Governor Jay Inslee is ready to sign a bill addressing a little-known aspect of Washington’s homelessness crisis: Homeless children on their own. Dan Frizzell from the Washington State House Democratic Caucus has more.
A reminder: The Mason County Auditor’s Office is holding a Candidate Workshop on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Elections Department at 411 N. 5th Street in Shelton.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about running for office this year. The workshop will include information about: open positions, filing for office, election deadlines, candidate statements, sign regulations and requesting voter information.
A bill proposed by 5th graders from Shelton’s Bordeaux Elementary has passed both houses of the State Legislature. Substitute Senate Bill 5028 declares September as the Month of the Kindergartner, encouraging elementary schools to celebrate young students as they begin their lives in education.
The bill unanimously passed the Senate February 26th and unanimously passed the House on April 17th behind the efforts of Bordeaux students Ethan R., Graysen R., and Anthony P., with help from their teacher, Mary Clift.
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from April 21, 2019 to April 27, 2019.
Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0.8 to 10.9
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews replace lines.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, May 1.
National Guard members are getting a pay increase when fighting state wildfires, thanks to a new law. House Bill 1137 updates the state active duty compensation statute to a rate consistent with Department of Natural Resource rates for Guard members called to state service for wildland fire response. The Governor signed the bill this week.
On Thursday the Legislature passed House Bill 1578 to help with orca whale recovery and oil spill prevention in the Salish Sea. There are only 75 Southern Resident orcas left.