Jefferson County

Washington Democrats win key Senate race in Washington

Washington Democrats win key Senate race in Washington

Washington Democrats have won a key state Senate race that puts them back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time… Continue reading

Washington Democrats win key Senate race in Washington
Housing measure fails in first count of Jefferson ballots; McComas in lead

Housing measure fails in first count of Jefferson ballots; McComas in lead

A measure to raise the taxes of property owners to help pay for homes for others was overwhelmingly rejected in the first count of ballots… Continue reading

Housing measure fails in first count of Jefferson ballots; McComas in lead

Port Townsend City Council considers amended version of tax increase

The Port Townsend City Council has approved on a first reading an amended version of an ordinance that would raise property taxes… Continue reading

Clallam, Jefferson transit schedules set for Veterans Day

Clallam Transit buses will operate on regular schedules on Veterans Day, while Jefferson Transit will not run buses Saturday. Regular fixed route, dial-a-ride, Clallam Connect… Continue reading

Seattle lawsuit challenges bar on entry of refugee’s family

A Somali refugee living in Washington state is asking a federal judge to let his wife and… Continue reading

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the… Continue reading

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight
East Jefferson Fire-Rescue delays on hiring new chief

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue delays on hiring new chief

It will likely be weeks before East Jefferson Fire-Rescue picks a replacement for Chief Gordon Pomeroy, who is scheduled to retire at… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue delays on hiring new chief

LETTER: Ferguson’s legal tests show his bias and partiality

As a retired lawyer, I view Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s test of whether to file another suit against the president a little differently (“State AG… Continue reading

LETTERS: Doesn’t see sense in anti-police stance of NFL players

The November Reader’s Digest contains an article called, “The Nicest Places in America,” which shows a completely different view of America than you see in… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The (honestly true!) fishing report

“HOW’S THE FISHING?” If I only had a dollar for every time I answered that question. Inquiring minds want to know before they go if… Continue reading

General election ballots due across Peninsula

General election ballots due across Peninsula

The 2017 general election is today. Ballots must be postmarked today or dropped off no later than 8 p.m. at one of several drop boxes… Continue reading

General election ballots due across Peninsula

Women sign letter calling for change at Washington Capitol

More than 170 women — including lobbyists and lawmakers — signed a letter Monday calling for… Continue reading

Jefferson County group to donate $10,000 to Planned Parenthood after fundraiser

Jefferson County group to donate $10,000 to Planned Parenthood after fundraiser

Jefferson County Advocates for Better Health plans to deliver more than $10,000 raised by Jefferson County residents to the Planned Parenthood offices… Continue reading

Jefferson County group to donate $10,000 to Planned Parenthood after fundraiser

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles closures set for Veterans Day … and other items

City Hall offices will close Friday in recognition of Veterans Day. City garbage and recycling will be collected on the regular schedule… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue mulls hiring new chief after interviews

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue mulls hiring new chief after interviews

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue could have a new fire chief as early as today, which would allow current Chief Gordon Pomeroy to retire… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue mulls hiring new chief after interviews
26 killed in church attack in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting

26 killed in church attack in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting

A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire… Continue reading

26 killed in church attack in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting
Man arrested after political signs destroyed near Port Hadlock

Man arrested after political signs destroyed near Port Hadlock

A man accused of destroying political signs near Port Hadlock was jailed in Jefferson County over the weekend. Lyle Donald Courtsal was… Continue reading

Man arrested after political signs destroyed near Port Hadlock
Meeting on affordable housing measure set in Port Townsend

Meeting on affordable housing measure set in Port Townsend

Community members will host an information session to discuss Proposition 1 and its potential effects on taxpayers and low-income residents of Jefferson… Continue reading

Meeting on affordable housing measure set in Port Townsend

Test of coastal hazard sirens scheduled for noon today

Alarm sirens will sound along the low-lying coastal beaches in Clallam County and Jefferson County at noon today. The All-Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens at… Continue reading

LETTER: Public should divest itself of pipeline-supporting banks

Oil tankers have delivered North Slope crude for decades through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and although that history hasn’t been spill-free, we’ve come… Continue reading