All posts by Media Release

Heck Appointed to Economic Committee

Thursday, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, appointed Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) to the Joint Economic Committee. The reviews economic conditions and recommends improvements in economic policy

Heck’s priorities on the Joint Economic Committee will be to pursue policies that encourage economic growth, higher wages, trade deals that benefit the American worker, investments in transportation, and housing construction so more middle class Americans can afford to buy homes.

Continue reading… →

One Dead after Trailer Fire

One person died in a travel trailer fire Thursday off Mason Lake Road. According to Central Mason Fire & EMS, crews responded to the scene about 5 PM and found the trailer, which was being used as a residence, fully involved. Two people were in the trailer at the time of the fire but only one person was able to escape.

Continue reading… →

PUD 3 Details Snowstorm Outages

Mason PUD 3 has released details on the outages the utilities experienced during the recent snowstorm. According to officials, this week’s snowstorm is perhaps one of the most damaging storms Mason PUD 3 has experienced since the Hanukkah Eve windstorm of 2006, which left nearly 20,000 PUD 3 customers without power, and it took a week or more to restore all service.

During the snowstorm this week, about 9,000 customers were out, nearly two thirds represented by outages in the Matlock area, N Shore Road, and the substation that serves much of the Tahuya Peninsula west of Belfair.

As of 10:30 AM, February 14 we have 94 customers left. Most are single-customer outages.

Continue reading… →

Winter Safety Tips from State Fire Marshal

With the recent and projected winter weather, Washingtonians have their hands full dealing with Mother Nature.  The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office encourages residents to take a few extra precautions while trying to stay warm and safe.

Continue reading… →

Increased Threat of Landslides from Snow Melt/Rain

There is an increased threat of landslides for the lowlands from Snohomish to Jefferson Counties southward. Areas where there is melting snow and rainfall is saturating the soil. The landslide threat will increase through the week and expand northward to the Canadian border and upward in elevation into the foothills as warmer weather continues to move into the region.

Continue reading… →

What You Should Know about Storm Damage

A winter storm has hit Washington state hard, with record levels of snowfall in Western Washington and it may not be over yet. Forecasts call for continuing rain or rain/snow mix and possible freezing temperatures overnight in some areas. 

Here are some tips about winter storm prevention and damage. 

Continue reading… →

Shelton Domino’s Robbed

The Domino’s Pizza on North First Street in Shelton was robbed Sunday night. According to a news release, at approximately 6:45 PM, an unknown subject entered Domino’s Pizza on N. First St. in Shelton, armed with a handgun (what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun). The subject demanded money from the employees while displaying the handgun. The employees complied and the subject fled with a small amount of cash.

Continue reading… →

Regional Wrestling Cancelled

Due to the weather conditions, the WIAA has cancelled all boys and girls regional wrestling tournaments in the best interest of safety and equal opportunity for all participants.

To address these cancellations, the WIAA staff and event managers are developing a 32-entry WIAA Mat Classic tournament that will begin on Friday morning, February 15, 2019.  The details of that schedule will be released by early Monday, February 11.

Continue reading… →

Bill Updates Penalties for Business Crimes

Lawmakers in Olympia took a big step Thursday toward beefing up penalties for corporate crime for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dan Frizzle from the Washington State House Democratic Caucus reports:

Continue reading… →