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Citizen advisory boards (CABs) have played important roles over the past 40 years in improving communication between elected officials and the community. Members of advisory boards typically … more
It seems fitting in the new year to do something new. Change, in other words. Change can be greeted with so many emotions – excitement, trepidation, outright fear, resignation, … more
Search for the phrase “buy local” on The Leader’s website and you’ll find 1,177 entries in the past decade. Former Leader owner Scott Wilson wrote about it in April 2006 in a story about … more
Last week, we noted the deadline for commenting on a proposal to increase entry fees to 17 national parks, including Olympic National Park, was Nov. 23. Just as that editorial was going to press, … more
Nov. 23 is the deadline for commenting on a proposal to raise the cost of getting into 17 national parks, including the Olympic National Park. If approved, starting May 1, 2018, the cost of an … more
Good news, bad news. There’s a lot of bad news these days throughout the world. We won’t list the headlines. You know them already. But here in our own backyard, there is a lot of good … more
Jefferson County voters gave a loud “no” last Tuesday to Proposition 1, a levy proposal to create and preserve affordable housing. There’s no getting around the fact that the 68 percent … more
Look around the neighborhood this Veterans Day, and consider who out there might be a veteran. In 2010, the U.S. Census found that 4,171 out of 29,872 people in Jefferson County qualified as … more
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
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