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CHIMACUM - Don’t let the word Vegan scare you away from trying this delicious carrot cake. The cake itself is moist and utterly delicious while the addition of the cashew/macadamia nut frosting is simply out of this world. Good bye cream cheese frosting, we won’t be needing you again!
A few words of advice, follow this recipe to a T and you will not be disappointed! Be sure to soak your nuts as directed and use a high powered mixer (I used a VitaMix) for best quality. Also, make sure your baking powder is fresh, preferable new, as there are no eggs in recipe and this is most useful for rising.
Try buying your carrots from a local farm or produce stand such as Red Dog Farms or Chimacum Farm Stand for added flavor & finesse.
Want Affordable Housing? Say No to Prop 1 and Yes to City Unplanning
By Jessica Hogenson
PORT LUDLOW - Proposition 1 would impose a county-wide property tax to create a $13 million fund for groups promising to build affordable housing in Port Townsend. The seven-year tax levy would regressively tax low-income homeowners at the same rate as people with million dollar houses.
What projects are proposed by Prop 1? None, apparently. “Prop 1 is nothing other than a levy to create a dedicated fund," writes City Councilmember David J. Faber in a Facebook group about affordable housing. "No project has applied for funds because they cannot because the fund does not yet exist.”
Homes Now, the organizer behind Prop 1, references on its website a handful of local nonprofits that may or may not apply for grants which may or may not be awarded at the discretion of a “Fund Board” comprising yet-to-be-appointed persons. (But only after we vote for the funding!)
Olycap is one such nonprofit—a beloved local organization which, by all accounts, does good work. One would hope. According to its 2015 IRS 990 tax return, it spent more than twice as much in salaries and compensation ($4.11 million) as it spent on grants ($1.83 million).
In 2016 a study was performed for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office by Lan Luo, a doctoral student at Washington State University, to determine if the current staffing levels were sufficient to meet the needs of the citizens in Jefferson County.
The study concluded that the current staffing levels were inadequate, indicating that:
Two more deputies should have been added in 2016.
Two more deputies for years 2017-2019, followed by another staffing study for years 2020-2022
Two (2) additional supervisors should have been added in 2016 to provide adequate supervision of the JCSO deputies during all shifts.
PORT TOWNSEND - Many residents in the county, including those that have lived here their entire lives, are expressing a growing concern that the odor from the Port Townsend Paper Corporation is getting unbearably worse, possibly even toxic. Many residents are reporting that the odor is so strong that it causes intense physical reactions and physical ailments including asthma, nausea, and fatigue. At least one resident has moved because health effects had become too severe.
A group on Facebook named MillOdorous was created to collect reports and there are currently 186 members in the group at press time. Users are invited to share their odor reports, which should include: time, date, address (approximate), and rating from 1-10.
Admins of the page are collecting reports and plotting them on a virtual map to send to local officials each month including the Department of Ecology, Port Townsend Paper Company, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Port Townsend City Council, Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Commissioner and Candidates, Jefferson County Public Health, Washington Department of Health, Mike Chapman WA State Rep., and Hannah Burn at the City of Port Townsend Special Projects.
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