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Mike Pence. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

City councilor’s video directs foul language toward resident

Conflict continues after locals call for Pence’s resignation

 

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PHOTOS: Friends, family honor Knapp’s legacy

Mike McFarlen looks at photos and other pieces of family history of longtime Sequim youth sports volunteer Don Knapp. Family and friends held a memorial… Continue reading

 

School district considers change to elementary model

The Sequim School District is gauging staff interest into changing its elementary grade school instruction model from two schools to a pre-kindergarten-grade 2 and grades… Continue reading

 

Everyone 16 and older now eligible for COVID vaccine

All Washington state residents 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Thursday, and health officials are urging residents to sign up for available… Continue reading

House passes $6 billion capital works budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Group Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital budget April 2 in a unanimous vote, earmarking millions of state and federal… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2021

J&J vaccine on pause; alternative dates, vaccine offered on peninsula

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused for use until further notice, and officials on the North Olympic Peninsula are working to rearrange… Continue reading

Clallam County withdraws support for Blyn roundabout

Clallam County commissioners have changed course on a proposed roundabout for U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn. The three commissioners on Tuesday removed consideration of a… Continue reading

Community news briefs — April 14, 2021

County committee accepting ‘Keep the Lights On’ applications The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is soliciting requests for proposals from interested nonprofit organizations to “Keep the… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021

Creamery cleared to begin distribution again

Owners take more precautions to prevent bacterium

Drug take-back set for April 24

Clallam County residents can take their potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs in Sequim or Port Angeles on Saturday, April 24 — the… Continue reading

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe seeks traffic circle on US Highway 101

The ask from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe was for support from the Clallam County commissioners for building a $2.5 million single-lane roundabout at the U.… Continue reading

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Milestone: OMC honors Frymyer with leadership award

Respiratory therapy manager Tim Frymyer received the Olympic Medical Center Leadership Award for March at a recent department management meeting. OMC chief executive officer Darryl… Continue reading

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Pence supported by majority of council over résumé

No action taken on his position

Peninsula overdose deaths seem to be on the rise

Drug overdose deaths appear to be climbing on the North Olympic Peninsula. Clallam County seems on the verge of equalling, if not surpassing, drug-related fatalities… Continue reading

Multiple law enforcement agencies are not pursuing abuse allegations against Francis and Shelley Jefferson, pictured, after months of investigation. Sequim Deputy Police Chief Mike Hill said they declined to file criminal charges after a thorough review of reported incidents that Shelley Jefferson neglected and abused foster children in her care. Photo courtesy Sequim School District

Police agencies, prosecutor decline abuse allegations against Sequim couple

An investigation into a Sequim couple, including an elementary school administrator, over alleged abuse of foster children resulted in no charges in Clallam and Whatcom… Continue reading

Multiple law enforcement agencies are not pursuing abuse allegations against Francis and Shelley Jefferson, pictured, after months of investigation. Sequim Deputy Police Chief Mike Hill said they declined to file criminal charges after a thorough review of reported incidents that Shelley Jefferson neglected and abused foster children in her care. Photo courtesy Sequim School District
Sequim Police Blotter

Police Blotter — April 14, 2021

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. April 6… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021
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Retired fireman seeks relief from mounting medical bills

Sequim’s Fred Banks breathing better after lung transplant

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Seminar to explore special education services

Clallam County Parent to Parent is hosting a free virtual “Special Education” seminar at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, on Zoom. Sharing information, services available,… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

State legislative leaders began budget negotiations behind closed doors last week, after the House passed its proposed spending plan for 2021-23 on April 3. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2021

Peninsula counties have child care chasm

Child care is a major problem for families in both Clallam and Jefferson counties. Parents of an estimated 370 kids in Clallam County are in… Continue reading