Jefferson County

LETTER: We can’t afford not to vote this November

I say enough is enough due to legislative inaction on gun violence since the Sandy Hook shootings.

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.

Applications for Port Townsend historic preservation loans due Friday

Applications for Port Townsend historic preservation loans due Friday

Applicants in historic buildings can get $1,000 to $40,000 through a low interest loan in Port Townsend Main Street HUD program.

Applications for Port Townsend historic preservation loans due Friday
Study: Human-caused warming burns more Western forests

Study: Human-caused warming burns more Western forests

Research says global warming contributed an additional 16,000 square miles of burned forests from 1984 to 2015.

Study: Human-caused warming burns more Western forests

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.

LETTER: Climate change due to biblical prophecy, not man-made acts

Climate change goes further than Al Gore and his opportunistic political cronies.

LETTER: Port Townsend family’s good deeds detailed in ‘Back When’ column

We were delighted to learn of the Pluts’ many contributions and their legacy.

Peninsula College to host grand opening of its new Port Townsend campus Monday

Peninsula College to host grand opening of its new Port Townsend campus Monday

The public, students and staff are invited from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a brief ceremony, refreshments and a view of the remodeled building in Fort Worden State Park.

Peninsula College to host grand opening of its new Port Townsend campus Monday

Doctors in Clallam, Jefferson counties turning to medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction

About a dozen doctors in Clallam County and several in Jefferson County prescribe Suboxone, a drug that contains buprenorphine and is used to treat people addicted to opioids.

Chimacum School Board to act on resignation of board member at Wednesday meeting

Chimacum School Board to act on resignation of board member at Wednesday meeting

Candidates for the remainder of Cammy Brown’s term will be sought after she resigned her position for personal family reasons.

Chimacum School Board to act on resignation of board member at Wednesday meeting
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?
Obama administration steps up efforts to protect Puget Sound

Obama administration steps up efforts to protect Puget Sound

Projects under consideration include one on the Duckabush River estuary south of Brinnon.

Obama administration steps up efforts to protect Puget Sound
Clallam health board backs efforts to raise tobacco sales age

Clallam health board backs efforts to raise tobacco sales age

Board members voted to call on the Legislature to raise the minimum sales age for tobacco and nicotine vapor products to 21.

Clallam health board backs efforts to raise tobacco sales age

BIRD WATCH: October’s owls and hummingbirds out in proper form

There are 15 species on Washington’s bird checklist. That’s a lot of owls, more than enough to go around the entire state, and that’s just what they do.