Jesse Major

Lawsuit claims Clallam County violated Growth Management Act

Clallam County officials will discuss mineral resource lands in the coming weeks after property owners filed legal action against the county alleging violations of the… Continue reading

 

Olympic National Park seeks public input on alternatives for Olympic Hot Springs Road

Olympic National Park is asking the public to comment on how the park should restore vehicle access to the Elwha Valley in 2021. About 1… Continue reading

 

Peninsula legislators consider ban on plastic bags

Lawmakers representing the North Olympic Peninsula have mixed feelings about a proposed state-wide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags. State Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles,… Continue reading

 

Search, rescue equipment stolen from Clallam County Sheriff’s Office

The Port Angeles Police Department is investigating after someone stole more than $20,000 worth of search and rescue equipment from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.… Continue reading

OMC cuts to slow expansion plans, cancer center expansion still moving forward

Besides the Olympic Medical Cancer Center project, expansion plans for Olympic Medical Center’s Sequim campus are likely to slow down following anticipated cuts to Medicare… Continue reading

A barred owl takes flight at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

Raptor Center to close, eventually: After career of rescuing animals, Jaye Moore slowing down

Injured birds on the North Olympic Peninsula for decades have found refuge at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center in Sequim. It’s there where Jaye… Continue reading

A barred owl takes flight at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal told a crowd in Port Angeles last week he would like to see school districts have the ability to increase their local levies. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

State schools superintendent offers pespectives, funding ideas

On the heels of a paraeducator strike that shut down Port Angeles schools last week, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal visited Port Angeles… Continue reading

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal told a crowd in Port Angeles last week he would like to see school districts have the ability to increase their local levies. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

‘The most important thing’: Peninsula native talks service at Veterans Day event

On Sunday, Nov. 11 — the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I — people crowded into a hangar at U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading

OMC to sue federal government over Medicare cuts

Olympic Medical Center is preparing to sue the federal government over its cuts to Medicare reimbursements for off-site clinics. The hospital’s board of commissioners last… Continue reading

Peninsula College awarded $2.2 million federal grant

Peninsula College officials announced recently the school will receive a $2.2 million grant from the federal Department of Education that officials say will enhance student… Continue reading

Woman accused of embezzlement from the Sequim VFW in jail again

A 31-year-old woman accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars post is back in jail after missing a court date… Continue reading

Game Farm lawsuit threatened: Animal rights group issues ultimatum to Sequim facility

By Jesse Major Olympic Peninsula News Group The Animal Legal Defense Fund is threatening to sue the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, alleging the facility… Continue reading

Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict answers questions during the League of Women Voters forum Tuesday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County sheriff incumbent, challenger spar at debate

Candidates for Clallam County Sheriff disagreed on whether deputies should carry a drug that reverses overdoses and how well staffed the department is in a… Continue reading

Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict answers questions during the League of Women Voters forum Tuesday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
Selinda Barkhuis, former Clallam County treasurer and candidate for prosecuting attorney, answers questions during a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam Prosecuting Attorney candidates dispute lawsuit history at forum

Questions about who sued former Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis dominated the discussion when Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols and Barkhuis, his challenger, spoke at a… Continue reading

Selinda Barkhuis, former Clallam County treasurer and candidate for prosecuting attorney, answers questions during a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam withdraws job offer, will restart search for administrator

The Clallam County Board of County Commissioners rescinded its conditional offer to hire David Fraser as its next administrator after discovering information that showed he… Continue reading

Effort to move Olympic National Park goats to new home is underway

Olympic National Park’s mountain goats have begun a historic journey back to their native habitat in the North Cascades. Operations to move as many of… Continue reading

Proposed health cuts endanger OMC’s Sequim campus funding

Leaders with Olympic Medical Center urge people to comment on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal that could significantly cut reimbursements for the… Continue reading

Sequim man awarded attorney fees by state Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court has ruled that a Sequim man who beat criminal marijuana charges is entitled to attorney fees after the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics… Continue reading

Measure now off the ballot: Clallam finance department question paperwork late

The Clallam County commissioners’ plans of putting a measure to create a county finance department on the November ballot have been delayed after paperwork was… Continue reading

Sequim man facing fourth DUI charge in under 10 years

A 26-year-old Sequim man appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on Aug. 13 for what would be his fourth charge of driving under the influence… Continue reading