Jefferson County

LETTER: ‘Fat rats’ in Olympia voting for the fat cats, not the little guys

The state Senate has voted to tax property owners (this mostly means the little guy) to pay for education. The Democrats wanted to institute a… Continue reading

LETTER: Climate change deniers are the ultimate hypocrites

How convenient it must be for climate change deniers to only have to believe in the science that allows them to fly in jet airliners,… Continue reading

LETTER: I agree with the letter on maternity-related deaths, but it got the facts wrong

A letter to the editor published March 30 (“‘Anti-choice’ critic”) claimed that “the state of Texas doubled its rate of maternity-related deaths, from 18 percent… Continue reading

LETTER: Recent letter writer’s defense of Malkin blatantly biased

How quaint of former Clallam County commissioner and right-wing columnist Martha Ireland to write the [March 16] letter in Peninsula Voices, “Retain Malkin,” and defend… Continue reading

LETTER: Wild Olympics legislation looks to a vibrant, sustainable future for Peninsula

I applaud U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer for re-introducing the Wild Olympics bill in the new Congress. The bill is now… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Sequim Irrigation Festival seeking volunteers for May festivities … and other items

Sequim Irrigation Festival organizers are seeking volunteers to help with setup and breakdown as well as work during the Innovative Arts and Crafts… Continue reading

Photo-collecting Washington woman ‘rescues’ faces of past

Photo-collecting Washington woman ‘rescues’ faces of past

Lorna Donadio doesn’t care about Snapchat or Instagram. The photos tugging at her heartstrings aren’t selfies on… Continue reading

Photo-collecting Washington woman ‘rescues’ faces of past

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend council to set public hearing on short-term rentals

The Port Townsend City Council will consider setting a May 1 public hearing to consider an ordinance related to short-term rentals and changes to the… Continue reading

Above-average Olympic snowpack holding firm as spring begins

Above-average Olympic snowpack holding firm as spring begins

An above-average winter snowpack is holding firm in the Olympic Mountains, a water supply specialist said. Olympic snowpack was 112 percent of… Continue reading

Above-average Olympic snowpack holding firm as spring begins
Groups addressing details of new Port Townsend homeless shelter

Groups addressing details of new Port Townsend homeless shelter

Representatives from a number of local organizations are tackling the logistics of a new year-round homeless shelter, which is planned as an… Continue reading

Groups addressing details of new Port Townsend homeless shelter
Pennies for Quarters finds property for tiny homes community to help vets

Pennies for Quarters finds property for tiny homes community to help vets

An organization aiming to help homeless veterans get back onto their feet has found a 22-acre property in Port Angeles on which… Continue reading

Pennies for Quarters finds property for tiny homes community to help vets

Armstrong Marine to develop curriculum to expand business, jobs

Armstrong Marine Inc. has received a $123,000 grant to help train certified aluminum welders to expand its business, the state Department of… Continue reading

Jefferson County Farmers Market to celebrate opening day

Jefferson County Farmers Market to celebrate opening day

The Port Townsend Farmers Market kicks off its 25th season Saturday with more than 70 vendors and the traditional goat parade. The… Continue reading

Jefferson County Farmers Market to celebrate opening day

Immigration agents round up 84 in Alaska, Washington, Oregon

Immigration agents rounded up 84 people — including 60 with criminal records — during a three-day operation… Continue reading

Natural wonders fuel Community Chorus concerts

Natural wonders fuel Community Chorus concerts

The grandeur of nature and the national parks will be celebrated in song when the Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County presents… Continue reading

Natural wonders fuel Community Chorus concerts
Daniel Ramirez Medina, center, walks out of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with his attorney, Luis Cortes, right, and his brother, who has not been identified by name, after Ramirez was released from federal custody Wednesday. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

‘He’s free to go’: Mexican man says he’s hopeful for future

Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. A Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation… Continue reading

Daniel Ramirez Medina, center, walks out of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with his attorney, Luis Cortes, right, and his brother, who has not been identified by name, after Ramirez was released from federal custody Wednesday. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

ISSUES OF FAITH: The tectonic plates underneath apparent gridlock

is there anything we can do — to shift the gridlock in our society related to seemingly intractable positions? On… Continue reading

LETTER: With taxes, everyone should pay their fair share

Some folks up here still seem to be baffled by the old cold-war definitions of communism and socialism. How quaint. Socialism is a simple concept:… Continue reading

Phina Pipia, left, and Rachel Campanoli rehearse an original dance piece that will be performed Saturday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend. (Ray Ketcham)

Original dance piece to debut in Port Townsend on Saturday

“Expect to be surprised, smile and laugh,” said Phina Pipia about her original dance piece, debuting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The performance… Continue reading

Phina Pipia, left, and Rachel Campanoli rehearse an original dance piece that will be performed Saturday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend. (Ray Ketcham)
For Port Townsend’s April Gallery Walk, “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons” will be exhibited at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. Angie Bartlett of Port Townsend is shown admiring work by Stephen Yates and Anne Hirondelle.

Paintings, prints, woodwork, exhibit set for Port Townsend Gallery Walk

The Port Townsend Gallery Walk returns this Saturday. The Gallery Walk, lasting from 5:30 p.m. until about 8 p.m., encompasses several downtown… Continue reading

For Port Townsend’s April Gallery Walk, “Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons” will be exhibited at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. Angie Bartlett of Port Townsend is shown admiring work by Stephen Yates and Anne Hirondelle.