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  A federal government report on the contaminants in the air around the Port Townsend paper mill was issued June 24, showing that such contaminants were present in the air in high enough … more
    A number of QFC and Safeway stores in the Olympic Peninsula would find themselves under new ownership if a planned $25 billion merger between the Kroger and Albersons grocery … more
  Former Port Townsend Mayor Brent Shirley, in an effort to advance his complaint against City Manager John Mauro, had his audience with key city staff on July 11, although, according to … more
  Fire managers with East Jefferson Fire Rescue raised the district’s fire danger level to “high” on July 10, meaning all open flame devices and open burning is prohibited … more
League of Women Voters candidate forum for state reps Voters can learn more about Steve Tharinger and Hickory Grant, the candidates for Representative Position 2 in the 24th District of the … more
  Wednesday, July 10, saw the arrest of a member of the Jefferson County Food Bank Association’s board of directors, at the Quilcene Community Center, which hosts the Quilcene Food … more
    Washington’s ban on the sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds will remain in place, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, July 15. A majority … more
    Candidate Ben Thomas, running for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, headlined a program of the Port Townsend Indivisible group July 9 at the … more
  This year has been a grim one for journalism, with layoffs at the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, NBC News, Forbes, National Geographic, Business Insider and Sports Illustrated. Further … more
  From November of 1969 to June of 1971, Native Americans and their non-Native supporters occupied Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, claiming treaty rights to the island. Alcatraz … more
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners met July 15 with county public works staff in order to draft regulations for sewer system connections and to review proposed sewer charges. The … more
  Now that KPTZ 91.9 FM is broadcasting from Building 305 in Fort Worden State Park, the city of Port Townsend will have a vacancy to fill in the portable building on its Mountain View … more
  The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters and the Washington Prescribed Fire Council have each endorsed the coalition working to defeat Initiative 2117. The two organizations … more
    July is typically the month that activity picks up with the two women’s golf clubs in Port Townsend. In addition to the weekly games played on Tuesdays and … more
  The next time local grocery shoppers make a soda run to the closest Safeway or QFC, they might spot the visual art of a Port Townsend High School student. As Zinnia Blatchley wrapped … more
    Former Port Townsend Mayor Brent Shirley hopes to have his complaints against City Manager John Mauro heard this week, when he meets with the city attorney and human resources … more
    The subject of affordable housing issues in Port Townsend has played out in recent weeks in the “Letters to the Editor” pages, as residents wrote in with concern … more
  The Jefferson County Food Bank Association lost another volunteer July 3, bringing the current tally, by some accounts, to more than 20 since the arrival of a new executive director in … more
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