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Monday, Nov. 11 was Veterans Day, known until 1954 as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I. Since May of 1954 this public holiday has been known as Veterans Day to honor and recognize the service of all persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. more
The Onion had one of the funniest tabloid-type headlines ever: “Balsamic Terrorists Bomb Hidden Valley Ranch.” In a similar vein, I once did a story for the National Perspirer, er, Enquirer, titled “Your Salad Dressing Reveals Your Personality.” more
Similar to Bellingham, Port Townsend prides itself on its progressive political views, except when it comes to ending homelessness with affordable housing options. While Bernie Sanders bumper stickers pepper the City of Dreams, Jefferson County residents fail to recognize that Senator Bernie Sanders rallies for affordable housing. Not to worry because Jefferson County has a five-year plan to end homelessness (2020 – 2024). However, this endeavor requires growing pains that affluent property owners will likely resist. more
People volunteer for lots of reasons. For me, it started with a “Help Wanted” sign. more
I, along with many others, looked on in horror at the images of children being separated from their parents at our southern border. more
Recently, I Googled “gutter replacements” after not finding anyone locally to replace ours. A response came quickly and I set up an appointment. I asked about “seamless aluminum gutters” and the switchboard person said the estimator would bring all the samples. more
This seems pretty obvious to most thinking people, but greenhouse-based cannabis production is not at all like conventional agriculture. Conflating cannabis factories with regular farming makes no sense. Here’s why: more
We love our salmon any way we can get it. more
I always enjoy when The Leader writes about hobbies or sports. Hunting is not a hobby or sport. It is killing. The necessity for humans to kill animals in their natural environment for survival ended years ago in this country. more
This is the last week you run the Facebook page “Jefferson County Washington.” more
In his letter “PUD isn’t listening” (Leader, Nov. 6) Jim Buss commented on the recent Meter Opt-Out Policy meeting. Like others who have been asking for electric meters that don’t emit radiation, he challenged the “gift of public funds” argument being used to justify charging extra fees to PUD customers who want non-transmitting meters. more
The high praise for Mr. Mauro is wonderful. However it appears he is being set up for failure. more
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