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emmy group foto2(1) A Night at the Emmy Awards Banquet - A night at the Emmys is everything you ever imagined it to be—and more. Nine young Emmy-nominated students from the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center were invited to attend by virtue of their being nominated in the “Sports Live Program”...
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octopus800 Better way of viewing elections - Without getting into an extended diatribe, I find it hard to find examples, throughout history, where our form of ‘top down” governance has actually resulted in happy societies. It seems those with a particular interest are the ones who direct...
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octopus800 Raymond Carver Day celebrated in Port Angeles - TWO EVENTS will mark RAYMOND CARVER DAY You are invited to both! PORT ANGELES, Washington (May 20, 2018) – One year ago, May 25th became an official part of Port Angeles history when “Raymond Carver Day” was proclaimed by Mayor...
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octopus800 Publisher enters race for County Commissioner by Tyler - Dale FINALLY says “Yes”. After years of urging, by many in the community to run for elected office, Dale Wilson finally said “yes!” Dale stands for election to the County Commission. Dale demonstrates tireless commitment to the community. He immersed...
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octopus800 And the nominee is…Selinda Barkhuis for County Prosecutor - Former two-term Clallam County Treasurer, Selinda Barkhuis stepped up and filed her paperwork challenging embattled Mark Nichols for Clallam County Prosecutor at the November election. This is a fitting showdown as it is Nichols who Barkhuis feels was responsible for...
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octopus800 Citizen Draft: New County Prosecutor; updated with 5 nominees - Citizen Draft for New County Prosecutor As the deadline draws near there is not much rumbling about a candidate to challenge our current county prosecutor. Therefor we, the affected citizens, must draft our own candidate and prevail upon him or...
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octopus800 My consent and my voice, by Selinda Barkhuis, former Clallam Treasurer - From Selinda’s Blog; Barkhuis.com Reading the story and seeing the picture at http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/public-forum-on-sexual-abuse-among-young-conducted-in-sequim left me feeling quite pained, with Clallam County Prosecutor Mark Nichols, sitting next to Chair of the Board of County Commissioners Mark Ozias, weighing in on the...
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octopus800 Letter to Editor: Judge Rick Porter pulling our leg? - Letter writer doesn’t believe Judge Rick Porter’s fanciful cover stories To the editor: Oddly enough, Rick Porter doesn’t BRAG about going active with the JAG Corps on his Linked-IN account. You’d think he’d be the first to brag about anything...
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octopus800 Clallam Progressive Coalition salutes women in leadership - On March 3rd, from 3 to 5pm, the Clallam Progressive Coalition will host a free public forum. Clallam County Women in Politics: A Panel Discussion. Meeting at Port Angeles Public Library in the Carver Room; and moderated by Port Angeles...
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octopus800 What’s the hurry? - What is the hurry to replace County Administrator, Jim Jones?  Jones recently announced his retirement and has agreed to stay on past his first stated retirement date if commissioners need more time to hire his replacement. It would only make...
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octopus800 Third-World Justice at District Court? - District Court Judge Rick Porter attempts to “anoint” successor on his way out. Not content with attempts to commandeer and re-direct a million-dollar contract for indigent defense, outgoing District Court Judge Rick Porter is now attempting to anoint his campaign...
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octopus800 Lest we forget: Republished by popular demand - UPDATE:  Porter bails from bench 11 months before end of 4th term. Allegedly going with JAG Corps. Attempts to anoint his successor whom voters rejected last November. Has the military run out of lawyers or has the COJC run him...
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octopus800 “Close, but no seegar” Voters reject school board–not schools - “Close, but no Seegar”  Voters reject $45 million school levy Opinion by Dale Wilson After the second count, it appears voters refuse to put another $45,000,000 into the hands of  the Port Angeles Schools District’s board of directors. This should...
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octopus800 Proposed law violates Constitution by Ron Richards - CONTACT Ron Richards, Chair, Save The Olympic Peninsula Phone: 360.477.5367, 360.457.1787, ronaldnrichards@gmail.com MILITARY INSTALLATIONS BILLS VIOLATE WASHINGTON STATE’S CONSTITUTION January 17, 2018, Port Angeles, WA – Two bills being considered in the Washington State Legislature expand military control of private...
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octopus800 Back by popular demand… - From Marolee Smith Published previously By Marolee Smith, (former) candidate for Port Angeles City Council “Trust us, We’re Experts!” More on the fluoride saga September 1, 2015 marolee I don’t know if you’ve been to a city council meeting, but the...
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octopus800 Deconstructing the recent fluoride flyer - Deconstructing the friendly flyer on fluroide (At end of this article see 50 reasons to avoid fluoride, complete with scientific citations plus an article from Newsweek debunking fluoride)   By now, if you are a registered voter, you have received...
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