Wire Service

Frontier Bank, Seattle Bank put on tighter leashes by regulators

Peninsula Daily News News Services EVERETT — The Federal Reserve has tightened its oversight of the parent company of Frontier Bank, restricting Frontier Financial Corp.… Continue reading

PEAK leadership program seeks candidates for 2009-10

Peninsula Daily News News Sources PORT ANGELES — Last year, on Sept. 25, the PEAK leadership program’s inaugural class convened in Neah Bay for its… Continue reading

Attorney for Stenson, convicted of Sequim murders, to appeal ruling affirming lethal injection method

Peninsula Daily News News Sources An attorney representing Darold Stenson, a death row inmate from Sequim, plans to appeal a Thurston County judge's ruling that… Continue reading

Washington health officials prepare for more flu

The Associated Press SEATTLE — This spring’s swine flu outbreak hasn’t gone away in Washington state despite the summer weather, but health officials have a… Continue reading

State Supreme Court: If you’re property isn’t fenced all around, it isn’t burglary

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A man suspected of stealing aluminum auto wheels from a rural business was not guilty of burglary, because the property… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: U.S. officials eye North Korea in cyber attack

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. authorities on Wednesday eyed North Korea as the origin of the widespread cyber attack that… Continue reading

Judges overturn ban on state’s rules regarding ‘morning-after’ birth control pills

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Federal appeals judges say a lower court was wrong when it blocked Washington state’s rules mandating the sale of “morning-after”… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Recession even has an impact on video games

USA Today A survey on video games and the recession suggests video game enthusiasts are playing games more and spending more money on used games.… Continue reading

Demand still high for enhanced driver’s licenses for border crossing

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — New border crossing rules requiring special forms of identification that prove citizenship have led to long lines at some Department… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Palin all but disappears after revealing her resignation

By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska -- Where is Sarah Palin? A day after surprising even her closest friends by announcing she would… Continue reading

Update: Small quake felt on parts of North Olympic Peninsula

PDN News Sources Compiled by Leah Leach, managing editor/news Felt by at least one person as far away as Port Angeles, a 3.7 magnitude earthquake… Continue reading

News in brief: Missing man, community photo, more

Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press PT police search for missing man PORT TOWNSEND -- Police are looking for Benjamin Holdeman, 24, of Port… Continue reading

Ex-Border Patrol official gets 4 years for rape

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A Whatcom County Superior Court judge has sentenced a former U.S. Border Patrol official to four years in prison for… Continue reading

‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson dies

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted “King of Pop” who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world’s most… Continue reading

Town may sell excess water from pulp mill closure to Middle East

The Associated Press ABERDEEN — The city of Aberdeen may sell some of its water to the Middle East. Public Works Director Larry Bledsoe told… Continue reading

Centralia plant under fire for haze in parks

By Phuong Le The Associated Press SEATTLE -- Environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Interior to expand an earlier finding that pollution from… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: South Carolina governor admits extramarital affair, going AWOL to Argentina (updated)

By JIM DAVENPORT Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was with his family today as legal and ethical questions swirled… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Pets embedded in American lifestyle

By MEGAN K. SCOTT Associated Press Writer NEW YORK -- Susan Jacobs and her companion Kingston both like chicken and collards, chilling on the couch… Continue reading

Boeing delays long-awaited 787 jetliner test flight again

The Associated Press EVERETT — Boeing Co. said this morning it has again delayed the first test flight of its long-awaited 787 jetliner, citing a… Continue reading

Mothballed ferries sold for $200,000

Peninsula Daily News news sources SEATTLE -- After months of trying, Washington State Ferries appears to have sold four octogenarian ferries to a recycler, which… Continue reading