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Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

 

Lawmakers seek to improve sexual health education in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would require public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education as a part of their… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

 

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

 

Senate passes bill to remove the death penalty

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate passed a bill on Feb. 15 to remove the death penalty from Washington state statute and… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

Immigration or citizenship status could be added to anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Senate legislation would add citizenship or immigration status to the “law against discrimination.” The law against discrimination currently… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Lawmakers propose new agency to administer guest worker visas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Employment Security Department wants lawmakers to create a new department within the agency to increase compliance… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

Bill would establish a 7-knot speed limit for vessels a half-mile from southern resident orcas.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Sequim Public Works begins limited work on clearing sidewalks

The City of Sequim Public Works crew will begin to clear sidewalks in priority corridors as soon as they have finished removing as much slush… Continue reading

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the legislature from portions of the Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

‘Fuel the Way’ to help United Way

United Way of Clallam County last week announced “Fuel the Way,” a new fundraiser, that sees five gas stations throughout the Port Angeles area to… Continue reading

Carlsborg gas station draws concern from school board

Sequim School District’s board of directors are looking at potential impacts of the new ARCO gas station being built on Carlsborg Road in close proximity… Continue reading

Clallam PUD smart meters project meeting draws a crowd, concern

Workshop added Because of inclement weather prior to Clallam County PUD’s two scheduled public workshops on Feb. 4 (regarding proposed advanced meters), PUD officials initially… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Feb. 13, 2019

Commissioners to meet Thursday The Clallam County board of commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the commissioners’ meeting room inside… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019
Fire and medic crews with Clallam County Fire District 3 work with county road crew staff and a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy to safely secure a roof to remove an 85-year-old man after he was pinned after the roof collapsed. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

First responders remain busy during snowfall

Whether you’re standing in 20 inches of powder in the city, or three feet in the foothills, Sequim and Western Washington’s snowfall has become a… Continue reading

Fire and medic crews with Clallam County Fire District 3 work with county road crew staff and a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy to safely secure a roof to remove an 85-year-old man after he was pinned after the roof collapsed. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

How our lawmakers voted

Last week, the House and Senate passed more than a dozen bills in their first round of full floor action this session. The topics included… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Peninsula women help homeless during winter storm

While a winter storm whipped through Clallam County and Western Washington, two local women were determined to help individuals out in the cold. Shenna Younger… Continue reading

Police blotter — Feb. 13, 2019

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Feb. 5… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Red, Set Go! Heart Luncheon set for Feb. 22

The 12th-annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon — an event that raises funds for benefit local patients with heart disease issues — is set for… Continue reading

Sequim man charged with 10 counts of child sex abuse

Lynn George Johnson has previous convictions