William R. Fairchild International Airport will remain eligible for about $5 million in federal maintenance funds to upgrade 5,000 feet of runway.… Continue reading

Man rescued after getting stuck in snow on Forest Service road near Sequim

Emergency personnel plucked a Sequim-area motorist out of a remote area in Olympic National Forest after his vehicle became stranded in deep snow… Continue reading

DNR chief differs from Gov. Inslee on climate change policy

State Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz will present a climate change policy to state lawmakers today that differs from the path set by… Continue reading