Politics

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
State attorney general to speak at Democrats’ dinner in Port Angeles

State attorney general to speak at Democrats’ dinner in Port Angeles

Tickets are $55 per person if purchased by this coming Saturday. They will be $60 per person after that.

State attorney general to speak at Democrats’ dinner in Port Angeles
Ted S. Warren (2)/The Associated Press                                U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is being challenged by Republican Chris Vance, a former state GOP chairman and King County councilman, in the November election.

Challenger aims at longtime senator as ‘establishment’

As Chris Vance enters the final weeks of his race against Patty Murray, he hopes the controversies surrounding Donald Trump don’t drown out his message.

  • Sep 25, 2016
Ted S. Warren (2)/The Associated Press                                U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is being challenged by Republican Chris Vance, a former state GOP chairman and King County councilman, in the November election.
Cherie Kidd on Feb. 2 council meeting: ‘I have learned from this experience’

Cherie Kidd on Feb. 2 council meeting: ‘I have learned from this experience’

The Port Angeles City Council will consider admonishment Oct. 4.

Cherie Kidd on Feb. 2 council meeting: ‘I have learned from this experience’
Washington voters face question of campaign finance reform

Washington voters face question of campaign finance reform

Initiative 1464’s voucher system would give voters three $50 “democracy credits” that they can use in state races every two years.

Washington voters face question of campaign finance reform
Lower Elwha tribal members stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Lower Elwha tribal members stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Delegation part of a larger group of Salish and Washington tribes.

Lower Elwha tribal members stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Federal government halts work on North Dakota part of pipeline project

The order came minutes after a judge rejected a request by the Standing RockSioux to halt construction of the pipeline.

  • Sep 12, 2016

Clallam County League of Women Voters presents forums

The three candidate forums and an educational event on initiatives are free and open to the public.

State back in court over education funding case

State back in court over education funding case

The state and the group that’s suing it are grappling over whether the state has complied with the McCleary decision.

State back in court over education funding case

Washington attorney general seeks legislation banning assault weapons

Bob Ferguson said Wednesday he’ll ask lawmakers to introduce a bill next year to prohibit the sale of semi-automatic weapons with certain military-style features.

State Supreme Court to hear school funding debate starting Wednesday

The hearing marks the latest development in the McCleary case — a 2012 ruling that said the Legislature has failed to fully fund education.

Donald Trump visits Mexico, defends United States’ right to build border wall

Republican presidential nominee praises Mexicans as “amazing people” after meeting with the country’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto.