Politics

Clallam County eyes new district borders

Five-member commission to draw boundaries

Sequim City Council member Dennis Smith, seen in 2019 at a groundbreaking for the West Fir Street Rehabilitation Project, announced his resignation Friday due to personal reasons. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Former Sequim mayor resigns from city council

Dennis Smith cites personal, family reasons

Sequim City Council member Dennis Smith, seen in 2019 at a groundbreaking for the West Fir Street Rehabilitation Project, announced his resignation Friday due to personal reasons. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
The Capitol in Olympia where members of the National Guard work with the Washington State Patrol to protect the Capitol campus ahead of the state Legislature opening its 2021 legislative session Monday, as several protests and rallies are expected. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Washington state Legislature convenes under tight security

Security fencing at the state Capitol was defended by National Guard members Monday as the Legislature convened amid concerns that armed groups might… Continue reading

The Capitol in Olympia where members of the National Guard work with the Washington State Patrol to protect the Capitol campus ahead of the state Legislature opening its 2021 legislative session Monday, as several protests and rallies are expected. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

EYE ON CONGRESS: Congress starts its legislative year

Both chambers will debate government funding this week and may also take up a COVID-19 relief package. The Senate will vote on the… Continue reading

Washington’s 12 electors cast votes for Biden, Harris

Washington’s 12 electors on Monday unanimously cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice… Continue reading

Chapman elected to committee chair

State Rep. Mike Chapman has been elected chair of the state House Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Chapman, a Port… Continue reading

Clallam County board could approve tax hikes

Small increases would make up difference in inflation

Bruce Hanify

Forks High School grad top choice for district judge

Commissioners send Charles “Bruce” Hanify’s name on for vetting

Bruce Hanify

State voter turnout hits 84.1 percent, just shy of record

A record number of voters returned ballots in this month’s election, but the overall state… Continue reading

Peninsula counties both over 80 percent voter turnout

Clallam just over 82 percent; Jefferson almost at 89 percent

A group of about 25 supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held a rally at the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles on Sunday to show their support for the president-elect. The group mostly had drivers honk at them in support though a couple of drivers shouted insults about Biden as they drove by. Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election on Saturday by most news organizations, including The Associated Press. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

Boisterous for Biden, Harris

A group of about 25 supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held a rally at the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port… Continue reading

A group of about 25 supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held a rally at the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles on Sunday to show their support for the president-elect. The group mostly had drivers honk at them in support though a couple of drivers shouted insults about Biden as they drove by. Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election on Saturday by most news organizations, including The Associated Press. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County calls the race again

Voters choose winner for 10th straight year

About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Election celebrations across the Peninsula

Community members come out to show support for next president

About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Third ballot count leaves election outcomes unchanged

County voter turnout swells to over 76 percent

President-elect Joe Biden gestures on stage after speaking, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Joe Biden: Stumbles, tragedies and, now, delayed triumph

‘I sought this office to restore the soul of America’

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President-elect Joe Biden gestures on stage after speaking, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

Harris is first woman elected vice president

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene

No signs he is ready to concede presidency

  • Nov 7, 2020
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, waves to the crowd as she formally launches her presidential campaign at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7,  as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected vice president

She and Biden will be sworn in Jan. 20.

  • Nov 7, 2020
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, waves to the crowd as she formally launches her presidential campaign at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7,  as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump defied gravity; now falls back to earth, future TBD

Donald Trump, who defied political gravity with his extraordinary rise from reality star and… Continue reading

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President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)