Letters to the Editor
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Income tax for income? Huh? Today’s 1040 income tax return has become a social and moral tool for government policies. It gives exemptions to parents who have more children than they can afford; … more
Health care should be a right. A bill to ensure this right has already begun to gather support from members of Congress. The bill is HR 676 Medicare for All 2017. It is a bill that promotes … more
t This is in response to the ongoing debate over short-term rentals, specifically with regard to homes and ADUs, and in response to a letter in the March 29 issue of The Leader, “Don’t pass … more
In Chris Tucker’s story “Port Townsend officially a ‘welcoming city’” [April 5 edition], the reporter wrote that I had written a “short poem,” which I read before the council Monday, … more
I am so tired of seeing and picking up litter along the public trails and roadsides, especially plastics. I especially don’t understand people who bag their dog’s waste and throw the bag on … more
COAST, the Community Outreach Association Shelter Team, is the nonprofit that founded the Jefferson County Winter Shelter. A faith-based initiative, the first season was an early winter pilot … more
Last week or so, a friend of mine’s home lost power. She’s over 80 years old. She heats her home with an electric furnace. She called me after sitting for a day and a half in the cold. She … more
In response to previous letters to The Leader: The Trump supporters’ comments reflect a willful ignorance to the reality that inclusiveness, diversity and an immigration policy that welcomes others … more
The laudable immigrant sentiments from the mayor’s office and the many letters to The Leader should receive a concrete response. Efforts should be made in compiling a list of all citizens … more
What is with the disdain for small, locally owned businesses in downtown Port Townsend? In his letter to the Leader two weeks ago, Mr. Eppick says, “As for the rest of Water Street, their collusion … more
The halibut resolutions passed by the ports of Port Townsend, Port Angeles and the City of Sequim were necessary to help local recreational fishermen on the Olympic Peninsula fish for halibut without … more
With spring come the snowdrops, the crocus, the daffodils and unfortunately something else that seems to be blossoming along Port Townsend paths and sidewalks: dog poop. I have been walking … more
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