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The last holiday weekend of the summer was pretty nice. The flags were flying, it was the first college football weekend, the Mariners were playing and the Storm was, too. The really good news is the … more
I was out of town when the whole “let Julie swim demonstration” happened, so I read the article in the Leader and did a Google search for other coverage. The top search result on … more
Joe Nole is the best choice for Jefferson County sheriff! Having known Sheriff Nole in both a professional and personal capacity since 1989, I believe that Joe is the kind of sheriff Jefferson … more
I attended THING festival for the first time. Because I was working as a food vendor (with Paella House), I didn’t have much time to hear music, but overall, I was really impressed. THING is … more
In Chimacum schools, we teach students to form opinions and make decisions based on facts. Scott Hogenson’s Aug. 24 letter to the Leader shows he could benefit from learning … more
The beauty of Port Townsend used to partly be our activism and the constant safe flow and expression of freedom of speech. Also, as a 25-year resident who hopes to be aging gracefully, I used to feel … more
The recent THING gathering was a happy surprise! Although I did not purchase tickets, I enjoyed walking and biking throughout this vibrant festival. The  Leader’s special insert (with … more
I reject the Aug. 24 Leader headline of an anti-trans protest. I was invited to speak at a permitted event on Aug 15. Clashes, attacks, and public endangerment were not on the part of … more
During an inspiring evening at the “Under the Tent” event, a city official asked us all to “not let perfect be the enemy of good” when offering solutions to our housing … more
This letter is in response to recent events at our local YMCA, and the subsequent fear-mongering and misinformation campaign that is occurring thanks to a few folks who think someone else’s … more
Anti-trans activists are trotting out old, discredited arguments, but using them against trans people instead of gays. They say they’re protecting women, but it doesn’t take much … more
Art Frank is running for sheriff because your family deserves to be safer. Under the current sheriff, 911 answers the phone, but too often Jefferson County deputies fail to help. Consider these … more
When I was moving here in 1980, I asked the Chamber of Commerce to send me info about the town.  One article said, even though Port Townsend was a small town, there was something fun to do … more
My friends and neighbors ask why I display two Art Frank for Sheriff yard signs. One word is the answer: CHARACTER.  I know Art only because he and I served a few years ago on the citizens … more
The Leader has repeatedly referred to the Press Conference held in support of Julie Jaman as an “anti-trans rally.” This characterization is grossly misleading at best and highly … more
Anti-trans activists are trotting out old, discredited arguments, but using them against trans people instead of gays. They say they’re protecting women, but it doesn’t take much … more
Today is the last day of August. Frankly, by a lot of measures, things may be getting better.  On the health front, I graduated from the physical therapy regimen provided by Michael’s … more
There are many things distressing about Julie Jaman’s outburst at the Port Townsend YMCA swimming pool and her follow-up statements, widely disseminated through conservative outlets, expressing … more
I greatly appreciate the Leader’s fact-based reporting of what’s come down since Port Townsend resident Julie Jaman went ballistic over the presence of a trans employee of the Y in the … more
So let me get this straight: An employee of the YMCA was accosted by a customer because that employee was transgender? That’s the sole infraction in the mind of the customer?  The … more
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