Jefferson County

Unemployment down to 8.1 percent in Clallam, 7.2 percent in Jefferson

Unemployment rates fell slightly in Clallam and Jefferson counties last month, state officials announced. Clallam County’s jobless rate went from a revised 8.6 percent in… Continue reading

LETTER: Recent letter writer on Michelle Malkin stole my thunder

I take issue with the March 20 letter to Peninsula Voices “Open-minded.” The issue is, the letter writer stole my thunder. As I’ve struggled for… Continue reading

LETTER: Trump should shoulder responsibility for his mistakes, but he won’t

Donald Trump should reveal his tax returns, proving he paid his fair share and to ensure that policy decisions are made for the benefit of… Continue reading

Hood Canal Bridge closures to start back up Sunday

A series of six-hour night closures of the Hood Canal Bridge is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday. The closures are dependent on weather… Continue reading

Port Townsend unanimously approves ‘Welcoming City’ resolution

Port Townsend unanimously approves ‘Welcoming City’ resolution

The Port Townsend City Council unanimously approved a “Welcoming City” resolution, which reaffirms city practices that mirrors those in cities like Seattle… Continue reading

Port Townsend unanimously approves ‘Welcoming City’ resolution
Quilcene marina loses caretaker

Quilcene marina loses caretaker

The Herb Beck Marina no longer has a year-round caretaker. The port terminated in late February the contract with Jim Speer, who had… Continue reading

Quilcene marina loses caretaker

‘Kitchens Bay to Bay’ on display at April Kitchen Tour

Tickets are available now for the 20th annual AAUW/UWF Kitchen Tour, set Saturday, April 22. This year’s self-guided tour, “Kitchens Bay to… Continue reading

Bad breath: Study finds array of bacteria when orcas exhale

Bad breath: Study finds array of bacteria when orcas exhale

When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in… Continue reading

Bad breath: Study finds array of bacteria when orcas exhale
Jefferson Heart of Service nominations still being accepted

Jefferson Heart of Service nominations still being accepted

NOMINATIONS ARE BEING accepted now for the 2017 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 3. The annual awards, presented… Continue reading

Jefferson Heart of Service nominations still being accepted

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles School Board to meet for work session Thursday … and other items

The Port Angeles School Board will conduct strategic planning at a work session Thursday. The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in… Continue reading

State Highway 19 wreck near Port Townsend sends one to hospital

State Highway 19 wreck near Port Townsend sends one to hospital

A wreck on Airport Cutoff Road near Port Townsend sent one man to Jefferson Healthcare hospital Monday afternoon. East Jefferson Fire-Rescue said… Continue reading

State Highway 19 wreck near Port Townsend sends one to hospital

House budget proposal seeks $3 billion in new revenue

House Democrats on Monday released a two-year budget plan that proposes $3 billion in additional revenue… Continue reading

Sen. Murray among Democrats opposing Gorsuch

Washington Sen. Patty Murray is among three additional Democrats who have said they will vote against… Continue reading

Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump on environmental protection

Washington state and Oregon will fight attempts by President Donald Trump to weaken environmental protection laws, the Democratic governors of… Continue reading

LETTER: It’s time to return to managing national forests for their multipurpose uses

Statewide in 1990, the U.S. Forest Service harvested 817 million board feet, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. In 2015, that harvest level… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Van De Wege criticizes Senate GOP budget

The Senate has passed a $43 billion two-year budget plan that includes a statewide property tax to address funding for public education while… Continue reading

Setting anchor: Permanent home in curriculum sought for Port Townsend maritime program

Setting anchor: Permanent home in curriculum sought for Port Townsend maritime program

The Port Townsend School District’s Maritime Discovery Initiative has received positive community feedback so the district is hoping to implement the initiative… Continue reading

Setting anchor: Permanent home in curriculum sought for Port Townsend maritime program
Two escape injury when truck loses wheel, strikes tree and overturns

Two escape injury when truck loses wheel, strikes tree and overturns

The driver and passenger of a Chevrolet Silverado were uninjured after the truck lost a wheel and rolled over Saturday afternoon. Port… Continue reading

Two escape injury when truck loses wheel, strikes tree and overturns
POINT OF VIEW: Congress should step up for rural communities

POINT OF VIEW: Congress should step up for rural communities

FOR NORTH OLYMPIC Peninsula residents, severe storms aren’t a nasty surprise. They’re a fact of life. Our roads take a beating every year, and our… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Congress should step up for rural communities
POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency

POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency

ACROSS THE STATE and in the North Olympic Peninsula, low-income people are facing an oral health crisis. Simply put, there are not enough clinics and… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency