Paul Gottlieb

Tracking funds in Clallam election

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the second of two parts on 2007 campaign financing in Clallam County. The first article, on money in the race… Continue reading

Hospital race leads all Jefferson County campaigns in fundraising

Retired pathologist Marc Mauney has the advantage of more doctors' endorsements and 10 times more money in his battle against Robert Bentley for an open… Continue reading

Tharinger, Forde combine for nearly $50,000 in fundraising for Clallam commissioner

Incumbent Steve Tharinger and challenger Bob Forde have raised a combined $48,909.96 in their quest for the District 1 position of the Clallam County Board… Continue reading

Skate park helmet law elusive across Peninsula despite teen’s death year ago

A year has come and gone since the death of 14-year-old skateboarder Frank Russo, and the Port Angeles City Council has yet to consider a… Continue reading

Family impatient over dear carcasses on property

PORT ANGELES - Heather Williams awoke the day after Christmas to the remains of a dead baby deer in her yard. She looked out her… Continue reading

Political campaign spending soars on the North Olympic Peninsula

There are two kinds of races going on this political season. One is for votes. The other is for money. Voters' ballots in the all-mail-ballot… Continue reading

To our Web readers: Step right up and vent atop Internet soapbox; newspaper develops audio letters to the editor

PORT ANGELES -- The Peninsula Daily News has given its readers another way to vent about issues of the day beyond its letters to the… Continue reading

Step right up and vent atop Internet soapbox; newspaper develops audio letters to the editor

PORT ANGELES -- The Peninsula Daily News has given its readers another way to vent about issues of the day beyond its letters to the… Continue reading

Oh, the good old days, when cleanup of Rayonier was scheduled for 2004?

It's the cleanup that seems to never end. The federal government announced Feb. 1, 2000, that Rayonier's "moderately contaminated" Port Angeles pulp mill site was… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail, Rayonier mill cleanup site at crossroads

Your walk along the Port Angeles waterfront includes a 1.1 mile section of Olympic Discovery Trail that cuts through the fenced-off, decommissioned Rayonier pulp mill,… Continue reading

Judge’s pay-or-appear program paying off for Clallam

Rick Porter's successful 2002 campaign for Clallam County District Court judge was as much about making money as dispensing justice. He pledged to collect fines… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Do helmet laws save lives?

PORT ANGELES -- Would a helmet law have prevented the first skateboard park fatality in the United States in 2006 and only the second nationwide… Continue reading

State official helps hail $750,000 grant for elderly health care

PORT ANGELES -- A missed bus and the need for food can cost four hours of waiting in the rain in Neah Bay. So poor… Continue reading

Criteria for removing children from meth-addicted parents to change in 2007

It's a run-of-the-mill day when a doctor or neighbor tells Mike Heard that a North Olympic Peninsula resident is addicted to meth, and that the… Continue reading

Numbers tell tale of increasing meth use on Peninsula

Her mother's drug use is etched into Baby A.'s brief, painful life. The 3-month-old infant has known only tremors, diarrhea and foster care. She's tested… Continue reading

Child placements increase on Peninsula as meth-addicted mothers combat their demons

At her lowest point, Kristen Chilson -- all 74 pounds of her -- was so thin that her bones hurt when she sat in the… Continue reading

Meth withdrawal affects infants of addicted mothers

The impact of a mother's meth addiction on her newborn can be difficult to discern, even among state agencies. The Pediatric Interim Care Center in… Continue reading

Thompson ahead in race for Port of Port Townsend commission

PORT TOWNSEND -- Shipwright, land surveyor and Port of Port Townsend tenant Dave Thompson led retired development specialist Kathy McKenna by a wide margin for… Continue reading

Special report: Low-key conservation districts have little election turnout

Mail-in ballots? Forget it. Optically scanned, computerized ballot counting? You might as well be talking science fiction. Commonplace features of modern-day elections are otherworldly for… Continue reading

Dozens of positions up for grabs in fall Clallam County elections

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