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The oldest resident EMT with East Jefferson Fire Rescue has been a librarian, a music and theatre teacher, a doula assisting in births, and an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services. more
While some might question the impact of a municipal resolution on a decades-long problem in geopolitics, both the petitioners and the City Council members who approved a recent resolution, calling for the United States to negotiate the worldwide elimination of all nuclear weapons, saw it as one of a series of vital first steps. more
In response to public complaints and assertions about parking problems downtown, the city of Port Townsend has confirmed that the number of parking spaces available downtown has increased slightly, but that city files contain no evidence of a “parking fund” alluded to by business-persons who have in the past remodelled downtown spaces. more
In May 2018, Alyssa Reed died after an almost lifelong struggle with mental illness and drug addiction. Even after hundreds if not thousands of interactions with county social services, from the hospital to the jail to Discovery Behavioral Health and the courthouse, Alyssa Reed could not be saved. more
Port Townsend’s new City Manager starts work Nov. 1 at a salary above what his predecessor made until the last six months of his tenure. more
A citizens’ petition has forced the Port of Port Townsend to seek voter approval for increased taxing powers, even though the Port Commission has expressed second thoughts about whether it would move ahead with the levy. more
Jefferson County is in need of foster families, and an orientation on August 1 and two following training sessions will provide the information and training necessary to become one. more
Teaching Shakespeare to a four-year-old is no small task. Teaching Shakespeare to 20 kids ranging in age from four to seven is even more daunting. But the artistic apprentices at Key City Public Theatre took the task on with ease, teaching some of the Bard’s most famous lines, jokes and insults to a group of kids who love the limelight at their first summer camp of the season. more
The winning skipper of this year’s Race to Alaska, Matt Pistay, has added another win to his summer. more
Candace Hulbert still wakes up at 3 a.m. It’s been over a month since she sold her business of 28 years, Candace’s Cookies, but her body is still on a baker’s clock, ready to head out, open … more
The 11th annual Brewfest at the Port Townsend Brewery offers Jefferson County residents the chance to enjoy local beer and food, dance, and support local cancer patients at the same time. more
Bayside Housing and Services continues to expand. The transitional housing program, located in the building adjacent to the Old Alcohol Plant Inn in Port Hadlock, has grown from 8 rooms to 20 rooms from its opening in 2016. more
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