Politics

Washington passes first voter-approved sex ed mandate in US

Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats’ wide-ranging mandate for public schools to stand… Continue reading

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump files lawsuits as Biden’s lead grows

President calls for a halt in counting ballots

  • Nov 4, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Danny Romero, left, and Petal Ruch, both of Port Angeles, fill out ballots at portable polling stations at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles on Election Day. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Danny Romero, left, and Petal Ruch, both of Port Angeles, fill out ballots at portable polling stations at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles on Election Day. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Angi Klahn, left, Clallam County Auditor's Office accountant, helped process voter registration Friday for Seth Russell, formerly of Santa Cruz, Calif., who recently moved to Port Angeles with his partner and her brother. (Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News)

President, state offices on ballot with local races

Turnout exceeds 70 percent in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Angi Klahn, left, Clallam County Auditor's Office accountant, helped process voter registration Friday for Seth Russell, formerly of Santa Cruz, Calif., who recently moved to Port Angeles with his partner and her brother. (Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Bar Association rates judge candidates

Attorneys score incumbent Erickson above challenger Dublin

Financial contributions reported in judge race

The only countywide seat up for election in Clallam County features two candidates who are running largely self-financed campaigns. As of Friday,… Continue reading

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Chapman, Forde tactics differ in contest

Incumbent,challenger file financial reports

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Commission hopefuls close in fundraising

County race candidates file financial reports

Finances reported in PUD race

Warchests differ for the two candidates vying for a six-year Clallam County Public Utility District position in Tuesday’s general election. Patti Morris,… Continue reading

State representative, position 1 finances

The following campaign finance information for state House of Representative Position 1 candidates Mike Chapman and Sue Forde is collected by the state Public Disclosure… Continue reading

Voter turnout over 68 percent in Clallam County

Clallam County posted a general election voter turnout of 68.7 percent on the eve of the weekend, while Jefferson County maintained its lead as tops… Continue reading

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Money tracked in 24th contest

Tharinger’s cash, Pruiett’s donors

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24th District state House candidates’ contributions reported

The following campaign finance information for 24th District state House candidates Brian Pruiett and Steve Tharinger is collected by the state Public Disclosure Commission. Detailed… Continue reading

Jefferson voter turnout highest in state at 73.9 percent; Clallam at 64 percent

Jefferson County maintained its lead as tops in the state for voter turnout on Thursday with 73.9 percent, while Clallam County posted a general election… Continue reading

Van De Wege, Beauvais air views in Forks

Jobs, housing, COVID-19 discussed over Zoom

Clallam voter turnout nears 60 percent; Jefferson tops 71 percent

Drop boxes at some sites are being emptied several times a day. The U.S. Postal Service brings more in daily. Ballots continued on Wednesday to… Continue reading

Jefferson County voter turnout tops 71 percent

Drop boxes at some sites are being emptied several times a day. The U.S. Postal Service brings more in daily. Ballots continued on Wednesday to… Continue reading

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Clallam County election workers Ame Cochnauer, right, and Thomas Newton, did their second of at least three ballot pickups Monday from two drop-off boxes outside the courthouse that hold a combined 1,200 ballots.

Ballots flooding Peninsula elections offices

Early voting records shattered across nation

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Clallam County election workers Ame Cochnauer, right, and Thomas Newton, did their second of at least three ballot pickups Monday from two drop-off boxes outside the courthouse that hold a combined 1,200 ballots.

Officials encourage vigilance on election misinformation

No reports of any breaches of state’s election systems