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Lawmakers Want to Make Eastern Washington A State

Two Washington State representatives want to split the state in half and make Eastern Washington its own state.

Conceptual drawing from USA Today

Republican Representatives Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin pre-filed a bill for 2017 earlier this week. The bill, House Joint Memorial 4000, would cut the state in two, with eastern Washington becoming the state of Liberty. Continue reading Lawmakers Want to Make Eastern Washington A State

Inslee, Kreidler Tell Republicans Not to Take Away Health Care

Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Friday sent a letter to U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy voicing their strong opposition to congressional efforts to repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act, or to damage the Medicaid and Medicare programs, which provide affordable health coverage for millions of Washingtonians. Continue reading Inslee, Kreidler Tell Republicans Not to Take Away Health Care

Timberland Libraries Closed Until Noon

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Timberland libraries and the Administrative Service Center will be closed until noon today. For more information visit www.TRL.org. Continue reading Timberland Libraries Closed Until Noon

School Closures & Delays Updated 8:15 AM

Here are the latest school delays and closures as of 8:15 AM 12/9/16 (the closure list keeps growing):

Mary M. Knight School District: closed

Schools closed, district offices open. Update: Status change from 2 hour delay to closed.

Pioneer School District: Closed, No AM preschool

Grapeview School District: Closed, No preschool

Shelton School District: Closed

Snow in outer areas affecting staff and student safety. Classes and after-school activities are canceled for Friday.

North Mason School District: Closed

Hood Canal School District: Closed

Griffin School District: Closed

Southside School District: 2 Hours Late

Skokomish Tribe: 2 Hours Late

Squaxin Island Tribal Center is closed

Olympia School District: All schools canceled today, Friday, December 9. Check the district website by noon for the status of any after-school or evening activities.

Tumwater School District: Closed. There will be no school today. Decisions regarding afternoon and evening athletics and activities will be made as we monitor conditions throughout the day. 

McCleary School District: Closed

South Puget Sound Community College: All campuses closed. Campuses remain closed due to weather. Essential personnel only. Nutcracker event still scheduled.

Olympic College: All campuses are closed due to snow. All events are canceled.

Evergreen State College: Olympia campus – opening at 10 a.m.

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City Prepares for Winter Storm

City of Shelton Public works continues to prepare for snow forecasted for Thursday afternoon. Street crews have performed preventative measures around the city. Work includes prepping the City’s snowplows and grader, readying the loader for snow removal, and spraying deicer in trouble spots throughout the city. Continue reading City Prepares for Winter Storm

WDFW Prepares to Launch New Recreational Licensing System

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will launch a new system later this month to sell fishing and hunting licenses and the Discover Pass. Continue reading WDFW Prepares to Launch New Recreational Licensing System

Next County Clerk Selected

sharon-fogoThe Mason County Commission Tuesday selected Sharon Fogo to be the next Mason County Clerk beginning in January. Current County Clerk Ginger Brooks will retire at the end of the year and Fogo will serve in the position until the next election in November.  Continue reading Next County Clerk Selected

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Evergreen & CHOICE Locked Down Tuesday

Evergreen Elementary and CHOICE High School were placed on a short modified lock-down Tuesday while police responded to a report of a person with a gun riding a bike in the vicinity of the schools. Continue reading Evergreen & CHOICE Locked Down Tuesday

City to Acquire Rail Property

shelton-logo-120116During their Monday business meeting, Shelton City Commissioners voted to have staff begin the process of acquiring the two-mile stretch of railroad inside the city limits that has been offered by Simpson Timber Company. Once the property is owned by the City, Commissioners would like to see business opportunities explored. Continue reading City to Acquire Rail Property