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JCIRA (Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates) would like to express its gratitude and appreciation for two recent Leader articles detailing the immigration issues of Father Peter Adoko-Enchill, … more
Recently I was informed by Mayor Stinson that “Council just passed an update to our Nuisance Code to prohibit the feeding of wildlife, with deer specifically called out. We recognize this is … more
The first time I met you you were standing outside the Food Co-op next to Johnny, holding a little cardboard sign that read: “Anything Helps.” How many pause to think: Who is behind … more
While I was sitting at the Give Jefferson fair to promote our Interfaith Group’s Welcoming/Warming Center last month, a passerby had a question for me: What were we going to do about all the … more
The holidays are upon us generating many interesting subjects for your humble columnist. The six-year-old grandson was with us for a few delightful days last week. He did all the regular stuff … more
Patience, tolerance, and kindness are all good ways to get through the holidays. We all have a lot of experience navigating the holidays but sometimes things go awry. So here are some scenarios that … more
I once asked Gail Boulter, the owner of six retail stores in downtown Port Townsend, what she thought about “retail leakage” – the local business that is lost to big box stores out of town over … more
We’re in the throes of a national epidemic of certitude, which is a good time to think about the danger of assumptions. Our brains like these mental shortcuts because they allow us to move … more
I have been disappointed by the direction of the youth services department at the City of Port Townsend Library for quite a while… but it’s only after losing yet another amazingly … more
I have a story to tell. It happened at PT city library.One day we went in for storytime. Ms Jeanne Simmons was hosting it. She was going to tell a story about some baby mice and their mama mouse and … more
1946. WW2 was over, the Ammunition ship, USS Red Oak Victory, (4,000 tons of explosives), coming home, anchored in Port Discovery Bay (see photo below).Going on leave, I had money wired to Western … more
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