World Wide Web exclusive: Your schedule of North Olympic Peninsula activities for Independence Day

Fourth of July festivities kick off early Thursday morning with breakfast in Forks and a flag-raising ceremony in Port Townsend. In Port Angeles, festivities begin… Continue reading

Forks man receives top U.S. Air Force Academy honors

FORKS -- A Forks High School alumnus is tops in his graduating class of 929 cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Second Lt. Tony… Continue reading

Peninsula: Former lawmaker recovering from heart surgery

Former North Olympic Peninsula state Sen. Paul Conner, 76, may be sent home from Swedish Medical Center in Seattle as early as today. Conner entered… Continue reading

Peninsula: State Farm quits new homeowner policies, but other companies still writing them

Several North Olympic Peninsula insurance agents say they are ready to pick up the slack left by State Farm Insurance Co., which ceased signing new… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council majority favors taking control of $5.3 million project from historical society

PORT TOWNSEND -- With a $2.8 million annex to City Hall still awaiting approval, City Council members said Monday they would be in favor of… Continue reading

Process to determine whether ex-doctor is released from locked mental ward starts today

Bruce Rowan is on track to appear Monday in Clallam County Superior Court for a hearing that may lead to the former Port Angeles doctor's… Continue reading

Sequim: Group wants city to ante $135,000 for failed fund-raiser at gun show

SEQUIM -- A group supporting construction of a shooting park in Clallam County wants the city to pay $135,000 for lost revenue because of rules… Continue reading

Brinnon/Quilcene: School Boards pass budgets

Brinnon and Quilcene school boards have approved their budgets for the 2002-2003 school year as presented at meetings last week. The Quilcene School District approved… Continue reading

Elwha tribal canoe nearly complete

The task of naming the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe's sleek, new canoe falls to the tribal elders. But if lead carver Al Charles Jr. has… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Memorial service Wednesday for Forks-area couple who disappeared in 1929

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- A memorial service is planned Wednesday at the Lake Crescent spot where a Forks-area couple vanished into Lake Crescent 73 years… Continue reading

Port Angeles: North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center appoints director

A Spokane educator has been named director of the new North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and Career/Technical Education. Clyde A. Rasmussen comes to the Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Street and capital projects plans subject of Tuesday public hearing

PORT ANGELES -- Residents will get a chance Tuesday night to comment on the city's proposed street plans and capital projects for the next six… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Patricia Neal will start at September film festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Patricia Neal, who won an Oscar for her 1963 role opposite Paul Newman in "Hud," will be the celebrity guest at the… Continue reading

Clallam: Panel to begin deliberations on proposed charter changes

FORKS -- Clallam County Charter Review Commission members will begin deliberations on proposed changes to the county charter next week. The effort comes as they… Continue reading

Forks: City economic director cut; mayor, staff to step in

FORKS -- Boosting the West End's economy is still a main priority for the city, despite a recent decision to strike an economic development director… Continue reading

Peninsula: Fireworks stands open for business

Sparklers, snakes, fountains. Firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles. All kinds of fireworks ranging in price from a few cents to several hundred dollars are available… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Daishowa mill shutdown begins tonight

PORT ANGELES -- Daishowa America officials will begin shutting down mill machinery tonight for a planned two-week work curtailment. Despite the shutdown, many workers will… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Centennial events kick off holiday at Fort Worden celebration

PORT TOWNSEND -- An old-fashioned picnic with games and music, a community parade and fireworks highlight the Independence Day celebration Thursday at Fort Worden State… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Quilcene man acquitted of murder

A Quilcene man who said he was intervening in a violent dispute between a husband and wife was acquitted of murder in Jefferson County Superior… Continue reading

Sequim: Former teacher sentenced in teen exploitation case

SEQUIM -- A former Sequim Community School teacher has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for taking pornographic photographs of teen-age girls.… Continue reading