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  The affordable housing shortage in Port Townsend is best addressed when people work together, according to information scheduled for presentation at a two-day February seminar. … more
    Visitors to the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park may find it looked after by its own caretaker within the next month, if all goes according to the City of Port Townsend’s … more
    From Thursday, Jan. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 31, those experiencing homelessness within Jefferson County will be surveyed as part of the nationwide Point in Time count, in … more
  Friday, January 25, 1924   WINTER TIME AND FRESH AIR Winter, with its cold days and nights and its snow and rain, takes the human family and keeps it in the home or in … more
There is an art to gracious aging. The mastery involves deciding to make the most of life no matter the glitches, choosing to be pleasant no matter the terrain, and fostering the highest possible … more
A reader told our new editor there should be more humor in this beloved weekly. To which I can only reply: What am I, chopped liver?  Granted, humor is always in short supply. Go into … more
This really is your newspaper.  I moved here a month ago, and applied for this job, and now I’m on the team responsible for what appears on The Leader’s pages.  … more
Liechty joins Jefferson Public Utility District   Joy Liechty joined Jefferson County Public Utility District (JPUD) as its new Assistant General Manager (AGM) on Dec. 18, after … more
  While the Iowa Caucuses and their selection of former president Donald Trump grabbed national headlines this week, a more taciturn group of Republicans met on Saturday—two days … more
    Three Democratic state representative candidates will meet the public this week, all hoping to succeed Rep. Mike Chapman, who is running for State Senate.   Makah … more
  The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management issued an advisory at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, noting that multiple automobile accidents had occurred due to winter … more
    The Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park was treated to two weeks of environmentally-friendly care to kick off 2024, thanks to the city of Port Townsend, the Admiralty Audubon Society, … more
  After a tough day with bullies last year, middle schooler Grace Black didn’t feel much like being creative. With gentle encouragement, Black’s mom suggested some … more
  The Rust & Relic Vintage antique store, in Suite 5 at 1030 Lawrence St. in Port Townsend, will soon say farewell to Jefferson County. Co-owners Corrie Matthews and Michelle … more
    Port Townsend’s Lexi Koch can confirm there are more local florists still in business than many folks might think. They simply don’t have brick-and-mortar … more
    After six months as general manager of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Brian Curry can proudly point to some areas of improvement, while acknowledging that other goals … more
  At The Food Co-op, a program years in the making is putting spare change to good use in the community. Change for Change (previously RoundUP at the register) is a program offering … more
Marcia Kelbon admits that she really hadn’t been politically active until two years ago. “I was commuting back and forth to Seattle and I saw that city fall apart and I saw the same … more
For the month of January, the Orion Marine Group crew building a new jetty at the mouth of the Point Hudson Marina will double its number and its work hours. Two crews instead of one will be … more
  Over the course of the past two months, The Leader has reported on the sentencing hearings of Siaumau Sanele Auseuga, a former felon who was convicted of illegal firearm possession in … more
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