Peninsula: Host families sought for visiting Chernoybl children

Alexander Zayats is growing up in the shadow of Chernoybl. Raised just 20 miles from where part of the nuclear power plant exploded and caught… Continue reading

Peninsula: Scientists predict doom for rain forests

A report predicts that global warming could doom the North Olympic Peninsula's rain forests. The report was released by the World Wildlife Fund and the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Support of school levies remains strong

School district maintenance and operations levies in Cape Flattery, Chimacum, Quilcene and Sequim appear to have passed by substantial margins. A Friday count of late-arriving… Continue reading

Sequim: Building owner says mural must be moved

SEQUIM -- The mural on the former Lehman's grocery store has to be moved. John Lebowitz, the Maine man who recently purchased the property in… Continue reading

Capitol display prompts calls to magnetic-car developer

PORT ANGELES -- A day after the space-age LEVX transportation system was unveiled publicly in Olympia, Magna Force Inc. officials say they are being swamped… Continue reading

Clallam: County to consider PA’s landfill proposal

PORT ANGELES -- When the Port Angeles Landfill closes in 2006, something must be done with the 52,000 tons of garbage dumped annually. The landfill… Continue reading

Forks: Community pours out heart for families routed by fire

FORKS -- An outpouring of community support followed Thursday in the wake of a fire that heavily damaged an apartment complex Wednesday night. "It's just… Continue reading

Jefferson: Suspect in 1992 killing goes to trial Feb. 21

PORT TOWNSEND -- The man accused of the 1992 stabbing death of a Quilcene girl will be tried Feb. 21 by a Jefferson County Superior… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Hospital district OKs property purchases

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center increased its holdings Wednesday night when hospital district commissioners approved the purchase of two Caroline Street properties. Commissioners approved… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Island County to provide jury in Davis slaying trial

PORT ANGELES -- Jurors chosen for the May murder trial of a Port Angeles man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy will be in for… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: 3 elected to Drainage District seats

PORT LUDLOW -- Voters have selected a hydraulic engineer, a retired Boeing executive and a former police officer and architect to be the new commissioners… Continue reading

BULLETIN: Fire rages through Forks apartment complex

Fire raged Wednesday night through a Forks complex of six to eight apartment units. Two residents were taken to Forks Community Hospital and reported in… Continue reading

Clallam: Planning commission recommends not rezoning 5 acres near Dungeness refuge

Thirty-three acres bordering Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge may become public property after a Wednesday night vote of the Clallam County Planning Commission. However, commissioners recommending… Continue reading

Peninsula: Clallam, Jefferson counties stand to lose state I-695 aid

Clallam County can expect to lose $455,000 next year in state money that covers revenue losses caused by Initiative 695, Commissioner Mike Chapman said this… Continue reading

Port Angeles inventor’s high-tech magnetic levitation system attracts legislators

A Port Angeles inventor unveiled his space-age transportation system to the public by floating a bright red Corvette on an invisible magnetic field in Olympia… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Eyman cancels planned Saturday appearance

Initiative author Tim Eyman canceled a scheduled weekend appearance on the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday -- the same day that the state filed a… Continue reading

Quilcene: School levy success rests on 16-year-old campaign chairman

If someone is looking for an effective, tireless campaigner, he or she might consider 16-year-old Andy Beeler. Among other attributes, he has a perfect election… Continue reading

Sequim: Bike trail merchants didn’t want deleted from revitalization plans

SEQUIM -- No bike or pedestrian trail on South Second Avenue will be part of the downtown revitalization plan. Sequim City Council members reached consensus… Continue reading

Sequim: How aggressive campaigning paid off with school levy election success

SEQUIM -- Promoters of the Sequim School District's two-year maintenance and operations levy ran a "whisper campaign" that turned out to be a roaring success.… Continue reading

Chimacum, Quilcene levies headed toward approval; Port Ludlow drainage district election held

Voters appear to have approved school district maintenance and operations levies Tuesday in Chimacum and Quilcene by large margins. After polls closed and absentee ballots… Continue reading