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PUD 3’s Communications Efforts Rated Tops in Social Media & Annual Report Design

MCPUD Logo-ProcessMason PUD 3 took four awards in its utility class in the recently announced Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Excellence in Communication awards. The awards were announced September 15. (The class includes utilities with 25,000 – 49,999 customers.)

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Washington awarded grant to audit employers who misclassify workers

employment securityThe misclassification of workers as independent contractors  — or failure to classify them at all — is a problem in Washington and across the country. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded federal funds to Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) this week to hire two new employees who will audit employers who fail to report wages paid to workers and avoid paying unemployment taxes.

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Lake Boulevard/Pioneer Way Improvement Project Begins in October

city of shelton logo color small 150Work on the improvements to Lake Boulevard and Pioneer Way begin in October. This project will require the closure of Pioneer Way from Harvard Avenue to University Avenue. The following is a news release from the City of Shelton Engineering Department:

The City of Shelton’s Contractor, Tapani Inc., will close Pioneer Way from University Avenue to Harvard Avenue. Pioneer Way will be closed from Monday October 5th through the end of January 2016 – The Contractor will be installing water, storm, sewer utilities, and rebuilding the road.

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10TH NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY

unused drugsSaturday come to one of the almost 5,000 collection sites around the nation to return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal. This is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the past five years. All states and some territories will be participating Saturday. Mason County has two locations: in front of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 322 N 3rd Street in Shelton, and at Mason County Fire District #2 at 460 NE Old Belfair Highway in Belfair. These  secure tamper resistant collection boxes are 24-hours a day.

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MacEwen named legislator of the year by local educators

Rep. Drew MacEwen receives the Legislator of the Year Award from Ray Conover, a teacher at Oakland Bay Junior High School, Shelton.
Rep. Drew MacEwen receives the Legislator of the Year Award from Ray Conover, a teacher at Oakland Bay Junior High School, Shelton.

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, was named legislator of the year by District 3 members of the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. The Washington Association of Agricultural Educators is an association of Career and Technical Education Teachers who teach agricultural and natural resource classes and work as advisors to Future Farmers of America groups.

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COAST GUARD MARITIME FORCE PROTECTION UNIT TO CONDUCT EXERCISE ON HOOD CANAL

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit-BangorThe Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit, Bangor, Wash. is scheduled to conduct an on-water exercise Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exercise will be held on the Hood Canal and will include boat tactics, security zone maintenance and weapons capabilities. 

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North Mason Candidates’ Forum

LIVEvideoSTREAMThe North Mason Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is partnering with the North Mason Community Voice, MasonWebTV.com  and Hood Canal Communications to present a Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, September 24, 6:00 p.m., at the NEW North Mason High School in Belfair.  The evening’s moderator will be Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the forum live on MasonWebTV.com or hcc.net.

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September 26 is Fee Free & Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities Day at Olympic National Park

200px_US_NationalParkService_ShadedLogoSaturday, September 26 will be a special day at Olympic National Park, with free entry and special free activities throughout the day to help people find, enjoy and be active in their park!

In addition to National Public Lands Day, celebrated throughout the country, September 26 will beHealthy Parks, Healthy Communities Day at Olympic National Park.

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