Letters to the Editor
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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
I greatly appreciate the Leader’s fact-based reporting of what’s come down since Port Townsend resident Julie Jaman went ballistic over the presence of a trans employee of the Y in the … more
So let me get this straight: An employee of the YMCA was accosted by a customer because that employee was transgender? That’s the sole infraction in the mind of the customer?  The … more
In a recent newsletter, Heather Cox Richardson details the genesis of women’s right to vote in this country. The suffragettes’ manifesto was structured like the Declaration of … more
I watched with horror the assault on the LetJulieSwim supporters at Pope Marine Park on Monday afternoon, evidently by supporters of transgender people. Their behavior proved the LetJulieSwim … more
Under the current sheriff, county residents in remote areas like Coyle, Quilcene, and Brinnon often lack basic police protection. Here’s a personal story that illustrates the problem. On … more
I would like to thank The Leader for its clear and objective reporting on what took place at Pope Marine Park on Monday, Aug. 15th, and for accurately describing it as an anti-trans protest organized … more
I volunteered as an elections observer during this past primary, and wow, was I impressed.  Having no idea about what happens with our ballots once we slide them into the dropbox behind the … more
Derek Firenze’s Aug. 11 report on the Chimacum School District budget was very well done and sadly illustrates the primary reason we sold our Mats Mats Bay home in 2020 and moved to … more
Imagine climate change is a Venus flytrap and the earth is a fly attracted to the sweet nectar of consumerism.  Six tiny trigger hairs stick up from the inner petals. If any hair is touched, … more
In the July 20 Leader, Jason Victor Serinus asserted that both candidates for Jefferson County sheriff dodged a question about LGBTQ+ rights at the League of Women Voters forum. In fact, Art Frank … more
Before the primary, supporters of Sheriff Joe Nole circulated an anonymous smear email attacking his challenger, Detective Art Frank of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. That deceptive … more
The Social and Environment Justice Council of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship stands in solidarity with all transgender people.   We denounce the harassment that’s … more
The Port Townsend High School Scholarship Foundation is happy to announce the opening of this year’s application period for PTHS graduates who are currently enrolled in their sophomore, junior, … more
Potholes and pipe dreams go together. I have learned to go around the potholes in my neighborhood as well as planting new pipe dreams into my life. Instead of getting angry at the potholes I … more
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