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Sequim school staffers face vaccination deadline

While Sequim School Board directors won’t be pushing to make decisions about masking or vaccination requirements at a local level, as many as two dozen… Continue reading

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State may consider measures implemented on Olympic Peninsula

Gov. Jay Inslee visited the North Olympic Peninsula last week, holding a meeting on COVID-19 at the Peninsula College Longhouse, visiting the state-funded Lower Dungeness… Continue reading

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Traffic lights, Washington Street rehab among 2022 city budget projects

Pandemic may bring second year of no utility increases

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Westbound US 101 traffic moving to new bridge over Siebert Creek

Weather permitting, drivers traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 101 will use a new bridge at Siebert Creek. As soon as 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8,… Continue reading

How our legislators voted

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week Sept. 24-30) Along with the week’s roll call votes, the House… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

Hospital workers getting vaccines

More than 300 health care workers at the North Olympic Peninsula’s three public hospitals remained unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday. Today is the last… Continue reading

Clallam Bay prison outbreak grows to 160-plus cases

Staff aren’t consistently wearing masks, health officer says

COVID claims two more lives

Two Jefferson County residents — a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s — have died from COVID-19, the Peninsula health officer… Continue reading

Olympic National Park sets prescribed burns starting Monday

The Olympic Interagency Fire Management Program and park road crew have planned and prepared for prescribed burns of five woody debris piles beginning Monday, Oct.… Continue reading

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Reach, row event raises $22K for volunteer hospice

Some on-the-water competition and a collective heart for the community led to another big year for the Reach and Row for Hospice. The Sequim Bay… Continue reading

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Clallam County to offer Pfizer booster shots in Port Angeles

With the recent approval of COVID-19 booster shots by national agencies, officials with Clallam County Emergency Management and Clallam County Health and Human Services are… Continue reading

School board candidate not allowed to take position

June signature with PDC prevents campaigning, contributions

Clallam County plans active role in affordable housing

Clallam County Commissioners indicated they will take a more robust role in addressing affordable housing as part of their response to recommendations from the Charter… Continue reading

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Time to ‘raise a Paw’ for WAG dogs

Charlie the black lab mix is surrounded by his friends as he recuperates from his knee surgery at Welfare for Animals Guild’s Halfway Home Ranch… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Sequim science lab looks to fight viruses with algae

Study maps antiviral potential

  • Sep 29, 2021
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COVID outbreaks at long-term care facilities appear to slow

Outbreaks at long-term care facilities appear to be slowing down, with less large-scale transmission being reported, and COVID-19 transmission continues to slow in both Clallam… Continue reading

City councilors approve new city manager’s contract

Tentative start date is Nov. 1 once contract is signed

Community news briefs — Sept. 29, 2021

Sequim Bay closed to shellfish harvesting Sequim Bay, along with areas along the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Cape Flattery east to the Jefferson… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Election: City council candidates Janisse, Day talk Position 5

Editor’s note: this continues a series of interviews with candidates up for five Sequim city council seats in the Nov. 2 General Election. This week… Continue reading

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Harvest of Hope raises $163K for Sequim cancer center

The Olympic Medical Center Foundation raised a record $163,000 at its 19th annual Harvest of Hope hybrid event presented by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance… Continue reading