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Governor signs Rep. Dan Griffey’s process server privacy bill

House Bill 1962, which prohibits county auditors from displaying or releasing Social Security numbers collected when filing the registration information of process servers, was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Dan Griffey's HB 1962 into law. April 22, 2015.
Back row from left: Pat Tarzwell; Sandy Tarzwell; Sarah, Rep. Griffey’s daughter; Front row from left: Amber Oliver, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Griffey; Ted Trask, Mason County Legal Process Service; Governor Jay Inslee; Rep. Dan Griffey and his grandson William; Dinah Griffey, Rep. Griffey’s wife.

Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, prime-sponsored the bill after learning that some counties were providing process servers’ Social Security numbers through public information requests. The bill bars that from happening unless disclosure is required under federal law.

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Allyn Woman Found Dead in Maui

A 63-year-old woman from Allyn was found dead in the waters off the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Betty Colleen Drexler was spotted floating on the surface about 9:35 AM Tuesday. She was pulled from the water by beachgoers and CPR was started.  Emergency personnel arrived and took over resuscitation but those efforts were unsuccessful.

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Dan Griffey’s firefighter training bill into law

A measure prime-sponsored by Rep. Dan Griffey to increase basic firefighter training to all public firefighting agencies in Washington state was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Dan Griffey's House Bill 1382 on April 21, 2015. On Dan's left are his wife Dinah and his legislative assistant Amber.
Behind Gov. Inslee: Front row, l to r: Tamara Warnke, Washington Firefighters Association; T.J. Nedrow, President of the Washington Firefighters Association; Sen. Ann Rivers; Gov. Jay Inslee; Rep. Dan Griffey; Dinah Griffey; Amber Oliver, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Griffey Back row, l to r: Chuck Duffy, Washington State Fire Marshal; Ryan Spiller, Washington Fire Commissioners Association; Roger Ferris, Executive Secretary of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association; Jim Farrell, President of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association; Dylan Doty, Washington Fire Chiefs Association.

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Suspect Sought in Shelton Burglaries

shelton_patch2The Shelton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for rash of burglaries in the City’s Mt. View area in the past week.  The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

Over the course of the past week we have experienced several commercial burglaries in the Mt. View area.  These burglaries to various businesses have taken place in the early morning hours. 

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NM Sophomore Serves as Page

Faith Brimberry, a student from North Mason High School, traveled to Olympia and served as a page in the state House of Representatives April 13-17. She was sponsored by her 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.

faith brimberry & MacEwen



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MTA logoMason Transit Authority (MTA) has announced they were selected to receive a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant of $80,000, which includes a local match requirement of $10,200. The grant funds were awarded by the Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO), through the Federal Highway and Federal Transportation Administrations.

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Tuesday, May 12 is the deadline to register for the special rate of $20  for The Mason County Forest Festival “Goldsborough Creek Run & Walk” hosted by Centennial Guild, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation.  The Event takes place on Saturday, May 30, and features a 7-mile Run/Walk, a 2-mile Run/Walk, and a ¼-mile Junior Jog.  After the  12th  the rate goes up to $25.  An optional, commemorative t-shirt is available for purchase by that same date – May 12.

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