Politics

A few competitive races could change control of state Legislature

A few competitive races could change control of state Legislature

State Democrats hope to regain control of the Senate and Republicans have their eye on a majority in the House.

A few competitive races could change control of state Legislature
State Senate candidates differ on taxes, guns, wages at general election forum in Port Angeles

State Senate candidates differ on taxes, guns, wages at general election forum in Port Angeles

Kevin Van De Wege and Danille Turissini are vying for the 24th District state Senate seat being vacated by Jim Hargrove, who is retiring.

State Senate candidates differ on taxes, guns, wages at general election forum in Port Angeles

Clallam County Public Utility District officials, Initiative 732 proponents talk finances

The Nov. 8 ballot measure to address climate change by taxing carbon pollution was debated at a Port Angeles Business Association meeting.

Town hall forum in Forks canceled due to weather

The event was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Forks High School lunch room, 261 Spartan Ave.

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and his challenger, Todd Bloom, differ on climate change, president at forum

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and his challenger, Todd Bloom, differ on climate change, president at forum

The incumbent Democrat and his Republican opponent debated Clinton and Trump, as well as trade.

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and his challenger, Todd Bloom, differ on climate change, president at forum
Chief Justice Madsen to address women’s group

Chief Justice Madsen to address women’s group

AAUW to host court justice for talk on Saturday in Port Townsend

Chief Justice Madsen to address women’s group
Initiative 1491 would allow temporary suspension of firearms access

Initiative 1491 would allow temporary suspension of firearms access

The “extreme-risk protection orders,” modeled after domestic violence restraining orders, would require a court hearing and due process protections to remove guns from a person in crisis.

Initiative 1491 would allow temporary suspension of firearms access
Chimacum Grange to host forum tonight for Jefferson County Public Utility District hopefuls

Chimacum Grange to host forum tonight for Jefferson County Public Utility District hopefuls

Another voter forum, this one Thursday in Port Townsend, will focus on ballot initiatives.

Chimacum Grange to host forum tonight for Jefferson County Public Utility District hopefuls
Different experiences provide contrast in state auditor’s race

Different experiences provide contrast in state auditor’s race

Mark Miloscia is a state senator with a background in conducting audits. Pat McCarthy runs one of Washington’s biggest county governments.

Different experiences provide contrast in state auditor’s race
Washington voters to decide whether to re-elect Gov. Inslee

Washington voters to decide whether to re-elect Gov. Inslee

The incumbent’s Republican challenger is former Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant.

Washington voters to decide whether to re-elect Gov. Inslee
Two vying to become Washington’s next public lands chief

Two vying to become Washington’s next public lands chief

Democrat Hilary Franz, an environmental attorney, and Republican Steve McLaughlin, a retired Navy commander, are running to be public lands commissioner.

Two vying to become Washington’s next public lands chief
Washington voters to decide on nation’s first carbon tax

Washington voters to decide on nation’s first carbon tax

Initiative 732 sponsors say residents have a moral responsibility to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses say the tax will drive up fuel and energy costs.

Washington voters to decide on nation’s first carbon tax
Clallam County commissioner candidates talk about school bonds, drugs, homelessness

Clallam County commissioner candidates talk about school bonds, drugs, homelessness

Randy Johnson and Ron Richards, who spoke to about 50 people at a forum Tuesday, are vying for the District 2 commissioner seat, which covers Port Angeles.

Clallam County commissioner candidates talk about school bonds, drugs, homelessness
Candidate forum for Jefferson PUD, county commissioner focuses on finance

Candidate forum for Jefferson PUD, county commissioner focuses on finance

Four candidates answered questions from the public at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce event.

Candidate forum for Jefferson PUD, county commissioner focuses on finance
Clallam Superior Court judge candidates disagree on existence of backlog

Clallam Superior Court judge candidates disagree on existence of backlog

Brian Coughenour and Dave Neupert debate the issue at a League of Women Voters forum.

Clallam Superior Court judge candidates disagree on existence of backlog

Commissioner, judge forum tonight in Port Angeles

Candidates will discussion issues during event.

Next state treasurer sure to be a Republican

Next state treasurer sure to be a Republican

It’s the first time in state history that two GOP candidates have advanced to the general election in a statewide office race.

Next state treasurer sure to be a Republican

Voter forum set tonight in Port Angeles

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County has other forums planned next month.

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

The post’s salary is $132,000 a year and is responsible for $9 billion in education spending.

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post