Politics

Peninsula hospitals oppose staffing legislation

Proposal would require set ratios for nurses to patients

 

Derek Kilmer.

Fix Congress panel expires, but chair hopes work will continue

Kilmer led effort to improve lawmaking body

 

Bill would tighten DUI limit

Peninsula law enforcement reacts to proposed legislation

 

Utah reports law improved safety

By Paul Gottlieb Special to Peninsula Daily News Washington’s new DUI law would be modeled after a 6-year-old Utah statute that is the first of… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2023
  • By Paul Gottlieb Special to Peninsula Daily News
Paul Gottlieb.

Special legislative coverage

Former Senior Reporter Paul Gottlieb has been coaxed out of retirement to cover the state legislative session for the Peninsula Daily News.… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb.

Abortion measures among early bill filings

State Legislature opens its biennial budget season

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • By Paul Gottlieb for Peninsula Daily News
Mike Chapman.

Police, housing to be priorities

Chapman outlines Democrats’ plans

Mike Chapman.

Jefferson County election outcomes unchanged after new ballot count

Voter turnout now at 61.6 percent

Greg Brotherton, left, and Marcia Kelbon.

Brotherton leads Kelbon for county seat

Incumbent has 68 percent of vote; challenger awaiting more counts

Greg Brotherton, left, and Marcia Kelbon.
Mike Chapman, left, and Sue Forde.

Chapman, Tharinger are leading state races

Incumbents appear headed for re-election

Mike Chapman, left, and Sue Forde.
Bill Peach, left, and Mike French.

County hopefuls await ballot counts

French leads Peach in race for Clallam commissioner position

Bill Peach, left, and Mike French.
Will Purser, left, and Ken Hays.

Ken Hays ahead for Clallam PUD spot

Purser highlights his time on commission

Will Purser, left, and Ken Hays.
Joe Nole, left, and Art Frank.

Nole takes commanding lead in race for sheriff

Tally 68 to 32 percent; next count today

Joe Nole, left, and Art Frank.

North Olympic Peninsula turnout high

Voter turnout in both North Olympic Peninsula counties greatly surpassed the statewide turnout in Tuesday’s general election. Clallam County had a 49.75 percent voter turnout… Continue reading

Election worker Phyllis Lawyer of Sequim sorts ballots on Tuesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Election worker Phyllis Lawyer of Sequim sorts ballots on Tuesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
This combo of images shows Republican challenger Matt Larkin, left, in an image provided by Campaign for Matt Larkin, and U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., 8th District, in Issaquah, Wash., on July 30, 2022. (Mark Andrew/The Campaign for Matt Larkin, left, and Kori Suzuki/The Seattle Times via The Associated Press)

Two races in Washington state could tip scales in Congress

Control of Congress could come down to one or two seats in Washington, but the state’s vote-by-mail system means final results likely won’t… Continue reading

This combo of images shows Republican challenger Matt Larkin, left, in an image provided by Campaign for Matt Larkin, and U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., 8th District, in Issaquah, Wash., on July 30, 2022. (Mark Andrew/The Campaign for Matt Larkin, left, and Kori Suzuki/The Seattle Times via The Associated Press)

Democrat, independent vie for Washington secretary of state

Democrats are trying to win the secretary of state’s office in an election for the first time in six decades after Republicans failed… Continue reading

Boxes of signatures are displayed after a news conference hosted by Citizens for Voter ID at the Nebraska Capitol building on July 7, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives. (Noah Riffe/Lincoln Journal Star via The Associated Press)

Voting laws at issue as states decide scores of ballot items

Voters in several states are weighing in on fundamental questions about how future elections will function as scores of ballot measures addressing an array of… Continue reading

Boxes of signatures are displayed after a news conference hosted by Citizens for Voter ID at the Nebraska Capitol building on July 7, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives. (Noah Riffe/Lincoln Journal Star via The Associated Press)