Paul Gottlieb

Port Townsend city’s first Kah Tai offer for potential pool site: Thumbs down

PORT TOWNSEND -- Negotiations between the city of Port Townsend and Port of Port Townsend on a land swap for the port's Kah Tai lagoon… Continue reading

City mulled pool closure in 2006, but voters turned down new aquatic center

PORT ANGELES -- In 2006, when city of Port Angeles voters rejected a $13.8 million bond to build an aquatic center with multiple pools and… Continue reading

Spending plan for new pool district includes a director at $70,000 pay plus benefits

PORT ANGELES -- The levy that would be created if voters approve the William Shore Memorial Pool tax district would generate enough to fund a… Continue reading

Clallam officials put reputations on the line with May pool election

To create the first new junior taxing district in Clallam County in 34 years, supporters of the proposed metropolitan park district that would fund operation… Continue reading

Border Patrol says Peninsula checkpoints not necessary — for now

When the U.S. Border Patrol said last August that it was intensifying its use of highway checkpoints on the North Olympic Peninsula, outrage and division… Continue reading

Dicks, Homeland Security spar over Border Patrol

In February, five months after the Border Patrol announced a more aggressive enforcement policy, the combination of checkpoints and bus boardings attracted the attention of… Continue reading

State law points to no-go for teen in bid for Conservation Commission seat

The state Conservation Commission has received legal advice that suggests Mike Wiley Jr. of Joyce is not eligible to take a seat on the Clallam… Continue reading

Pond owners get notices they have illegal dams

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on the designation of six water impoundment areas as illegal, hazardous dams. SEQUIM -- Doug… Continue reading

Big bill for small ponds: Ecology notifies property owners of unsafe dams

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the designation of six water impoundment areas as illegal, hazardous dams. Six North Olympic… Continue reading

Woman who poisoned daughter could get more than 20 years

PORT ANGELES ¬­-- The judge with Rhonda Marchi's fate in his hands gave himself the option Thursday of putting her in prison for more than… Continue reading

Judge rules ‘lack of remorse’ admissible in sentencing

PORT ANGELES -- Andrea Freese's maximum 41-month sentence for second-degree manslaughter can be extended to up to 10 years under a ruling Wednesday by Superior… Continue reading

Freese could get stiffer sentence after testimony before judge today

PORT ANGELES -- Circumstances surrounding Andrea Freese's stabbing death of William Boze will be argued again in Clallam County Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. today.… Continue reading

Jury hands Marchi worst-case scenario: first-degree attempted murder and child assault

PORT ANGELES -- A woman who tried killing herself and her daughter was found guilty Thursday of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault of a… Continue reading

Woman who stabbed man to death guilty of second-degree manslaughter

PORT ANGELES -- Andrea Freese, a mentally disturbed woman who faced life in prison for stabbing to death William Boze, will receive a far lesser… Continue reading

Freese murder case goes to jury

Two vastly different versions of events surrounding the death of William Boze and the intentions and mental state of the woman who killed him were… Continue reading

19-year-old on verge of losing elected position

Unless he produces convincing evidence, a Joyce 19-year-old will be disqualified from taking a seat on the Clallam Conservation District board of supervisors. He outpolled… Continue reading

Sour economy snips a little bit at liquor sales on Peninsula

Dean Bensen looks for bargains when he visits the liquor store. "I'm a lot more calculating," the retired Port Angeles office manager said, standing outside… Continue reading

Suicide letter in evidence in mother’s trial

PORT ANGELES -- "I want McKenna and I cremated as soon as possible and for all of you to take us to the spit and… Continue reading

Conflicting stories begin murder trial of woman in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Andrea Freese killed William Boze with a knife. There is no argument on that point between John Hayden, the Clallam County public… Continue reading

Trial of woman with mental disorder begins today

PORT ANGELES -- The murder trial of Andrea Freese, a 34-year-old woman with paranoid personality disorder, is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. today in… Continue reading