Politics

Paul Gottlieb.

Special legislative session in works

Carbon credits bill to return in future

Paul Gottlieb.

State Senate backs ban on sale of assault-style weapon, again

Senators debated and voted for a second time, after the House rejected what they passed April 8.

Lawmakers gather outside the State Reception Room on the second floor of the state Capitol. The legislative session ends April 23. (Paul Gottlieb/for Peninsula Daily News)

Latest bill version enforces orca boundary

An orca protection bill has come full circle, making 1,000-yard boater restrictions mandatory instead… Continue reading

Lawmakers gather outside the State Reception Room on the second floor of the state Capitol. The legislative session ends April 23. (Paul Gottlieb/for Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula hospitals oppose staffing legislation

Proposal would require set ratios for nurses to patients

Derek Kilmer.

Fix Congress panel expires, but chair hopes work will continue

Kilmer led effort to improve lawmaking body

Derek Kilmer.

Bill would tighten DUI limit

Peninsula law enforcement reacts to proposed legislation

Utah reports law improved safety

By Paul Gottlieb Special to Peninsula Daily News Washington’s new DUI law would be modeled after a 6-year-old Utah statute that is the first of… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2023
  • By Paul Gottlieb Special to Peninsula Daily News
Paul Gottlieb.

Special legislative coverage

Former Senior Reporter Paul Gottlieb has been coaxed out of retirement to cover the state legislative session for the Peninsula Daily News.… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb.

Abortion measures among early bill filings

State Legislature opens its biennial budget season

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • By Paul Gottlieb for Peninsula Daily News
Mike Chapman.

Police, housing to be priorities

Chapman outlines Democrats’ plans

Mike Chapman.

Jefferson County election outcomes unchanged after new ballot count

Voter turnout now at 61.6 percent

Greg Brotherton, left, and Marcia Kelbon.

Brotherton leads Kelbon for county seat

Incumbent has 68 percent of vote; challenger awaiting more counts

Greg Brotherton, left, and Marcia Kelbon.
Mike Chapman, left, and Sue Forde.

Chapman, Tharinger are leading state races

Incumbents appear headed for re-election

Mike Chapman, left, and Sue Forde.
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)