Politics

Appointed Port Angeles School Board member drops out of race

Appointed Port Angeles School Board member Bill Kindler will not seek a full term, eliminating a contest for the Aug. 6 primary.… Continue reading

State budgets get signature, warning from governor

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed the state’s capital, operating and transportation budgets, officially designating funds — and tax increases… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2019

Election filing ends in Clallam County

Incumbent Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias almost made it through filing week without drawing an opponent for the Nov. 5 general election.… Continue reading

Election filing ends in Jefferson County

One race heads for primary ballot

Contested election races grow to 10 in Clallam County

The number of contested races in the Nov. 5 general election grew to 10 by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, with 4:30 p.m. today… Continue reading

10 more file for Jefferson County elected positions

Day two of filing week saw 10 additional candidates add their names to the growing list of candidates who have filed with… Continue reading

Charter Review seats prompt Clallam candidate filings

Two also file for Port Angeles City Council

State lawmakers approve plan to fix mental health system

Budget includes $118 million for new facilities, expanding existing ones

  • May 8, 2019

State approves funds for Peninsula-wide behavioral health facility

Center to be operated by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Olympic Medical Center, Jefferson Healthcare

Public health care option headed to governor for signature

‘Cascade Care’ would create state-contracted insurance to be offered by 2021

  • May 1, 2019

Affirmative action initiative passes Legislature

Approval is followed quickly by filing of referendum to repeal

  • Apr 30, 2019

Lawmakers adjourn 105-day legislative session

$52.4 billion budget passes House on 57-41 vote after clearing Senate 27-21

Inslee pursues methodical buildup to a long 2020 campaign

Sit down in New Hampshire for a leading liberal podcast. Tour flood damage in Iowa.… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

State lawmakers view new affirmative-action initiative

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe among supporters of measure

Bill to let parents give medical marijuana to their students clears state Senate

Proposed change to cannabis testing rules also passes chamber

  • Apr 16, 2019

State House approves 100 percent clean energy in Washington by 2045

Heads back to Senate for final vote

  • Apr 16, 2019

Native American health care bill heads for governor’s desk

Measure had unanimous votes in both chambers

Inslee: Forget impeaching Trump. Vote him out

By Bill Barrow The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee wants his party to scrap any thoughts of impeaching President Donald Trump and instead… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019