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Ninth COVID death on North Olympic Peninsula confirmed

Clallam County health officials confirmed a COVID-19 death — the ninth on the North Olympic Peninsula — as case rates climbed state-defined categories. A woman… Continue reading

Individuals formerly incarcerated regain right to vote

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Formerly incarcerated people will immediately regain the right to vote after Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law this automatic… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2021

Travel could cause COVID surge; health officers encourage 7-day quarantine

Students and families who traveled over spring break are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 if they show any symptoms of viral infection, Jefferson County… Continue reading

Senate passes carbon cap after debate on green energy, transportation

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2021

Clallam clinics to offer ‘one and done’ vaccines

The Jamestown Family Health Clinic will later this month offer Johnson and Johnson “One and Done” vaccines to help fight the spread of the COVID-19… Continue reading

Several COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Clallam County

Clallam County Public Health officials are investigating several COVID-19 outbreaks in restaurants, a dental clinic and on a basketball team. North Olympic Peninsula public health… Continue reading

County health announces downgrade to recreational shellfish harvesting

Discovery Bay is closed to all species for recreational shellfish harvesting, county officials said on April 8. The Clallam County Department of Health and Human… Continue reading

House passes $11 billion transportation budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Group The Washington House of Representatives passed a $10.94 billion transportation budget with some bipartisan support. The vote on April… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2021

COVID-19 variants gain ground in Clallam County

About half of the new COVID-19 infections confirmed in Clallam County in the past week are suspected to have been caused by the more contagious… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted

With less than a month to go in this year’s 105-day regular session of the Legislature, state lawmakers are poised for lengthy floor actions through… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021

NOLS warns of email scam

The North Olympic Library System is warning patrons of a possible scam. NOLS representatives last week said a number of local residents have received emails… Continue reading

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Olympic Medicl Center adds certified physician assistant to orthopedic staff

Olympic Medical Center added certified physician assistant Annie Mullin to its orthopedic team, OMC representatives noted last week. Mullin joins Olympic Medical Physicians after practicing… Continue reading

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Sequim Police Blotter

Police Blotter — April 7, 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. March 30… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Spiking COVID case numbers worry health officers; PC women’s basketball team cancels games

A trend of rising COVID-19 cases over the past month includes a local basketball team, according to Dr. Allison Berry, Clallam County health officer. Berry… Continue reading

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Clallam’s newest deputies graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Academy

After helping lead their class at the Washington state Basic Law Enforcement Academy, two recent academy graduates are headed back to serve on the Olympic… Continue reading

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Community news briefs — April 7, 2021

Flamingo flocking a fundraiser for SHS grads The flock is back! After a year off, Sequim High School’s annual senior class graduation party fundraiser returns… Continue reading

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Dungeness Valley Creamery issues voluntary recall

Farm owners look to find source, prevent bacterium in raw milk

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Al Lynn, a volunteer with the Sequim PC Users Group, is one of several people refurbishing computers to give to those in-need of a computer. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

PC group looks to give out computers to those in-need

Members of the Sequim PC Users Group say they have an abundance of refurbished desktop computers and need help finding those in need of one.… Continue reading

Al Lynn, a volunteer with the Sequim PC Users Group, is one of several people refurbishing computers to give to those in-need of a computer. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
New kits provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory include a smartphone microscope that were developed by Richland scientists. About 600 kits will go to Sequim Middle School soon for use. Photo 
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Sequim lab provides smartphone microscope kits to middle school

PNNL to offer Teacher-Scientist Partnership for STEM teachers

New kits provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory include a smartphone microscope that were developed by Richland scientists. About 600 kits will go to Sequim Middle School soon for use. Photo 
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Sequim Poice Department’s Madison retires, Hill promoted to deputy chief

Time for one long-time department figure to step away, and another to step up. The Sequim Police Department last week announced two key staffing changes,… Continue reading

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