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LETTER: Rep. Kilmer flim-flams on answer about corporate personhood
He hasn’t sponsored a House resolution similar to a constitutional amendment called for in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam County increases accessibility to vote ahead of election … and other items
News items on the North Olympic Peninsula.
ON THE WATERFRONT: Why ‘Endeavor Blue’ is featured on Polar tankers
It was the favorite color of Sir Thomas Octave Murdock (T.O.M.) Sopwith, the famed aircraft and boat designer in England in the 1920s and 1930s.
Peninsula fall foliage primed for viewing
While hikes and drives uncover a beautiful palette of colors, they are the result of a wonder of science.
Port Angeles Waterfront Center gains nonprofit status, hires architectural firm
LMN Architects of Seattle will conduct a pre-design study and report on the construction of a performing and fine arts facility downtown.
Port of Port Townsend to hold special meeting Monday to tackle simplified draft budget
This particular draft has summaries of revenue and expenses across the entire organization.
Options eyed for Elwha River bridge on Highway 101 after piers found to be on gravel
“We’re keeping a very close eye on it and we have electronic monitoring on it,” an official said. “It is safe as long as it is open to the public.”
EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to discuss contract for work on parts of comprehensive plan
And other meetings across the county.
Jefferson Healthcare prepares to debut its new facility Sunday
The new 50,000-square-foot building will host a new emergency room, medical short-stay areas — including cancer treatment units — and more space for specialty clinicians.
Olympic Discovery Trail segment nearing completion on Peninsula’s east end
Clallam’s transportation program manager says several projects in the Discovery Bay area are about to prep for construction.
Upper Hoh Road in Olympic National Park still closed from storm damage
The road to the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center is expected to reopen with one-lane traffic past a slide area next month.
Jefferson deputies work to confirm ID of body found in Port Townsend Bay last week
Investigators are still awaiting the results of an autopsy.
Port Townsend Planning Commission approves reduction of buffer zones around marijuana retailers
The City Council will receive a briefing on the plan at today’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 540 Water St.
Clallam updates veterans policy with privacy protections
“Releasing any personal information about the veterans and their families could be detrimental and have a catastrophic effect on the current program,” said the veterans association president.
Jefferson, Clallam see uptick in voter registration
The counties’ election offices are bracing for a busy few weeks as the Nov. 8 voting cutoff date approaches.
Couple leads Olympic Medical Center Foundation fundraising efforts
The Littlejohns have contributed $100,000, which will go toward a cancer center expansion.
Singer, songwriter Johnsmith to perform at Fort Worden
Johnsmith will perform songs from his 7th album, The Longing Road.
Music from a land Down Under: Australian folk singer to bring unique style to Coyle
Daniel Champagne will perform as part of the ongoing Concert in the Woods series.
Centrum to hold drawing for free workshop
Centrum will enter the first 300 people to complete 2017 registrations into a drawing for one free workshop in 2018.
Firemen’s fundraiser, Forks dinner and sailing this weekend
And other events and activities throughout the North Olympic Peninsula.