Police blotter — Feb. 27, 2019

Feb. 19 11:06 a.m. — Theft, 500 block of West Bowman Court 4:23 p.m. — Theft, 1200 block of West Washington Street Feb. 20 10:54… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Red, Set Go fundraiser garners $72K for heart center

Another successful Olympic Medical Center Foundation Red, Set, Go! Heart luncheon saw the community raise $72,000 at this year’s event at the Vern Burton Community… Continue reading

Sequim school secretaries, unrepresented employees get new contracts

After about eight months of negotiations, Sequim School District secretaries have a new salary schedule. School board directors approved the schedule for Sequim’s Public School… Continue reading

Serenity House Thrift Store to celebrate opening of annex

Serenity House Thrift Store invites the community to the grand opening of its Designer Showcase and Bedroom Annex, at noon on Saturday, March 2, in… Continue reading

Snow storm leads Community Aid to seek support

A recent donation by Windermere Sequim to Sequim Community Aid highlights a growing need for support following the recent snow storm. Kathy Suta, president of… Continue reading

State to auction Clallam County parcels

The state Board of Natural Resources approved a land exchange Feb. 5, preparing two Clallam County parcels for auction while adding land in Skagit County… Continue reading

Weather — Feb. 27, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low Feb. 19 42 35 Feb. 20 41 33 Feb. 21 44 31 Feb. 22 46 32 Feb. 23 45 30 Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Wild kingdom

Contributor Jacque Schaafsma and her daughter-in-law spotted this bobcat sitting in a field next to their home on Feb. 24. “We have never seen one… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Proposed Public Records bill is dead

Senator withdraws bill exempting legislature from public disclosure of some records

  • Feb 26, 2019

Initiative to expand hydrogen fuel production unanimously passes Senate

Excess energy produced by public utility districts would produce hydrogen fuel for Washington state

Legislators push to ensure funding of career and technical education programs

School districts would be required to use excess career and technical education funding for specific purposes under proposed legislation. This bill sends an important message… Continue reading

Ethical issues with facial recognition addressed by Legislature

House Bill 1654 will place restrictions on how state agencies can use technology for surveillance

Funding to encourage thoughtful online behavior in students’ proposed

Media literacy and digital citizenship would be the focus of a grant program for Washington state school districts. Senate Bill 5594 was heard by the… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2019

House passes bill to raise age limit for tobacco sales

A proposed law to raise the minimum age of vapor and tobacco sales from 18 to 21 was passed in a 66-30 vote by the… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019

Law could prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Lawmakers aim to prohibit scleral tattooing, otherwise known as the practice of scarring or inserting pigment onto the human eye. House Bill 1856 is co-sponsored… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019

Social media extortion could be a new crime in Washington state

Washington state senators aim to make social media extortion a crime punishable as a class C felony. Senate Bill 5495 is co-sponsored by a bipartisan… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019

Solmar man, 70, helps snowbound elderly get medication

James Luna aids the isolated with utility vehicle

State funding to increase mental- and behavioral-health workforce recruitment proposed

Peograms would provide large one-time funding to increase a variety of recruitment services

  • Feb 22, 2019

Law would eliminate personal objection to vaccines in Washington state

A proposed bill would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from vaccines required to attend schools in Washington state. Senate Bill… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Law would require inspection of any interfering odor in a public place

Lawmakers want to redefine air pollution in Washington State

  • Feb 22, 2019