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The two candidates for Jefferson County Public Utility District 3 commissioner staked out distinct stances on the PUD providing internet access to its customers, during the Aug. 16 candidates' forum in Quilcene.

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A candidates' forum at the Quilcene Fire Station on Herbert Street turned personal, as incumbent Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko and his opponent, Deputy Joe Nole, went head to head Aug. 16.

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More than 3,000 ballots trickled in after the Aug. 7 primary election, causing one race to flip who was on top and others to be separated by only a few votes.

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Chimacum School District 49's Proposition 1 to renew its levy passed with a 57.68 percent “yes” vote and a 42.32 of the vote as “no.” 

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For the first time in “several years” 22 candidates were voted in as precinct committee officers during the Aug. 7 primary election, according to unofficial results from the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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The Republican candidate came in first in a four-way race for the Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 position.

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Incumbent Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas emphasized his accomplishments in his four years in office while his opponent James Kennedy underscored what could be improved if he were elected, during a forum on July 10 about the current condition and the future of the office.

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The June 24 Honest Forum at Port Ludlow saw Michael Haas, the incumbent prosecutor and coroner for Jefferson County since 2014, and James Kennedy, a former deputy prosecutor for Jefferson County now working in Clallam County, discuss their respective opinions on how to administer the law.

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The Honesty Forum at Port Ludlow kicked off June 24 with all four candidates — three Democrats and one Republican — to fill the seat of outgoing Jefferson County District 3 Commissioner Kathleen Kler.

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The Jefferson County Democrats’ March 24 convention has successfully nominated a delegation for the Democratic Party’s state convention this summer, and has approved three of the five resolutions that had been submitted beforehand.

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The Jefferson County Republican Party hosts a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at The Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive, Port Ludlow. Jodi Wilke is moderator for the event. The party’s monthly meeting follows at 7 p.m. For more information, call 360-343-4041.

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Former Boeing engineer and Kent City Council member Tom Brotherton came to Quilcene because he was looking for a friendly, quiet place to retire with his wife, but after six months of attending Jefferson County Public Utility District meetings, he’s no longer content to sit on the sidelines.

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Kathleen Kler, the first female chair of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, announced March 9 that she’ll spend the rest of her first term in office working on issues and not running to retain the seat. She said she needs to take time to focus and advocate for her husband, who has …

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Even before incumbent Jefferson County District 3 Commissioner Kathleen Kler announced she wouldn’t be running for re-election, Quilcene businessman and former school board member Greg Brotherton was being asked if he would consider running for the seat.

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James Kennedy, currently a Clallam County deputy prosecuting attorney and a former Jefferson County deputy prosecuting attorney, has registered as a Democrat interested in unseating current Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas.

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Judging by the initial results of the Feb. 13 special election ballot, the Brinnon School District has reason to celebrate.

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Ryan Mc Allister of Brinnon is the first announced candidate in the upcoming race for Commission District 3 in Jefferson County, a seat currently held by Commissioner Kathleen Kler. Kler has not yet announced whether she will seek re-election.

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Port Townsend attorney Noah Harrison, who can trace his involvement in law to Port Townsend High School, where he played an attorney in a mock trial contest 27 years ago, is setting his sights on succeeding Jill Landes as Jefferson County District Court judge.

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The Brinnon School District and the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office have worked out a funding arrangement for putting Brinnon’s levy on the ballot on Feb. 13, one that both parties believe should benefit smaller voting districts as a whole.

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Proponents of Proposition 1, under a campaign called Homes Now, run by Bruce Cowan and Deborah Pedersen, have raised $16,588 with the largest campaign contribution, $5,000, coming from Ashley Bullitt, a former Jefferson County planning commission member.

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After the November 2016 general election, Cheri Van Hoover, who has spent more than 30 years as a health care provider and educator, said she felt health care, at both the national and local levels, was in peril. She wondered what she could do to help.

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Bruce McComas’ relationship with Jefferson Healthcare dates back more than two decades when he began serving as a volunteer on a hospital financial committee, which was trying to figure what to do about doctors leaving Jefferson County. Ultimately, some of those doctors ended up working for …

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Jefferson County Commissioner David Sullivan has admitted to moving funds from his re-election campaign into a campaign in favor of a Home Opportunity Fund levy in violation of state campaign laws.

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An accusation that Jefferson Healthcare commission candidate Bruce McComas had a hand in the bankruptcy of the Port Townsend Paper Corp. in 2007 is unfounded, say two former mill employees: the former comptroller of the mill, Loren Monroe, and former CEO and president of the company, John Begley.

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The Port Townsend City Council voted unanimously Aug. 21 in favor of a proposed levy to tax property in all of Jefferson County to provide funding for very low-income and low-income housing.

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The nonpartisan Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Commission position sought by candidates Bruce McComas and Cheri Van Hoover is the most expensive race in Jefferson County this year.

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Community activists Bruce Cowan and Deborah Pedersen are leading a campaign to support Proposition 1, a home opportunity levy aimed at raising $1.9 million a year for seven years, starting in 2018, to help create and maintain affordable housing in Jefferson County.

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If all goes as Jefferson County elections official Betty Johnson hopes this week, there are to be three more boxes into which people can drop their ballots for the Aug. 1 primary election.

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Jefferson County Republicans present a summer barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at H.J.Carroll Park in Chimacum. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and watermelon.

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Candidates for seats on the Jefferson County Public Hospital District 2 and Chimacum School District boards are to meet and be questioned by the public at a pre-primary forum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 12 at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

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Former Port Townsend Paper Corp. general manager Bruce McComas announced May 11 that he plans to file for the six-year position on Jefferson County hospital commission that incumbent Tony DeLeo has held for 44 years.

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Four years after Chimacum school students started their own club for the We international charity network, they’re set to be honored at this year’s “We Day” in Seattle. They’re receiving the accolades for thinking outside the box by urging their classmates to pitch in to the box.

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