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Eastern Washington fires destroy homes, force evacuations in Spokane region

Eastern Washington fires destroy homes, force evacuations in Spokane region

One fire jumped the Spokane River and threatened a small community on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Eastern Washington fires destroy homes, force evacuations in Spokane region
Senator aims to increase affordable housing

Senator aims to increase affordable housing

Maria Cantwell makes a visit to Port Townsend

Senator aims to increase affordable housing
Largest of Olympic National Park fires now tops 700 acres

Largest of Olympic National Park fires now tops 700 acres

Officials expect moderated fire activity with lower termperatures following warm spell.

Largest of Olympic National Park fires now tops 700 acres
Jefferson County’s Proctor House offers unique solution for troubled youth

Jefferson County’s Proctor House offers unique solution for troubled youth

Juveniles who have offended can still attend school, after-school programs and maintain jobs while serving time in detention.

Jefferson County’s Proctor House offers unique solution for troubled youth

Recent hire brings Port Townsend Police Department to full staffing levels

Plan calls for two full-time detectives and a school resource officer once all new officers are fully trained.

Baby’s headstone finds a home in Olalla 74 years after his death

Baby’s headstone finds a home in Olalla 74 years after his death

Infant Martin Edwin Brooks died in 1942, and his headstone had been with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office since 2012.

Baby’s headstone finds a home in Olalla 74 years after his death

NEWS BRIEFS: Journey of Pax talk set for Aug. 30 … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

HELP LINE: How using ‘elderspeak’ can be considered offensive by some

It’s rarely meant to insult, but it does or can because it sends a message: “I don’t think you can keep up with me.”

Complete burn bans called for North Olympic Peninsula

The state Department of Natural resources raised the fire danger Thursday afternoon.

Record-breaking heat fuels Olympic National Park fires

Record-breaking heat fuels Olympic National Park fires

Heat, low humidity and wind all contributed, but the heat wave is expected to begin cooling today.

Record-breaking heat fuels Olympic National Park fires

A GROWING CONCERN: Do your fruit tree maintenance now

THE WEATHER PATTERN on the North Olympic Peninsula has definitely been interesting this year. We have gone from freezing temperatures in March to record-high temperatures… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Where in the World is the Craven Peninsula?

BACK WHEN: Where in the World is the Craven Peninsula?

The history of the Craven Peninsula is explored in this monthly column

BACK WHEN: Where in the World is the Craven Peninsula?

Extra police patrols on lookout for impaired drivers

The patrols are part of Target Zero, which strives to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Here are the various business meetings this week across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Fire forces couple from Port Hadlock home

Fire forces couple from Port Hadlock home

No one was injured, a fire department spokesman said.

Fire forces couple from Port Hadlock home
Historical preservation wins Jefferson County awards

Historical preservation wins Jefferson County awards

Four historic sites won awards and applause.

Historical preservation wins Jefferson County awards

LETTER: State Supreme Court justices exaggeratedly decry opposition

What they fail to mention is the big-money support from teachers unions.