Lawmakers Want to Make Eastern Washington A State

Two Washington State representatives want to split the state in half and make Eastern Washington its own state.

Conceptual drawing from USA Today

Republican Representatives Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin pre-filed a bill for 2017 earlier this week. The bill, House Joint Memorial 4000, would cut the state in two, with eastern Washington becoming the state of Liberty. Continue reading Lawmakers Want to Make Eastern Washington A State

Inslee, Kreidler Tell Republicans Not to Take Away Health Care

Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Friday sent a letter to U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy voicing their strong opposition to congressional efforts to repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act, or to damage the Medicaid and Medicare programs, which provide affordable health coverage for millions of Washingtonians. Continue reading Inslee, Kreidler Tell Republicans Not to Take Away Health Care

School Closures & Delays Updated 8:15 AM

Here are the latest school delays and closures as of 8:15 AM 12/9/16 (the closure list keeps growing):

Mary M. Knight School District: closed

Schools closed, district offices open. Update: Status change from 2 hour delay to closed.

Pioneer School District: Closed, No AM preschool

Grapeview School District: Closed, No preschool

Shelton School District: Closed

Snow in outer areas affecting staff and student safety. Classes and after-school activities are canceled for Friday.

North Mason School District: Closed

Hood Canal School District: Closed

Griffin School District: Closed

Southside School District: 2 Hours Late

Skokomish Tribe: 2 Hours Late

Squaxin Island Tribal Center is closed

Olympia School District: All schools canceled today, Friday, December 9. Check the district website by noon for the status of any after-school or evening activities.

Tumwater School District: Closed. There will be no school today. Decisions regarding afternoon and evening athletics and activities will be made as we monitor conditions throughout the day. 

McCleary School District: Closed

South Puget Sound Community College: All campuses closed. Campuses remain closed due to weather. Essential personnel only. Nutcracker event still scheduled.

Olympic College: All campuses are closed due to snow. All events are canceled.

Evergreen State College: Olympia campus – opening at 10 a.m.

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“Food Bomb” Food Drive Underway

A Belfair chiropractor is holding a Christmas food drive called a “FOOD BOMB”. Dr. Brian Petersen of Petersen Chiropractic coined the term after a political fundraiser known as “Money Bomb” which is a short and intense drive to raise a bundle of funds for a political candidate. 

Petersen’s “FOOD BOMB” is a two-week drive to collect food and funds for the local food bank.  The effort runs through Wednesday December 21, just in time to deliver Christmas meals for those hundreds of local families in need.  Continue reading “Food Bomb” Food Drive Underway

Winter Storm Warning Until 8 AM

Winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 AM this morning for the Hood Canal area. Snowfall is expected to continue early this morning but should change over to rain by daybreak. Up to an additional inch of snow is possible bringing the total snowfall accumulations between 3 and 6 inches. The rain is expected to wash the snow away later today.

Lighted Boat Parade Friday & Saturday

A reminder, the Shelton Yacht Club is holding its annual Lighted Boat Parade Friday and Saturday nights in Oakland Bay and Hammersley Inlet. Boats, decorated with lights, leave the Oakland Bay Marina at 6:00 PM and travel around the shores of Oakland Bay before heading down Hammersley Inlet. The parade usually goes about half a mile past Libby Point and then turns around and returns to the Oakland Bay Marina. Continue reading Lighted Boat Parade Friday & Saturday

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