Politics

Clallam County board could approve tax hikes

Small increases would make up difference in inflation

 

Bruce Hanify

Forks High School grad top choice for district judge

Commissioners send Charles “Bruce” Hanify’s name on for vetting

 

State voter turnout hits 84.1 percent, just shy of record

A record number of voters returned ballots in this month’s election, but the overall state… Continue reading

 

Peninsula counties both over 80 percent voter turnout

Clallam just over 82 percent; Jefferson almost at 89 percent

A group of about 25 supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held a rally at the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles on Sunday to show their support for the president-elect. The group mostly had drivers honk at them in support though a couple of drivers shouted insults about Biden as they drove by. Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election on Saturday by most news organizations, including The Associated Press. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

Boisterous for Biden, Harris

A group of about 25 supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held a rally at the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port… Continue reading

A group of about 25 supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held a rally at the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles on Sunday to show their support for the president-elect. The group mostly had drivers honk at them in support though a couple of drivers shouted insults about Biden as they drove by. Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election on Saturday by most news organizations, including The Associated Press. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County calls the race again

Voters choose winner for 10th straight year

About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Election celebrations across the Peninsula

Community members come out to show support for next president

About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Third ballot count leaves election outcomes unchanged

County voter turnout swells to over 76 percent

President-elect Joe Biden gestures on stage after speaking, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Joe Biden: Stumbles, tragedies and, now, delayed triumph

‘I sought this office to restore the soul of America’

  • Nov 7, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden gestures on stage after speaking, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

Harris is first woman elected vice president

  • Nov 7, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene

No signs he is ready to concede presidency

  • Nov 7, 2020
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, waves to the crowd as she formally launches her presidential campaign at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7,  as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected vice president

She and Biden will be sworn in Jan. 20.

  • Nov 7, 2020
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, waves to the crowd as she formally launches her presidential campaign at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7,  as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump defied gravity; now falls back to earth, future TBD

Donald Trump, who defied political gravity with his extraordinary rise from reality star and… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2020
President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
People celebrate in Times Square after former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was announced as the winner over Pres. Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in New York. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

EXPLAINER: Why AP called the 2020 election for Joe Biden

WHY AP CALLED THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR BIDEN: As Election Day ground on into “election week,” it… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2020
People celebrate in Times Square after former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was announced as the winner over Pres. Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in New York. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A campaign sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris stands in front of a vote sign showing former President Barack Obama near the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Biden transition team didn’t wait for verdict to get busy

Longtime aide had been leading efforts in anticipation of victory

  • Nov 7, 2020
A campaign sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris stands in front of a vote sign showing former President Barack Obama near the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

EXPLAINER: States still in play and what makes them that way

The Associated Press reviews

  • Nov 7, 2020
A canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The count goes on — with Biden on the cusp of presidency

Democrat has leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia

  • Nov 6, 2020
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the The Queen theater Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden on cusp of presidency after gains in Pennsylvania

Trump’s campaign insists election isn’t over

  • Nov 6, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the The Queen theater Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Changes approved with Clallam County charter

Commission elections switch again from district-only choices

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Secretary of State Kim Wyman wins 3rd term in Washington

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been reelected to a third term, continuing a more than… Continue reading

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