Politics

Clallam Planning Commission supports prohibition of pot sales in Joyce

A two-thirds majority of the Clallam County Planning Commission has backed a proposal to restrict marijuana sales in Joyce. The commission voted… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: Clallam officials to talk about pet licensing

Clallam County commissioners and Sheriff Bill Benedict will discuss the status of the county’s pet licensing program Monday. The commissioners’ work session will begin at… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend council eyes support for ballot levy on housing

The Port Townsend City Council will consider expressing support for Jefferson County’s Proposition 1, a bond measure to levy an additional property tax to provide… Continue reading

Washington mayors call for removal of Confederate reminders

Washington mayors call for removal of Confederate reminders

Mayors in two Washington cities took action Friday toward removing statues, monuments and signs honoring Confederate soldiers… Continue reading

Washington mayors call for removal of Confederate reminders
Elwha River mouth work funding in state capital budget

Elwha River mouth work funding in state capital budget

Funding that would help the Coastal Watershed Institute continue its restoration efforts east of the Elwha River mouth is delayed as the… Continue reading

Elwha River mouth work funding in state capital budget
Port Angeles council candidate drops out of November race, ‘conceding’ to opponent

Port Angeles council candidate drops out of November race, ‘conceding’ to opponent

Sequim business owner Todd Negus, who last week dropped out of the general election race for a Port Angeles City Council position… Continue reading

Port Angeles council candidate drops out of November race, ‘conceding’ to opponent
Council hopefuls talk taxes at Port Angeles Position 4 forum

Council hopefuls talk taxes at Port Angeles Position 4 forum

Two Port Angeles City Council hopefuls answered questions with little difficulty and shared many of the same views during a Port Angeles… Continue reading

Council hopefuls talk taxes at Port Angeles Position 4 forum
Port Angeles pool puts item on ballot: Voters asked to approve debt for expansion

Port Angeles pool puts item on ballot: Voters asked to approve debt for expansion

Voters will be asked Nov. 7 to take William Shore Memorial Pool to the next level eight years after they saved it… Continue reading

Port Angeles pool puts item on ballot: Voters asked to approve debt for expansion
Kilmer discusses jet warfare range at town hall meeting

Kilmer discusses jet warfare range at town hall meeting

EDITOR’S NOTE: This has been corrected to show that Rep. Derek Kilmer has not taken a position on the Navy’s electronic warfare range project. PORT… Continue reading

Kilmer discusses jet warfare range at town hall meeting

North Olympic Legislative Alliance aims for one voice on issues; selects officers

A coalition of officials aiming to give Clallam County a unified voice on state and federal issues announced its official formation this… Continue reading

Health care the focus of Kilmer town hall gathering in Chimacum

Health care dominated the discussion at a town hall with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer on Sunday, followed by his support of a… Continue reading

Incumbent concedes election; Whetham says ‘voters have spoken’

Incumbent concedes election; Whetham says ‘voters have spoken’

The lone Port Angeles City Council incumbent in the Aug. 1 primary election conceded defeat Wednesday in light of Tuesday evening’s initial… Continue reading

Incumbent concedes election; Whetham says ‘voters have spoken’
Van Hoover, McComas headed for hospital panel election after initial primary count

Van Hoover, McComas headed for hospital panel election after initial primary count

Fewer than 300 votes separated the two top finishers in the initial count of ballots for the Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission seat.… Continue reading

Van Hoover, McComas headed for hospital panel election after initial primary count
Port Angeles votes for sales tax to fund road repairs

Port Angeles votes for sales tax to fund road repairs

Port Angeles residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of a sales tax hike the city would use to fix its worst roads. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles votes for sales tax to fund road repairs

Outcomes unchanged after second count of Clallam primary ballots

Primary election results remained unchanged after Clallam County election officials conducted the last big count of ballots for the lowest turnout of… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles candidates discuss selling assets, other issues

Port of Port Angeles candidates discuss selling assets, other issues

The two candidates for Port of Port Angeles commissioner took different tacks on the direction the port should take on selling the tax… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles candidates discuss selling assets, other issues

Final count of ballots changes no outcomes in Jefferson

An updated count of Jefferson County primary votes Thursday narrowed some vote margins but didn’t change any outcomes from Tuesday’s count. Cheri… Continue reading

Jefferson voter turnout low for primary election

Quite a few voters didn’t weigh in on primary election ballots on the North Olympic Peninsula. It was the lowest turnout in years in Jefferson… Continue reading

Wilma Hackman

McKay, Hackman tops in initial primary ballot count for Chimacum School District

Jack McKay and Wilma Hackman apparently will face off in November for Position 5 on the Chimacum School District. In the initial count… Continue reading

Wilma Hackman
Clallam primary: Moran-Negus, French-Oppelt lineup for Port Angeles City Council

Clallam primary: Moran-Negus, French-Oppelt lineup for Port Angeles City Council

Voters narrowed down the choices for two Port Angeles City Council seats tonight and approved a sales tax increase to fund a… Continue reading

Clallam primary: Moran-Negus, French-Oppelt lineup for Port Angeles City Council