Off Track! The Log of the Roberto

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By Doug Edelsein In Port Townsend, when you buy your first boat, you get a lot of advice – almost all of it good. “Don’t buy...

Becoming a Citizen Scientist

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Citizen scientists brave a hailstorm. Photo by Wendy Feltham. After a career as an elementary school principal, I moved to Port Townsend and surprised myself...

One Small Fire, Thousands of Seabirds

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This summer, as in countless summers past, Protection Island became a colossal daycare center for tens of thousands of seabirds. Glaucous winged gulls laid their...

Crab season: Your Handy Guide

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Crab season starts Thursday.  Insider tip: There’s a secret way to consistently get Dungeness crabs here in Port Townsend. You can’t miss. Here it...

What Goes Around Is Coming Around

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Here in Port Townsend, we have seen the future. It’s round, runs counterclockwise, and forces us to turn right. So it’s going...

WA360: The Race to Alaska Comes Home

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By Ross Anderson Try this for a business plan:  Invite people to pay $550 each to enter a race that requires them to row, paddle...

Housing: Here’s Something We Can Do

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What if we told you that we can’t solve the homeless crisis by building houses? That’s a pretty counterintuitive statement, especially coming from an...

Akeyla’s Excellent Adventure: Let’s Finish!

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Sixty miles into the Seventy-48 race, Akeyla Behrenfeld decided she was done.  The 14-year-old Port Townsend middle schooler had rowed her home-built, wooden boat...

A ReBorn Leader?

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Pick up the latest Port Townsend Leader and chances are Brian Kelly will have written the lead story.  And usually ten more on topics...

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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

The New Supreme Court

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Cartoon above by Karen Sullivan. The Democrats should have a chance of beating Republicans in many states, with a newly fired up base because...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 2

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In the first part of Infinite Tenderness to appear in Rainshadow Journal, you met Hershel Prall, who was looking for his son Landon on...

Update: Protection Island

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It could have been worse.  So says Peter Hodum, of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, after a day assessing the biological damage...