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In the midst of Port Townsend’s pride festival—rainbow flags waving, music blasting, free hugs being dealt out—two teens sat on a hay bale at Pope Marine Park painting each other’s faces. Matthew Haggar painted stripes on James Genaw’s cheek, in white, light blue and baby pink: the colors of the transgender pride flag. more
The state Attorney General and the “Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve” (COER) group both filed lawsuits July 9 against the U.S. Navy over its expansion of the Navy’s EA-18G “Growler” aircraft operations from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. more
Craig Rogers is 63 years old, but he insists he didn’t get into painting “seriously” until after he moved to Port Townsend in the late 1980s. more
Dove House Advocacy Services’ purchase of the Candace’s Cookies building at 939 Kearney Street in Port Townsend is official, but that’s only the first of many steps toward a new Recovery Cafe for Jefferson County. Organizers of the Recovery Cafe project held an open house on July 12 to showcase the renovation projects they hope to complete in order to open a “Recovery Cafe” by the fall of 2019. more
The investigation into the death of 29-year-old John Rowland is still ongoing, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s detectives on the case. 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
Alison Hero, owner of the Silverwater Cafe, has had only one day off since Father’s Day. Beyond her normal managerial duties of a restaurateur, Hero has been in the kitchen, cooking alongside her employees. more
On July 10, The Leader published the story of a wolf hybrid dog who had been dragged behind a car and the resulting interactions between two local animal rescue organizations. Two days later, the owner of the dog, whom The Leader chose not to name in the first story, came to the Leader office to address harsh online critics. 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
Around 230 people gathered at Adams Street Park on Friday, June 12 to protest the treatment of immigrants in detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. more
Buoyed by June 3 Pride Month proclamations from the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County, the Board of Jefferson County Pride is preparing for another annual Pride Celebration. This year’s … more
Overcast skies couldn’t keep thousands of Port Townsend residents and visitors from Old School Fourth of July festivities last week, as throngs filled the Fort Worden Parade Grounds to enjoy music, food, walnut sack races, an Olympic-style tug-of-war, a car show and hours later, a colorful laser show. more
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