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Port Gamble / Hansville

Port Gamble

Port Gamble is a national historic site situated on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. The village streets of this once bustling logging town haven’t changed much. The original New England Victorian style homes have been preserved, along with the town’s general store and stately church. Founded by Pope and Talbot in 1853, Port Gamble was the longest operational mill town in North America; closing in1995. Bring your horse or mountain bike and explore 4,000 acres of trails. Discover the extensive network of logging roads or find your own trail. Keep an eye out for eagles, osprey and other regional wildlife.


Hansville is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula affording sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and the Puget Sound. Breathtaking views, an abundance of wildfile viewing and bird watching along with the county’s lowest rainfall totals make it an ideal outdoor recreation site. The beach is perfect for Salmon fishing. This picturesque rural community is also home to the Point No Point Light House and its 60 acre park as well as the scenic Buck Lake Park.


June 13th, 2014

The Need For A Federal Backstop

Written by Paul Holzman

The private mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market is finally rebounding, supplying capital to real estate transactions after a long hiatus. The evidence is from the commercial side of the market, which, unlike residential, has only private capital available to it. The residential side has government-backed loan insurance …

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June 4th, 2014

Report Raises Concerns Over Homelessness After Foster Care

Written by Paul Holzman

About 25,000 young people age out of foster care each year, with a large number then facing homelessness, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Health and Human Services. The report sounds an alarm to policy makers for the need to increase funding to …

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May 12th, 2014

What You Should Know About Hiring a Contractor, Remodeler, or Handyman

Written by Paul Holzman

We don't usually think about financial risks when planning a home repair or remodeling project. Yet each year, L&I (Washington State Department of Labor and Industry) hears from hundreds of homeowners who've hired someone claiming to be a "contractor." The vast majority of Washington contractors are honest, …

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