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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
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
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