Politics

How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule,… Continue reading

Washington state House, Senate pass major bills

State requires sex ed, takes gun safety measures, bans free plastic bags

EYE ON CONGRESS: Senate takes on coronavirus economic aid

The Senate will take up bills on coronavirus economic aid and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this week, and the House is tentatively… Continue reading

Biden declared winner over Sanders in Washington state

Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared winner over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary as additional results were… Continue reading

GOP county leader running for legislative seat

SEQUIM— A Clallam County Republican Party leader from Sequim, who was chairing the county party when it sanctioned then-Republican Mike Chapman, is running against Chapman… Continue reading

Legislation would make feminine hygiene products tax-free

Senate Bill 5147 heads to the governor’s desk

  • Mar 13, 2020

Protesters urge governor to veto sex education legislation

Opponents of the law ignore warnings to avoid crowds amid COVID-19 outbreak

  • Mar 13, 2020

Biden takes lead in Clallam Democratic primary

Former vice president also ahead statewide

Bernie Sanders leads Joe Biden in Jefferson County

Former VP likely to earn Democratic nomination

Sue Forde announces candidacy for state representative

SEQUIM— Clallam County Republican chair Sue Forde has announced candidacy for the District 24 legislative seat now held by Democrat Mike Chapman. Her priorities are… Continue reading

Sanders ahead in Washington state while Biden sweeps other states

Jefferson County goes for Sanders; Clallam County for Biden

Legislature approves carve out for media on birth date disclosure

The state Legislature has passed a bill that exempts birth dates of state and local government employees from disclosure under… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020

Legislature eases penalties for intentional HIV exposure

The state Legislature has approved a bill that reduces the crime of intentionally exposing a sexual… Continue reading

Legislature promotes timber industry’s carbon reduction

Legislation would make sector more competitive amid carbon-emission fees

Presidential primary in Clallam County

Clallam County acting Elections Manager Damon Townsend sorts through primary election ballots Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Clallam County Courthouse in… Continue reading

Presidential primary in Jefferson County

Jefferson County resident Sarah Haull drops off her presidential primary ballot at the ballot dropbox behind the Jefferson County Courthouse on Tuesday… Continue reading

State Legislature bans single-use plastic bags

Measure stopping free single-use plastic bags passes

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Legislature OKs $100 million for coronavirus response

Bill not yet sent to the governor’s office for signing as of Monday

A voter drops off a ballot at the Clallam County Courthouse in this 2018 file photo. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News file)

State voters set to choose presidential contender

Voting open until 8 tonight in Clallam, Jefferson

A voter drops off a ballot at the Clallam County Courthouse in this 2018 file photo. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News file)