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Port Angeles voters to weigh in on fluoride in water

PORT ANGELES — Voters in Port Angeles likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city’s water system after doing so for nearly a decade.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest


Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies, in Washington waters

SEATTLE — The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest


Man works to rid Port Angeles of graffiti

PORT ANGELES — A “one-man graffiti removal task force” is making the city more attractive by deleting one tag at a time.Richard Schneider, 60, is retired and able to make his own schedule — which now includes a self-appointed vandalism patrol.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest


Smoke from Canada wildfires streaming over Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Fire officials in Washington state say smoke from wildfires in Canada, not Washington, is casting a haze over the Port Angeles area.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest


13-year-old Port Angeles boy drowns in Oregon

GRESHAM, Ore. — A sheriff’s spokesman said a 13-year-old Port Angeles boy pulled from the water at an Oregon park has died.KATU-TV reported that Multnomah County sheriff’s Lt. Stephen Alexander identified the boy who died Wednesday as Aaron Peters.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest


Port Angeles school gives away car to encourage attendance

PORT ANGELES — Administrators in Port Angeles are trying a new strategy to keep teenagers in school, and students say it’s working.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Northwest


Mom of fallen soldier builds retreat for grieving families

PORT ANGELES — A heavy door creaks and Betsy Schultz steps into a century-old cottage littered with workbenches and plywood.She looks past the construction and sees a home where grieving families of fallen military service members will come to heal.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Northwest


Shell leaps hurdle for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday approved the multi-year exploration...

Date: 05/11/2015 | Business Wire


$1M for 2 new community health centers in Port Angeles, Okanogan

SEATTLE — The federal government has announced $1 million in grants to support two new community health centers in Washington state.The money will support Family Health Centers in Okanogan County and the North Olympic Healthcare Network in Port Angeles.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Northwest


Port Angeles man receives addition charges in insulin murder case

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man accused of trying to kill a relative with insulin is facing additional charges.

Date: 04/20/2015 | Northwest


Protesters greet Arctic drill rig’s arrival in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included being boarded by Greenpeace activists.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Northwest


Coast Guard cutter Active returns to Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The Coast Guard cutter Active has returned to Port Angeles after a 3-month deployment off the coast of Central America.The Peninsula Daily News reported the crew returned home to a hero’s welcome Sunday afternoon.

Date: 04/13/2015 | Northwest


Port Angeles man, 22, arrested following pursuit

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have arrested a 22-year-old man following a police pursuit west of Port Angeles.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Northwest


Port Angeles meth dealer sentenced to 11 years in prison

TACOMA — A federal judge has sentenced the former owner of a Clallam County car dealership to 11 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine.Timothy P. Smith was also ordered to spend five years on supervised release after he serves his prison sentence.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Northwest


Man sentenced in Port Angeles kidnapping, murder

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man has been sentenced to nearly 35 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and killing her boyfriend in Port Angeles.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Northwest


State fines Port Angeles company for violations related to logger’s death

OLYMPIA — State regulators have fined a Port Angeles company nearly $52,000 for violations related to the death of a logger who was struck in the head by a falling tree.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest


7 million gallons of diluted sewage in Port Angeles Harbor

PORT ANGELES — Authorities are advising people to stay out of Port Angeles Harbor for the next week after heavy rainfall sent 7 million gallons of diluted sewage into the water.The Peninsula Daily News reported that an environmental advisory is in effect until next Monday.

Date: 03/18/2015 | Northwest


Port Angeles residents rattled by mysterious booms

PORT ANGELES — A couple of mysterious booms that rattled residents of the Port Angeles area seemed to be coming from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but the cause remains undetermined.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Northwest


Port Angeles hospital erects measles tent to screen patients

PORT ANGELES — A hospital in Port Angeles has erected a tent to isolate patients with measles symptoms and prevent the disease from spreading inside the building.The public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, Dr. Tom Locke, says using the tent will limit possible exposure.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Northwest


2nd measles case on Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — A public health official says a second case of measles has been confirmed on the Olympia Peninsula, this time in a 5-year-old girl.

Date: 02/13/2015 | Northwest


Officials release information about Clallam County measles case

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County officials have released more information about a confirmed measles case.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest


FBI investigating death of man at Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES — A man who was found dead this week at a campsite in Olympic National Park had been reported missing earlier in the week by his landlord in Port Angeles.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest


Searchers find body of missing Olympic hiker

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers have recovered the body of a 60-year-old Port Angeles hiker who went missing in Olympic National Park in December.

Date: 01/26/2015 | Northwest


Avian flu found in ducks, chickens, geese near Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Avian flu has reached Clallam County, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese.It’s the fourth county in Washington to be hit by the H5N2 bird flu.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Northwest


Olympic Park expands search for missing hiker

PORT ANGELES — Teams in Olympic National Park have expanded their search for a missing 60-year-old hiker.Park spokeswoman Jacilee Wray says nearly two dozen people on Saturday finished a grid search around the area where Jim Griffin’s pack was found.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Northwest


Search continues for missing hiker in Olympics

PORT ANGELES — Teams searched Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Olympic National Park, focusing on an area off trail where his pack was found.

Date: 12/27/2014 | Northwest


60-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES — A 60-year-old Port Angeles man has been missing in Olympic National Park since he went on a day hike on Monday.

Date: 12/26/2014 | Northwest


Port Angeles considering Indigenous People’s Day

Port Angeles is the latest city in Washington to consider adopting a holiday honoring Native Americans — but not on Columbus Day.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest


Ancient Indian artifacts displayed in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — One thousand etched stones, once buried below the place that became Port Angeles, tell the story of the Klallam people.These stones, along with a galaxy of other artifacts, came to light when the ancient Klallam village of Tse-whit-zen was discovered beginning in 2003.

Date: 12/08/2014 | Northwest


2 more public meetings on Navy Growler flights

PORT ANGELES — The Navy has scheduled two more public meetings on plans to add as many as 36 more EA-18G Growler aircraft — electronic warfare planes — at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Date: 11/14/2014 | Northwest


Clallam County woman dies of head trauma

PORT ANGELES — A Clallam County sheriff’s spokesman says a 65-year-old Joyce, Washington, woman found dead in her home in a recreational vehicle park is a homicide victim. Detectives are looking for a male acquaintance they call a person of interest.

Date: 10/08/2014 | Northwest


1 dead, 1 held in Port Angeles shooting

PORT ANGELES — Police in Port Angeles say officers responding to a 911 call Tuesday evening found the body of a man who had been shot and arrested a second man who had suffered trauma to his hand.

Date: 10/08/2014 | Northwest


Port Angeles paper mill ready to fire up boiler

PORT ANGELES — The Nippon Paper Industries mill at Port Angeles expects to have a stalled wood-waste boiler operating by November.The biomass co-generation plant will produce steam for the mill and electricity for sale to buyers of green energy.

Date: 09/23/2014 | Northwest


Tribal canoe journey likely to take 1-year hiatus

PORT ANGELES — A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.

Date: 09/17/2014 | Northwest




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