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Phil Johnson deserves every word of praise he received Monday at the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting, and perhaps a few more. Born and raised in Port Townsend, Johnson learned … more
While we can’t speak to the long-term viability of our big-city cousins in the newspaper business, we can tell you with confidence that your hometown paper is in fine shape. An annual audit of … more
Jefferson County’s elected officials took a bold step Monday by approving a “human rights proclamation.” It’s a proclamation that could cost the county federal dollars should President Donald … more
Sorry, Phil The state Department of Ecology owes former Jefferson County Commissioner Phil Johnson an apology. After more than 300,000 farmed Atlantic salmon escaped from net pens off Cypress … 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
Thank you for taking the time out of your week to become a little more informed about the happenings in Jefferson County. If you’re reading this, chances are you live here or at the very least, … more
Jefferson County residents are savvy to the realities of climate change. Back in 2007, Jefferson County commissioners and the City of Port Townsend passed a resolution agreeing to collaborate with … more
Of all school districts in the state that should be passing a maintenance and operations (M&O) levy, it’s Chimacum School District No. 49. It’s not because the district relies on M&O … more
It’s been a rough-and-tumble election year in Jefferson County. There have been more complaints filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) this year than have been filed in past … more
Of all school districts in the state that should be passing a maintenance and operations (M&O) levy, it's Chimacum School District No. 49. It's not because the district relies on M&O money … more
Roger Hagan made his public debut as president of Port Townsend Paper Corp. on June 4, 2013, telling a crowd of more than 150 that insinuations the mill would ever falsify data were wrong. Hagan … more
Talk by Port of Port Townsend officials to install electronic-card access locks on showers used by both tourists and transients begs for a stakeholders meeting sooner rather than later. The alarm … more
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