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This week, the Washington House of Representatives passed a measure that may allow us to ditch the hour we lost this Sunday, permanently.  Now it’s up to Congress to see if … more
Lobbyists get a bad rap. Next week, my brother and I will join a ragtag group of newspaper owners from small communities around the country in our nation’s capital. We will do our best to ensure … more
Capitalism. That’s the number one reason Jefferson County is facing a housing crisis. In 2000, the average home price in Washington was $168,300, according to the U.S. Census … more
I had a phone conversation with a reader last week who asked about our stories from the February special election. We had one glaring omission: total voter turnout. While it wasn’t a number … more
Port Townsend and Jefferson County put more resources into helping the homeless than many surrounding areas. They’re not always enough. A 56-year-old woman died last week and hypothermia was … more
My career in the fire service began humbly more than 30 years ago. I started as a high school intern and progressed to volunteer and then career firefighter. For the past 17 years, I have been one of your elected fire commissioners. more
Did you know that, of the $18 million general fund for the Port Townsend School district, $3 million comes from local levies? While the vast majority (close to $15 million) comes from state and … more
There are subtle quirks on the walls inside Salish Coast Elementary School. One in particular caught my eye. A paper taped near a classroom door depicted a cartoon battery with a plus sign on the … more
The city of Port Townsend needs fire and emergency medical services, and Proposition 1 on the Feb. 12 special election ballot would solidify its relationship with East Jefferson Fire Rescue District … more
More than a decade ago, the city of Port Townsend decided to combine its tax base with that of East Jefferson Fire Rescue. But over the past 10 years, the tax bases have remained separate and … more
Unwritten rules plague many a small town. Ours included. There’s good and bad in that situation which can often be dependent upon who you know. And most of us prefer to live in these … more
The year is 1994 and it takes a full minute to connect to the unthinkably slow 24 kilobytes per second World Wide Web. At the time, one could access the internet at the public library or take … more
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