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House passes bill to increase pay of National Guard

Law would increase pay for National Guard members helping with wildland fires

  • Mar 4, 2019

Legislators get wheelie serious about motorized scooters

Scooter and bike share services have gained traction across the country.

Senate bill targets transparency throughout the agricultural supply chain in regard to human trafficking

Requires suppliers in agricultural supply chain to report human rights violations to retail sellers

Washington state representatives stand up for Puerto Rico

Washington may become the fourth state to petition the federal government to integrate Puerto Rico into the United States, as a step toward becoming a… Continue reading

State senators pass bill to prohibit gender discrimination in public schools

State senators passed a bill with a 29-20 vote to prohibit harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination based on gender identity in public schools. The vote… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2019

Bill to require comprehensive sex education passes senate

The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill on Feb. 27 that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically accurate… Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader alleges Dems illegally used state facilities for campaign training

Schoesler to file ethics violations against multiple senate democrats

Legislators seek to reduce pollution by limiting plastic bag use

A proposed bill prohibits single-use plastic bags from retail establishments

  • Feb 28, 2019

Legislature hears public testimony on $30 Car Tab Initiative

Initiative would reduce car tabs to a flat rate and will appear on November ballot

Senate passes bill prohibiting citizenship- or immigration-based discrimination

The Washington state Senate passed a bill Feb. 26 adding citizenship or immigration status to the “law against discrimination,” with 29 in favor and 20… Continue reading

Carlsborg manufactured home park approved off Atterberry Road

After nearly two years of debates and procedures, CA Homes, Inc.’s 55-and-older manufactured home Carlsborg project is moving forward. Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves… Continue reading

City of Sequim: Fir Street construction an estimated $1.7 million over budget

More than a week into bidding, City of Sequim staffers say that the West Fir Street rehabilitation project could be as much as $1.7 million… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Feb. 27, 2019

Blood drive set at SHS Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.;… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Free TAX-AIDE services in Sequim continues through mid-April

IRS-certified AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available again this year to prepare and electronically file tax returns at several sites in the Sequim area. The… Continue reading

Greywolf Elementary portable offers new classroom space

Greywolf Elementary School teacher Aaron Reno has returned to his old classroom space after teaching his two fifth-grade math classes out of the school’s library… Continue reading

Hatlers named Sequim’s 2018 Citizen of Year

Two for the record books. Clare Manis Hatler and Don Hatler, a couple with ties to the region’s most documented archaeological find, were honored Tuesday… Continue reading

Homeless Connect set for March 1 in Port Angeles

The 2019 Clallam County Project Homeless Connect event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth… Continue reading

How did our lawmakers vote? — Feb. 27, 2019

Forty days into this year’s scheduled 105-day regular session, state lawmakers have now introduced more than 2,200 bills. As of last week, lawmakers passed more… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Nashs Organic Produce loses 10 acres in crops to birds

As if the damage from recent snowfall wasn’t enough for local farmers — and their crops — to endure, some hungry birds made a big… Continue reading

OMC Foundation adds $180K contribution toward Sequim cancer center

The Olympic Medical Center Foundation presented $180,000 to OMC at its Commissioner’s meeting on Feb. 20, to go toward expansion of the Olympic Medical Center… Continue reading