Politics

Port Angeles city attorney struggles with definition of profanity

Bill Bloor is preparing guiding principles for City Council members on a ban against use of profanity that they imposed on themselves.

Inslee, Bryant differ on minimum wage

Inslee said increases should be spread across the state, while Bryant countered they should vary by region.

Tharinger, Alger opposed on capital gains tax, minimum wage

Position 2 state Rep. Steve Tharinger, 67, the longtime incumbent Democrat, said he’s for the increases, while John Alger, 62, who filed as an “independent-GOP party” candidate, said he’s opposed.

State Supreme Court justices decry tactics

Justice Mary Yu and Chief Justice Barbara Madsen say opponents focus on the McCleary and other decisions.

Richards, Johnson to face off for Clallam County commissioner race in November

In a third count of ballots Tuesday, Johnson edged Gabe Rygaard by 192 votes in the top-two primary for a spot on the ballot.

Ethics complaint against Port Angeles mayor withdrawn

Fluoridation opponent Marolee Smith dropped her ethics complaint Friday against Mayor Patrick Downie just as an ethics board was preparing to hear her allegations.

Lawsuit: State does too little for developmentally disabled

Filing alleges that the state’s failure to place the developmentally disabled in the living arrangements they seek violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Candidates for 24th District state Senate seat clash on minimum wage

Kevin Van De Wege said he supports statewide Initiative 1433, while Danille Turissini is against it.

Jefferson County tops in state for primary election voter turnout

After the second count of ballots Friday, Jefferson County had a 48.04 percent voter turnout, with 11,361 voters returning ballots out of the 23,649 mailed.

Johnson widens margin for spot on November ballot for Clallam County commissioner

Randy Johnson is closer to securing a place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in the Port Angeles-area District 2 Clallam County commission race after 6,000 additional ballots in Tuesday’s primary election were counted Friday.

Johnson widens margin for general election ballot spot in Clallam County commission race

Line-up for November ballot in the ClallamCounty commission race is Ron Richards and Randy Johnson after second of ballots, but 2,954 ballots are left to count.

Dean, Thomas to face off in November race for Jefferson County commission seat

Democrat Kate Dean won 61.57 percent of the votes and fellow Democrat Tim Thomas won 20.13 percent in the first count of primary ballots.

U.S. Rep. Kilmer, challenger to advance to Nov. 8 general election

Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat who grew up in Port Angeles, won 58.65 percent. Bloom, an accountant and a Navy veteran living in Tacoma, won 23.8 percent.

Chapman, Vrable appear headed for general election in race for 24th District state legislative seat

Democratic Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman won 46 percent of the votes in the initial count of ballots Tuesday while Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable had 37 percent.

Governor, senate races set; others await results after primary election

Secretary of state’s office spokesman: “By Friday, you should pretty much know the top two finishers in all the races.”

Richards awaits news of opponent for Clallam County commissioner race

Ron Richards was the top choice in the first count of primary ballots with 37.54 percent, but Randy Johnson and Gabe Rygaard are running close.

Chapman, Vrable ahead in race for Legislative District 24 state representative seat

Clallam County commissioner Mike Chapman won more than 45 percent of the vote and Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable took more than 36 percent Tuesday.

Clallam County commissioners discuss rules for short-term rentals; public hearing planned

The panel has agreed to set a public hearing for a draft ordinance regulating vacation rentals that the planning commission recommended for approval.

Dean, Thomas win spot on general election ballot for Jefferson County commission seat

Democrat Kate Dean won a whopping 61.57 percent of the vote and fellow Democrat Tim Thomas won 20.13 percent in the top-two primary election race for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County commission.

Kilmer to face Bloom in general election

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and challenger Todd A. Bloom will advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the 6th Congressional District seat.