In 2017, George Peterson, seen here with Shyla the dog, purchased Peninsula Nursery with the vision to create a place for community. Now he’s facing backlash from community members for his support of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medication-assisted treatment facility and has seen his business drop “significantly” in the past month. Karen Willcutt started as a real estate broker in November 2018 with Town & Country in Sequim. She’s experienced drug addiction herself and seen it in her family. Willcutt recently stepped down from a leadership role with the group Save Our Sequim in opposition of placing a medication-assisted treatment facility in Sequim because her workload increases so much. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

In 2017, George Peterson, seen here with Shyla the dog, purchased Peninsula Nursery with the vision to create a place for community. Now he’s facing backlash from community members for his support of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medication-assisted treatment facility and has seen his business drop “significantly” in the past month. Karen Willcutt started as a real estate broker in November 2018 with Town & Country in Sequim. She’s experienced drug addiction herself and seen it in her family. Willcutt recently stepped down from a leadership role with the group Save Our Sequim in opposition of placing a medication-assisted treatment facility in Sequim because her workload increases so much. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

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