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The city of Port Townsend has seen both its number of parking tickets issued and the revenues raised by them plummet over the past seven years. more
Following The Leader’s June 26 story on parking enforcement within the city of Port Townsend, the city’s business owners, employees and customers had no shortage of opinions to offer about the availability of parking spaces in Port Townsend, and very few of them were pleased about it. more
The intersection of state Route 104 and Paradise Bay and Shine roads is getting a roundabout, regardless of the entirely negative commentary by members of the public who contributed verbal and written input to an open house prior to the Labor Day weekend. more
Amid the debate over Washington State Department of Transportation’s determination to build two highway roundabouts, data confirms one concern of Olympic Peninsula drivers: it’s dangerous to cross high-speed lanes to turn left onto state Route 104. more
It’s been the subject of enough talk in Quilcene for The Leader to receive multiple calls about it, but relatively few folks who live in town wish to speak on the record about the noose that’s hanging in the window of the Whistling Oyster Cafe. more
Owners of two neighboring buildings on Port Townsend’s waterfront are locked in a legal wrangle over property lines, safety easements and the attempt to build a passenger ship terminal in front of both buildings. more
The noose in the window of the Whistling Oyster has been taken down, but the debate over its meaning rages on. more
Shortly after completion of the Jefferson Street improvement project in January 2019, Port Townsend City Engineer Laura Parsons said people began to notice and notify the city about a problem with the top step. Today orange netting and a traffic cone prevent traffic on the step. more
Bernie Arthur is running for City Council. But his biggest concern is getting people to vote in the first place. “I watched the last election for City Council and only about 3,600 people voted,” Arthur said during a candidate forum hosted by the Port Townsend Kiwanis club on Oct. 9. “But the total amount of registered voters in the city is more than 7,000. That means more than half didn’t vote at all.” more
Advocates for low-income housing say there has been no construction of affordable apartment buildings in Jefferson County in the last decade, a drought the County Commission took steps to end this week, more than a year after declaring an affordable housing emergency. more
It was between 5 and 5:30 p.m. April 11 when Colin Jeffery Krusor send goodbye text messages to his friends and family members. Friends and family say the hours between then and the next morning, when his body was found hanging from a Madrona tree, were as frustrating as they were sad. more
The Rhody Festival Funtastic Carnival will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds next year to test the public’s willingness to head 2.5 miles northwest of downtown, the Rhody Festival association announced. While convenient, Memorial Field isn’t ideal. Carnival rides arrive on heavy trucks that damage playing surfaces and irrigation systems. more
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