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Monday, April 20, 2015 -- 8:14 am
The Morning News: New Kurt Cobain HBO Doc Drops May 4, Direct Action...
The Stranger - "Look at that Big, Ugly Fucking Piece of Shit," Said One Port Angeles Resident: As the Polar Pioneer came into view. The 32-year-old Iraq War veteran who said that to Sydney Brownstone also said, "These corporations want to deplete natural resources and exploit the environment for profit. Read more...
Monday, April 20, 2015 -- 6:23 am
Local service clubs raise awareness of human trafficking
KONP 1450 Local News - (PORT ANGELES) The 'Genesis Project' is a program founded by a King County police officer to assist young women who were involved in prostitution, to escape and move on from that life. The Olympic Peninsula Soroptimist clubs will host a program on ... Read more...
Monday, April 20, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Port Angeles City Council to weigh grant funding for suicide barriers ...
Peninsula Daily News - City Council members will consider giving Councilwoman Cherie Kidd the go-ahead to seek grant funding for suicide barriers on the Eighth Street bridges when the council meets Tuesday. The council is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would have Kidd, a former mayor, lead the search for money "to seek a grant or grants that provide 100 percent funding for installation of an augmented safety railing system" for the two spans, which stretch across the Tumwater Truck Route and the Valley Creek gorge. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
What's happening on the North Olympic Peninsula? See today's PDN front page
Peninsula Daily News - Full story available at Peninsula Daily News Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Polar Pioneer, carrier ship draw curious eyes to Port Angeles Harbor
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — Looming over Port Angeles Harbor, a towering mobile oil rig and its heavy-lift ship have attracted curious sightseers from near and far since their arrival.Sean Rust, 47, of Bainbridge Island spent part of his Sunday afternoon on Ediz Hook photographing the colossal pair of vessels — the MV Blue Marlin and the 355-foot-tall Polar Pioneer rig.Rust was visiting in the Port Angeles area when he saw the massive structure rising out of the water. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry service interruption expected in May for terminal repairs . . . and other items
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — The state ferries system will repair the Coupeville terminal transfer span Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3.No ferry service will be offered those days between Port Townsend and Coupeville on Whidbey Island.The terminal will be closed and all ferry service on the route canceled for the weekend.Alternate routes include the Mukilteo/Clinton or Edmonds/Kingston ferry routes, or travelers can drive around via Interstate 5 and state Highway 20, ferry officials said.Shot baby dies Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Northwinds Homeschool Band selling flower baskets to fund trip to national competition
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — The Northwinds Homeschool Band is selling hanging flower baskets to raise money to attend a national competition in Washington, D.C.The nonprofit band, made up of home-schooled students, is selling the baskets for $30 each. Discounts are available with the purchase of multiple baskets. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Hargrove aims at education funding; he'd hike capital gains tax by 1/10 of 1 percent
Peninsula Daily News - OLYMPIA — The state Legislature hadn't taken a shot for three months at funding basic education, so state Sen. Jim Hargrove last week drew a bead on the target.'Neither the House nor the Senate majority had introduced anything at all,' Hargrove told Peninsula Daily News, 'so the minority [Senate Democrats] said, ‘We'd better pull the trigger on this and start the discussion.'On Wednesday, Hargrove sighted down the barrel and introduced Senate Bill 6103. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Port Angeles City Council to weigh grant funding for suicide barriers on bridges during Tuesday meeting
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — City Council members will consider giving Councilwoman Cherie Kidd the go-ahead to seek grant funding for suicide barriers on the Eighth Street bridges when the council meets Tuesday.The council is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would have Kidd, a former mayor, lead the search for money 'to seek a grant or grants that provide 100 percent funding for installation of an augmented safety railing system' for the two spans, which stretch across the Tumwater Truck Route and the Valley Creek gorge. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Port Townsend's KPTZ radio kicks off fundraising effort in pursuit of $25,000 for operations
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — The fourth annual KPTZ-91.9 FM spring fund drive started Sunday and continues through Saturday.The nonprofit station, which airs from the Mountain View Commons at 1919 Blaine St., is seeking to raise $25,000 to subsidize operations, according to station manager Nora Petrich. This differs from previous fund drives, which have had designated projects such as an air conditioner or broadcast equipment. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Port Townsend's Fourth of July fireworks set to make return this year
