Jefferson County

LETTER: Here’s how to fund education without imposing costs on businesses

Gov. Jay Inslee yet again wants to spend billions of dollars of other people’s money, this time ostensibly to comply with the state Supreme Court’s… Continue reading

LETTER: Inslee’s death penalty moratorium wasteful, shameful

Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2014 moratorium on state executions is wrong, foolish, stupid and shameful. His recent reprieve for the May 3, 1996, death sentence of… Continue reading

LETTER: Let your voice be heard on Trump’s dictatorial power grab

Is this what a dictatorship looks like? The president signed an order forbidding entry of certain people to the United States. It was effective immediately… Continue reading

LETTER: Our great nation required a free and independent press

The press is the opposition and should keep their mouths shut, according to Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s adviser. Really? We have listened to Trump’s… Continue reading

LETTER: Thank God the American electorate has consigned Obama legacy to dustbin

In rebuttal to the Jan. 29 letter in Peninsula Voices, “Will miss Obama,” Obama did not lead the country “out of a serious financial crisis.”… Continue reading

LETTER: We need a broader definition on what pro-life means

unless circumstances warrant one. I am certain those who oppose abortion mean well. However,… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend pool swim club to host tryouts starting Monday … and other items

Mountain View Pool’s new Red Fins Youth Swim Club will hold tryouts for young athletes ages 5 through 18 beginning Monday. The… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider human rights proclamation

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a human rights proclamation when they meet Monday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers… Continue reading

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

A U.S. judge today temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state… Continue reading

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, told more than 50 people during a Port Angeles Business Association Meeting on Tuesday he’ll focus on bipartisan issues in the coming year, such as an anticipated infrastructure push as the new administration takes office. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Kilmer, others ask Trump administration about seasonal firefighters

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer has joined other members of the House of Representatives to ask President Donald J. Trump’s administration to specify whether… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, told more than 50 people during a Port Angeles Business Association Meeting on Tuesday he’ll focus on bipartisan issues in the coming year, such as an anticipated infrastructure push as the new administration takes office. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
Heart of Service Award nominations accepted now

Heart of Service Award nominations accepted now

NOW IS THE time to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made… Continue reading

Heart of Service Award nominations accepted now
Pile-driving begins for Navy pier project at Ediz Hook

Pile-driving begins for Navy pier project at Ediz Hook

Pile-driving began Wednesday on the Navy’s $25.6 million pier project on Ediz Hook. Not that city residents, going about their business downtown… Continue reading

Pile-driving begins for Navy pier project at Ediz Hook
Clallam auditor reviewing procedures after 125 ballots were left out of general election

Clallam auditor reviewing procedures after 125 ballots were left out of general election

More than 100 recently discovered ballots from the general election will not be opened or counted, according to Shoona Riggs, Clallam County… Continue reading

Clallam auditor reviewing procedures after 125 ballots were left out of general election

Tax-Aide volunteers willing; software not always able

Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation service that files taxes for free, is back on the North Olympic Peninsula to help out this tax… Continue reading

Fire damages Irondale house

Fire damages Irondale house

An Irondale house suffered moderate damage after fire broke out in a bedroom Thursday morning. No one was home and there were… Continue reading

Fire damages Irondale house
Discussion heated for Port of Port Townsend rate hikes

Discussion heated for Port of Port Townsend rate hikes

More than 30 people turned out for a heated discussion on the Port of Port Townsend’s capital projects and the proposed rate… Continue reading

Discussion heated for Port of Port Townsend rate hikes
Author and artist Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield will visit North Olympic Peninsula libraries to discuss her life and book, “Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time.”

Author to tell of building cabin in woods at talks on Peninsula

The author of “Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time” will speak at libraries on the North Olympic Peninsula. Yvonne… Continue reading

Author and artist Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield will visit North Olympic Peninsula libraries to discuss her life and book, “Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time.”

Container gardening topic of Port Townsend lecture Saturday

Kathy Hawkins and Arlene West will speak about container gardening in the fourth presentation of the Yard &Garden Lecture series Saturday. The… Continue reading

“Wedding Bells” is a floral painting by Douglas Selley Byrd on view at Gallery 9 in Port Townsend.

Everything from tin can art to quilts to oil on this week’s Gallery Walk in Port Townsend

Fiber Fusion, tin can art, weaving, local quilts and and oils of huge blossoms are among the attractions of the Port Townsend… Continue reading

“Wedding Bells” is a floral painting by Douglas Selley Byrd on view at Gallery 9 in Port Townsend.

First Friday Lecture explores history of Protection Island

How does Protection Island differ today from when Europeans first explored it? Wildlife biologist Sollmann Lorenz will talk about that at the… Continue reading