Paul Gottlieb

Jefferson County candidates start thinking about fall voting

Candidate-filing week for the Nov. 8 election is still four months away, but elected office-holders and those who follow their comings and goings are already… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center gets superior audit

Financially speaking, Olympic Medical Center stands tall among hospitals statewide, an Everett accounting firm's audit has concluded. The hospital also outperforms neighboring public healthcare facilities… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center $2 million over budget with Sequim project

Construction estimates for Olympic Medical Center's new Sequim satellite campus are $2 million over budget -- an 8.75 percent increase a half-year after hospital commissioners… Continue reading

Gov. Gregoire won’t name task force to investigate $58.8 million graving yard snafu; wants public meetings instead

Gov. Christine Gregoire won't name a task force to investigate the closing of the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard in Port Angeles -- and the… Continue reading

“Of course we believe in contracts,” says Lower Elwha chairwoman

Port Angeles Mayor Richard Headrick "should know better" than to suggest the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe does not abide by contracts, including any that apply… Continue reading

Support mounts for probe of Port Angeles graving yard miscues

PORT ANGELES -- The push for an investigation of the Port Angeles graving yard by a governor's task force has gathered support from Port Angeles… Continue reading

Governor not interested in trying to get graving yard restart in Port Angeles

Gov. Christine Gregoire is not interested in asking the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and the state Department of Transportation if the Port Angeles graving yard… Continue reading

PDN exclusive: Gregoire supports investigation of $59 million graving yard mistake

Saying that taxpayers deserve an explanation, Gov. Christine Gregoire will approach state legislators about forming a task force to investigate the closing of the Hood… Continue reading

One North Olympic Peninsula city hall passing on Martin Luther King Day holiday

PDN Commentary Columnist Traffic and commerce slow down today across the North Olympic Peninsula to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. City, county… Continue reading

Port Angeles officials view Native burial boxes up close

PORT ANGELES -- City officials were touched emotionally last week by walking through a sacred storage area that contained dozens of cedar boxes filled with… Continue reading

Jefferson-Clallam differences — and similarities — highlighted by election

The residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties have more in common than they don't -- except for politics. They share a 100-mile border, earn median… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Conference center developer walks away from project, blames lack of city cooperation

PORT ANGELES -- Hotel/conference center developer Randal Jay Ehm bid an emotional goodbye to his project and Port Angeles as a whole Monday, ending three… Continue reading

Three-year plan will result in $45 million Olympic Medical Center expansion

Olympic Medical Center will embark in September on an ambitious, $45 million three-year expansion project that will include building a new 15-17 physician clinic and… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Passenger security checks to diminish at airport starting Wednesday

PORT ANGELES -- Beginning Wednesday, commercial airline passengers won't go through time-consuming security checks when flying from William R. Fairchild International Airport. But that could… Continue reading

What the new Medicare legislation means to the North Olympic Peninsula: first of two parts

New Medicare legislation signed into law by President Bush on Dec. 8 includes a drug benefit program that starts in 2006. The Medicare system will… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Airline subsidy from federal government unlikely

Port Angeles has no chance of gaining a federal air subsidy that could help cover an airline's costs of service between Fairchild and Seattle-Tacoma international… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Two airlines say they”re not interested in flights to Seattle

Big Sky Airlines and San Juan Airlines remain in the mix to replace service provided by Horizon Air at Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Fares, fees among challenges carrier would face in serving PA

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Would its smaller, 19-passenger planes flying out of Port Angeles and the same number of flights as Horizon -- four roundtrips a… Continue reading

Montana airline considers PA service

Big Sky Airlines is considering whether to provide commercial passenger airline service between Port Angeles and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. But there must be "guarantees that… Continue reading

Port Angeles: San Juan Airlines moving forward with Boeing Field service

While Big Sky Airlines considers Port Angeles, Renton-based San Juan Airlines is moving forward on plans to provide Port Angeles-to-Boeing Field service about nine-passenger turboprops… Continue reading