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Seemingly lost in several recent conversations about security at public facilities – specifically those of the Port Townsend School District and now Jefferson County – is what level of security … 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
A better place for all To appreciate next Monday, Sept. 4, it might be good to hop into a time machine and return to the 1880s and the Industrial Revolution in America. If you happened to be … more
A large area of Jefferson County – within Olympic National Park – is now named after one of the more famous Republicans in Washington state. On Aug. 18, dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge … more
For almost a century now, county fairs have been a place for communities to come together to celebrate and showcase all things local – local 4-H endeavors with cows, horses, goats, chickens, … more
The brutally hot weather, with temperatures soaring into the 90s across Washington state, is a reminder that the world is changing. Things such as wildfires miles and miles away from us, of which we … more
Now that the primary election is over and the general election is a matter of 14 weeks away, it’s time to talk about the nitty-gritty of campaigning. For the past few years, The Leader has asked … more
When students at Port Townsend High School and Blue Heron School return to classes in September, they won’t just sit down for a few minutes for their annual school photo. They will be under the … more
Every vote … Jefferson County is lucky to have an excellent group of candidates running for two important offices this year. That was evident when candidates seeking a seat on the board of … more
A proposed Jefferson County home opportunity fund levy is set to be discussed July 24 at a hearing before the Jefferson County commissioners. There is a reason the hearing is set for 6 p.m. in the … more
Closed-door meetings. Secret sessions. No public hearings. Then, suddenly, action. If public officials with Jefferson County, the City of Port Townsend, the Port of Port Townsend or Jefferson … more
On the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, perhaps there is time to take a moment to ponder community priorities. Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to take in a few free music events and … more
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