Letters to the Editor
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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
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
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
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