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  • PT & Jefferson County Leader

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    226 Adams St.
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360) 385-2900
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      Among the cast of characters that have played an important role in the history of Port Townsend is its newspaper, The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.
      As an independent, locally owned newspaper, it's one of the few newspapers left in Washington - and anywhere else - that isn't owned by larger corporate interests.
      In Port Townsend and throughout Jefferson County, Wednesday is known as ''Leader day'' - the day the weekly paper hits the stands. Locals grab a copy and sit down with their morning coffee to catch up on news about their neighbors. And in The Leader, it's all local, all the time.
      Founded in 1889 as one of several competing newspapers in bustling Port Townsend, The Leader is the only paper produced and published solely for the people of the county.
      Scott Wilson and Jennifer James-Wilson are the sole owners of the paper. Today The Leader is among the largest community newspapers in Washington, with 30 employees and several correspondent