Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: Pavement repair planned starting Thursday in Port Angeles … and other items

Portions of Port Angeles streets will be closed Thursday for paving repairs. Traffic will be detoured except for local traffic until repair… Continue reading

High winds knock out power to hundreds in Jefferson County

Residents of Quilcene were without power for hours Wednesday after trees took down power lines during a windstorm. High winds caused several power… Continue reading

Lawmakers, activists call for release of Seattle ‘dreamer’

Lawmakers, activists call for release of Seattle ‘dreamer’

Immigration activists and some U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for the immediate release of… Continue reading

Lawmakers, activists call for release of Seattle ‘dreamer’
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Vehicular traffic makes its way down Hill Street in Port Angeles, sharing the road with a connecting link of the Olympic Discovery Trail, designated as the shoulder of the roadway.

Olympic Discovery Trail section in Port Angeles being redesigned

A nearly 2-mile portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail that links central Port Angeles with the heavily residential west side is being… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Vehicular traffic makes its way down Hill Street in Port Angeles, sharing the road with a connecting link of the Olympic Discovery Trail, designated as the shoulder of the roadway.

Lawyers in CIA torture case argue over secret documents

Defense attorneys in a lawsuit filed by three men who claim they were victims of waterboarding and other torture by… Continue reading

Chimacum voters OK levy renewal

Chimacum voters OK levy renewal

The Chimacum School District measure on today’s ballot was approved, according to the resutls of the initial count tonight. A total of… Continue reading

Chimacum voters OK levy renewal

Sequim, Quillayute Valley ballot items gaining approval in first counts

Two measures for Sequim School District and one for Quillayute Valley School District appeared headed for approval tonight as initial votes were… Continue reading

LETTER: Congress should help save our country by implementing 25th Amendment

We have a president only ruling by edict. He expects everyone to follow every statement he makes. If you don’t, he will attempt to embarrass… Continue reading

LETTER: Virtual immigration, or ‘offshoring,’ the real threat for American workers

President Donald Trump has fully demonstrated his total ignorance of the real immigration issue with the proposed estimated $21 billion wall along the Mexican border.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man accused of bus assault, and others, committed to mental hospital

Port Angeles man accused of bus assault, and others, committed to mental hospital

A 60-year-old former military electronics technician who admitted Tuesday he viciously attacked a woman on a bus and a female housemate in… Continue reading

Port Angeles man accused of bus assault, and others, committed to mental hospital

Jefferson County seeks funds for Port Hadlock wastewater system

Jefferson County is struggling to find funds for the Port Hadlock wastewater system as officials aim to keep the system affordable for… Continue reading

Nominations accepted now for Heart of Service award

NOW IS THE time to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made… Continue reading

A volunteer carries cardboard to the stream bank where workers installed a continuous half mile of cardboard and live native shrub stakes to smother invasive, non-native reed canary grass and re-establish a forest buffer zone to benefit fish and wildlife. (Connie Gallant)

PHOTO GALLERY: Plant-a-thon at Tarboo Reserve

Volunteers planted a record 6,500 trees and shrubs in one day during the 11th Northwest Watershed Institute Plant-A-Thon at the Tarboo Wildlife… Continue reading

A volunteer carries cardboard to the stream bank where workers installed a continuous half mile of cardboard and live native shrub stakes to smother invasive, non-native reed canary grass and re-establish a forest buffer zone to benefit fish and wildlife. (Connie Gallant)
Death penalty repeal bill not expected to advance

Death penalty repeal bill not expected to advance

An effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state got a new push this year… Continue reading

Death penalty repeal bill not expected to advance

LETTER: Jews fleeing Nazis didn’t shirk their duty by leaving homeland, and neither are Syrian refugees

Immigrants fleeing their homeland will become a burden, and many harbor an intent to harm the United States. Closing our borders will force those fleeing… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Don’t get suckered in by sunshine

IT WAS DAYLIGHT on the river. Something had gone terribly wrong. Maybe it was just the old guide instincts kicking in, but it seemed like… Continue reading

Search called off for fishermen aboard a crabbing in Bering Sea

The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy,… Continue reading

State bills seek to buffer potential repeal of health care law

State bills seek to buffer potential repeal of health care law

Democrats in Washington state want to make sure that even if national Republicans and President Donald… Continue reading

State bills seek to buffer potential repeal of health care law
Mental health services could be under Jefferson Healthcare by end of year

Mental health services could be under Jefferson Healthcare by end of year

Mental health care in East Jefferson County, currently run by Discovery Behavioral Health, could be under the umbrella of Jefferson Healthcare by… Continue reading

Mental health services could be under Jefferson Healthcare by end of year