June 26-27: Democratic Presidential Debates Begin!
Night 1 — Wednesday, June 26th
Bill de Blasio
Night 2 — Thursday, June 27th
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UPCOMING EVENTS, MEETINGS & NEWS!
June 28 Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee Meeting
July 8 Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee Meeting
July 13 FYI: Pride in the Park
July 18 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
July 19 FYI: August Primary voting period begins
July 23 FYI: Jeffco Community Outreach!
See our calendar for details at https://jeffcodemocrats.com/calendar/
REGULAR GOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
- Jefferson County PUD Commissioners meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5pm at the new Jefferson Transit Authority at 63 Four Corners Rd.
- Jefferson County Planning Commissioners meet 5:30 p.m. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month Tri-Area Community Center 10 W Valley Road Chimacum, WA 98325.
- Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets Monday mornings at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend.
- Port Townsend Port Commissioners meet the 2nd Wednesday at a public workshop meeting (location varies) & the 4th Wednesday a regular business meeting, 5:30 pm at the Port Commission Bldg.
- Port Townsend City Council meets the first and third Mondays 6:30 p.m. in the second floor Council Chambers of Historic City Hall, 540 Water Street, Port Townsend.
The study was conducted by Lauren Kuehne, MSc Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Ms. Kuehne has undertaken one of the only scientific studies of the soundscape on the Olympic Peninsula. Ms. Kuehne “sought to answer two questions: 1) What are the current noise levels and contributions of different aircraft on the Olympic Peninsula soundscape? and 2) How might these levels change with proposed increases in military training and operations?” READ MORE
WA Dept. of Ecology: Olympic Peninsula classified as being in severe drought by federal drought monitor
Forecasts are heading in the wrong direction
The current drought outlook for the Olympic Peninsula just took another step in the wrong direction. In their weekly update of drought conditions across the country, the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) changed its classification for the Olympic Peninsula region from “moderate” to “severe” drought. According to the USDM, a severe drought classification can bring potential impacts of likely crop and pasture damage, water shortages, and water restrictions. In response to current conditions, some communities and water systems on the peninsula have already begun anticipating low water supply. Read more
The Dabob Bay natural area’s latest expansion spreads some 4,000 acres east and south onto the Toandos Peninsula. The Legislature’s purchase guarantees 900 of those acres will be transferred out of the state Department of Natural Resources’ timber trust and into conservation. The state will begin to pursue other properties within the acreage, which spans from Dabob to Thorndyke Creek, according to Peter Bahls, director of the Northwest Watershed Institute that has fought to preserve the area since 2002. READ MORE
The bill would move Washington’s presidential primary to March 10, 2020, just one month after New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary. Previously, Washington’s presidential primary has been held on the fourth Tuesday in May.