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  On Friday, Nov. 17, Judge Brendan Mack entered the Jefferson County courtroom to sentence Pierce County resident Siaumau Sanele Auseuga after Auseuga was found guilty of being a felon in … more
The Washington State Ferries system advises carving out some extra time if your Thanksgiving travel plans include a state ferry ride. In addition to the long vehicle lines over holiday weekends, … more
In celebration of 100 years of local banking in western Washington at First Fed, and 50 years of changing lives through the arts at Centrum, the bank has made a five-year, $50,000 commitment to … more
  A new rideshare program is intended to provide lower-income citizens with access to a vehicle and decrease the area’s carbon footprint. The program has been in operation for … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on a draft Periodic Status Review for killer whale that includes a recommendation to keep the species on … more
A new Welcome Center isn’t the only renovation coming to the Northwest Maritime Center in the New Year. It might seem incongruous that damage done by a king tide event on Dec. 20, 2018, … more
    Consider the hedgerow: a beautiful, sustainable, and low-maintenance alternative to monoculture hedges.  Planted as living fences since the Neolithic Age, hedgerows … more
PORT HADLOCK, Wash., - Naval Magazine Indian Island has a security training exercise scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.  Training activities will occur in Port Townsend Bay between the … more
QUILCENE – It was a busy summer in Jefferson County opening habitats for local fish. Two big projects, one on US 101 and the other on State Route 104 and SR 19, have wrapped up. … more
  In a clearing enclosed by alder, cedar, and sword ferns, at the end of an wheelchair-accessible trail, a new, beautiful, and sustainable timber-frame pavilion greets visitors to the … more
Dunia Faulx, Chief Planning and Advocacy Officer at Jefferson Healthcare, has been named Washington’s 2023 “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural … more
On Dec. 4 a special presentation of the Memory Café will provide a safe, welcoming place for those with early-stage memory loss or memory concerns and those who care for them to come together … more
    December 13 has special significance for Scandinavians, as it celebrates Saint Lucia, the patron saint of light and sight, at the approach of the year’s shortest days. … more
    After 24 years in business, Perfect Season home and decor store will close its doors next month. Like her neighbor, the Mad Hatter, owner Regina Siefried has been struggling … more
  Egor Shokoladov, one of Northwind Art’s local Artist Showcase program participants, has been accepted to Art Basel Miami, the gigantic art fair set for Dec. 6-10.  The … more
Last week The Leader reported on State Route 104 and the huge number of accidents on this dangerous stretch of road west of the Hood Canal Bridge. It also detailed the continuing delays to the safety … more
  Eleven years after Washington voters approved the use of recreational cannabis it is still a work in progress, but one where its benefits can balance the pitfalls. Users are grateful … more
  The retail space that currently serves as the Wooden Boat Chandlery at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend will become its new Welcome Center in the spring of 2024. … more
There will be one less THING to do in Port Townsend next summer. The Seattle Theater Group (STG), which sponsored three versions of its boutique music and arts fair at Fort Worden State Park, … more
  A Habitat for Humanity development in Port Townsend received a visit from state-level officials on Friday, Nov. 17, a day after millions of dollars in grants were announced. The … more
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