Letters to the Editor
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The letter from Val Welch was perfect, and I was so happy to see it! Democrats don’t seem to realize that even though we are the majority, we are losing the battle for the country.   … more
I hear the WHO or some other agency has or is promoting Universal legislation which essentially declares the following: “Any person, anywhere, who are property owners must first seek written … more
A neighbor paused at the “Plankton Post” on the path by my art studio and asked about the alder log I was shaping into vaguely planktonic forms. I’ve been chipping away at a … more
In the Dabob Cove community, the PUD just completed the underground placement of over a half-mile of pole-carried power lines, an ongoing source of storm-caused power outages. The PUD saw a chance to … more
It’s no secret that Port Townsend’s public art ranges from the un-artful to the inappropriate and right on through to the ridiculous.  It’s embarrassing.  If the … more
The May 4th Leader article pegs the total cost for the PDA Fort Worden Glamping nonsense at $1.9 million ($1.3 million already spent plus $600,000 or more for completion), and then ongoing … more
It is time for Democratic leadership to go on the offensive with Republicans. About abortion rights, healthcare, the environment, everything!  One way to do this is to start telling the … more
Last week the Leader published two angry letters speaking out against the county’s proposed Temporary Housing Facilities Ordinance. Both made some pretty wild claims, such as the ordinance … more
Seventy percent of the Earth is covered in water. Billions of microscopic plants and animals floating at the ocean’s surface provide the majority of the oxygen we breathe while sustaining all … more
We are in a housing crisis. There simply is not enough affordable housing for individuals or families.  The proposed modifications of the current county ordinance for “Temporary Housing … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (WSPRC) is on the brink of implementing  irreversible plans for the major development of Miller Peninsula State Park.  This existing, … more
Over the past two years the Jefferson County Department of Community Development planning staff has drafted revisions to the ordinance governing temporary housing facilities in the county. The … more
I wish to stand for the life forms below the surface of the sea, what we call “plankton,” and for the art of Rebecca Welti, a local artist who proposes bringing depictions of these … more
Throwing good money after bad is seldom a responsible move.  After reading the article in the May 4 edition of the Leader, I am dismayed that the PDA wants to continue construction on what … more
A big thank-you to the young men who came to my rescue after I crashed my Segway.  I’m very proud of your response to the situation and I feel that your parents and the community … more
The commissioners have been working on an updated homeless ordinance that they are planning to sign into law May 19. This is separate from the great work that Cherish is doing at Mill … more
It would have been nice to read in The Leader about the recent decision by Judge James Dixon of the Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia that reversed the Washington State Park … more
Well done, Jefferson County commissioners!  Your planning commission considered the multitude of comments and concerns from your community over the past year and then with careful … more
Elected Democrats, now that we are facing the biggest retraction of constitutional rights in our history, with more yet to come, I wonder if you’re EVER going to step up to the plate with an … more
The proposed plankton statue at Pope Marine Park is great. It is interesting, fantastic, remarkable. It is a crab larva, called zoea, with a large dorsal spine. It’s the free flowing tiny … more
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