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Good news update from last week’s trip to Sunriver! BJ and I went to lunch in Sisters, Oregon and I got a haircut at the “Outlaws Barber Shop.” Better news is that they give … more
I could have died, they said later. Five years ago on New Year’s Eve I felt sick but was afraid to go to the ER because of the cost. Fortunately my daughter Jenny insisted, and for four days I … more
Instead of hiring a consultant for yet another Metropolitan Park District (MPD) feasibility study, the city and county ought to convene a community conversation about needs, resources, and … more
Can we in Jefferson County agree that the minimum wage is insufficient and that our county commissioners and our City Council should vote to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour effective by this … more
If you drive north on Cherry Street you’ve probably noticed that no work is being done on our government-financed, low-income apartment building. Here’s the saga of the Carmel … more
By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who, as public servants, selflessly give their time and … more
Take the time if you can for consideration and if your resolutions for the new decade include a reality check, here’s a helpful self-diagnostic tool to measure your ecopsychological mental … more
Around two thousand years ago, a baby boy was born to a poor family in a small town. It was a violent and chaotic time in their country, nothing was stable. Shortly after the boy’s birth, his … more
Washington State is kicking off a big change for the better. As of Jan. 1, 2020, Engrossed House Bill 1074 (or Tobacco and Vapor 21) makes it illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone … more
Your Dec. 31 coverage of Warren Shelley-Rose’s unexpected death, only a few days earlier, is horribly insensitive and inappropriate. Yes, authorities searched for and found him: that can be … more
There are public servants in our community who often go unrecognized until the moment their help is needed. I would like to publicly thank the Port Townsend Police Department and all those who … more
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