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Port Angeles Council member and downtown business owner Mike French works on a piano, which he started putting out downtown during sunny days last year, during a work party on Saturday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Downtown Port Angeles piano getting a makeover

PORT ANGELES — The piano that filled the downtown streets of Port Angeles with music last summer is getting a makeover before it returns. A… Continue reading

Port Angeles Council member and downtown business owner Mike French works on a piano, which he started putting out downtown during sunny days last year, during a work party on Saturday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Crews work to free gray whale from fishing gear off La Push

LA PUSH — Biologists on Wednesday were working to untangle a juvenile gray whale that had become stuck in fishing gear more than 15 miles… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2018
Sequim High school students gathered at the flag pole on campus for 16 minutes on May 2 to participate in a national walkout “Stand for the Second” supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. (Erin Hawkins/Sequim Gazette)

Sequim students stage walkout in favor of gun rights

“Stand for the Second” is a student-driven movement organizing walkouts at high schools across the U.S.

  • May 10, 2018
Sequim High school students gathered at the flag pole on campus for 16 minutes on May 2 to participate in a national walkout “Stand for the Second” supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. (Erin Hawkins/Sequim Gazette)
The Index Town Wall, a popular climbing site. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Climber who fell at Index wall suffers serious back injury

A sheriff’s helicopter flew him to the hospital after he was rescued on Saturday.

  • May 10, 2018
The Index Town Wall, a popular climbing site. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)
Photo by Miguel Vieira/Flickr

Olympic National Park Goat Management Plan includes lethal removal

Animal rights organizations oppose killing non-relocated goats, but officials say it will be a last resort.

Photo by Miguel Vieira/Flickr

Secret agent man

Former double agent Naveed Jamali gives us an inside look at the life of a spy.

County Council approves expanding housing opportunities

Protecting renters and homebuyers using Social Security, housing subsidies to pay rent

  • Apr 19, 2018

Pay the first half of your 2018 property taxes by April 30

After that date, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill.

  • Apr 18, 2018

King County increased the pet adoption rate by a record 20 percent in a single year

The record is the result of several strategies, including partnering with cafes and pet stores to make it easier to adopt cats.

  • Apr 13, 2018

King County Flood Control District now accepting applications for flood reduction grant program

There is more than $3 million in grant funding available in 2018 for projects that target flood-risk reduction.

  • Apr 12, 2018
Councilmembers are joined by John Sheller, the Government Relations Manager for the King County Library System, after the Council declared April 8-14 as “National Library Week” in King County. Courtesy photo

King County Council Recognizes National Library Week

The week of April 8-14 is “National Library Week.”

  • Apr 11, 2018
Councilmembers are joined by John Sheller, the Government Relations Manager for the King County Library System, after the Council declared April 8-14 as “National Library Week” in King County. Courtesy photo

King County seeks citizens to serve on panel overseeing open space acquisition, protection

The committee helps the County Council and executive make decisions on open space acquisition or preservation.

  • Apr 9, 2018

Constantine at State of the County: ‘We are not only embracing change. We are leading it’

The county executive announced a series of changes and reforms to increase services and make regional government work better.

  • Apr 4, 2018

The backlog

The president says he wants them. Tech companies say they want them. So why are some of the region’s most talented workers waiting a lifetime to gain citizenship.

Student journalists, teachers, school administrators and advocates gathered in Olympia as the governor signed a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain extending free speech protections to students publishing in high school and college newspapers. COURTESY PHOTO

Free speech protections for student journalists signed into law

The change makes Washington the 14th state to extend free speech protections to student journalists.

  • Mar 28, 2018
Student journalists, teachers, school administrators and advocates gathered in Olympia as the governor signed a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain extending free speech protections to students publishing in high school and college newspapers. COURTESY PHOTO

Crisis pregnancy centers in national spotlight

Supreme Court hears on California law that differs from county’s recently-adopted board of health regulation

  • Mar 25, 2018
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Children with special health care needs to receive vital dental care under new law

Gov. Inslee signs bill expanding ABCD program for developmentally disabled kids

  • Mar 24, 2018
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Boarders vs. bureaucracy

How a common need for dry land, an unconventional perspective on property rights, and 25 tons of cement brought a community of skateboarders together in Renton.

Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo

Columnist Marcus Harrison Green tells us about a troubling rift and the resulting rebirth in the local arm of the social movement.

The matriarch of marijuana

Meet JoAnna McKee, a persistent voice in the ear of wary politicians who didn’t believe that marijuana was medicine. Until they met JoAnna, that is.