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Senate passes bill to remove the personal exemption to the measles vaccine

Lawmakers aim to stop the ongoing measles outbreak with passage of bill

 

Olympic Medical Center breaks ground on cancer center expansion

Strategic planning set The Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners will get a 2018-2020 Strategic Plan update from OMC CEO Eric Lewis and accept public… Continue reading

 

Gov. Inslee signs felon voting rights legislation

Bill clearly outlines process for felons to regain their voting rights

 

Daylight saving time year round passes Senate

Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening, April 16, in a bipartisan 46-2 vote. The bill would put… Continue reading

City invites public to join ‘The Peoples Project,’ a participatory budget effort

Come 2020, there could be a new walking path in Pioneer Park, new bells on city street lights at Christmas and/or new water fountains in… Continue reading

Community news briefs — April 17, 2019

Haller takeover at Baja Cantina Helen Haller Elementary School will have a restaurant takeover from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Baja Cantina, 531 W.… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Creamery pulls milk from stores after E. coli found in sample

For a week now, raw milk from Dungeness Valley Creamery has been off store shelves following monthly routine state test sampling that found E. coli… Continue reading

Bird watchers search for water fowl on Dungeness Bay from Dungeness Landing County Park north of Sequim on Friday, April 12, as part of the 16th-annual Olympic BirdFest. Birders from around the region gathered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula for a celebration of all things avian, including workshops, lectures and excursions. BirdFest is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, the Dungeness River Audubon Center and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Eagle-eyed bird watchers

By Keith Thorpe Olympic Peninsula News Group… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019
Bird watchers search for water fowl on Dungeness Bay from Dungeness Landing County Park north of Sequim on Friday, April 12, as part of the 16th-annual Olympic BirdFest. Birders from around the region gathered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula for a celebration of all things avian, including workshops, lectures and excursions. BirdFest is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, the Dungeness River Audubon Center and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Heralded for honoring history: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library is finalist for national award

Who: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library What: National finalist Where: 1070 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim Contact: 360-681-4632; library@jamestowntribe.org Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday The Jamestown S’Klallam… Continue reading

Police blotter — April 17, 2019

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. April 9… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Property tax payment deadline set for April 30

First half property taxes for Clallam County residents are due soon, county treasurer Teresa Marchi is reminding residents. Payments must be postmarked or dropped off… Continue reading

Red Cross seeks volunteers for emergency responses

The Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help people affected by disasters. Disaster Action Team responders offer… Continue reading

Sea Hawkers set fundraiser to fight childhood cancer

Inspired by community sponsor and the legacy of a 4-year-old who battled cancer, the Dungeness Bay Sea Hawkers are putting on a fundraiser this weekend.… Continue reading

Sequim school board on track for change in election

With three board director positions up for election this fall, the Sequim School Board may have a significant makeup by the end of the year.… Continue reading

Sequim’s Kids Fishing Day makes splash with return

Despite a bit of precipitation early on, it was another successful Kids Fishing Day. Sponsored by the North Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Puget Sound… Continue reading

US Highway 101 to get overnight, single-lane closurse

Travelers can expect overnight, single-lane closures each weekday on US Highway 101 — from Gardiner Road to West Uncas Road — beginning as early as… Continue reading

Weather — April 17, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low April 9 55 44 April 10 51 39 April 11 55 44 April 12 54 43 April 13 54 40 April… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

20-30 handguns stolen after loader is used to break through gate at FREDS Guns

Business owner: ‘They tried to tear down my building to commit this crime’

Benjamin G. Bonner, seated, sits with attorney John Hayden, left, as Clallam County chief criminal deputy prosecuting attorney Michele Devlin reads a narrative describing the death of Cynthia Little of Sequim and her dog, Jack, during Bonner’s sentencing Tuesday in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Killer of Sequim woman committed to psychiatric hospital

Bonner acquitted of second-degree murder on grounds he was legally insane at time of crime

Benjamin G. Bonner, seated, sits with attorney John Hayden, left, as Clallam County chief criminal deputy prosecuting attorney Michele Devlin reads a narrative describing the death of Cynthia Little of Sequim and her dog, Jack, during Bonner’s sentencing Tuesday in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Clallam Conservation District eyes rates, charges

Fees for property owners intended to create reliable funding