Rob Ollikainen

Park trail easement approved

PORT ANGELES -- The long-term goal of connecting Port Townsend to LaPush on the Olympic Discovery Trail soon will creep 807 feet closer to reality.… Continue reading

Clallam unemployment rate hits the double digits; Jefferson almost there

Unemployment in Clallam County soared to 10.9 percent in January, jumping 2.3 percent from December. In alarming figures released by the state Economic Security Department… Continue reading

Clallam may add its Emergency Management Division to sheriff’s duties

PORT ANGELES -- The elected sheriff could gain oversight of Clallam County's emergency management operations under a proposal discussed by two county commissioners Monday. No… Continue reading

The ethics of assisted suicide

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on the decision made or facing hospitals and health care providers before the Death with… Continue reading

Peninsula health-care locales preparing to assist with suicide under new initiative law

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the decision made or facing hospitals and health care providers before the Death with… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center to go digital with its records

PORT ANGELES -- If all goes as planned, Olympic Medical Center will "go live" with electronic medical records by the end of this year. The… Continue reading

Peninsula College denies harassment claims in response to suit

PORT ANGELES -- Peninsula College is denying claims of harassment leveled by a former student in a lawsuit. The Attorney General of Washington Torts Division,… Continue reading

Former Jefferson County Judge Howard, dead at 70, remembered for fairness, humor

PORT TOWNSEND -- William "Bill" Howard was an exceedingly fair judge who loved his family and possessed a strong sense of humor, his friends and… Continue reading

Deer Park Road overpass approved for U.S. 101

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County's three commissioners on Tuesday voted to initiate the Deer Park Road overpass project. The resolution, approved unanimously in the regular… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners to vote on Deer Park Road overpass project

PORT ANGELES -- The three Clallam County commissioners will vote this morning on whether or not to initiate a $7.4 million overpass and full-service rest… Continue reading

Bogachiel among parks on chopping block

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last of a two-part series about the two state parks on the North Olympic Peninsula that are in danger of… Continue reading

Sinking boat pulled ashore, disposed of

PORT ANGELES -- A boat that was marooned in Port Angeles Harbor for eight weeks is finally high and dry. The badly-damaged 36-foot Montana Drifter… Continue reading

Teen court catching on: TV network to tape Feb. 25 trials

PORT ANGELES -- Tracey Lassus grilled the witness to demonstrate an effective cross examination. The witness, Port Angeles High School senior Sam Walder, was playing… Continue reading

Clallam backs 38-acre farm project

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County's three commissioners on Tuesday backed a resolution that will protect 38 acres of farmland indefinitely. Commissioners Mike Doherty, Steve Tharinger… Continue reading

Small quake centered under Kingston rattles region

Did you feel it? A magnitude-4.5 earthquake centered near Kingston rattled the Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound region at 5:25 a.m. Friday. Felt by some… Continue reading

First gentleman recognizes Voice for Veterans

PORT ANGELES -- Mike Gregoire, husband of Gov. Chris Gregoire, thanked Voices for Veterans Tuesday for "serving those who served." Gregoire presented a certificate of… Continue reading

Fundraiser earns $6,000 for Port Angeles pool

PORT ANGELES -- Organizers were elated by the support to save William Shore Memorial Pool from closing on Saturday. An estimated 300 swimmers turned out… Continue reading

Man crashes car into house

PORT ANGELES -- A Port Angeles man sped down a residential street -- in reverse -- and crashed his car into an unoccupied house on… Continue reading

New gun rules do not affect Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES -- A new federal rule that allows visitors to carry loaded firearms into Olympic National Park has not changed the way the park… Continue reading

Court grants items for DNA testing in death row case involving Sequim killer

PORT ANGELES -- Thirteen items will be tested for DNA in the case of death row inmate Darold Stenson, formally of Sequim, a Clallam County… Continue reading