Cooke Aquaculture fined $332,000 for Cypress Island farmed salmon escape

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Department of Ecology announced last week that Cooke Aquaculture will be penalized for violating the terms… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Peninsula residents told how to shelter at home after big quake

An overflow crowd of nearly 400 packed the Port Angeles library last week to gather tips on how to shelter at home after a major… Continue reading

Sequim woman hits unmarked State Patrol car in wreck

A 34-year-old Sequim woman was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol Friday, Feb. 2, after the car she was driving collided… Continue reading

Bipartisan bills target Cold War-era prohibition on nuclear attack preparations

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau For the first time in more than 30 years, emergency planning in Washington state could include preparations for… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Carbon tax plan advances in the state Senate

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau A tax on carbon emissions proposed by Governor Jay Inslee has taken a big step forward. On Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Senate votes to extend college financial aid to state Dreamers

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bipartisan effort in the Senate passed a bill Wednesday afternoon that would extend financial opportunities in higher… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

State Senate advances bill that would require health plans to cover contraception and abortion

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Senate approved a measure that would provide greater access to birth control and other reproductive health… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Vetoed manufacturing tax cut again pushed in bipartisan effort

Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years

  • Feb 1, 2018

High School leads the way in science

There’s nothing like walking into a crime scene on the first day of high school. For some students at Sequim High, a mock-crime scene was… Continue reading

Making the outdoors more accessible

Sequim is peddling its way to becoming one of the first cities in the U.S. to have a wheelchair bike program in its backyard. The… Continue reading

Student Exchange Series: Hayuk Minano from Spain

America is just the first stop for exchange student Hayuk Minano. Minano’s love for travel has taken him from his hometown in Madrid, Spain to… Continue reading

24th District legislators to host Feb. 1 telephone town hall

All three lawmakers from the 24th Legislative District are scheduled to host a telephone town hall starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. “It’s… Continue reading

Bill that would reduce car tab rates passes the state House

Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects

  • Jan 31, 2018

Clallam Mosaic expands services, hires new program coordinator

Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit that works to enrich, encourage and empower people with developmental disabilities, is expanding their Community Guide and Engagement (CGE) services,… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Jan. 31, 2018

Explore the world of cougars Learn about the social interactions of cougars from one of the world’s foremost experts at the Thursday, Feb. 1 Studium… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Family seeks support for online campaign to buy mother’s cancer treatment wig

It’s been an up and down few years for former Sequim theater director Robin Hall. In 2015, she suffered a mild heart attack and a… Continue reading

Legislature, governor pass bill to settle water-use dispute

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau One of the year’s most important legislative battles in Washington state came to a surprisingly quick conclusion Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

More than 16,000 homes lose power in Sequim area

If your lights went off last Saturday in Sequim, you weren’t alone. Clallam County PUD staff reported 16,300 customers lost power from Agnew to Blyn… Continue reading

Orca Protection Act aims to protect Pacific Northwest’s iconic whales

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington state’s orca whale population could receive a wealth of new legislative support, as a Senate committee Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Perpetrators of domestic violence harassment could lose firearm rights

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA News Bureau A proposed bill would add harassment to a list of domestic violence crimes for which someone can have their… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018