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Are folks noticing what I am? The degree of trash and litter across our county is immense, sad, and disgusting. We are starting to look like a Third World country. How can we allow and stand for this … more
Why is Jefferson County asking for bids related to the Hadlock sewer proposal when most of the people living in Port Hadlock are against this project? Do their voices not count?  The last … more
The Port Townsend Leader reported serious irregularities with the operations at Fort Worden by the Public Development Authority (PDA) and the PDA Board of Directors is depending on the interim … more
Will the mesothelioma ads ever end?  The preternaturally annoying, lawyer-sponsored ads say they’ve “even written a book” on the lung ailment (how’s THAT for classic … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
In mid-November, I promised to write my friend Alan a recipe for his birthday.  “What’s a favorite ingredient?” I asked. “I’ve never met a mushroom I … more
I don’t understand why anyone should be surprised about the riots in our nation’s capitol.  When Trump was considering testifying before the special committee concerning Russian … more
I find myself dreaming of other times and places. Can you blame me? Only 79 years ago, Port Townsend survived another winter of frightening uncertainty. Residents were encouraged to stay … more
Don’s Pharmacy has been sold. It has been a vibrant part of our community now for 60 years.  We owe many thanks to Don and the Hoglund family for their years of excellent pharmacy … more
We just signed up for our first COVID-19 vaccine shots, using the health department’s website. It was easy, requiring less than a minute. Having encountered many opaque websites in recent … more
Donald Trump is a failed would be dictator who attempted to overthrow the dually elected president of the United States.  After losing the election for president of the United States of … more
It’s a lesson that’s been hammered home the hard way. Teaching is very, very hard work. It’s always been that way, even in the most perfect of worlds. We’re not in a … more
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