Politics

Inslee signs bill curbing debt-based license suspensions

Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a measure aimed at preventing tens of thousands of people a year… Continue reading

New law offers prison alternatives for mentally ill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that will soon offer an alternative to prison for people with a serious… Continue reading

Council members look to election

Most city office-holders plan to run in November

Pam Adams

Three new members to be elected to Port Townsend City Council

Sandoval, Adams, Speser decide not to run in November

Pam Adams
Colleen McAleer.

Port incumbents report plans

Commission hopefuls prepare for filing period

Colleen McAleer.

Governor signs bill banning Native mascots

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to ban the use of Native American names, symbols and images as school… Continue reading

State allocates $20 million for Port Hadlock sewer project

The state Legislature has allocated $20.175 million to the Port Hadlock sewer project, bringing it to within about $2 million to move… Continue reading

Daffodils bloom outside the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Wednesday, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State House approves new tax on capital gains

A new tax on capital gains would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds… Continue reading

Daffodils bloom outside the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Wednesday, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Legislature passes bill to give voting rights to parolees

State lawmakers have voted to automatically restore voting rights to people who have been released from prison… Continue reading

FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file photo, Seattle Police SWAT team officers stand behind an armored vehicle in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Lawmakers are on the cusp of overhauling policing and police accountability in Washington state, acting with unusual urgency to curb bad behavior by officers following last year's turbulent protests for racial justice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Lawmakers in Olympia on verge of major policing overhaul

Lawmakers are on the cusp of overhauling policing and police accountability in Washington state, acting with unusual… Continue reading

FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file photo, Seattle Police SWAT team officers stand behind an armored vehicle in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Lawmakers are on the cusp of overhauling policing and police accountability in Washington state, acting with unusual urgency to curb bad behavior by officers following last year's turbulent protests for racial justice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

King County approves grocery worker pandemic pay

The King County Council has approved $4-per-hour pay raises for grocery workers in unincorporated areas of the county during the… Continue reading

State House approves bill for Billy Frank Jr. statue

A statue honoring the late Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually tribal member who championed treaty rights and protecting the environment,… Continue reading

State House approves measure to limit evictions

The state House has approved a measure that would require landlords to provide a valid reason for ending certain leases… Continue reading

OlyCAP executive director to speak to Port Townsend Rotary

Cherish Cronmiller will present “Homeless Camps and Other Solutions” at a meeting of the Port Townsend Rotary Club at noon Tuesday. Cronmiller,… Continue reading

State revenue forecast rosier than expected

Employment growth expected by mid-2021

Bills to rein in governor’s powers fizzle out in state Legislature

It’s been one year since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the… Continue reading

Port Angeles considers ordering hazard pay for grocery workers

Eyes are on Seattle challenge of similar law; first reading April 6

Senate OKs bill making police intervene to stop undue force

The state Senate has approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer… Continue reading