Politics

Clallam PUD candidates cite costs as top priority

Three hopefuls line up for six-year board position

More candidates join local races

Third declares for state Senate seat

Packed races begin to emerge

Political hopefuls file intent to run

Heather Dudley-Nollette.

Bayside director to run for Jefferson County commissioner

Heather Dudley-Nollette seeks District 1 seat

Heather Dudley-Nollette.
Port Angeles City Council hopefuls Kate Dexter and Travis Berglund answer questions during a Port Angeles Business Association forum Tuesday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula News)

Port Angeles mayor to run for county commission

Dexter has supported climate action plan, affordable housing

Port Angeles City Council hopefuls Kate Dexter and Travis Berglund answer questions during a Port Angeles Business Association forum Tuesday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula News)
Emily Randall, left, and Hilary Franz.

Stalwarts take sides in race for Kilmer's seat

A growing constellation of Democratic Party influencers are choosing sides in the duel for a U.S. House seat between state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2024
  • By Jerry Cornfield Washington State Standard
  • Regional News
Emily Randall, left, and Hilary Franz.

Online learning keeps rising among state's K-12 students

Online learning for Washington’s public school kids is here to stay. That’s according to a report from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public… Continue reading

Jefferson County turnout tops in state

More than half registered voters handed in ballots

Battle narrows to Biden and Trump

Tuesday’s primaries give each the delegates needed for a November contest

Johnson

Clallam commissioner announces bid for third term

Housing, timber revenue among several priorities

Johnson
Mike Chapman.

Housing discussed at update

Tharinger, Chapman talk about legislation

Mike Chapman.

House, Senate release spending proposals

Supplemental budgets to be negotiated

  • Feb 21, 2024
  • By Jerry Cornfield and Laurel Demkovich Washington State Standard
  • Regional News

Chapman explains votes

Rep. Mike Chapman was among the few Democrats who voted against bills capping rent increases and providing unemployment benefits for strikers. In Chapman’s… Continue reading

Plan to cap how much landlords can raise rent moves ahead

Statewide caps on annual rent increases could take effect in Washington as soon as this year after the state House of Representatives passed… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2024
  • By Laurel Demkovich Washington State Standard

State House approves unemployment benefits for strikers

Workers who are on strike or locked out of their workplace by their employer due to a labor dispute would gain access to… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2024
  • By Bill Lucia Washington State Standard

Democrats Franz, Randall stockpile cash in battle for US House position

Cash is flowing into campaign coffers of two Democrats dueling for an open congressional seat in western Washington. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz reported… Continue reading

Should police be allowed to engage in high-speed pursuits if they just suspect someone is engaged in a crime? The state Legislature is set to debate that issue following verification of a citizen initiative that gives police more leeway in decision making. (Mary Murphy/Washington State Journal)

State Legislature to debate high-speed police pursuits

Initiative 2113 would amend law to be ‘reasonable suspicion’

Should police be allowed to engage in high-speed pursuits if they just suspect someone is engaged in a crime? The state Legislature is set to debate that issue following verification of a citizen initiative that gives police more leeway in decision making. (Mary Murphy/Washington State Journal)

Ruling: Trump to stay on primary ballot

Eight voters argued Jan. 6 actions made him ineligible

  • Jan 19, 2024
  • By Jerry Cornfield Washington State Standard
  • Regional News
Frankey Ithaka answers questions from the media moments after a Kitsap judge denied a hearing that challenged former President Donald Trump’s eligibility for the state ballot. (Elisha Meyer/Kitsap News Group)

Kitsap judge won't rule on Trump's eligibility for ballot

Hearing set in Olympia on Thursday

  • Jan 16, 2024
  • By Elisha Meyer Bainbridge Island Review
  • Regional News
Frankey Ithaka answers questions from the media moments after a Kitsap judge denied a hearing that challenged former President Donald Trump’s eligibility for the state ballot. (Elisha Meyer/Kitsap News Group)

State officials turn to schools in opioid fight

Legislation would require fentanyl-use prevention education once per year