Jefferson County

ISSUES OF FAITH: A prayer for students to grow in stature, God’s favor

Both Luke and Samuel did so, and I hope returning pupils can as well.

Keying up the finale … multi-Grammy nominee Fred Hersch takes the stage at Olympic Music Festival this weekend

Keying up the finale … multi-Grammy nominee Fred Hersch takes the stage at Olympic Music Festival this weekend

The 33rd season of the Olympic Music Festival concludes this weekend with one of artistic director Julio Elizalde’s top five pianists.

Keying up the finale … multi-Grammy nominee Fred Hersch takes the stage at Olympic Music Festival this weekend
Master gardeners to host festival in Sequim on Saturday

Master gardeners to host festival in Sequim on Saturday

Gardeners will present information about composting and winter gardening in the Pacific Northwest.

Master gardeners to host festival in Sequim on Saturday

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.

Invasive crab species discovered in Washington’s inland waters

Invasive crab species discovered in Washington’s inland waters

The European green crab, which can eat clams, shellfish and young salmon, has been found in Westcott Bay, San Juan Island.

Invasive crab species discovered in Washington’s inland waters
Great Strait Sale to go on this weekend despite state Highway 112 closure

Great Strait Sale to go on this weekend despite state Highway 112 closure

Chairwoman Sande Balch says the 61-mile community sale is still on for Saturday amid culvert work near Pysht.

Great Strait Sale to go on this weekend despite state Highway 112 closure
Upgrade eyed for BMX bike track at H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum

Upgrade eyed for BMX bike track at H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum

Organizers are expected to present their proposal at a meeting in Port Townsend today.

Upgrade eyed for BMX bike track at H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum
Registration is open for fall beach cleanup set for Sept. 17

Registration is open for fall beach cleanup set for Sept. 17

Forty seaside hikes are available for more volunteers who want to comb North Olympic Peninsula beaches for debris and haul it out.

Registration is open for fall beach cleanup set for Sept. 17
Last of public schools on Peninsula open their doors for fall

Last of public schools on Peninsula open their doors for fall

Quilcene and Brinnon students begin a new school year today.

Last of public schools on Peninsula open their doors for fall
U.S. judge: Government can keep killing salmon-eating birds in Columbia basin

U.S. judge: Government can keep killing salmon-eating birds in Columbia basin

Groups say that hydroelectric dams pose the greatest threat to the fish and that it’s unnecessary to reduce the number of fish predators by shooting thousands of cormorants.

U.S. judge: Government can keep killing salmon-eating birds in Columbia basin

Secret railroad inspection data frustrates Spokane officials

Railroads’ bridge inspection reports aren’t public documents, but a federal bill gave officials the right to request public versions last year.

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Love for life? Look to the birds

My good friend mentioned marriage counseling. I enviably thought of robins’ relationship.

PAT NEAL: Americans work hard for ‘the dream’

The Labor Day campout was just another example of the shrinking middle class: no au jus with our prime rib!

Official hospitalized after accidental tackle at Port Townsend-Sequim game

Official hospitalized after accidental tackle at Port Townsend-Sequim game

Bill Noard of Port Angeles was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after he was accidentally tackled by players on Memorial Field in Port Townsend, an official said.

Official hospitalized after accidental tackle at Port Townsend-Sequim game
Man on marathon mission runs in Olympic National Park

Man on marathon mission runs in Olympic National Park

Bill Sycalik is commemorating the National Park Service centennial with runs in every national park.

Man on marathon mission runs in Olympic National Park