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Chris Tucker, ctucker@ptleader.com Although a hospital must ask patients the most intimate questions about their bodies and health, there’s one question that won’t be asked: their immigration … more
The Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend recently awarded the Thomas J. Majhan Teen Leaders Award to 12 teens for their service in 2016. Keith Harper, county Superior Court judge, and a longtime … more
Although an ocean and several time zones separate them, both Jefferson County, Washington, and the Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan are home to rural residents whose distance from big cities can limit … more
Two Port Townsend High School Mock Trial squads competed March 24-26 at the Washington State Mock Trial Championship in Olympia. The Red Squad, led by Sophie Benskin and Lilly Montgomery, fought its … more
After being on the market for 12 years, the historic Ann Starrett Mansion has new owners. Port Townsend residents Christian and Cima Andrews purchased the landmark 1889 building last week. The … more
What do you love about Jefferson County farmers markets? Is it bouquets of dahlias and sunflowers from your favorite farm? Brightly colored Easter Egg radishes? The live music? A creamy cup of … more
100 years ago (1917) A farmer finds six of his cows poisoned a couple of miles south of Nordland. A hastily scrawled note on his barn reads “too many cattle here.” Only 107 of the estimated … more
With a 7-0 vote Monday night, the city of Port Townsend is officially a “welcoming city” for immigrants. “I see us as standing up for the Constitution with this action,” said City Council … more
More than 200 people have been counted as homeless in Jefferson County this year, including families with newborns that are living in their cars. “These families had jobs, but could not find … more
John Holbert kneels next to a new 82-foot-long wooden foremast that he and an assistant crafted at the Port of Port Townsend boatyard over a period of 14 days. The mast, which weighs about a ton and … more
The Jefferson Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls is to host representatives from Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), Jefferson Healthcare and Planned Parenthood to talk about the … more
Teach bike safety to children Volunteers are sought to lead bike education classes for middle school students in Port Townsend and Chimacum. Classes, set to begin April 10, are to cover basic … more
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