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Public comment extended for Olympic Hot Springs Road environmental assessment

The public comment period for the preliminary alternatives for the upcoming Olympic Hot Springs Road Long-Term Access Environmental Assessment has been extended through Sunday, Feb.… Continue reading

 

A chimney fire started late Tuesday afternoon on the 1800 block of West Washington Street in a log home. Fire officials with Clallam County Fire District 3 say the fire started on accident near the roof and chimney. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

Fire District 3 stops chimney fire Tuesday night

Firefighters helped prevent a chimney fire from spreading in a Sequim log home on Tuesday night. Dan Orr, Clallam County Fire District 3 Assistant Fire… Continue reading

 

House members propose task force on missing and murdered indigenous women

A recent study reports Seattle is the city with most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.

 

Legislation would assume youths under age 14 incapable of crime

Prosecutors worry bill would create too many additional procedures and clog courts.

  • Feb 18, 2019

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Lawmakers seek to improve sexual health education in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would require public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education as a part of their… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

Senate passes bill to remove the death penalty

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate passed a bill on Feb. 15 to remove the death penalty from Washington state statute and… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

CORRECTED: Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

Bill would establish a 7-knot speed limit for vessels a half-mile from southern resident orcas.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Immigration or citizenship status could be added to anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Senate legislation would add citizenship or immigration status to the “law against discrimination.” The law against discrimination currently… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Lawmakers propose new agency to administer guest worker visas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Employment Security Department wants lawmakers to create a new department within the agency to increase compliance… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Sequim Public Works begins limited work on clearing sidewalks

The City of Sequim Public Works crew will begin to clear sidewalks in priority corridors as soon as they have finished removing as much slush… Continue reading

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the legislature from portions of the Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

‘Fuel the Way’ to help United Way

United Way of Clallam County last week announced “Fuel the Way,” a new fundraiser, that sees five gas stations throughout the Port Angeles area to… Continue reading

Carlsborg gas station draws concern from school board

Sequim School District’s board of directors are looking at potential impacts of the new ARCO gas station being built on Carlsborg Road in close proximity… Continue reading

Clallam PUD smart meters project meeting draws a crowd, concern

Workshop added Because of inclement weather prior to Clallam County PUD’s two scheduled public workshops on Feb. 4 (regarding proposed advanced meters), PUD officials initially… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Feb. 13, 2019

Commissioners to meet Thursday The Clallam County board of commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the commissioners’ meeting room inside… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019
Fire and medic crews with Clallam County Fire District 3 work with county road crew staff and a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy to safely secure a roof to remove an 85-year-old man after he was pinned after the roof collapsed. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

First responders remain busy during snowfall

Whether you’re standing in 20 inches of powder in the city, or three feet in the foothills, Sequim and Western Washington’s snowfall has become a… Continue reading

Fire and medic crews with Clallam County Fire District 3 work with county road crew staff and a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy to safely secure a roof to remove an 85-year-old man after he was pinned after the roof collapsed. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

How our lawmakers voted

Last week, the House and Senate passed more than a dozen bills in their first round of full floor action this session. The topics included… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019