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Watch North Mason School Board

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the October 18, 2018 North Mason School Board study session and regular meeting. The study session begins at 5:30 PM. The Regular meeting starts at 6:30 PM. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC provides a live video stream of both meetings.. The North Mason School Board meets on the third Thursday of each month. Due to technical issues, this meeting is being streamed on Facebook Live.

North Mason School Board 10/18/18

North Mason School Board Study Session and Regular meeting October 18, 2018

Posted by MasonWebTV on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Click here for the study session’s agenda.

Click here for the regular meeting’s agenda.

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Port to Sell Marina

[VIDEO] The Port of Shelton plans to sell Oakland Bay Marina.

The Port Commission held a public hearing Tuesday on surplussing the Shelton marina but no one testified.

Earlier this year, the Port held a series of public forums on the future of the marina and had been considering their options since the marina’s south dock needs repairs that are estimated to cost close to $3 Million. The Port’s options included borrowing money to repair the dock, increasing moorage rates to fund those repairs, selling the marina or creating a public/private partnership to management and/or develop the marina.

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League Discusses Electoral College

[VIDEO] The League of Women Voters of Mason County discussed the Electoral College Tuesday during their monthly meeting. League Member Amy Davis gave a PowerPoint presentation on why the Electoral College was created and why it should be abolished.

A constitutional amendment is needed to abolish the Electoral College. A dozen states, including Washington, have taken action to enact the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact but the movement needs to pass in more states to be enacted. The NPVI Compact needs 270 Electoral Votes and currently has 172. The League would like to see this change by the next Presidential Election in 2020.

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WDFW to Stock Trout in Lakes

With thousands of rainbow trout destined for Washington lakes before November, anglers should have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing this fall and through the holiday season.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will stock at least 55 Washington lakes with catchable-size trout this fall. Additionally, the department stocks millions of smaller trout each spring, many of which will have grown to catchable size.

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State Unemployment Falls to New Low

Washington’s economy added 4,500 jobs in September and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for September was 4.4 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The September unemployment rate decreased slightly from the August 2018 unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, making it the lowest rate recorded based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data series dating back to 1976.

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Daytime Lane Closures Set for 101/Lynch Road Improvements

Thanks to good weather, crews have recently completed paving and other work to build new acceleration lanes at the US 101/Lynch Road intersection near Taylor Towne in Mason County. Now that asphalt has cured, crews will stripe the roadway into final lane configurations after installing new highway lighting, reinstalling cable barrier, and seeding the median.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28, travelers will encounter single lane closures on US 101 and median closures that will limit turns to and from Lynch Road. Detours using State Route 3 and SR 108 will be provided for drivers affected by the median closures.

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YouTube Experiences Global Outage

YouTube experienced a global outage Tuesday night. The second most visited website in the world experienced the outage across its various platforms for more than an hour. The Google-owned streaming site took to Twitter to thank users for reporting issues.

Users who tried to access videos or upload content were greeted with an error message. The outage apparently began about 6 PM locally and services were restored after 7:30.

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Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the October 16, 2018 Shelton City Council regular meeting. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 6 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the October 16, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM:  hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

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City Council Holds Study Session

[VIDEO] The Shelton City Council held a study session Friday afternoon.

Discussion during the meeting included raising the city business license fee from $35 to $50, creating a policy for granting street vacations, whether to waive the reversion clause on for city deeded parcels under Oakland Bay Marina, and the several open positions (City Manager, Finance Director, City Clerk and Human Resources Manager). The Council also determined the should hold study sessions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Official action on these items will likely take place during the Council’s next meeting, 6 PM Tuesday, October 16th.

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