State legislators rewrite statute to exempt their records from public disclosure

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau In votes with veto-proof wide margins, state Legislators made themselves exempt from public records disclosure laws. The legislation,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018


Legislators try to push through bill restricting public access to their records

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing a bill to exempt themselves from public records… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018


Washington could provide sexual abuse prevention training in schools

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill establishes a task force to provide child sexual abuse prevention curricula for all schools in… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2018


City looks to improve curbs, sidewalks by Carrie Blake Park

With pickleball courts being readied for construction in Carrie Blake Community Park, staff with the City of Sequim look to improve pedestrian access into and… Continue reading

City of Sequim turns to goats for vegetation control pilot program

Nicknamed the “Vege-lantes,” three goats — yes, goats — are part of a City of Sequim pilot program to manage vegetation on city property. The… Continue reading

Community news briefs – Feb. 21, 2018

Items sought for warming center Volunteers with the Sequim Warming Center, 583 W. Washington St., are seeking more items to help the coldest homeless residents… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Electrical fire burns during blood drive at Sequim Elks Lodge

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 stopped a fire from spreading underneath the Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642 on President’s Day. Assistant Chief Dan… Continue reading

Five finalists named for Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Citizen of the Year Award luncheon When: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 Where: Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109… Continue reading

Graffiti wall depicting gun image at skate park angers local residents

Recent graffiti at the Sequim Skate Park is leading the City of Sequim to enact a new policy at its graffiti board, a space intended… Continue reading

Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid another discussion on mass shootings

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

OPA reps OK with district decision

As Sequim School District moves forward with its capital projects, Olympic Peninsula Academy staff and board representatives say they’re not worried about the school’s future.… Continue reading

Police blotter — Feb. 21, 2018

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Feb. 13… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Sequim man sentenced in drug, gun case

Sequim resident Byron C. Washburn, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in a state prison on Feb. 14 after he pleaded guilty in Clallam County… Continue reading

State says Sequim elk herd numbers being thinned due to causing local crop damage

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports Sequim’s Roosevelt Elk herd is once again being thinned due to its numbers being too high and… Continue reading

Trustees to consider new construction vs. remodel of Sequim Library

To add on or to start anew. Officials with the North Olympic Library System are closing in on a plan that would, assuming local support… Continue reading

Weather — Feb. 21, 2018

Weather Date High Low Feb. 13 43 27 Feb. 14 44 32 Feb. 15 44 33 Feb. 16 48 37 Feb. 17 48 37 Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Democratic lawmakers unveil conflicting budget proposals

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau Democrats in both chambers of the state Legislature are at odds over adding more funding to public education… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

State Democrats push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau While state Democrats push a set of labor-union backed bills, Republicans decry the effort as special-interest politics. Some… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

State forecast projects over a billion in additional tax revenue

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau State economists project that over a billion dollars in additional tax revenue will be flowing into government accounts… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

First Amendment rights for student newspapers moves through Legislature

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers are considering adding protections for high school and college newspapers, allowing student journalists to determine their own… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018