Long-term care program legislation now in Senate

Legislation that establishes a long-term care program by having workers pay 0.58 percent of their wages into a trust account is supported by… Continue reading


Howard Schultz exploring his vision for possible independent presidency

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday offered his vision for what an independent… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019


School district bonds voting requirements to remain the same

Supermajority still required after state Senate vote fails


Local legislators support statewide plastic bag ban

The three 24th District state legislators who represent Clallam and Jefferson counties said they support legislation to ban plastic carryout bags statewide and… Continue reading

Inslee bid called good for state: Area legislators comment on governor’s campaign for president

Gov. Jay Inslee’s bid for the presidency will bring attention to both the state and the critical issue of climate change, said local… Continue reading

Inslee eyes national climate fight, has struggled at home

Governor’s ‘Climate Mission Tour’ starts today

  • Mar 5, 2019

Senate approves Inslee’s clean energy bill

Measure aims to drop fossil fuels from state’s electricity supply by 2045

  • Mar 5, 2019

Initiative to expand hydrogen fuel production unanimously passes state Senate

Source would be excess renewable energy from public utility districts

Peninsula’s state legislators differ on gun bill

Measure would prohibit large-capacity magazines

51st state movement highlights cultural divide in state

Robert Brown is a resident of Stevens County in Eastern Washington, but he believes the policies coming out of Olympia don’t reflect what… Continue reading

Senate, House Democrats sign on to joint memorials seeking to avert nuclear war

State Democratic lawmakers have asked Congress to ensure the president does not have the sole authority to launch a nuclear strike, except in… Continue reading

Bill prohibits eyeball tattoos

‘Not a joke,’ says Tharinger

  • Feb 24, 2019

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to aid Southern Resident orcas

Measure would establish a 650-yard ‘no-go’ zone for whale watchers until at least 2023

House panel advances limits on vaccine exemptions

A House committee has advanced a measure that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

State Legislature about to warm up after snow

Local lawmakers discuss plastic bags, jobs, death penalty

State Senate passes death penalty repeal bill

The state Senate has approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty just months after… Continue reading

Port Angeles students ask lawmakers to eliminate supermajority for bonds

Students from Port Angeles High School recently testified in Olympia, telling state lawmakers that there is a need to remove the supermajority… Continue reading

Jefferson County voters approve annexation, school measures

Voters approved annexation of Port Townsend into the East Jefferson Fire Rescue District by a large margin in the first count of… Continue reading

Peninsula legislators comment on public disclosure, suicide bills

The North Olympic Peninsula’s three Democratic state legislators took differing views last week on a proposed Senate bill to exempt legislative records including… Continue reading

New judge makes history: Lauren Erickson first female Superior Court judge in Clallam County

Lauren Erickson made history when she was sworn in as the first female Superior Court judge to serve on the bench in… Continue reading