Letters to the Editor
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The Navy League has widely propagandized its rosy notions about the EA-18G Growlers stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The league’s missives are an undisguised attempt to undermine … more
Greg Brotherton has served this county well during his first term as a county commissioner. His energetic dedication and commitment to the diverse needs of the people in our county is an important … more
According to the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC), “The purpose of law enforcement agency [LEA] accreditation is to professionalize the law enforcement industry by … more
Greg Brotherton has outstanding qualifications to serve as the county commissioner representing District 3, and a proven track record that supports re-election.  He knows the district well, … more
It’s exciting to see the JUMP! playground at HJ Carroll take shape as the result of a wide community effort and collaboration with Jefferson County. The entire JUMP! committee with … 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
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
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
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