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Speakers to tell of native inhabitants of Port Townsend area

Speakers to tell of native inhabitants of Port Townsend area

Jo Blair and Kate Storey at 7 tonight will lead a presentation about the Native Americans who lived on theNorth Olympic Peninsula before the arrival of Europeans.

Speakers to tell of native inhabitants of Port Townsend area

Summertime blues offered during Centrum festival

Throughout the week, blues musicians from around the nation have flocked to Port Townsend to participate in a weeklong music workshop that culminates with live performances open to the public.

Tour de Lavender a bike ride in the country

Tour de Lavender a bike ride in the country

The annual Tour de Lavender each year sends hundreds of bicyclists across the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and to as manyas eight lavender farms. In its fourth incarnation in as many years, this year’s event — set for Saturday — raises funds for the Peninsula Trails Coalition, a group spearheading expansion of the Olympic Peninsula-wide Olympic Discovery Trail.

Tour de Lavender a bike ride in the country
U.S. Rep. Kilmer, challenger to advance to Nov. 8 general election

U.S. Rep. Kilmer, challenger to advance to Nov. 8 general election

Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat who grew up in Port Angeles, won 58.65 percent. Bloom, an accountant and a Navy veteran living in Tacoma, won 23.8 percent.

U.S. Rep. Kilmer, challenger to advance to Nov. 8 general election

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Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News                                Sgt. Kit Rosenberger of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Police, scans the horizon whileOfficer Bryan Davidson pilots during a recent patrol of Marine Area 9 in Admiralty Inlet and theStrait of Juan de Fuca off Port Townsend.

On marine patrol with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife

Contacts and compliance checks with state Fish and Wildlife officers.

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News                                Sgt. Kit Rosenberger of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Police, scans the horizon whileOfficer Bryan Davidson pilots during a recent patrol of Marine Area 9 in Admiralty Inlet and theStrait of Juan de Fuca off Port Townsend.
Chapman, Vrable appear headed for general election in race for 24th District state legislative seat

Chapman, Vrable appear headed for general election in race for 24th District state legislative seat

Democratic Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman won 46 percent of the votes in the initial count of ballots Tuesday while Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable had 37 percent.

Chapman, Vrable appear headed for general election in race for 24th District state legislative seat
Fluoridation ends in Port Angeles; advisory vote to be on ballot in 15 months

Fluoridation ends in Port Angeles; advisory vote to be on ballot in 15 months

The Port Angeles City Council has voted to end fluoridation of municipal water and conduct a vote Nov. 7, 2017.

Fluoridation ends in Port Angeles; advisory vote to be on ballot in 15 months
Governor, senate races set; others await results after primary election

Governor, senate races set; others await results after primary election

Secretary of state’s office spokesman: “By Friday, you should pretty much know the top two finishers in all the races.”

Governor, senate races set; others await results after primary election
Art Port Townsend festival begins with show opening Thursday

Art Port Townsend festival begins with show opening Thursday

Dozens of original art pieces submitted by artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest will be on display this month at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., as part of 2016 Art Port Townsend art festival.

Art Port Townsend festival begins with show opening Thursday
Chapman, Vrable ahead in race for Legislative District 24 state representative seat

Chapman, Vrable ahead in race for Legislative District 24 state representative seat

Clallam County commissioner Mike Chapman won more than 45 percent of the vote and Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable took more than 36 percent Tuesday.

Chapman, Vrable ahead in race for Legislative District 24 state representative seat

Clallam County public libraries offering astronomy-inspired events this month

Clallam County public libraries are offering a collection of astronomy-inspired events this month.

Dean, Thomas win spot on general election ballot for Jefferson County commission seat

Dean, Thomas win spot on general election ballot for Jefferson County commission seat

Democrat Kate Dean won a whopping 61.57 percent of the vote and fellow Democrat Tim Thomas won 20.13 percent in the top-two primary election race for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County commission.

Dean, Thomas win spot on general election ballot for Jefferson County commission seat
Kilmer to face Bloom in general election

Kilmer to face Bloom in general election

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and challenger Todd A. Bloom will advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the 6th Congressional District seat.

Kilmer to face Bloom in general election

Music in the American Wild to bring original compositions to national park starting Aug. 15

Music in the American Wild, a collaboration featuring seven classical musicians performingoriginal works by 11 composers, will present three free concerts in Olympic National Park.

NEWS BRIEFS: State Highway 112 to be closed Saturday for Joyce Daze Parade … and other items

State Highway 112 will be temporarily closed from its intersection with Piedmont Road to east of downtown Joyce from 12:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Saturday for the Joyce Daze Parade.

PAT NEAL: Whales’ boundless salmon appetite

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news, but there’s another toxic concern to keep you awake at night: Are your whales getting enough salmon?

Regulators approve clean-water rules connected to fish consumption

Regulators approve clean-water rules connected to fish consumption

Now decision rests with Environmental Protection Agency on whether they’re good enough.

Regulators approve clean-water rules connected to fish consumption

WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Getting ahead, swimming against the current

In times like these, when we wonder if we can get through it, we need to laugh. It lifts the misery right out.

Climate change may be causing some Protection Island gulls to turn to cannibalism

Climate change may be causing some Protection Island gulls to turn to cannibalism

Over the past 60 years, ocean temperatures have increased about 15 times faster than any other time over the past 10,000 years.

Climate change may be causing some Protection Island gulls to turn to cannibalism