Politics

Port Townsend City Council field remains contest-free

The Port Townsend City Council has three positions up for election this year, but so far that field is free of contested… Continue reading

Second Port Angeles council contest forms

A second contested Port Angeles City Council race surfaced Thursday as candidate filing week for the Nov. 7 general election heads into… Continue reading

So far, 22 seats lack candidates in Jefferson County

As the filing deadline approaches, no candidates have filed for 22 elected offices in Jefferson County. Today’s final deadline for candidates to… Continue reading

Forks mayor post among races developing in Clallam County

A race for Forks mayor has surfaced for the Nov. 7 general election as candidate filing week passed its midpoint Wednesday. Tim… Continue reading

Primary race shapes up in Clallam County

Candidate filing week for the Nov. 7 general election continued Tuesday as the first Aug. 1 primary election emerged and the first… Continue reading

Contested races form for Port of Port Townsend

Two contested races have shaped up on the Port of Port Townsend commission, with incumbents for both open positions filing for re-election… Continue reading

Candidates start filing for slew of public offices in Clallam

Candidates began filing Monday for a multitude of general election offices up for grabs throughout Clallam County in the Nov. 7 general… Continue reading

Few contests emerge as filing week begins in Jefferson County

Only two positions are contested so far out of the 54 offices open in Jefferson County for the Nov. 7 general election.… Continue reading

Little activity as lawmakers end third week of special session

Little activity as lawmakers end third week of special session

Washington lawmakers closed out their third week of special session and so far have little… Continue reading

Little activity as lawmakers end third week of special session
Todd Negus

Second contested Port Angeles council race forms

The interest of a Port Angeles resident who runs a Sequim business will turn an open Port Angeles City Council seat into… Continue reading

Todd Negus
Bruce Erlwein

Announced candidate ineligible, drops out of Port Angeles council race

Bruce Erlwein, who had announced his intention to run for Port Angeles City Council earlier this month, won’t file for the Nov.… Continue reading

Bruce Erlwein

Candidate filing week begins Monday

Potential candidates for public office have their pick among 92 nonpartisan elected positions that are up for grabs in Clallam and Jefferson counties during candidate… Continue reading

Colleen McAleer

McAleer to run for re-election to Port of Port Angeles seat

Port of Port Angeles District 1 Commissioner Colleen McAleer announced Monday she intends to run for re-election this year. McAleer, president of… Continue reading

Colleen McAleer
Fueled by Trump order, Interior identifies 27 monuments for possible end to protections

Fueled by Trump order, Interior identifies 27 monuments for possible end to protections

The Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments, mostly in Western states, that it is reviewing for possible changes to the protections created… Continue reading

Fueled by Trump order, Interior identifies 27 monuments for possible end to protections
Ariel Speser

Attorney announces run for Port Townsend council seat

Attorney Ariel Speser has announced she will run for a seat on the Port Townsend City Council. Speser, 32, has registered with… Continue reading

Ariel Speser
Bruce Erlwein

Second contest emerges for Port Angeles City Council seat

A second contested race has emerged for one of four open Port Angeles City Council positions. Port Angeles native and 12-year Navy… Continue reading

Bruce Erlwein

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Bill attempts to break deadlock

The state Legislature officially started a special session last Monday but there hasn’t been much of the expected negotiations about funding public education… Continue reading

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation

The Jefferson County Democrats are seeing an uptick in participation, said the newly elected chairman. Former Vice Chair Marty Gilmore, who was… Continue reading

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation
Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

A bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to clear a prostitution conviction even if they’ve… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017
Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers start extra session today for operating budget, education funding

Don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for state lawmakers to finish up work on the budget. The state Legislature finished out its… Continue reading