Paul Gottlieb

Worker shortage at area hospitals as COVID-19 affecting staff

Hundreds of job openings remain unfilled at the North Olympic Peninsula’s three public hospitals as COVID-19 fills beds and takes out health care professionals. Olympic… Continue reading


The Port Angeles School District is expected to sell its former administrative services building to Olympic Medical Center in February. (Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic Medical Center buying school’s site

The Port Angeles School District is preparing to sell its former administration building to Olympic Medical Center for almost $1 million, freeing up hospital space… Continue reading


Health order lawsuit hearing postponed

Clallam County answers injunction request, saying more deaths likely if mandate lifted


Legislative session opens Monday; in-person access limited

Police reform regulations that had North Olympic Peninsula law enforcement officials up in arms will likely be reviewed and refined in the off-year, mostly virtual… Continue reading

Olympic National Park assault charge up in air

Monday is the federal indictment deadline for a Port Angeles man who fled Aug. 29 into Olympic National Park after allegedly warning of a revolution… Continue reading

Hearing delayed on proof-of-vaccine order

A court hearing on an injunction proposed against a mandate for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 has been delayed until Jan. 7 while parties in… Continue reading

Clallam County voting districts set for next decade

Voting options in four precincts with a combined population of 4,156 residents were changed last week by the Clallam County Districting Commission, shrinking Sequim District… Continue reading


GOP leaders seek state district seat

The Nov. 8 general election is 11 months away, and the 24th Legislative District’s two Democrats already have challengers. Retired Border Patrol Agent Matthew Rainwater… Continue reading


Vaccine challenge moves to Kitsap County

A Kitsap County judge will adjudicate an injunction request on Dec. 17 challenging the COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination mandate for bar and restaurant patrons after Clallam County’s… Continue reading

Ron Richards.

Precinct changes tossed at last minute

Carlsborg’s voters would shift to Port Angeles Clallam County commissioner District 2 under a revamped voter redistricting plan preferred by the county redistricting commission. The… Continue reading

Ron Richards.

Suspect charged with string of mailbox thefts

A convicted thief who was out on $1,000 bail on charges of forgery and possession of stolen checks faces arraignment on Friday, Dec. 10, on… Continue reading

Restaurant owners file lawsuit against vaccine proof order

Clallam County and Dr. Allison Berry challenged

Alleged mail bandit arrested

A Port Angeles-area man suspected in a string of mailbox thefts from Port Angeles to Poulsbo has been arrested for investigation of seven charges, including… Continue reading


Elderly pedestrian killed in collision

An 83-year-old pedestrian who was talking to a driver stopped on a rural roadway was killed late Tuesday afternoon. The driver of a northbound vehicle… Continue reading


Meth dealer sentenced to more than eight years

A methamphetamine dealer active in the Sequim area and on the Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam reservations has been sentenced to more than five… Continue reading

David Scott Johnson.

Nine-year sentence for 10-minute crime spree

A Sequim man was sentenced on Oct. 28 to nine years in prison for a brief but injurious series of crimes five months ago that… Continue reading

David Scott Johnson.
David Scott Johnson.

Arson suspect will plead guilty

A man at a Blyn convenience store who allegedly set fire to gasoline before driving a stolen pickup truck into a State Patrol vehicle could… Continue reading

David Scott Johnson.
The ferry MV Coho sits at its Port Angeles dock on Tuesday, waiting for the opportunity to resume service to Victoria. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Coho ferry to restart service Nov. 8

PCR test required for entry into Canada

The ferry MV Coho sits at its Port Angeles dock on Tuesday, waiting for the opportunity to resume service to Victoria. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hospitals, schools comply with vaccination order

Deputy health officer: Mandates may be ‘new normal’

Foreclosures on hold for now; hundreds in process on Peninsula

Owners of 415 homes and vacant parcels in Clallam and Jefferson counties are undergoing foreclosure proceedings as a statewide moratorium on evictions approaches an Oct.… Continue reading