Politics

Fourteen percent return ballots in Clallam County

Fourteen percent return ballots in Clallam County

Voting continues until 8 p.m. Nov. 8.

Fourteen percent return ballots in Clallam County
Lawsuits an issue in lands commissioner debate held in Port Angeles

Lawsuits an issue in lands commissioner debate held in Port Angeles

Steve McLaughlin and his opponent, Hilary Franz, squared off during the last of their nine general election campaign forums.

Lawsuits an issue in lands commissioner debate held in Port Angeles

Initiative 1501 subplot: Fight between union, conservative group

The measure would stiffen penalties for identify theft and consumer fraud against seniors or disabled citizens. Opponents say the real purpose is to change the state Public Records Act.

Inslee, Clinton still atop latest polls in Washington state

Gov. Jay Inslee had more than 50 percent of voter support and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a 17-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in a new poll.

State minimum wage campaign: Is initiative best way to hike pay?

State minimum wage campaign: Is initiative best way to hike pay?

Initiative 1433 would raise the hourly minimum wage in Washington by roughly $4 over three years, to $13.50.

State minimum wage campaign: Is initiative best way to hike pay?
Clallam bar association rates Coughenour higher than his opponent, Neupert

Clallam bar association rates Coughenour higher than his opponent, Neupert

Of the bar association’s 76 lawyers, 60 responded with ratings of 1-4 for the two Clallam County Superior Court judge candidates in each of four categories.

Clallam bar association rates Coughenour higher than his opponent, Neupert
Governor candidates spar in 3rd debate

Governor candidates spar in 3rd debate

Gubernatorial candidates clash on issues of economy, the death penalty and where they see Washington heading.

Governor candidates spar in 3rd debate
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