Peninsula: State ferry fares could increase another $1.25 on May 12

North Olympic Peninsula residents could pay up to $1.25 more per state ferry trip according to a new fare increase proposal from the state Department… Continue reading

Port Angeles: K Ply mill back to full capacity, staffing

K Ply Inc. officials said Wednesday all of the Port Angeles plywood mill's workers laid off in November have returned to work. K Ply President… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Parents, grandparents of Monroe School students develop own list of budget cutbacks

PORT ANGELES -- Parents and and grandparents of Monroe Elementary School students outlined budget alternatives to proposed school closings during a meeting Wednesday. The meeting… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City to buy 35th Street property from county

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council has approved the purchase of the six-acre 35th Street property from Jefferson County for $60,000. There are no immediate… Continue reading

Frustrated parents voice concern over proposed Port Angeles school closures, other proposed cutbacks

PORT ANGELES -- Frustrated parents, community members and district officials debated budget cutback proposals Tuesday that include two school closures. The session was the first… Continue reading

North Peninsula, state jobless rates soar

Washington's unemployment rate has jumped to 8.2 percent, far worse than the national average as the state struggles to jump-start its flagging economy. Figures released… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Oil spill leads to $25,000 fine

PORT ANGELES -- An oil tanker company has been fined $25,000 for spilling more than 400 gallons of crude oil in Port Angeles Harbor last… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Accused murderer has troubled, drug-laden past

PORT TOWNSEND -- Chronic methamphetamine use, aggressive peer pressure, and a troubled and violent upbringing may have been factors leading Robert Froehlich to allegedly murder… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Ranger, twin brother on ski patrol at Winter Games

PARK CITY, Utah -- Olympic National Park Ranger Dan Pontbriand knows all the twists and turns of the giant slalom course. Long before athletes at… Continue reading

Port Townsend: First American to climb Everest donating gear to museum

Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest, is donating most of the gear he used in the 1963 ascent to the American Mountaineering… Continue reading

Sequim: Boys & Girls Club to boost fund-raising efforts

SEQUIM -- Rapid growth of its membership has stretched the financial resources of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, and made it… Continue reading

Sequim: Comrades respond to explosion in which volunteer firefighter is seriously burned

SEQUIM -- As a paramedic in a small community, Marc Lawson knew the day would come when his patient would be a family member or… Continue reading

Sequim: Fund set up for family of burned firefighter

SEQUIM -- A fund has been established to help cover medical and other expenses of Mike McAneny's family after he was seriously burned Saturday evening.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Children to have hand in Erickson Park playground

PORT ANGELES -- The city's newest playground at Erickson Park on Race Street should be popular with kids -- it will be their creation. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles: PACE students place in Popsicle stick event

PORT ANGELES -- Students from the Port Angeles Christian Educators school finished second Saturday in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2002 Popsicle Stick Bridge… Continue reading

Being close isn’t always good enough; sometimes precision is everything.

Nine industrial arts students from Port Angeles High School took precision seriously Saturday during a skills competition for precision machining. The three-part competition opens the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Election results remain unchanged

The results of four school districts' maintenance and operations levy elections on the North Olympic Peninsula remained unchanged Friday as election officials certified their approvals.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Does community need six elementary schools?

PORT ANGELES -- School district officials say the next step in a Budget Review Committee recommendation to close an elementary school is to determine if… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Accused killer makes appearance at bench trial

PORT TOWNSEND -- Robert Froehlich made a brief appearance in Jefferson County Superior Court on Friday at the start of his second-degree murder trial for… Continue reading

Sequim: Red tag keeps couple from their home

SEQUIM -- For more than a month, Jim Connell and his fiance Michelle Karns believed they couldn't live in their dream home at the end… Continue reading