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I have an appointment on Monday for a blood pressure medicine refill. The medicine I have used for 10 years suddenly wasn’t available anymore, so a new one was prescribed, and it is working … more
I am appreciating saying “Hello” to everyone I pass on the street and waving to folks in passing cars, even if I don’t have time to recognize them. Thank you very much to those … more
The “eyesore” on the Port Townsend High School campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boarded up and unused for years, it has the potential of being a shining … more
Dear Honorable BoCC; We thank you so much for adding to the on-going investigation into Fort Discovery’s compliance with county code. The “Full-Auto Extravaganza” is a not-so subtle … more
In a matter of weeks – days for some – lives have changed in a way that was previously unfathomable.  To help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus, those of us who … more
Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson Healthcare and several other municipalities and community organizations have been working on a plan aimed at keeping our community informed, safe and well … more
What happens to the least of us affects the rest of us. If empathy, compassion and a sense of social justice doesn’t get this message across, perhaps fear will? Without medical care for all, … more
Last year, Jefferson County voters approved the Port of Port Townsend’s second property tax, called an “Industrial Development District” or IDD, and this additional levy can be seen … more
For weeks now I’ve been wondering why institutions nationwide appear to have thrown up their hands at the continuing failure of the federal government to provide promised increases in testing … more
Yep, we are in the thick of it now. Self-quarantining, social distancing, stay at home, dude! Of course the situation has also provided ample opportunities for innovative activities and delayed … more
“The thousand natural shocks flesh is heir to.” — Hamlet I’ve been joking lately that I’ve been in training for the current quarantine by being a shut-in for years. … more
In 2012, we voters approved a capital projects levy for the Port Townsend School District, in which $500,000 was explicitly earmarked for the removal of that dangerous eyesore, the Lincoln … more
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