Raul Vasquez

Makah whaling meetings start this week

NEAH BAY -- What kind of environmental impacts will happen if the Makah tribe once again hunts gray whales off this northern tip of the… Continue reading


Port Angeles, Port Townsend food banks seeing more people, but donations down because of hurricanes

Food bank operators in Port Angeles and Port Townsend are seeing an increased demand for their charity services. At the same time, they say cash… Continue reading


Fish and Wildlife mulls buying land for elk

FORKS -- Plans by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to purchase a 21-acre plot for elk grazing has some Forks residents hot under… Continue reading


Tse-whit-zen lecture in Seattle tonight

PORT ANGELES -- Leaders of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe will be in Seattle tonight to lead a lecture about the ancestral village of Tse-whit-zen.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man spends days simply waving “hi””

PORT ANGELES -- Darrell Robert Anderson is a waver. He waves. At 68, that's what he does. Almost every day of the week from about… Continue reading

Reunion unites half-brothers who never knew each other

PORT ANGELES -- Jim Maynard received an unexpected phone call two months ago that transformed his sense of self and family. Steve Draper, a man… Continue reading

Shooting range nearer reality at Sadie Creek

PORT ANGELES -- Ever since a 500-yard outdoor shooting range near Salt Creek Recreation Area was shut down in 1968, Don Roberts has been trying… Continue reading

Core values: Dry Creek principal wins Golden Apple

PORT ANGELES -- Like most people, Mary Hebert drives home after a long day's work to eat dinner. But unlike most, afterwards she heads right… Continue reading

Skills center enrollment way down; classes being canceled at vocational school

PORT ANGELES -- To retain its state accreditation as a full-time skills center, the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center must achieve a minimum full-time equivalent… Continue reading

Port Angeles, Quillayute School Board election results

PORT ANGELES -- Preliminary election results for two school board races in Port Angeles and Forks show incumbents garnering the largest share of votes. In… Continue reading

Port Angeles School District facing more budget cuts because of enrollment declines

PORT ANGELES -- Just two weeks into the school year, Port Angeles School District officials are thinking of making deep budget cuts of as great… Continue reading

Gas costs hurt school districts – Most school buses get about 6 miles per gallon and rack up thousands of miles a year

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS PORT ANGELES -- Driving pinches your wallet as long as pump prices stay high. But imagine having to continually fill up a… Continue reading

Peninsula: College’s dorm-room furniture donated to non-profit agencies

PORT ANGELES -- What do you do with college dorm room furniture when the dorm building is about to be leveled? One option is to… Continue reading

Peninsula: College’s old dorms coming down soon

PORT ANGELES -- It looks like a war zone inside. Desks are knocked over. Doors lie strewn about the floor. Whole walls have been ripped… Continue reading

Peninsula: Plenty of beach, but limited access, study says

PORT ANGELES -- State residents often put California down. It's a fun, safe sport much of the time. But in one realm, California trumps Washington.… Continue reading

Peninsula: State wary of high-risk

If nothing is done, a portion of U.S. Highway 101 about six miles south of Forks will have to shut down. John Hart, a state… Continue reading

Four years later, memories, priorities of 9/11 vary in wake of natural disasters

It was, conventional wisdom says, the day that changed America forever. Sept. 11, 2001. It joined other memorable days seared into the national consciousness --… Continue reading

United Way kicks off campaign in Sequim

SEQUIM -- Most people have heard of United Way of Clallam County. But not everyone knows what it does, exactly. Steve Methner, chairman for this… Continue reading

Forks School Board candidates recall controversy

FORKS -- Tony Dias, 47, makes no bones about why he's running for a seat on the Quillayute Valley School Board. "A lot of people… Continue reading

Kessler, Buck react to gas-tax repeal idea

PORT ANGELES -- If government really wants to ease the burden of high gasoline prices on consumers, it should target oil company profits. So says… Continue reading