Politics

More than $2.7 million proposed for transition in governor’s office

Preparation for newly elected requires about half-year, large budget

  • Dec 20, 2023
  • By Laurel Demkovich Washington State Standard
  • Regional News

Ballot measure would help police with pursuits

Police in Washington state would gain more leeway to pursue suspected criminals under an initiative supporters delivered to the Secretary of State’s Office.… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield Washington State Standard
  • Regional News
Adam Bernbaum, D-Port Angeles.

Bernbaum aims for state seat

Ex-legislative assistant now House candidate

Adam Bernbaum, D-Port Angeles.

Chapman supports all three Democrats vying for his seat

State Rep. Mike Chapman has thrown his support to all three Democratic contenders who have said they are vying for his District… Continue reading

Marcia Kelbon.

Kelbon to run for state Senate

Candidate seeks Van De Wege’s seat

Marcia Kelbon.
Drew MacEwen.

State Sen. MacEwen enters Congress race

Republican represents rural Mason County

Drew MacEwen.

Ferguson campaign finance saga not quite over

A state campaign watchdog has put off action on a proposed deal to dismiss complaints against Attorney General Bob Ferguson stemming from his… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield Washington State Standard
  • Regional News
State Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, left, speaks in support of Eric Pickens, D-Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
State Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, left, speaks in support of Eric Pickens, D-Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Jefferson County District 1 Commissioner Kate Dean has formally declared her campaign for Washington’s 6th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor. Kilmer announced last month he would not seek re-election in 2024. (Kate Dean for Congress)

Kate Dean seeking seat in US Congress

‘Rural issues matter’ PT Democrat says

Jefferson County District 1 Commissioner Kate Dean has formally declared her campaign for Washington’s 6th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor. Kilmer announced last month he would not seek re-election in 2024. (Kate Dean for Congress)

Advocacy groups press for legislative action

Ahead of every legislative session, dozens of nonprofits, industry groups, unions and government agencies let lawmakers know what they want done — more… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2023
  • By Laurel Demkovich Washington State Standard

Crime, taxes are on tap at Legislature

Hearings offer preview of issues for this session

Next Clallam ballot count set for Wednesday

The next ballot counts on the North Olympic Peninsula will be on Wednesday in Clallam County and Nov. 28 in Jefferson County, according to county… Continue reading

Matt Roberson

PA Republican aims to win Legislative seat

Deputy prosecutor lists public safety, education as major issues

Matt Roberson

Election outcomes unchanged

General election outcomes on the North Olympic Peninsula were unchanged after the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office counted more ballots from the Nov. 7 election on… Continue reading

Nate Tyler.

Makah Tribal Council member seeks state legislative position

Nate Tyler announces his candidacy for area’s 24th District

Nate Tyler.

Kellso maintains slight lead in Clallam parks district contest

The Clallam County Parks and Recreation District 1 race for the Position 3 seat remained close after a fourth counts of ballots Tuesday in the… Continue reading

Derek Kilmer.
Derek Kilmer.

Beauvais maintains solid lead for reelection to Port Angeles port

Incumbent Connie Beauvais of Joyce appeared to be on her way to a third term as the District 3 representative on the… Continue reading

Butler, Downer, Rutter win Sequim council seats

Sequim City Council candidates Dan Butler, Kathy Downer and Harmony Rutter, all backed by the Sequim Good Governance League (SGGL), were on hand… Continue reading