Enrollment now open for tuition plan units

The Washington Student Achievement Council has announced that the 2020-2021 Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) enrollment is open through May 31. This year the… Continue reading

Forks probe halted with no arrests

Silence stymies investigation into tourist harassment

Inslee plans COVID-19 news conference this morning

Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for this morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest.… Continue reading

Jefferson County voter turnout highest in state

Clallam votes Democrat in presidential race but GOP in many others

Navy sets training exercise

Naval Magazine Indian Island has scheduled security training exercises this week form Monday through Friday. Training activities will include security boats on… Continue reading

Chef Troy Murrell with Bayside Housing and Services, left, hands a hot meal to Janna Hall on Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds campground in Port Townsend. Hall, who has bipolar disorder, said she has been homeless in Port Townsend for eight years and currently lives in a tent at the fairgrounds. Nicholas Johnson/Peninsula Daily News

Nonprofits ramp up outreach

Homeless camped at fairgrounds since summer

Chef Troy Murrell with Bayside Housing and Services, left, hands a hot meal to Janna Hall on Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds campground in Port Townsend. Hall, who has bipolar disorder, said she has been homeless in Port Townsend for eight years and currently lives in a tent at the fairgrounds. Nicholas Johnson/Peninsula Daily News

Permanent solution elusive

After months of camping, inevitable eviction looms. In May, Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) temporarily secured 25 campsites at the Jefferson County… Continue reading

A buildup of dust caused an early-morning furnace fire, East Jefferson Fire Rescue said.

Small furnace fire sends smoke throughout house

A fire in a furnace dust trap sent smoke throughout a house but was quickly extinguished, reported East Jefferson Fire Rescue. A… Continue reading

A buildup of dust caused an early-morning furnace fire, East Jefferson Fire Rescue said.

Wind gusts cause Peninsula power outages

High winds Friday caused three major power outages in Clallam and Jefferson counties, briefly leaving 1,570 customers without electricity. Outages were reported in the Forks,… Continue reading

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Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, Clallam County public health officer, speaks during Friday's COVID-19 briefing at the county courthouse in Port Angeles.
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Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, Clallam County public health officer, speaks during Friday's COVID-19 briefing at the county courthouse in Port Angeles.

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Sanitation for non-permitted living conditions before board of health

The Jefferson County Board of Health will conduct a public hearing on the revision of the county enforcement code concerning basic sanitation for non-permitted living… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: Vaccine distribution before board of health

Peninsula Daily News The Clallam County Board of Health will discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Clallam County at 1:30 Tuesday. The virtual meeting can be… Continue reading

Clallam County adopts mining laws, updates code for compliance

Commissioners say balance needed for rights, environment

Saturday community shred event to benefit SHS swim team

A community shred event set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the JCPenney parking lot, 651 W. Washington St.,… Continue reading

Appeals court upholds $18M campaign finance fine

An appeals court has upheld the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed in Washington state. In a… Continue reading

Bentinck Island range operations planned

The Royal Canadian Navy has announced that the land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use Friday, Nov. 13, and… Continue reading

Emergency water filters sale today at Saar’s

The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness will sell emergency water purification filters from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The club… Continue reading

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarter campus in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Feds announce COVID-19 vaccine agreement with drug stores

Federal health officials have reached an agreement with pharmacies across the U.S. to distribute free coronavirus… Continue reading

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarter campus in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Friends of Fort Worden project lead and board member Bill Appleton, left, stands with local contractor Ty Hodge in front of the nearly completed restored guard shack that used to stand at the entrance of Fort Worden State Park when it was still used by the military. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Fort Worden guard shack on path to restoration

Upgraded structure could be used for events, information

Friends of Fort Worden project lead and board member Bill Appleton, left, stands with local contractor Ty Hodge in front of the nearly completed restored guard shack that used to stand at the entrance of Fort Worden State Park when it was still used by the military. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)