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Coronavirus concerns cause event, meeting cancellations

Sequim-area community groups and organizations continue to suspend, postpone or outright cancel events over the concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, the outbreak now listed as… Continue reading

Sequim Police Chief Sheri Crain video calls into a special city council meeting on Monday, March 16, where councilors declared a civil emergency to better seek support for the area during the coronavirus pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City declares COVID-19 a civil emergency

Civic Center closes to public, council meeting goes virtual

Sequim Police Chief Sheri Crain video calls into a special city council meeting on Monday, March 16, where councilors declared a civil emergency to better seek support for the area during the coronavirus pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Senate, House dispute kills data privacy bill

Chambers passed their own versions of same bill but couldn’t agree on details

City of Sequim seeks park host at Carrie Blake Community Park

The City of Sequim is seeking a park host for Carrie Blake Community Park. Park hosts contract for service for seven months, from April 1-Nov.… Continue reading

Washington state legislators make tampons tax-free

By Leona Vaughn WNPA News Service Women in Washington state will soon be relieved of paying sales tax on products that are fundamental to their… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee closes all Washington K-12 schools for 6 weeks

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the closure of all private and public K-12 schools, restrictions of state colleges and universities to online cases and prohibited… Continue reading

City, school board set Monday meetings

The Sequim City Council hosts a special meeting to discuss the COVID-19 coronavirus issue at 5 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Sequim Civic Center,… Continue reading

Legislature passes tax exemption extension for private plane alteration, repair work

Legislative audit suggests the exemptions helped promote economic development

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/The Associated Press)

Trump declares national emergency

Money freed for coronavirus response

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/The Associated Press)

Protest grows over legislature’s sex education directive

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service Despite the governor’s warning to avoid crowds in the wake of the coronavirus, hundreds of concerned parents and residents… Continue reading

Clallam County Home Lifestyle Show canceled for this weekend

The 38th annual Clallam County Home & Lifestyle Show has been canceled because of concerns about COVID-19. The popular two-day gathering has attracted between 10,000… Continue reading

Coronavirus concerns cause event, meeting cancellations

Sequim-area community groups and organizations continue to suspend, postpone or outright cancel events over the concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, the outbreak now listed as… Continue reading

Sequim Civic Center solar panel installation to begin next week

The City of Sequim will begin the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Sequim Civic Center on Monday, March 16, city officials… Continue reading

Legislature promotes timber industry as carbon-negative

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service Washington state lawmakers have passed legislation that will align the timber and forestry sector with the state’s carbon emission… Continue reading

Citing safety, Sequim groups cancel meetings

A number of Sequim-area community groups have made changes to their meeting calendars, seeking to stem the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus have made… Continue reading

For Monday’s Sequim city council meeting, staff removed some chairs and spaced them about two feet apart to try and limit the possibility of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from spreading in the area. Many attendees remained in council chambers for the four-and-a-half hour meeting. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Community efforts look to minimize COVID-19 impact in Sequim

Clean often, stay home when sick remain universal etiquette among agencies

For Monday’s Sequim city council meeting, staff removed some chairs and spaced them about two feet apart to try and limit the possibility of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from spreading in the area. Many attendees remained in council chambers for the four-and-a-half hour meeting. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Community news briefs — March 11, 2020

Yacht club hosts guest speaker Perry Knudson, Armstrong Marine’s managing director, will speak to the Sequim Bay Yacht Club about the variety of boats built… Continue reading

Councilors opt not to vote on MAT hearing examiner

Hiring a temporary hearing examiner to handle the first appeals for the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility never came to a vote before Sequim city… Continue reading

Garage burns, but firewall helps keep Sequim home intact

A firewall between a Sequim-area home and its garage helped keep the house mostly unharmed and a family safe on March 8. Fire District 3… Continue reading