Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: Coast Guard rescues 12-year-old kayakers stranded on Crab Island … and other items

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Port Angeles flew to assist in a rescue of two 12-year-old kayakers who were stranded on Crab… Continue reading

Nine kitchens prepped for view in Saturday tour

The 20th annual AAUW/UWF Kitchen Tour is Saturday. This year’s self-guided tour, “Kitchens Bay to Bay,” will be from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

Parks waive entrance fees

Day-use entrance fees will be waived Saturday at state parks and Saturday and Sunday at Olympic National Park in celebration of National Park Week. Olympic… Continue reading

Spaghetti, biking, book talks on tap for Peninsula in coming week

A bike ride and spaghetti feast, a book discussion and a chamber music concert are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

Story swap planned Sunday in Port Townsend

The second gathering of the Quimper Story Guild will feature a story swap by local tellers, as well as activities and discussion… Continue reading

Unemployment rate dips to near-record low in March

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 percent to 4.7 percent in March — the lowest rate since August 2007, according to… Continue reading

Destination Imagination: Chimacum team to compete in global contest

Destination Imagination: Chimacum team to compete in global contest

Five Chimacum Middle School students are heading to Tennessee to compete in a competition for the STEM-based program Destination Imagination, where they will… Continue reading

Destination Imagination: Chimacum team to compete in global contest
Two Seattle officers shot after robbery; 1 suspect dead

Two Seattle officers shot after robbery; 1 suspect dead

Two Seattle police officers were shot and injured Thursday while responding to a robbery… Continue reading

Two Seattle officers shot after robbery; 1 suspect dead

LETTER: We can take control of the country’s future if we have the will

We need to stop being distracted by a narcissistic president and a continuing-to-do-nothing Congress. We need to take a more active role in the direction… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: North Olympic Peninsula projects in House capital budget

EYE ON OLYMPIA: North Olympic Peninsula projects in House capital budget

On a bipartisan vote of 95-2, the state House of Representatives passed a state construction budget that includes a $1.8 billion investment in… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: North Olympic Peninsula projects in House capital budget
Jefferson election season starts with bid for hospital board seat

Jefferson election season starts with bid for hospital board seat

Former midwife Cheri Van Hoover has kicked off the 2017 election season with her announcement that she’s running for the Jefferson County… Continue reading

Jefferson election season starts with bid for hospital board seat

NEWS BRIEFS: Sons of Norway to host benefit bake sale Saturday in Port Angeles … and other items

The Sons of Norway will hold a bake sale and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The bake sale will… Continue reading

Landowners, restoration workers aim to improve health of Dungeness River

Landowners, restoration workers aim to improve health of Dungeness River

Landowners living along the Dungeness River are working with restoration crews to improve the health of… Continue reading

Landowners, restoration workers aim to improve health of Dungeness River
Port Townsend alters freeze on temporary housing applications, adds bed-and-breakfast inns

Port Townsend alters freeze on temporary housing applications, adds bed-and-breakfast inns

The Port Townsend City Council has amended the city’s 180-day moratorium on applications for tourist homes by also blocking applications for bed-and-breakfasts.… Continue reading

Port Townsend alters freeze on temporary housing applications, adds bed-and-breakfast inns
Alice Derry selected as Peninsula College Writer-in-Residence

Alice Derry selected as Peninsula College Writer-in-Residence

Poet Alice Derry is Peninsula College’s 17th Writer-in-Residence and will be featured in presentations in Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Forks beginning… Continue reading

Alice Derry selected as Peninsula College Writer-in-Residence

LETTER: Let’s keep it civil in those letters to the editor

The two letters to Peninsula Voices in the April 2 Peninsula Daily News, “Ireland critic” and “Fat rats,” displayed a judgmental and offensive tone. These… Continue reading

LETTER: Rep. Chapman should elaborate on recent comment about ‘voluntary tax’

The April 10 Peninsula Daily News’ “Eye on Olympia” feature, “Progress Slows On State Budget, Schools Funding,” includes a comment by 24th District Rep. Mike… Continue reading

LETTER: U.S. democracy hangs by a thread thanks to Electoral College inequality

It should be apparent that the institution of electoral politics known as the Electoral College is not only obsolete but a threat to American democracy.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: There’s ‘gold’ in them thar ditches

THEY SAY AMERICA is a country divided and exploited by plundering gangs of panty-grabbing politicians eternally enthroned by an apathetic population of unregistered voters who… Continue reading

Peninsula students headed to Houston for robotics contest

Peninsula students headed to Houston for robotics contest

Two North Olympic Peninsula robotics teams will compete in an international contest in Houston starting Wednesday, where they will work with and… Continue reading

Peninsula students headed to Houston for robotics contest