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Fake news, as a concept, has been around for a long time. But we used to call it something else: propaganda. That our president was able to harness the term “fake news” and ride its wave, is … 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
Proposition 1 is a proposal developed by those familiar with the affordable housing crisis in Jefferson County to help fund housing for low-income people. It is supported by a number of religious … 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
On the opening days of the school year, buildings are filled with students who rush into school eager to greet friends they haven’t seen all summer. In some cases those friends are their primary … more
With all the festivals and beautiful weather during the past few weeks in Jefferson County, it may have been hard to think about winter and storms, and the possibility of a power outage or a disaster … more
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
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