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Regional Rock Acts to Perform at OC Shelton

The students in Carmen Hoover’s Rock N’ Roll Music History class are enthusiastically planning to host two bands this year as part of their interactive learning classwork. Students play an integral role in this event, conducting research, making booking arrangements, serving as roadies, preparing savvy interview questions and providing refreshments and hospitality for the bands. Performances are on the Olympic College Shelton campus in the Johnson Library Reading Room, 937 W. Alpine Way in Shelton.

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Linda Myers Appointed Love INC. Executive Director

Linda Myers, a longtime business owner in Mason County, is the new Executive Director for Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ).  She most recently retired from the Shelton School District. For many years she and her husband, Ben, were partners in Parsons & Myers Construction and owned Ben Myers Construction, building many custom homes in Mason County. Linda was born and raised in Shelton. “I am thrilled to be able to continue to give back to this community,” said Linda after taking the job. “My work at CHOICE High School and owning a business for many years with Ben prepared me with a skillset that is very useful as ED of Love INC.”

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Bill Allows Unions to Automatically Deduct Dues

A bill that would allow public employee unions to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks without their authorization passed the House of Representatives Monday. But not without a fight from House Republicans. Rachel Case from the Washington House Republicans reports from the state Capitol..

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Attempt to Put People’s Interests Ahead of Marbled Murrelet

Forty years of raw nerves over the devastation caused to the state’s timber industry by protection of the spotted owl came to the surface Monday night on the floor of the state House of Representatives as lawmakers debated a different endangered species bill. John Sattgast from the Washington House Republicans reports from the state Capitol.

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Empty Bowls 2018 Dates Announced

The Shelton Arts Commission is pleased to announce the dates for the 14th Annual Empty Bowls Project – a three night creative effort to fight hunger. Last year, the event raised over $1,800 for The Saint’s Pantry Food Bank in Shelton.

14th Annual Empty Bows Project Event Dates:

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Police Blotter 2/12/18

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Wednesday, February 7, 2018 through Sunday, February 11, 2018. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

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State House Passes Net Neutrality Protection Measure

Washington consumers’ access to a free and open internet is protected under bipartisan legislation passed by the state House today. House Bill 2282, which safeguards net neutrality, advanced on a 93-5 vote.

“The net neutrality rules have been protecting a free and open internet for some years now, and today’s vote shows we have broad bipartisan support for maintaining these protections for Washington consumers even after they go away at the federal level,” said Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, the bill’s prime sponsor.

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