Jefferson County

A GROWING CONCERN: From the ground up, soil critical for garden’s foundation

HERE WE ARE, already two days into April, the month that really kicks up the gardening work. With that said, I realize it has been… Continue reading

Attorney general: Tim Eyman misused initiative donations

Attorney general: Tim Eyman misused initiative donations

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a $2.1 million lawsuit against anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman… Continue reading

Attorney general: Tim Eyman misused initiative donations

Bill to toughen rules around oil transport clears key hurdle

A House bill aimed at increasing the safety around oil transportation on land and water has cleared a key committee.… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Spring winds provide easy power for migrant travelers overhead

MARCH WASN’T EXACTLY lamb-like when it was leaving, and I’m hoping April will forget about bringing showers. Not only was the month of March just… Continue reading

Deadline Monday for Heart of Service nominations

THIS IS THE last call for nominations for the 2017 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Monday. The annual… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar &Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s gathering will feature a… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Don’t panic and remember: Medicare happens

THIS IS WEEK No. 3 of describing the Medicare Machine. I am not going to regurgitate the past few weeks’ columns, because that would place… Continue reading

House passes two-year $44.9 billion state budget

House passes two-year $44.9 billion state budget

The House has passed a $44.9 billion state budget that seeks to spend an additional $1.9… Continue reading

House passes two-year $44.9 billion state budget
This image, from the Library of Congress shows a sign placed on an Oakland, Calif., store Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The store was closed after the internment order was issued. The owner, a University of California graduate, was housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war.

Japanese-American internment explored in images, lecture

A traveling exhibit, “The Tragedy of War: Japanese-American Internment,” will be on display at the Port Angeles Library beginning Thursday, followed by… Continue reading

This image, from the Library of Congress shows a sign placed on an Oakland, Calif., store Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The store was closed after the internment order was issued. The owner, a University of California graduate, was housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war.

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