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“Deadline” is the right term for that snapshot moment when we commit our work to paper. In ink. It’s the right term because we’re dead to the reader if we’ve missed … more
Two weeks ago, we ran an editorial criticizing the County Commissioners on their unanimous decision to pass an ordinance that would allow them to unilaterally remove from the courthouse anyone they … more
Can we all agree we need more, not less, information about the probe into Russia’s election-sabotage methods? President Donald Trump can’t seem to decide whether Republican Robert … more
Pictures of a possible cougar kill at Fort Worden stoked Jefferson County’s rumor-mill last week. Whether the carcass was left by coyotes, cougars or collies, this is a good time for us to get … more
Anthony had been learning new types of knots for several months. Why had he been practicing knots? No one knew. Perhaps more accurately, no one cared. Sitting in our middle school biology class in … more
I haven’t had the courage to swing by my great-great-grandfather’s grave on the west side of Port Townsend lately. I fear I’ll discover him spinning in his grave to learn his … more
I know which side of history I want to be on and it is that of family-owned newspapers and local businesses, not the Silicon Baronies. When our history is told, the fecklessness and greed of … more
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
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