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On the day before his 54th birthday, Edwin Wisbey died of liver failure, another casualty of homeless life in Port Townsend, where untreated chronic illness, addiction and exposure are implicated in three deaths this year. more
At a United Nations sustainable fisheries conference in a posh conference center in Rome three weeks ago, it was “Your Excellency” this and “Minister that” until the master of ceremonies stilled the room to introduce a fishing boat captain. more
Just in case you’re casting about for distinctive ways to celebrate the holidays, the following are a few seasonally themed offerings I’ve stumbled across while assembling the community calendar each week, ranging from the iconic to the iconoclastic: more
People were in lighthearted moods and tills were ringing along Water Street on Black Friday, the traditional start — and busiest day — of the holiday shopping season. more
One of Port Townsend’s master violin bowmakers, who helped make this a place known for bow making, died on Nov. 28. more
Jefferson County is the oldest county by age in Washington state and ninth oldest in the country with a median age of 58 in 2018. more
Parishioners at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Townsend got an abrupt taste of U.S. immigration policy last weekend, when their only priest announced his religious visa has expired and he must leave the United States immediately. more
Jefferson County’s volunteer planning commission has advised the County Commission to block all new outdoor shooting ranges. more
“In entering the field of journalism at Port Townsend, the Morning Leader does not come with a flourish of trumpets and the broad declaration that its mission is to fill a long felt-want. We come to stay.” more
A 32-year-old man from Poulsbo died in a fatal car crash around 4 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 after he crashed into a guard rail on State Route 104. Washington State Patrol has not yet released the … more
Port Townsend’s City Council on Nov. 4 approved plans for a new wastewater discharge pipe at North Beach, but that plan is now running into opposition. more
Tom Jay, who was well known for his contribution to bringing the summer chum back to Chimacum Creek, as well as for his bronze sculptures and his poetry, died on Nov. 10 after a battle with cancer. He was 76. more
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