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House unanimously approves school recovery proposal

audio iconA measure that would help schools recover after natural disasters, such as the Carlton Complex Fire last July in North Central Washington, passed unanimously Monday from the state House of Representatives.

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VFW Names Teach of Year

VFW award
The photo courtesy of the VFW (l to r) VFW State Commander Fred Green, Sgt. Major Daniel Hernandez

The Washington State Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has named Shelton High School teacher, Daniel Hernandez, the 2015 State Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for high school teachers.  Hernandez received his award on Saturday, January 17, at the VFW Winter Conference held in Vancouver.  

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Poacher Gets 5½ Years in Prison

fish & wildlife logoThe former owner of a shellfish company based in Jefferson County was sentenced today to 5½ years in prison after a poaching investigation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) proved he and his employees had stolen millions of oysters and clams off Washington beaches.

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WSP Detective Makes Arrest in 2013 Olympia Assault Case

WSPlogo150A detective from the Washington State Patrol has arrested a Gig Harbor man in connection with a much-publicized July, 2013 stabbing that occurred near Olympia’s Sylvester Park.

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Temporary Fiber Optic Outage in Kamilche/Taylor Towne Area

MCPUD Logo-ProcessMason PUD 3 has scheduled a February 10 project to relocate fiber optic network cables that serve the Kamilche/Taylor Towne area south of Shelton. The work will affect some users of the network for about four hours. The PUD 3 telecommunications work will begin at 10:00 AM next Tuesday.

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PUD 1 Celebrates 80 Years of Public Service

old PUD 1Wednesday  marked the 80th year of public service for Mason County PUD No. 1. In the 1920’s rural farmers and settlers were fed up with private investors having control over the local power industry and power rates. The Washington Grange Association organized an effort to put forward an initiative in 1929 to adopt a statewide PUD law.

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