Head-On Collision at Anthony Road

One person was were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 at Anthony Road Friday afternoon.

The Washington State Patrol says a 2010 Toyota Corolla was southbound on State Route 3 while a 2020 Ford Escape was northbound. About 3:15 PM near the intersection with Anthony Road, the Escape started to drift towards the centerline. The driver of the Corolla overcorrected to avoid the Ford but ended up striking the SUV in the northbound lane. The highway was fully or partially blocked for three hours while troopers investigated.

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MacEwen Transportation Budget Request Invests in Gorst Corridor Improvements

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, has submitted a $414 million transportation budget request to improve safety and address congestion and capacity issues along the SR 3/SR 16 Gorst corridor.

The Gorst corridor is the gateway from Kitsap County to Mason, Jefferson and Clallam counties. Critically, it provides the only roadway link to strategic Naval facilities in Kitsap County. These facilities are not only vital for military readiness and national security purposes, but also for regional economic interests.

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Kilmer’s Wild Olympics Bill Passes House

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999). The bill, which was introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and passed the House with bipartisan support as part of a package of bills called the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of public land as Wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers. U.S. Senator Patty Murray will introduce a companion bill in the Senate.

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Belfair Issues Prompt Zoom Meeting

[VIDEO] The vacation of Roy Boad Road and an $8 Million loan to extend the Belfair Sewer prompted a Zoom meeting with concerned residents and Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin Friday. Commissioner Neatherlin explained each issue and their immediate impact on Belfair and potential long term impact on the County.

The vacation of Roy Boad Road is on the agenda for the County Commission’s meeting at 9 AM Tuesday, March 2, 2021. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the meeting live. However, any resident may attend the meeting via Zoom. Links and instructions can be found on Mason County’s website: https://www.co.mason.wa.us/

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Coast Guard Promotes Boating Safety App

The Coast Guard is promoting a mobile application to assist with maritime voyage planning, boating safety and maritime distress in the Pacific Northwest.

On waterways throughout Washington and Oregon, the U.S. Coast Guard works diligently to provide safety information, conduct preventative inspections and assist mariners in distress. With the increased reliance of mobile phones, an official U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Mobile application, available for free on iPhone and Android devices, is a modern way for the Coast Guard to assist the every-day mariner. The app was developed as a tool that merges an easy-to-use interface with common cellphone operating systems, offering users a central application for commonly searched boating information.

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Legislation to Help Workers Access Skills Training Introduced

On Thursday, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) reintroduced two bills to help workers access skills training. The Skills Investment Act would expand Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)—tax advantaged savings accounts for educational expenses—so American workers can use the accounts to pay for skills training, apprenticeships, and professional development. The Skills Renewal Act would create a flexible skills training credit up to $4,000 per person for workers who have lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic. This would cover the cost of a wide range of training programs that build skills expected to be in high demand by employers in the coming months.

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Senate Approves Bill to Ban Open Carry Weapons at Demonstrations & Capitol Campus

A bill sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue) that would prohibit the open carry of firearms and other weapons on the state capitol grounds and within 250 feet of permitted public demonstrations was approved by the Senate by a vote of 28-20 on Thursday. [TVW Link]


SSB 5038 exempts on-duty military and law enforcement personnel, and any property owner or renter on their own property even if the demonstration is inside the 250-foot perimeter.

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