Politics

Bill Peach, left, and Mike French.

County hopefuls await ballot counts

French leads Peach in race for Clallam commissioner position

Bill Peach, left, and Mike French.
Will Purser, left, and Ken Hays.

Ken Hays ahead for Clallam PUD spot

Purser highlights his time on commission

Will Purser, left, and Ken Hays.
Joe Nole, left, and Art Frank.

Nole takes commanding lead in race for sheriff

Tally 68 to 32 percent; next count today

Joe Nole, left, and Art Frank.

North Olympic Peninsula turnout high

Voter turnout in both North Olympic Peninsula counties greatly surpassed the statewide turnout in Tuesday’s general election. Clallam County had a 49.75 percent voter turnout… Continue reading

Election worker Phyllis Lawyer of Sequim sorts ballots on Tuesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Election worker Phyllis Lawyer of Sequim sorts ballots on Tuesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
This combo of images shows Republican challenger Matt Larkin, left, in an image provided by Campaign for Matt Larkin, and U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., 8th District, in Issaquah, Wash., on July 30, 2022. (Mark Andrew/The Campaign for Matt Larkin, left, and Kori Suzuki/The Seattle Times via The Associated Press)

Two races in Washington state could tip scales in Congress

Control of Congress could come down to one or two seats in Washington, but the state’s vote-by-mail system means final results likely won’t… Continue reading

This combo of images shows Republican challenger Matt Larkin, left, in an image provided by Campaign for Matt Larkin, and U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., 8th District, in Issaquah, Wash., on July 30, 2022. (Mark Andrew/The Campaign for Matt Larkin, left, and Kori Suzuki/The Seattle Times via The Associated Press)

Democrat, independent vie for Washington secretary of state

Democrats are trying to win the secretary of state’s office in an election for the first time in six decades after Republicans failed… Continue reading

Boxes of signatures are displayed after a news conference hosted by Citizens for Voter ID at the Nebraska Capitol building on July 7, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives. (Noah Riffe/Lincoln Journal Star via The Associated Press)

Voting laws at issue as states decide scores of ballot items

Voters in several states are weighing in on fundamental questions about how future elections will function as scores of ballot measures addressing an array of… Continue reading

Boxes of signatures are displayed after a news conference hosted by Citizens for Voter ID at the Nebraska Capitol building on July 7, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives. (Noah Riffe/Lincoln Journal Star via The Associated Press)

General election ballots are due today

Initial count in midterm elections tonight

Candidate contributions for Clallam County candidates

County commissioner, sheriff, PUD hopefuls

Contributions for Jefferson County candidates

County commissioner, sheriff campaign funds

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing. Murray faces Republican Tiffany Smiley in the November election. (Mariam Zuhaib/The Associated Press, File)

Murray, Smiley spar over abortion, crime in US Senate debate

Candidates will meet again Sunday

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • By Nicholas K. Geranios The Associated Press
  • Regional News
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing. Murray faces Republican Tiffany Smiley in the November election. (Mariam Zuhaib/The Associated Press, File)

Tharinger’s record topic of an election debate

Rainwater stands in for Pruiett in race for District 24 position

Questions accepted for state debates

Questions are being accepted now for Oct. 23 candidate debates for the Secretary of State and U.S. Senate races in the general election.… Continue reading

Bill Peach, left, and Mike French.

Clallam County commission hopefuls discuss housing shortage

Peach urges more family wage jobs; French sees need for higher density

Bill Peach, left, and Mike French.
Jefferson County Sheriff candidates Detective Art Frank, left, and Sheriff Joe Nole debate. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County sheriff hopefuls face off

Preparedness, retention among issues raised

Jefferson County Sheriff candidates Detective Art Frank, left, and Sheriff Joe Nole debate. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)
Steve Tharinger, left, and Brian Pruiett.

District 24 candidates trade views

Rising costs dominate their political discussion

Steve Tharinger, left, and Brian Pruiett.
Will Purser, left, and Ken Hayes.

Customer service, alternative energy debated

Incumbent, challenger vie for PUD seat

Will Purser, left, and Ken Hayes.

Questions accepted for Jefferson County debate

This is the last week to submit questions for the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County’s Oct. 11 forum for the candidates vying… Continue reading