As a historically seafaring town that’s also way ahead of its time, picturesque Port Townsend hopes to grow respectfully, responsibly and authentically offbeat.
Ron Judd is a staff reporter for Pacific NW magazine. Ron, one of the Times’ great storytellers, will report and write stories that reflect how our region is changing, and how those changes are affecting who we are and who we will become.
As in many smaller Northwest towns, things are changing rapidly here.
Ron Judd re-creates a ‘typical’ exchange, where the case of a missing monkey quickly devolves into less-than-neighborly snark.
How citizen ‘reporters’ and marauding coyotes took over the neighborhood ‘news cycle.
When the lifeboats aren’t rolling, destructive otters and an unusual hard hat are ‘things you’ve just got to roll with,’ says commanding officer Lt. Jessica...
Lt. Jessica Shafer keeps her mind on the bar as the 1st female commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment VIEW
She emphasizes teamwork and exudes humility, but Jessica Shafer leads with uncommon courage, dedication and skill.
The intrusion of conspiracy theory into public policy is one of the most troubling aspects of current U.S. political reality.
Fact: It happened. Fact: Every conspiracy theory claiming otherwise has been debunked. Fact: Facts sure aren’t what they used to be.
Filled with history (and sometimes, still, people), these century-old fortresses now battle age and public opinion as they face a future of civic use, private...
Though their fates are varied, Washington’s armories hold an important place in our history and culture.