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — Fireworks will light up the night of Fourth of July at Fort Worden State Park this year after a two-year hiatus — and it will be more than a pyrotechnic demonstration. 'We want this to be more than just a fireworks display,' said Dominic Svornich, who with Danny Millholland is organizing the event under the auspices of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Chimney fire, emergency response closes downtown Port Townsend streets
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — A chimney fire briefly closed streets downtown Sunday.The fire began in the chimney used by the Tin Brick, a restaurant located in the basement of 232 Taylor St., and was reported by four different people at 12:28 p.m., according to East Jefferson Fire-Rescue spokesman Bill Beezley.No flames were visible, but there was a considerable amount of smoke, Beezley said. Taylor and Washington streets were closed during the response to the fire. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Brinnon sends woman to hospital
Peninsula Daily News - BRINNON — A Port Orchard woman was flown to a Seattle hospital after a motorcycle wreck Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 101.At about 1:25 p.m., Christina M. Atwood, 48, was riding a red 2004 Harley Davidson X1883 motorcycle southbound on Highway 101 near Bee Mill Road when she failed to negotiate a right hand curve, according to a State Patrol report.The motorcycle crossed the northbound lane and struck the guardrail, the report said.State Patrol and the Brinnon Fire Department responded to the wreck. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
ROWING: Sequim's Beuke, Port Angeles' Officer win at Covered Bridge Regatta
Peninsula Daily News - EUGENE, Ore. — Sequim's Elise Beuke helped earn two first-place finishes for the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association at the 21st annual Covered Bridge Regatta on Dexter Lake.Beuke, a senior at Sequim High School who has signed a letter or intent to row at the University of Washington, won the women's junior 1x race Saturday. She rowed the 2,000-meter course in 8 minutes, 47.7 seconds, beating out 25 other rowers and finishing 2 seconds ahead of the second-place rower. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
TRACK AND FIELD: Lovgren leads Port Angeles girls to win at Forks Lions Club Invitational
Peninsula Daily News - FORKS — Elyse Lovgren won four events to lead the Port Angeles girls to victory at the Forks Lions Club Invitational at Forks High School.Lovgren paced the six-school track and field meet in the 100-meter dash (13.61 seconds), the 200 (28.39 seconds), the long jump (15 feet, 5 inches) and the triple jump (33-07.5), as the Roughriders racked up 178 points, far ahead of second-place Ketchikan (Alaska), which had 96 points. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles baseball knocks off Shelton; other area reports
Peninsula Daily News - SHELTON — Port Angeles went on the road and defeated Shelton 8-6 in nonleague baseball action.Janson Pederson struck out six and allowed six hits and six runs over six innings to earn the win for the Class 2A Roughriders over the 3A Highclimbers.Pederson also had a hit and helped his own cause by contributing on four of the Riders' eight runs, scoring three and driving in another in Saturday's game.'Janson did a great job,' Port Angeles coach Vic Reykdal said. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
YOUTH SPORTS: Baseball and softball roundup
Peninsula Daily News - Swain's bags wins over Rotary, Hi-TechPORT ANGELES — Swain's picked up two Cal Ripken 12U baseball victories in two nights, edging Hi-Tech 6-5 in seven innings Wednesday and beating Rotary 13-3 in four innings Thursday. After Hi-Tech scored two runs to open extra innings, Swain's battled back and won the game when Matt Magano scored on a passed ball. Kamron Noard, Matt Mangano, Chase Cobb and Beckett Jarnagin shared the pitching duties for Swain's. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Proud announcement: 2015 Clallam County Community Service Award recipients; ceremony April 30 [Gallery]
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — Six community heroes will be honored April 30 with the Clallam County Community Service Award for 2015.The award honors community volunteers 'who have made a difference in Clallam County, who have made our communities a better place by doing extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community or the environment.'This year's recipients:■ Reath Ellefson, a tireless individual who uses her hands and heart to organize free community meals. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Now it's whooping cough as measles fades as an outbreak on Peninsula
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — No sooner does the threat of measles in Clallam County fade than cases of whooping cough shoot up in neighboring Jefferson County.Pertussis, which causes severe coughing that accounts for its common name, likely is on its way across the North Olympic Peninsula, health officials say.As of mid-April, 17 cases of whooping cough had been reported in Jefferson County among its 29,300 people, said Dr. Tom Locke, county health officer, on Friday. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to consider hospital funding
Peninsula Daily News - The three Clallam County commissioners will consider a $60,000 expenditure from general fund reserves for medical or other emergency services at Olympic Medical Center and Forks Community Hospital on Tuesday.The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners' boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.Commissioners recently decided to spend down a portion of the county's reserve fund in ways that help county residents.Other Tuesday agenda items include: Read more...



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