Politics

Jefferson Primary: Van Hoover-McComas in contest for Jefferson Healthcare commission

Cheri Van Hoover and Bruce J. McComas appear headed for a general election showdown for a seat on the Jefferson Healthcare hospital… Continue reading

State representative discusses capital budget holdup

State representative discusses capital budget holdup

State Rep. Mike Chapman doesn’t understand why the state Senate refuses to vote on the state capital budget, he told those attending… Continue reading

State representative discusses capital budget holdup

Today final day to vote in Jefferson County election

Today is the day. If you have yet to return your primary election ballot you have until 8 tonight to do so.… Continue reading

Today final day to vote in Clallam election

Today is the day. If you have yet to return your primary election ballot you have until 8 tonight to do so.… Continue reading

Voter turnout at more than 23 percent in Jefferson as Election Day looms

Voters have three days left to return their ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office had received a total… Continue reading

Voter turnout tops 20 percent in Clallam as Election Day looms

Voters have three days left to return their ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. As of Friday, 20.61 percent of registered voters in… Continue reading

Shoona Riggs

Candidate challenge rejected; Port Angeles port incumbent plans to refile complaint against challenger

Colleen McAleer, incumbent Port of Port Angeles commissioner, said Thursday she will refile her campaign’s voter registration challenge against her general election… Continue reading

Shoona Riggs
Jake Oppelt

Port Angeles City Council hopeful says misdemeanors in past ‘minor instances’

Jake Oppelt, an Aug. 1 primary election candidate for Port Angeles City Council, has misdemeanor convictions for a hit-and-run unattended vehicle and… Continue reading

Jake Oppelt

Clallam Auditor’s Office rejects election challenge

Clallam County Auditor Shoona Riggs has rejected a voter registration challenge by the campaign of incumbent Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Colleen… Continue reading

Millions of dollars for Peninsula held up by lack of state capital budget

An impasse in the state Legislature over the $4 billion capital construction budget and water rights could mean delays for state-funded projects in… Continue reading

Candidate residency challenged; Port Angeles port hopeful agrees address incorrect on form but says he lives in district

Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Colleen McAleer’s campaign has filed a voter registration challenge against her general election opponent, Michael Cobb. She… Continue reading

More than 12 percent return ballots in Clallam, 13 percent in Jefferson

More than 12 percent of registered voters in Clallam County have returned ballots in the Aug. 1 primary election. The Clallam County… Continue reading

Tougher distracted driving law to take effect in Washington

Tougher distracted driving law to take effect in Washington

Washington drivers will have to put down their phones or else face tougher penalties under a… Continue reading

Tougher distracted driving law to take effect in Washington

Legislature apparently letting clock run out on session

The political rancor at the state Legislature is likely to go right to the bitter end,… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission candidates agree on single-payer system

Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission candidates agree on single-payer system

All three Primary Election candidates running for the Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission favor a single-payer system and all three are pro-choice, they said… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission candidates agree on single-payer system
All six hopefuls for Port Angeles City Council against switch to second-class city status

All six hopefuls for Port Angeles City Council against switch to second-class city status

All six Port Angeles City Council candidates in the Aug. 1 primary election said at a forum this week they oppose the… Continue reading

All six hopefuls for Port Angeles City Council against switch to second-class city status
Port Angeles City Council candidates debate fluoridation, opioids, trees

Port Angeles City Council candidates debate fluoridation, opioids, trees

Three candidates for a Port Angeles City Council Position 2 seat staked out positions on water fluoridation, opioid use and Lincoln Park… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council candidates debate fluoridation, opioids, trees

Forum to air primary candidate views tonight in Chimacum

Candidates for the Chimacum School Board and Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission will answer questions from the community at an open forum tonight. Hosted… Continue reading

Water ruling debate holds up state capital budget

All might seem quiet now that the state Legislature has passed and Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a two-year operating budget. While the… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee vetoes tax break for manufacturers

Gov. Inslee vetoes tax break for manufacturers

A plan to give manufacturers the same tax cut that the Legislature previously gave to Boeing… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee vetoes tax break for manufacturers