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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (WSPRC) is on the brink of implementing  irreversible plans for the major development of Miller Peninsula State Park.  This existing, … more
Over the past two years the Jefferson County Department of Community Development planning staff has drafted revisions to the ordinance governing temporary housing facilities in the county. The … more
I wish to stand for the life forms below the surface of the sea, what we call “plankton,” and for the art of Rebecca Welti, a local artist who proposes bringing depictions of these … more
I read a Page 1 New York Times profile last week about much-missed comic George Carlin. There’s also a new HBO special premiering this weekend about the feisty, often brilliant comedian and … more
Resilient gardens work in concert with nature. They take advantage of their surroundings and support native wildlife. They also embrace the ways plants actually want to grow. Sarah Fairbank, WSU … more
Throwing good money after bad is seldom a responsible move.  After reading the article in the May 4 edition of the Leader, I am dismayed that the PDA wants to continue construction on what … more
A big thank-you to the young men who came to my rescue after I crashed my Segway.  I’m very proud of your response to the situation and I feel that your parents and the community … more
The commissioners have been working on an updated homeless ordinance that they are planning to sign into law May 19. This is separate from the great work that Cherish is doing at Mill … more
It would have been nice to read in The Leader about the recent decision by Judge James Dixon of the Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia that reversed the Washington State Park … more
Well done, Jefferson County commissioners!  Your planning commission considered the multitude of comments and concerns from your community over the past year and then with careful … more
Elected Democrats, now that we are facing the biggest retraction of constitutional rights in our history, with more yet to come, I wonder if you’re EVER going to step up to the plate with an … more
The proposed plankton statue at Pope Marine Park is great. It is interesting, fantastic, remarkable. It is a crab larva, called zoea, with a large dorsal spine. It’s the free flowing tiny … more
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