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March 17, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Audit: Port Angeles official didn’t pay for $40,000 in city programs for her kids

A former coordinator of recreational programs at the city of Port Angeles did not pay for $40,000 worth of after-school and summer programs for up to four of her children, according to a state audit released Monday. At least one of the unidentified coordinator’s kids participated in the youth programs every month between September 2006 and…

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0 Comments | More in Government | Topics: Audit, Port Angeles

March 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Couple say smart meter violates privacy, threatens health

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES, Wash.  — The city electrical utility has threatened to cut off power to a home unless the owners accept the installation of a smart meter that sends readings wirelessly to City Hall. The signals threaten human health and violate their right to privacy, say Virginia and Tom Leinart. To block the installation of…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: electricity, Port Angeles, smart meter

March 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM

‘American Idol’ votes routed to Port Angeles pizzeria

PORT ANGELES (AP) —  The phones were ringing off the hook at Gordy’s Pizza & Pasta in Port Angeles last Wednesday, but the callers weren’t looking for the eatery’s signature fettucine. They were trying to vote for their favorite singing contestants on the hit Fox TV show “American Idol.” It’s not clear why the calls were routed…

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October 7, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Seattle man critically hurt in stabbing at Peninsula resort

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County sheriff’s office says a 46-year-old Seattle man is reported in critical condition at a Bremerton hospital after he was stabbed multiple times in the back at an Olympia Peninsula resort. Chief Criminal Deputy Joe Nole did not identify the victim Monday. Nole says a 21-year-old Port Angeles man has been arrested…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Discovery Bay, Port Angeles

September 17, 2013 at 7:46 AM

Wildlife official: Dead geese may have been legally hunted

PORT ANGELES (AP) — The 18 dead geese laid out on a beach at a Dungeness-area county park on the north Olympic Peninsula probably were legally hunted, says a Washington Fish and Wildlife official. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Mike Cenci says photos show that breast meat was harvested from the carcasses and there…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: geese, killed, Port Angeles

August 22, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Thursday Memo: Teen shoots self .. Jail bugs … Cop hit by hard lemonade

A kid and a gun: A 14-year-old was passing a loaded gun around at a basketball court in Rainier Valley when it went off yesterday, wounding him in the lower leg. Would have been nice if they were just playing basketball instead of toying with a firearm, no? Buggy jail: Remember the guy…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: lemonade can, Port Angeles, wildfires

July 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

9 safe after canoe overturns near Port Townsend

Nine people are reported safe after their Native-American canoe overturned this morning near Port Townsend. The nine were recovered by a 45-foot Coast Guard response boat and were taken to John Wayne Marina in Sequim.  The Coast Guard said some were experiencing mild hypothermic conditions.] “We’re not exactly sure what caused the canoe to capsize,” said Amy Nuckolls, public affairs specialist for District 13…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: canoe, Coast Guard, overturned

July 15, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Port Angeles mayor: Army copters terrorized city

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd is visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday to demand answers from the Army about helicopters she says “terrorized my city.” Kidd is meeting with Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr. about unannounced training flights late Thursday night that alarmed residents, woke up children and startled livestock. The Peninsula…

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June 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Port Angeles port director resigns then rehired

PORT ANGELES  (AP) — Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Jeff Robb resigned Monday because of health issues and then was immediately hired to a newly created position at the same salary of $138,000 a year. The Peninsula Daily News reports port commissioners approved the deal on a 2-1 vote over the objection of those…

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