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Crews examining erosion at Elwha River bridge to cause series of Highway 101 closures
Crews examining erosion at Elwha River bridge to cause series of Highway 101 closures
Design is approved for new Port Townsend school

Design is approved for new Port Townsend school

Grant Street Elementary is expected to open in 2018.

Design is approved for new Port Townsend school
Quilcene celebrates remodeled tennis, basketball courts with ribbon-cutting

Quilcene celebrates remodeled tennis, basketball courts with ribbon-cutting

Tuesday’s event was also meant to thank Clayton White, who soon will retire as campground host and maintenance manager at Quilcene Community Park and Lake Leland.

Quilcene celebrates remodeled tennis, basketball courts with ribbon-cutting
A security guard working at the Cascade Mall places flowers at a makeshift memorial Sunday in Burlington to the five victims killed in a shooting at the mall Friday. The 20-year-old man suspected of killing the five people with a rifle at a Macy’s makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather. (Stephen Brashear/The Associated Press)

Before mall shooting, courts ordered mental health treatment

Court records detail a history post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder and depression.

A security guard working at the Cascade Mall places flowers at a makeshift memorial Sunday in Burlington to the five victims killed in a shooting at the mall Friday. The 20-year-old man suspected of killing the five people with a rifle at a Macy’s makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather. (Stephen Brashear/The Associated Press)

PAT NEAL: Meeting challenges of hunting season

Once you get your hunting rifle sighted in, keep it locked up far away from loved ones and hunting buddies.

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs

Scientists are exposing crab larvae to acidic seawater to understand how ocean changes might affect the lucrative fishery.

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs
Port Townsend crafts new marketing plan for winter tourism slowdown

Port Townsend crafts new marketing plan for winter tourism slowdown

The plan targets four audiences: foodies, families, adventure travelers and romantics, with the theme of “Escape to Port Townsend.”

Port Townsend crafts new marketing plan for winter tourism slowdown

Mass-rescue drill today in the Strait of Juan de Fuca to test response

The international maritime exercise will be the first in Port Angeles and will include the Coast Guard and more than a dozen other agencies.

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

The post’s salary is $132,000 a year and is responsible for $9 billion in education spending.

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post
Burlington mall shooting suspect charged with five counts of first-degree murder

Burlington mall shooting suspect charged with five counts of first-degree murder

Arcan Cetin, 20, appeared in Skagit County District Court and had his bail set at $2 million.

Burlington mall shooting suspect charged with five counts of first-degree murder
Organizers: Arts & Droughts Festival in downtown Port Angeles sees healthy growth

Organizers: Arts & Droughts Festival in downtown Port Angeles sees healthy growth

This year’s festival, presented by the Port Angeles Downtown Association, saw an estimated 30 percent increase in attendance.

Organizers: Arts & Droughts Festival in downtown Port Angeles sees healthy growth
Authorities search for clues in Washington mall shooting

Authorities search for clues in Washington mall shooting

Arcan Cetin was arrested Saturday evening in Oak Harbor. He said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” when he was taken into custody, authorities said.

Authorities search for clues in Washington mall shooting
Big Lift Shipping’s MV Happy Star made port in Port Angeles Harbor last week. It is a heavy-lift vessel flying the Netherlands’ flag and is equipped with two 900 metric ton heavy-lift mast cranes geared for handling heavy cargoes, according to the company’s website. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT: Heavy-lift ship stands out in Port Angeles Harbor

The bright-yellow vessel came from Vancouver, B.C., after delivering a grain silo.

Big Lift Shipping’s MV Happy Star made port in Port Angeles Harbor last week. It is a heavy-lift vessel flying the Netherlands’ flag and is equipped with two 900 metric ton heavy-lift mast cranes geared for handling heavy cargoes, according to the company’s website. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Some crucial issues to consider for right plant, right spot

Mature plant size is a major consideration when picking a plant, particularly since our weather is ideal for growing.

Allen, Perez tell students about acting’s highs and lows

Allen, Perez tell students about acting’s highs and lows

Both discussed the ups and downs of their acting careers, which are drastically different.

Allen, Perez tell students about acting’s highs and lows

BIRD WATCH: Look to the skies along Hood Canal for great birding

Because this body of water is popular with migrating birds, it is also one of those spots where the unexpected can be expected.

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest

The author, Robert Steelquist, 65, has lived in Blyn for 35 years and has extensive knowledge of the local wilderness.

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Here are the various business meetings this week across the North Olympic Peninsula.