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Greg Brotherton knows how to make democracy at the local level work.   When the COVID pandemic exacerbated the homeless problem and large numbers of unsheltered individuals occupied the … more
After a friends’ visit several years ago, which included doing the tourist tour to Lake Crescent, and the obligatory hike up to Marymere Falls, plus a day in Port Townsend and the fort, what … more
All the queenly coverage from Britain the past two weeks has brought to mind two semi-encounters with her:  — Did Queen Elizabeth ever get booed? Very rarely, but I was present at one … more
This past Monday, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed the new code regarding “Legal Lots of Record” for Jefferson County that will affect more than 1,900 landowners.  The … more
I am supporting Marcia Kelbon for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3.   On the local level I vote for the best candidate and clearly Marcia is an exceptional candidate. She has been … more
I thank County Commissioner Greg Brotherton (District 3) for his patient and ultimately successful effort to move the large encampment of homeless people at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to a more … more
I read with amusement the “Live life to the fullest ...” a “famed quote” attributed to Einstein used to inspire works of art at the Northwind Gallery. I doubt that Albert … more
There are many leaders dedicated to improving the lives of people here. Two of them are Scott Mauk and Bret Black.  Scott is the superintendent of the Chimacum School District, and leads the … more
On a recent trip outside our idyllic community bubble, I saw our dystopian future: An asphalt ocean surrounding a sprawl of chain stores and homes, all connected by five-lane, stoplight-studded roads … more
Eighty-year-old Ms. Jaman got off easy in her swimming pool incident.  Would I, an 80-year old man, have been treated so kindly?  If I had had concerns about a person’s … more
Who are “they”? As we continue to call each other names, who are they? Those who we call out as Nazis? Those who we label as “anti-trans” or … more
Julie Jaman is a friend of mine. I’ve known her for more than 40 years so I know a thing or two about her. Julie takes citizenship seriously. On community issues, she investigates all the … more
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