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Leader Editor Dean Miller talks bite sized chunks of local issues more
Last Saturday was a great day for those happy with second place! more
Last night I went to see the “Last Salmon” where we watched several short films and had a discussion about the Pebble Mine proposal in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Bristol Bay is the largest, … more
Some of us may be interested to learn that the Trump brand is soon to be expanded from naming towers, golf courses, and hotels.Behold: Trump Jail! Though it may have a similar style, with gold bars … more
I’m not a hunter, and yet I have so enjoyed Beth Kennedy’s column, “The Careful Carnivore.” She’s a real writer with a lively voice and self-deprecating humor that makes … more
1. Give Boxleitner a raise. 2. Nominate and submit his “For Willene” piece (Leader, Nov. 6) for professional journalist peer review and recognition. Kurt’s characterization of this … more
With the fall season now over, our high school athletes will take their skills indoors to fight it out on the mats and at the three point line indoors, starting in December.In the meantime, a few … more
Monday, Nov. 11 was Veterans Day, known until 1954 as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I. Since May of 1954 this public holiday has been known as Veterans Day to honor and recognize the service of all persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. more
The Onion had one of the funniest tabloid-type headlines ever: “Balsamic Terrorists Bomb Hidden Valley Ranch.” In a similar vein, I once did a story for the National Perspirer, er, Enquirer, titled “Your Salad Dressing Reveals Your Personality.” more
Similar to Bellingham, Port Townsend prides itself on its progressive political views, except when it comes to ending homelessness with affordable housing options. While Bernie Sanders bumper stickers pepper the City of Dreams, Jefferson County residents fail to recognize that Senator Bernie Sanders rallies for affordable housing. Not to worry because Jefferson County has a five-year plan to end homelessness (2020 – 2024). However, this endeavor requires growing pains that affluent property owners will likely resist. more
People volunteer for lots of reasons. For me, it started with a “Help Wanted” sign. more
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