Paul Gottlieb

Park arrestee’s federal hearing set; heavily armed man talked of revolution

A heavily armed Port Angeles man who was holed up in Olympic National Park for more than two days after allegedly warning of an insurgency… Continue reading

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined State Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend), salmon and steelhead guide Ashley Nichole Lewis, President of Taylor Shellfish Company Bill Taylor and conservationist Tim McNulty for a hike in Olympic National Forest to discuss her Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. Patty Murray

Wild Olympics legislation on upswing

Bill passes Senate hurdle but needs House support

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined State Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend), salmon and steelhead guide Ashley Nichole Lewis, President of Taylor Shellfish Company Bill Taylor and conservationist Tim McNulty for a hike in Olympic National Forest to discuss her Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. Patty Murray
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UPDATE: Suspected armed man in custody after fleeing into Olympic National Park

A multiagency team effort has a man in custody Wednesday after law enforcement officials said he fled into Olympic National Park with a rifle, forcing… Continue reading

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Plea in works on Longhouse arson, wreck

A Sequim man who allegedly set fire to gasoline at the Blyn-area Longhouse Market & Deli June 1 before crashing a stolen pickup truck in… Continue reading

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PUD general manager Nass to retire in January 2022

After 15 years at the helm, Clallam Public Utility District General Manager Doug Nass is retiring in January under a three-year retention agreement and salary… Continue reading

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Jail space not keeping up with expectations

The Clallam County jail needs more space, and county officials are making plans to ease the squeeze. While there is plenty of room for more… Continue reading

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Luke Robins.

Peninsula College sets vaccine protocol

Varying degrees of vaccination protocol, all the way up to get the shot or get fired, will be in effect or imminent when Peninsula College… Continue reading

Luke Robins.

2021 Election: Fire commissioner hopefuls Nicholas, Chamlee advance to general

Jeff Nicholas and Duane Chamlee topped the vote counts in the primary election for Sequim-area Clallam County Fire District 3 Position 1 commissioner, but only… Continue reading

Heather Jeffers

2021 Election: Jeffers, Rogers to face off in Olympic Medical Center board general election

Health care facility director Heather Jeffers said last week she was not surprised she is the top vote-getter in the Olympic Medical Center commissioner primary… Continue reading

Heather Jeffers
Steven Blackham.
Steven Blackham.

Politics plays role in ‘nonpartisan’ races

Conservative Sequim group in forefront

Hall: QAnon a ‘hoax’

Donnie Hall, an organizer of the Sequim-based Independent Advisory Association, said he has changed his mind about QAnon, the right-wing conspiracy theory movement. After calling… Continue reading

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Nichols, left, talks about a proposed mental health court program accompanied by District Court Judge Dave Neupert on July 13 at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County mental health court favored

Clallam County officials are moving forward with establishing the 16th mental health court in the state of Washington by Dec. 31. Backed by a courthouse… Continue reading

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Nichols, left, talks about a proposed mental health court program accompanied by District Court Judge Dave Neupert on July 13 at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Strait Shot adding third Bainbridge trip

Clallam Transit plans to make it easier for people to take the bus, even if they live in Forks and Neah Bay. The public transportation… Continue reading

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COVID claims 19th victim on Peninsula: Clallam woman in her 30s

A 15th person, unvaccinated and the youngest victim so far, has died from COVID-19 in Clallam County, where the full vaccination rate remains steady at… Continue reading

Jury finds Sequim woman guilty of attempted murder

A Clallam County Superior Court jury has found a 50-year-old Sequim woman guilty of attempted murder and assault involving a bloody 2019 knife attack on… Continue reading

Aspiring Dash pilot Josh Crabtree of Port Angeles unloads boxes of maintenance records from a Dash Air Shuttle Cessna 402C on Wednesday, June 30, at William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

They’re here! Dash planes arrive in Port Angeles

August remains target date for service

Aspiring Dash pilot Josh Crabtree of Port Angeles unloads boxes of maintenance records from a Dash Air Shuttle Cessna 402C on Wednesday, June 30, at William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

North Olympic Peninsula reaps millions in federal COVID funds

North Olympic Peninsula county and city governments are laying groundwork to spend $32.8 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, which are coming their… Continue reading

David Scott Johnson.

Arson, crash incident is a 2-county case

A Sequim man who allegedly lit gasoline he had sprayed on the pavement at a Blyn convenience store, stole a pickup truck and crashed it… Continue reading

David Scott Johnson.

Department of Natural Resources addressing hardwood shortage

The foundation is being laid for a pilot effort to provide cedar and alder to North Olympic Peninsula mills starving for raw materials, state Lands… Continue reading