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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined with several other state officials to defend the Affordable Care Act after other states filed to challenge the law’s constitutional merits. The news … more
Jefferson County residents and Washington travelers should take extra precautions this summer, as bat season recently began.County health officer Thomas Locke notified the Jefferson County Board of … more
Anderson Lake is currently closed until further notice, after toxins were found in its waters May 29.According to Michael Dawson, water quality manager for Jefferson County Public Health, high levels … more
After obtaining results, Washington is seeing its highest statistics for rabid bats since 1998.In a press release sent out by Jefferson County Public Health official Jenny Matters, the state of … more
Merrily Mount looks forward to doing more volunteer work on the area’s trails and hiking paths. Photo by Kirk Boxleitner more
When Merrily Mount received a visiting delegation of Japanese nursing students at Jefferson Healthcare hospital’s South County Medical Clinic in Quilcene last year, she considered it a career high … more
Jefferson Healthcare hospital is working with Olympic Community Action Programs and Discovery Behavioral Healthcare to help fund a low-income housing program in Port Townsend as part of a pilot … more
Students at Quilcene High School were treated to a food performance by chef Arran Stark of Jefferson Healthcare on March 12. Stark prepared purple sprouting broccoli while giving an engaging … more
Jefferson Healthcare chef Arran Stark shows students what he’s made out of purple sprouting broccoli, some of which was grown by the students in the Quilcene School Garden. Photo courtesy Erin … more
Salish Spirit Equine Assisted Therapy presents it second annual Cowboy Ball on March 24 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes. This year’s theme is “Aloha, Cowboy.” Attendees are … more
CHIP offers community health discussions Jefferson County residents are invited to participate in various programs developed from the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), completed in 2016, … more
A bloom of bluegreen algae was found by Jefferson County Public Health at Lake Leland in January, but test results did not show detectable levels of toxins. Warning signs have been posted at the boat … more
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