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Salmonella illness outbreak that may be linked to pork expands to 90 cases

Federal disease investigation team to join state and local health doh logoofficials next week

The outbreak of Salmonella infections that may be linked to pork products has grown to 90 cases in several counties around the state. The ongoing outbreak is under investigation by state, local, and federal public health agencies.

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Registration for Shares of 1st Community Solar Open

Mason County’s first local shared solar project is coming to Mason PUD 3’s Johns Prairie offices at Shelton. PUD 3 customers will have the chance to apply online for shares of a solar energy system beginning August 1, 2015.
A satellite view of PUD 3’s Johns Prairie Operations Center shows the existing 225-kilowatt solar power system (on the right) and a representation of the future 75-kilowatt community solar power system (on the left).
A satellite view of PUD 3’s Johns Prairie Operations Center shows the existing 225-kilowatt solar power system (on the right) and a representation of the future 75-kilowatt community solar power system (on the left).
The PUD’s Shared Solar system will be 75 Kilowatts, enough to power seven Mason County homes. It will be on one of the operations buildings at the PUD Johns Prairie operations center. The PUD has a 225-kilowatt system on a nearby operations center building. It generates enough electricity to power up to 20 homes.

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Goldmark Talks Fire Danger at Sheriff’s Breakfast

Sheriff Casey Salisbury presenting a coffee cup to Commissioner Peter Goldmark
Sheriff Casey Salisbury presenting a coffee cup to Commissioner Peter Goldmark

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.

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New Bonneville Power Administration Rates Could Impact PUD 1 Rates This Winter

pud 1 80 yrs logoBonneville 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.

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47th ANNUAL TAHUYA SALMON BAKE & 100th ANNIVERSARY OF TAHUYA POST OFFICE

The Tahuya Community Club invites the public to join in the celebration of its 47th Annual Tahuya Salmon Bake and 100th Year Anniversary of the Tahuya Post Office on Sunday, August 16, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Tahuya Fire Hall.

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Kilmer, Rigell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans Exposed to OPM Data Breaches

Derek_Kilmer_113th_CongressWednesday, 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.

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State to Sell Former Island Park to Squaxin Island Tribe

Squaxin Island State Park locationWashington State Parks will sell a former state park on Squaxin Island to the Squaxin Island Tribe. The Tribe owns a significant portion of Squaxin Island and the tidelands making the 31.4 acre State Parks-owned uplands not accessible to the public.

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