Bill to outlaw Atlantic salmon net pen farming before governor

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau The fate of the state’s fish farming industry is in jeopardy following the Legislature’s passage of a bill… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

New laws targeting sexual harassment await governor’s pen

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau Four key bills targeting sexual harassment passed both chambers and were waiting to be signed by the Washington… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A controversial gun control bill to ban bump stocks was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. SB… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2018

Washington state expands abortion coverage

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau After five years in the making, the Reproductive Parity Act passed both chambers by slim margins and largely… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2018

Lawmakers go into damage control with backlash over public records bill

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia Bureau Following last week’s rapid-fire vote on a bill to exempt the Legislature from state public records laws, lawmakers are… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Public raises concern about school safety

With dialogue opening across the U.S. and Olympic Peninsula, community members are once again asking about Sequim School District’s safety. In light of the shooting… Continue reading

Community news briefs — March 7, 2018

Learn about Peninsula College Join instructors, students and local representatives the first Wednesday of each month to get a real feel for the programs Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

District 24 legislators tell of stances on vetoed bill

Two of the three District 24 legislators who represent Clallam and Jefferson counties signed a letter urging Gov. Jay Inslee to veto Senate Bill 6617… Continue reading

Dungeness couple keeps dinosaur by front steps

One Dungeness couple has bucked lawn fixtures like gnomes and flamingos for a prehistoric pal. For more than seven years, Tom and Sue Runyan have… Continue reading

Free tax preparation continues at Shipley Center

IRS-certified AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers continue to prepare and electronically file tax returns at the Shipley Center in Sequim. This quality tax preparation service is free… Continue reading

Governor vetoes controversial public records bill

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau In a down-to-the-wire decision, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a controversial bill that would have immediately exempted the state… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Joyce man apologizes as family, friends tell of man killed in wreck

Vance Mitchell Mattix apologized for taking Andrew Courney’s life before he was sentenced Feb. 28 to 8½ years in prison for vehicular homicide. Mattix, 50,… Continue reading

Police blotter — March 7, 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. 26… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Poor weather delays McDonald Creek Bridge opening to mid-April

Construction on the McDonald Creek Bridge has been delayed three to four weeks into mid-April, following initial estimates to complete the project this month. Crews… Continue reading

Rock FM station KZQM to launch in Sequim this May

Whether you prefer The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival or Devo, a new planned radio station in Sequim might have your favorite playlist set to air.… Continue reading

Students share books across Sequim for Read Across America Day

Hundreds of students bussed and marched along school campuses and across Sequim to share some good books on Read Across America Day. See a slideshow… Continue reading

Sunrise runs red

Contributor Pauline Geraci spotted this colorful Sequim sunrise on Feb. 23.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Weather — March 7, 2018

Weather Date High Low Feb. 27 47 34 Feb. 28 47 36 March 1 48 35 March 2 44 36 March 3 46 36 March… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Union-friendly home healthcare worker bill approved by state Legislature

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau House Democrats passed a controversial bill that restructures how home healthcare workers contract with the state despite all… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

Clallam Economic Development director resigns

Bob Schroeter, executive director of the Clallam County Economic Development Corp., resigned effective Friday, March 2, after 10 months on the job. Schroeter said he… Continue reading