Federal disease investigation team to join state and local health officials next week
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark served as keynote speaker at the Law Enforcement Breakfast in July hosted by Sheriff Casey Salisbury. Commissioner Goldmark wanted to remind everyone that Western Washington is in a historic period for weather. Prolonged drought combined with record heat and wind have created explosive fire conditions, a significant risk to public safety. He cautioned everyone to be as careful as possible to keep fire risk down to protect our communities and wildlands.
Bonneville Power Administration recently released its rate structures for the 2015-2016 biennium, revealing an overall average increase of 7.1% to the actual cost of power and 4.4% for the transmission (delivery) of that power. The final individual impact varies by utility. Mason PUD 1 is a full Bonneville subscriber, meaning all of its power is purchased through BPA. The District does not own any generation facilities. BPA’s power costs account for 50% of the District’s total operational costs.
Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Scott Rigell (VA-02) introduced a bill to aid Americans impacted by hacking attacks on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The legislation would extend and bolster identity theft protection for those who may have been exposed to data breaches.