Rob Ollikainen

Marine’s father: ‘I love my son’

PORT ANGELES -- Lance Hering threw a wide smile in his father's direction as the young AWOL Marine entered Clallam County Superior Court on Monday.… Continue reading

Chinese nationals in fatal wreck identified

FORKS -- The woman who was killed in a single-car wreck south of Forks on Saturday has been identified as Wen Juan Ding, a member… Continue reading

Marine accused of military desertion in Colorado arrested in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- A Boulder, Colo., marine accused of faking his own death to avoid serving for a second time in Iraq was arrested Sunday… Continue reading

New Habitat for Humanity home dedicated in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Carol Diewold gushed with effervescent emotion as Lou Templeton handed her the keys to her new home. "Ooo wee!" Diewold exclaimed. Diewold,… Continue reading

Port Angeles woman, Mickey Mouse to fete 80th birthdays

PORT ANGELES -- Lila Frisch and Mickey Mouse have at least one thing in common: Nov. 18, 1928. The Port Angeles woman and the Walt… Continue reading

Monument to region’s POWs funded for Pysht site

PYSHT -- This West End logging town and recreation spot is getting a new attraction. Jonathan Smith, a civilian researcher from Suquamish, is spearheading an… Continue reading

Nearly 1,000 fill Coast Guard hangar for Veterans Day assembly

Patriotic notes from the Port Angeles High School band filled the Coast Guard helicopter hangar at Ediz Hook as nearly 1,000 veterans and community members… Continue reading

Hurricane Ridge Road reopened in the rain

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Hurricane Ridge Road has officially reopened after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Heart O' The Hills entrance gate. Olympic National Park… Continue reading

Old Civil War diary inspires former Rep. Buck to write a book

JOYCE -- A dusty, old diary changed everything for Jim Buck. The former state representative found Josiah Crispin's diary while sifting through his late father's… Continue reading

Ex-Sequim man scheduled to be executed Dec. 3

WALLA WALLA -- Former Sequim resident Darold Ray Stenson is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 3 by the state Department of… Continue reading

Execution date opens wounds for victim’s widow: ‘Is this it?”

SEQUIM -- Denise Hoerner has been dealing with powerful emotions for the past few days. Shock. Numbness. Anxiety. Emptiness. Hoerner, 42, recently learned that her… Continue reading

Forks High School bonds failing to garner a supermajority

FORKS -- Two bond measures for the Quillayute Valley School District were coming up short on Tuesday night. Each required a 60 percent supermajority to… Continue reading

Joyce fire levy lid lift failing

JOYCE -- The property tax levy lid lift for Clallam County Fire Protection District No. 4, better known as the Joyce Fire Department, was failing… Continue reading

Port Angeles tech levy failing to garner support

PORT ANGELES -- A $4.6 million technology levy for Port Angeles School District was failing on Tuesday, with only 45.24 percent favoring the four-year levy.… Continue reading

Making his mark: One-armed Port Angeles policeman ‘the complete package’

PORT ANGELES -- Mike Johnson goes running into places other people come running out of. And he loves doing it. Johnson was born with most… Continue reading

A great pumpkin: Sequim resident grows a half-ton veggie

SEQUIM -- Erin Huff doesn't mind being called the pumpkin lady of Sequim. The self-described eccentric knows it takes a certain kind of personality to… Continue reading

Forest Storytelling Festival takes center stage

PORT ANGELES -- At the Forest Storytelling Festival, each story takes on a life of its own -- molded and cast into forms as unique… Continue reading