Brinnon man arrested for attempted first-degree murder

A 38-year-old Brinnon man was arrested early Monday morning for attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly attacked a woman with a machete. James Nathanial Parker was booked into Jefferson …
Jefferson Healthcare announced Monday that it will now be offering COVID-19 vaccines to individuals 80 years old and older. Last week the hospital district said it would be coordinating with other …
Three additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Jefferson County over the weekend, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Jefferson County has a total of 272 confirmed …
Annie and Tom Mullen now share ownership in The Port Townsend-Jefferson County Leader with their son, Lloyd and his wife, Karen. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Tom Mullen carried papers there when he …
The man who allegedly fled from the scene of an elaborate caper to burglarize a storage facility in Chimacum on New Year’s Eve was arrested last week after he again allegedly tried to elude …
Coronavirus coverage
Seven new cases of COVID-19 reported in Jefferson County
Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in Jefferson County, public health officials announced Friday. The new cases …
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Port Townsend woman, mid-county resident test positive for COVID-19
Another two Jefferson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, Jefferson County public health officials reported …
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Number of COVID-19 cases climbs to 260 in Jefferson County
Two hundred sixty and rising. Jefferson County public health officials reported Wednesday that two more residents have tested …
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Jefferson Healthcare, Tri-Area Pharmacy to schedule vaccine appointments starting Thursday for people 85 years and older
Jefferson Healthcare has announced that starting Thursday, Jan. 14 it will begin scheduling COVID-19 immunizations for residents 85 …
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New case of COVID-19 discovered in Jefferson County
Jefferson County public health officials said a Port Townsend resident under the age of 20 has tested positive for …
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Arts and Entertainment
First-time artist honors dedicated Read to Rover volunteers
Visitors to Port Townsend’s Elevated Ice Cream Co. in the next two months will be greeted by the faces of 23 dogs.  And …
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Winter program covers past, present and future of Port Townsend Paper Mill
The Port Townsend Paper Mill will be the focus of programs this winter that will share stories about the mill, from its history and …
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Tribal councilmember joins Centrum board to fill new liaison position
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council Vice-Chair Loni Greninger has joined the Centrum board in the newly established position of …
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Mindfulness practices for artists discussed during PtSA online class
Mindfulness practices that can benefit art-making and ground a distracted artist in the present moment will be discussed at an …
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More cheers than jeers for proposed Port Townsend roundabouts

Adding new roundabouts on Highway 20 in Port Townsend have broad public support, according to comments collected on the proposal by the Washington State Department of Transportation. The agency …

Bill promotes automatic right to vote for people released from prison | 2021 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Formerly incarcerated people would automatically regain their right to vote if a proposed bill in the Washington State Legislature is approved. Rep. Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton), the …

PT Sunrise Rotary starts sock drive

The Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club hopes to stomp out cold toes with warm socks. Members have kicked off a community sock drive for the month of January.  Sunrise Rotary Club is …

SWAC members get another term

Three members of Jefferson County’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee have been reappointed. Jefferson County commissioners approved the reappointments at their meeting Jan. 4. The members …

Smith appointed to Fish and Wildlife Commission

Lorna Smith has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission.  Smith’s term will run from Jan. 4 through Dec. 31, 2026.  Also appointed …
Obituaries

Jewel Marie Cline Atwell

Mother, sister, wife, grandmother, aunty and friend. It is with great sorrow, yet also with a sense of calmness and release that we share with you Jewel’s passing on Dec. 13, 2020 in Port …

Fredric Miller

Fredric Miller was a big man, drawing attention wherever he went with his commanding presence. But this was quickly forgotten as he got down to your level and showed unending interest in you. He had …

Roger Glenn Crook

“Roger Glenn Crook was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Longview, Washington. He was the son of Miriam Russell Dick Crook and Cloyde Carson Crook. He was the younger brother of Clayton Dick Crook. A son, …

Mike O’Connor

Mike O’Connor, a poet, writer, translator, and editor who championed Olympic Peninsula writers, died on January 4 at his home in Olympia following a short battle with cancer. He was …

Gerald Francis Thuotte

Gerald Francis Thuotte was born in Brockton, Massachusetts to Henry L. Thuotte and Katherine J. Kane. He passed away peacefully at St. Michael Medical center after a battle with Alzheimer’s …
Opinion
Will the sedition coalition return Jan. 20? | Mann Overboard
One week to go until The Orange Peril is gone.  Thank God. That is, unless a new superspreader attempted coup has …
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What are you looking forward to in the new year? | Word on the Street
As 2020 folds into memory and 2021 emerges, there is so much to reflect on.  We made it through an extremely difficult year, …
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How do we feel now after a week like no other? | Life in Ludlow
It was quite a week, wasn’t it? There were all those birthdays from Stephen Hawking, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Don Whipple, …
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A test for ‘Real Americans’ | Editorial
“This is our country!” they screamed. “USA! USA!” they chanted as insurrection consumed the U.S. Capitol …
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Winter salads with oranges and carrots | Kitchen to Kitchen
I crave raw winter salads about now. They sound so good after all the hearty food and holiday sweets.  One of my favorite …
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Letters
Complaints should be backed with facts | Letter to the editor
Nicky D’Andrea suggests that we are paying our civil servants too much. I would ask D’Andrea, “How much research …
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Georgia on my mind as majority finally rules | Letter to the editor
Who would have imagined that the Peach State would be our country’s salvation from the “heart of darkness” we …
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Vote ‘yes’ for a healthy, meaningful learning program | Letter to the editor
I am writing to encourage voters to vote YES for the Chimacum Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy in the upcoming …
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Change pay scale for employees downward | Letter to the editor
It’s been disheartening reading the newsletters included with the last two PUD bills. Rise after rise, no matter how high the …
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Keep state parks free of military training | Letter to the editor
Inspired by a letter to the editor from a former special forces soldier, the Langley City Council passed a resolution opposing …
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