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Emergency Outage for Tahuya Peninsula, Midnight Tonight

Mason PUD 3 must repair a key high voltage power pole in Belfair beginning at Midnight tonight (March 17). The pole was sheared off when a car hit it at about 5:00 PM Monday afternoon. This emergency power outage will affect about 2,200 customers.
The pole is near the intersection of SR 3 and NE Crosswhite Road. It supports high voltage power lines that feed electricity to most of the Tahuya Peninsula. The lines must be de-energized during the repairs.

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 Rep. Dan Griffey to hold telephone town hall March 25 at 6 p.m.

griffeyResidents of the 35th District are invited to take part in a telephone town hall conversation with Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. The hour-long program will be similar to a call-in radio show during which people may call and ask questions over the telephone, as well as participate in interactive surveys.

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Olympia High School student spends week as House page

Amir Almemar, a student from Olympia High School, traveled to the Capitol and served as a page March 9-13 in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.


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Scuba Diving Accident In Hoodsport

On Sunday March 15, 2015 at approximately 10:41 AM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a call that a novice scuba diver was pulled from the waters of the Hood Canal in the area of the 23,800 block of N. US Hwy. 101, Hoodsport, that she was unconscious, that CPR was started and that she is now breathing on her own.

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Governor Inslee declares drought for three Washington regions

Snowpack conditions across Washington state mountains are near record low levels, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency for three key regions.

Map of 2015 Drought Declaration Areas

Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula, east side of the central Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and Walla Walla region will be hit hardest with drought conditions.

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Tip Leads to Drug Seizure

shelton Police patchThe Shelton Police Department seized a large amount of narcotics after receiving a tip. According to a news release, a Shelton Police Officer, following up on a tip regarding narcotics sales, was in the 1900 block of First Street looking for the suspicious vehicle. The officer saw the vehicle that had been described by the “tipster” parked in front of a home on First Street. The owner of the vehicle saw the officer and immediately got out of the parked car and went in to a nearby home to avoid contact with the officer, leaving the vehicle illegally parked. At that point the officer had no probable cause to chase the suspect into the home.

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