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Waylon Jennings told Willie Nelson in song “If you see me gettin’ smaller, I’m leavin’/Don’t be grieving/Just got to get away from here/If you see me gettin’ … more
When I learned Jefferson County Department of Community Development (JCDCD) had greenlighted a 48-unit (96 when ADUs are included) luxury housing … more
You probably know grandchildren have the energy of a hummingbird, particularly if they are under 10 years old. It doesn’t seem fair but it is fun to try to keep up.  The 8-year-old … more
The financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns continue to reverberate in our community. As of early July, the PUD had more than 1,100 customers with delinquent power or water … more
After a war has ended, historians, elected officials, and faith leaders, no less than the people involved, often raise doubts over whether the outcomes were worth the many horrific costs.But mourning … more
Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of people like to flip the classic … more
More short items from the Mann with a short attention span:  — Tomatoes, Tomahtoes:  A friend from Northern California recently moved to Kala Point. And she soon learned that her … more
“Don’s Lunch Counter South”: A Leader article and photo a few years ago featured Sam, the genial and well loved counter person at Don’s Lunch counter.  The demise of … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
No doubt about it — County Commissioner Greg Brotherton is in need of medical help. Otherwise, it’s the “booby-hatch” for sure. His suggestion that Manresa Castle be … more
I was raised in Port Townsend. I know the entirety of the town like the back of my hand and I have immense pride to say I am from Port Townsend, Washington.  I want the town I grew up in to … more
I live in rural Port Ludlow, south of the Hood Canal Bridge, in Jefferson County’s Fire District 3.  I received my ballot for the Aug. 3 Primary Election yesterday. I try to be a … more
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