Wire Service

3 dead in accident on U.S. 12

The Associated Press SEATTLE -- Three people have died in a crash on U.S. Highway 12. The Yakima County Coroner confirms the deaths Sunday afternoon.… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Obama’s perceived un-American birth spurs theorists, even a congressional bill

By Eric Etheridge The New York Times "Slowly but surely, this is going mainstream," says Allpundit. "Did Lou Dobbs really GO THERE? Seriously? This is… Continue reading

Teen drowns in Kitsap County lake

The Associated Press BREMERTON -- A Kitsap County sheriff's officer says a 13-year-old boy has drowned at Wildcat Lake. The Poulsbo boy had been swimming… Continue reading

New lightning-caused fires in Olympic National Park

Recent hot and dry weather combined with lightning ignitions has caused unusually active fire behavior for the Olympic Peninsula. Yesterday, lighting strikes from an afternoon… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Obesity surgery death rates are low, study finds

By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press Obese, but worried that surgery for it might kill you? The risk of that has dropped dramatically, and now… Continue reading

SPORTS: Mariners acquire veteran shortstop in big player swap

The Associated Press The Seattle Mariners acquired shortstop Jack Wilson and pitcher Ian Snell from the Pittsburgh Pirates today for shortstop Ronny Cedeno, Triple-A catcher… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: NFL commissioner reinstates ex-prisoner Vick

By Barry Wilner Associated Press Football Writer Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for. Vick,… Continue reading

Threatened seabird threatens wind energy project

Peninsula Daily News news services NASELLE — Energy Northwest is proposing to build a wind farm on Radar Ridge near Naselle in Pacific County with… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: ‘Cash for clunkers’ now in full swing

Peninsula Daily News news sources Got an old gas guzzler in the garage? North Olympic Peninsula car shoppers can take advantage of new government incentives… Continue reading

Court ruling on trust funds a victory for Native Americans

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled today that the Interior Department must account for century-old land royalties… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Among Washington’s newest laws . . . breast-feeding in public

By Rachel La Corte The Associated Press OLYMPIA -- Washington state is joining dozens of other states in protecting the rights of mothers who breast-feed… Continue reading

Last remaining Canadian WW1 vet is 109

The Associated Press SPOKANE -- Canada's last known surviving veteran of World War I celebrated his 109th birthday with a party on Thursday. John Babcock… Continue reading

Lightning-caused fires burning in Olympic National Park

Two lightning-caused fires are burning in the upper Duckabush and Dosewallips River valleys, in the eastern section of Olympic National Park. One fire is ten… Continue reading

Venerable Victoria TV station CHEK to go black Aug. 31

Peninsula Daily News news sources VICTORIA -- The television station that brought clear "antenna reception" to the North Olympic Peninsula more than 50 years ago… Continue reading

Comedian recuperating from pancreatitis

By Laura Callender Peninsula Daily News SEQUIM -- Comedian Jay Sierra is still struggling with a severe case of pancreatitis -- but is looking forward… Continue reading

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to visit Seattle, Bellingham

The Associated Press SEATTLE -- The Department of Homeland Security has announced that Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Washington state next week. In an announcement,… Continue reading

Ex-Clallam Sheriff Hawe may be replaced as U.S. marshal

Peninsula Daily News news sources SEATTLE -- Joe Hawe, a former Clallam County sheriff, may be replaced as the state's western regional U.S. marshal. State… Continue reading

Parks nominee knows issues with Elwha River, West End tribes

Peninsula Daily News news sources The nominee for director of the National Park Service is being praised for his ties to the West -- including… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Federal agency withheld research on cars and cell phones, newspaper reports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gathered hundreds of pages of research and warnings about the hazards of drivers… Continue reading

State Patrol reducing airplane hours, pilots

Peninsula Daily News News Services OLYMPIA — Tough budget times are prompting the Washington State Patrol to reduce the number of pilots and flight hours… Continue reading