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Jefferson County’s lengthy permit process is about to get an upgrade that will consider requests in a more timely manner, according to the county’s Director of Community Development. … more
    Protest marchers took their calls for reproductive rights to the streets at noon on Saturday, Jan. 20, lining the sides of Sims Way with picket signs. From Safeway down to … more
  A program of Jefferson County Farmers Markets aims to make it easier for people of the global majority to start and grow their market businesses. Entering its third year, the BIPOC … more
    After an extensive search that began last Friday afternoon, police Saturday morning recovered the body of an infant child near Kah Tai Lagoon and arrested a 37-year-old Port … more
  A 32-year-old Port Townsend man has been charged with producing images of child sexual abuse according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. The defendant, Matan Liyor … more
    Unexpected drama occurred at the Port Townsend City Council meeting on Jan. 16 as the chamber was packed with more than 60 people, most of whom had come to support a Cease … more
Centrum honors service   This month, the nonprofit arts organization Centrum announced recipients of the 2022 and 2023 Centrum Champion awards, which honor select community volunteers, … more
    A local elementary school teacher is creating a School of Rock program in Port Townsend, moving from its first public announcement to the beginning of classes in just one … more
  The affordable housing shortage in Port Townsend is best addressed when people work together, according to information scheduled for presentation at a two-day February seminar. … more
    Visitors to the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park may find it looked after by its own caretaker within the next month, if all goes according to the City of Port Townsend’s … more
    From Thursday, Jan. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 31, those experiencing homelessness within Jefferson County will be surveyed as part of the nationwide Point in Time count, in … more
  Friday, January 25, 1924   WINTER TIME AND FRESH AIR Winter, with its cold days and nights and its snow and rain, takes the human family and keeps it in the home or in … more
There is an art to gracious aging. The mastery involves deciding to make the most of life no matter the glitches, choosing to be pleasant no matter the terrain, and fostering the highest possible … more
A reader told our new editor there should be more humor in this beloved weekly. To which I can only reply: What am I, chopped liver?  Granted, humor is always in short supply. Go into … more
This really is your newspaper.  I moved here a month ago, and applied for this job, and now I’m on the team responsible for what appears on The Leader’s pages.  … more
Liechty joins Jefferson Public Utility District   Joy Liechty joined Jefferson County Public Utility District (JPUD) as its new Assistant General Manager (AGM) on Dec. 18, after … more
  While the Iowa Caucuses and their selection of former president Donald Trump grabbed national headlines this week, a more taciturn group of Republicans met on Saturday—two days … more
    Three Democratic state representative candidates will meet the public this week, all hoping to succeed Rep. Mike Chapman, who is running for State Senate.   Makah … more
  The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management issued an advisory at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, noting that multiple automobile accidents had occurred due to winter … more
    The Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park was treated to two weeks of environmentally-friendly care to kick off 2024, thanks to the city of Port Townsend, the Admiralty Audubon Society, … more
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