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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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Heck Statement on President’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal

Denny_Heck,_Official_Portrait,_113th_CongressBelow is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) following the release of the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016:

“The President’s budget proposal includes common-sense ideas that should be included in any final agreement negotiated within the legislative branch.

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DOT files $17 Million Lawsuit in 2013 Skagit River Bridge Collapse

The Washington State Department of Transportation today filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair after the 2013 over-height vehicle collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.

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Money for Rail Signs Awarded to Simpson

UTC logoState regulators approved nearly $1,000 in safety upgrades for 14 railroad crossings in Mason County.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) approved a Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) grant at the request of Simpson Lumber.

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