Our Census Selfie: PT by the Numbers

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The 2020 Census numbers are collated and crunched and – guess what? – Port Townsend is still old and getting older. If there was such...

Meltdown at the Park:  How the Arts Clashed with History at Fort Worden

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Ross Anderson is a founding member of Rainshadow. This story originally ran in Post Alley and the Port Townsend Leader. Ross has allowed...

We Regret the Error: 100 Years of Editorial Blindness

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The following story first appeared in Post Alley. Last weekend, the Seattle Times issued a highly unusual mea culpa, revisiting and apologizing for its 1942...

US (Finally) Opens The Doors To Canada, Mexico

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The United States will, in November, reopen its borders to Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated visitors traveling by land or ferry, ending a...

Hush-hush: Our Biggest Park is a Local Secret

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Port Townsend is surrounded by state parks.  From Point Hudson, we look into at least five: Fort Worden and Fort Casey to the east,...

Millions of Birds in Trump’s Crosshairs

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By Karen Sullivan A new interpretation of a century-old law meant to protect birds would not only leave more birds dead, it would also add...

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...

PT Joblessness: Worst Since the 1930s

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How bad is the economic impact of the Covid-19 shutdown in Jefferson County? Initial numbers are trickling in, and they are ugly, indeed. Thousands of...

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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...

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...

The Delightful Harbor Seal

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One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Living by the Wind

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Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...