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...

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...

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...

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,...

Rainshadow is Back

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Hello again, Rainshadow readers. You may have noticed last fall that, after six months of periodic postings on this site, we went dark. ...

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...

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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...

How I found Port Townsend

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By Allison Arthur Telling stories, changing stories All I remember is that it was hot and I wanted to get home and off U.S. Highway...

The Loudest Jets in the Quietest Park

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In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Navy established an Electronic Warfare Range on large swathes of Washington's Olympic National Forest and in airspace...

The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

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We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...

The Good News: Puget Sound Herring

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Spring on Puget Sound is about gardens bursting with tulips and daffodils, white sails set against glistening blue seas, and massive, shimmering schools of...