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Huge turnout for Sequim’s first COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Sequim’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts may turn out to include a camping element. Interest in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s vaccination clinics that opened this week was… Continue reading

 

Parents, educators worry Gov. Inslee’s education budget falls short

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for the upcoming biennium calls for $570 million in new education spending, but many parents and educators have expressed frustration… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2021

 

Peninsula College offers more Dream Week events

Peninsula College’s Associated Student Council, Magic of Cinema, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, PC Longhouse and Studium Generale welcome the community to Dream Week, with events… Continue reading

 

Bill promotes automatic right to vote for people released from prison

Formerly incarcerated people would automatically regain their right to vote if a proposed bill in the Washington State Legislature is approved. Rep. Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton),… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2021

Increased participation might be ‘silver lining’ in online state legislative session

This might be the most accessible Legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state. McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2021

Policing, racial injustice, governor’s power on legislative agenda

This year’s legislature won’t just be about numbers and budgets: it will explore social inequities, the proper role of policing and just how much authority… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2021
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State Patrol, National Guard will secure capitol campus ahead of inauguration

Hundreds of officers from the Washington State Patrol and the National Guard will continue to surround the Capitol Campus in Olympia through the inauguration of… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021
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Gov. Inslee centers inaugural speech on COVID-19 recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his third inaugural speech Wednesday, praising Washington residents for their resiliency and striking an optimistic note for the future. “We have… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Vaccine supply is limited, peninsula health officers say

The amount of COVID -19 vaccine available continues to be the limiting factor in providing vaccinations on the North Olympic Peninsula. Two new cases of… Continue reading

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Sequim School District: Clark resigning top administrator role

The Sequim School District is moving on from the superintendent they hired in 2019. Dr. Robert Clark has resigned his lead administrator position a year-and-a-half… Continue reading

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A Clallam County Superior Court judge this week denied an injunction seeking to block the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic. Graphic courtesy of City of Sequim

Judge warns against using divisive language prior to MAT hearing

SOS leaders say online post taken out of context

A Clallam County Superior Court judge this week denied an injunction seeking to block the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic. Graphic courtesy of City of Sequim

Clallam County commissioners approve lodging tax grants

Clallam County commissioners have approved a series of hotel/motel tax expenditures and behavioral health contracts for 2021. The largest of the 19 expenditures was a… Continue reading

Dr. Jeaninne Wallace is the keynote speaker for Peninsula College’s “Dream Week” events. She offers “The Transformational Leadership of Bayard Rustin” via an online presentation on Jan. 14. Submitted photo

Community news briefs — Jan. 13, 2021

Online fundraiser set for family A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to assist with funeral and related expenses for the family of a mother… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2021
Dr. Jeaninne Wallace is the keynote speaker for Peninsula College’s “Dream Week” events. She offers “The Transformational Leadership of Bayard Rustin” via an online presentation on Jan. 14. Submitted photo
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Council plans to open applications again for seventh seat

Following the unexpected resignation of former mayor Dennis Smith on Jan. 8, current Sequim City councilors plan to open up the application process again to… Continue reading

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COVID-related relief tops state budget priority list

Desperately needed COVID-19 relief is a top priority for this year’s Legislature, and Republicans and Democrats generally agree it will be necessary to get that… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2021
Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24

Economy one priority for district lawmakers

After starting the week in person in Olympia, the 24th District’s three lawmakers join their legislative colleagues doing the public’s business via Zoom for the… Continue reading

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24
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Former Sequim mayor Smith resigns for personal reasons

Pursuing another term “sounded like more than I could commit to”

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Hotel manager applauded for New Year’s Eve CPR

Widow says Quality Inn staff ‘built a bond past friendship’

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Milestone: School retiree group bestows mini-grants

Helen Haller Elementary School teacher Eric Danielson was one of six recipients of Clallam County School Retirees’ Association’s Isabel Whitfield/Naddy Classroom Mini-Grants for the 2020-2021… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2021
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OMC adds podiatrist Killpack to Olympic Medical Physicians team

Olympic Medical Center recently welcomed Adam Killpack, doctor of podiatric medicine, to the staff at Olympic Medical Physicians. Killpack joins OMC after three years of… Continue reading

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