Forecast: State revenue up nearly $1 billion

Washington state’s economy is projected to have nearly $1 billion more than previously assumed through mid-2023. Updated numbers by the… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2021

 

Former state employee charged with stealing unemployment funds

Authorities say a former employee with the state Employment Security Department has been arrested and charged with defrauding the government… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2021
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Yvette Stepp of Sequim places cardboard in a recycling bin on Friday at the Port Angeles Regional Transfer Station.

Judge ensures recycle pickup

City not ready for switch

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Yvette Stepp of Sequim places cardboard in a recycling bin on Friday at the Port Angeles Regional Transfer Station.

No weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be no field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex this week. There are… Continue reading

Olympic National Forest to offer free firewood

Personal use only; fee still charged for commercial permits

PAHS Homecoming Week begins Monday

Week to be capped with game, dance

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Cameron Jones
A sunroom with triple-pane windows and heat-absorbing tiles provides a large portion of the heat in David Large's rural Sequim home, pictured here in 2018. Large's home is on the American Solar Energy Society's annual open house tour on Saturday. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim home on solar energy open house

The nonprofit American Solar Energy Society will host its annual nationwide open house at hundreds of homes and businesses that have incorporated energy… Continue reading

A sunroom with triple-pane windows and heat-absorbing tiles provides a large portion of the heat in David Large's rural Sequim home, pictured here in 2018. Large's home is on the American Solar Energy Society's annual open house tour on Saturday. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Two in Seattle hospital after motorcycle wreck

A La Push woman was in surgery and a Kelso man remained in the emergency room awaiting a hospital bed at Harborview… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: County considers greenhouse gas reduction policy

The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct a hearing on a greenhouse gas reduction policy when it meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The meeting can… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to hear about public works projects

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a briefing on public works projects from Monte Reinders and Eric Kuzma when they meet at 9 a.m.… Continue reading

FILE - In this May 17, 1999, file photo, two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. Two decades after the Makah Indian tribe in the northwestern corner of Washington state conducted its last legal whale hunt from a hand-carved canoe, lawyers, government officials and animal rights activists will gather in a small hearing room in Seattle to determine whether the tribe will be allowed once again to harpoon gray whales as its people had done from time immemorial. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Judge favors Makah whale hunt

Ruling major step for the tribe

FILE - In this May 17, 1999, file photo, two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. Two decades after the Makah Indian tribe in the northwestern corner of Washington state conducted its last legal whale hunt from a hand-carved canoe, lawyers, government officials and animal rights activists will gather in a small hearing room in Seattle to determine whether the tribe will be allowed once again to harpoon gray whales as its people had done from time immemorial. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Proof of vaccination is being required at some businesses and events

Proof of vaccination required here

List of local businesses and events that require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Proof of vaccination is being required at some businesses and events
Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of a gratitude parade that included classic cars, bicyclists and bell-jinglers. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gratitude for health workers

Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of… Continue reading

Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of a gratitude parade that included classic cars, bicyclists and bell-jinglers. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
A sign directs motorists to a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Tukwila, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee extends eviction ‘bridge’

Protections to remain in place until Oct. 31

A sign directs motorists to a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Tukwila, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Salmon rest in a side channel of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Thousands of the fish were making their way upriver to their spawning grounds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Salmon returning

Salmon rest in a side channel of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Thousands of the fish were making their… Continue reading

Salmon rest in a side channel of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Thousands of the fish were making their way upriver to their spawning grounds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)