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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
Thank you. Just two words, but they need to be said more often and not just during Thanksgiving. Thank you to United Good Neighbors (UGN) and to all the people who will donate to the upcoming … more
First and foremost, a brief round of applause and thanks to all those who have stepped forward to run for local office this year. Almost all of the nonpartisan positions that were open this year … 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
A parade of nonprofit leaders has been quietly voicing concerns in recent weeks about the lack of community participation and involvement. Last week, Brandi Hamon, vice president of the … more
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