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School Levies Passing

vote2013The replacement levies for North Mason, Mary M. Knight and Hood Canal school districts are passing. The Emergency Medical Services levy is also passing for Mason County Fire District 18. Continue reading School Levies Passing

Speed Limit Changes for Highland Road & North Bay Road

video iconThe Mason County Commission approved speed limit changes on two roads: Highland Road from Cloquallum Road to just north of Panhandle Lake and on North Bay Road just outside Allyn. Each change was prompted by petitions from residents. Continue reading Speed Limit Changes for Highland Road & North Bay Road

REMINDER: Community Meeting on Pickering Road Speed Limit Change Thursday

Mason County is holding a community meeting to discuss possible speed limit changes on Pickering Road between SR 3 and approximately E Pine Tree Cove Road. The meeting will be held at 6 PM Thursday February 11, 2016 at the Fire Station, 1741 E Pickering Road.

Continue reading REMINDER: Community Meeting on Pickering Road Speed Limit Change Thursday

Ecology Holds Meeting on C Street Landfill

The State Department of Ecology held a meeting on the C Street Landfill Tuesday evening. A standing room only crowd heard a presentation on the landfill’s history.

Ecology is asking for public comments on an Agreed Order and Public Participation Plan for the Shelton C Street Landfill site. The comment period runs through March 9th, 2016. Continue reading Ecology Holds Meeting on C Street Landfill

COLD CASE UNIT SEEKS HELP IN DEATH INVESTIGATIONS

sheriff badgeThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit is seeking help from anyone who may have information regarding the deaths of 17 year old Tracy L. West in 1988 and 10 year-old Shawn Lowrance in 1999. Continue reading COLD CASE UNIT SEEKS HELP IN DEATH INVESTIGATIONS

Rep. MacEwen sponsors Shelton student as page in House of Representatives

24802458292_de48416621Wyatt Riordan, of Shelton, traveled to Olympia the week of Feb. 1 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 35th district Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union. Continue reading Rep. MacEwen sponsors Shelton student as page in House of Representatives

Legislative Update from Rep. Dan Griffey

Here is a video legislative update from 35th District State Representative Dan Griffey:

Kilmer Announces Town Hall Tour

Derek_Kilmer_113th_CongressIn order to hear directly from residents of Washington’s 6th Congressional District, Representative Derek Kilmer has announced that he will be holding seven town halls throughout the region including one in Shelton. Town halls are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to hear an update on Congress and ask questions. Continue reading Kilmer Announces Town Hall Tour

At session’s midpoint, top lawmaker paints contrasting pictures of House, Senate priorities

audio iconFrustration is mounting in Olympia, as the House and Senate appear to be on two completely paths. Continue reading At session’s midpoint, top lawmaker paints contrasting pictures of House, Senate priorities

Access to mental health and substance abuse services to get easier

Thurston Co logoMason County LOGONew regional organization seeks to reduce reliance on jails and emergency departments

Thurston and Mason counties announce the implementation of the Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Organization (TMBHO). The new Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Board will oversee and manage integrated state-funded mental health and chemical dependency programs serving Thurston and Mason counties.  Continue reading Access to mental health and substance abuse services to get easier