Jefferson County

Natural wonders fuel Community Chorus concerts

Natural wonders fuel Community Chorus concerts

The grandeur of nature and the national parks will be celebrated in song when the Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County presents… Continue reading

Natural wonders fuel Community Chorus concerts
Daniel Ramirez Medina, center, walks out of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with his attorney, Luis Cortes, right, and his brother, who has not been identified by name, after Ramirez was released from federal custody Wednesday. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

‘He’s free to go’: Mexican man says he’s hopeful for future

Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. A Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation… Continue reading

Daniel Ramirez Medina, center, walks out of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with his attorney, Luis Cortes, right, and his brother, who has not been identified by name, after Ramirez was released from federal custody Wednesday. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

ISSUES OF FAITH: The tectonic plates underneath apparent gridlock

is there anything we can do — to shift the gridlock in our society related to seemingly intractable positions? On… Continue reading

LETTER: With taxes, everyone should pay their fair share

Some folks up here still seem to be baffled by the old cold-war definitions of communism and socialism. How quaint. Socialism is a simple concept:… Continue reading

Phina Pipia, left, and Rachel Campanoli rehearse an original dance piece that will be performed Saturday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend. (Ray Ketcham)

Original dance piece to debut in Port Townsend on Saturday

“Expect to be surprised, smile and laugh,” said Phina Pipia about her original dance piece, debuting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The performance… Continue reading

Phina Pipia, left, and Rachel Campanoli rehearse an original dance piece that will be performed Saturday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend. (Ray Ketcham)
For Port Townsend’s April Gallery Walk, “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons” will be exhibited at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. Angie Bartlett of Port Townsend is shown admiring work by Stephen Yates and Anne Hirondelle.

Paintings, prints, woodwork, exhibit set for Port Townsend Gallery Walk

The Port Townsend Gallery Walk returns this Saturday. The Gallery Walk, lasting from 5:30 p.m. until about 8 p.m., encompasses several downtown… Continue reading

For Port Townsend’s April Gallery Walk, “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons” will be exhibited at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. Angie Bartlett of Port Townsend is shown admiring work by Stephen Yates and Anne Hirondelle.

Tales of meteorites, canoe journeys among weekend’s attractions

A lecture on meteorites, stories of Native American canoe journeys and a Celtic music jam are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

Woodland West plays against bluegrass norms in Coyle

Woodland West, a five-member bluegrass/country/zydeco/rock band, will perform in the ongoing Concerts in the Woods series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission will be… Continue reading

Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds… Continue reading

Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

High court nixes appeal by convicted murderer Pierce

The state Supreme Court has declined to review an appeal filed by Michael J. Pierce of a 2014 verdict that found him… Continue reading

Chimacum students win regional phase of national science competition

Chimacum students win regional phase of national science competition

Two Chimacum third-grade students were named regional winners of an international student science competition with an idea aimed at stopping world hunger. The… Continue reading

Chimacum students win regional phase of national science competition

Washington granted REAL ID compliance extension

With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has… Continue reading

Port Angeles police identify man found dead in water at Boat Haven
Port Angeles police identify man found dead in water at Boat Haven
LIHEAP utility funds on the line with Trump budget

LIHEAP utility funds on the line with Trump budget

Nearly 3,200 people across the North Olympic Peninsula could lose funding that helps pay utility bills if Congress adopts President Donald J.… Continue reading

LIHEAP utility funds on the line with Trump budget
Cars make their way around a curve on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent west of Port Angeles earlier this month. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Contract awarded for Lake Crescent’s Highway 101 rehab project

Construction will get underway in late April under a traffic-disrupting, three-year contract to repave and restore the Lake Crescent Road portion of… Continue reading

Cars make their way around a curve on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent west of Port Angeles earlier this month. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

LETTER: If you’re anti-choice, here are a few questions to ask yourself

Here are questions by which anti-choice people can determine if they are serious about facing the practical consequences of their beliefs: Are they willing to… Continue reading

LETTER: Trump isn’t acting on anyone’s behalf but his own

Someone commented in the March 26 Peninsula Daily News’ Speaking Out [“How do you think Donald Trump is doing so far as our president?”] about… Continue reading

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in… Continue reading

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

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