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Shelton Domino’s Robbed

The Domino’s Pizza on North First Street in Shelton was robbed Sunday night. According to a news release, at approximately 6:45 PM, an unknown subject entered Domino’s Pizza on N. First St. in Shelton, armed with a handgun (what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun). The subject demanded money from the employees while displaying the handgun. The employees complied and the subject fled with a small amount of cash.

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Rear-End Crash at 101 & SR-3 Injures One

A Shelton teen was injured in a rear-end crash on U.S. Highway 101 near the interchange with State Route 3 Friday morning. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, a 2008 Scion XB and a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup were northbound on 101 about 4:15 AM. The Ford was at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of the Scion as the vehicles approached Highway 3. The pickup left the roadway and rolled over. The Scion came to rest in the median.

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Bill Updates Penalties for Business Crimes

Lawmakers in Olympia took a big step Thursday toward beefing up penalties for corporate crime for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dan Frizzle from the Washington State House Democratic Caucus reports:

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Northcliff Road Closure Canceled

Due to expected inclement weather conditions next week, the planned closure of Northcliff Road February 11th to 15th has been canceled.

The City of Shelton will reschedule the closure.

Potential Emergency Road Restrictions in Mason County

Due to the recent cold temperatures and the extended forecast for more, officials with Mason County Public Works believe conditions may exist to warrant the placement of Emergency Road Restrictions in the near future. Based on the current forecast, the best estimate is these restrictions could occur sometime after February 15th.

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Feds Should Cover Hanford Workers’ Medical Insurance

There could be some positive news out of Olympia for employees who developed cancers during or after stints working at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  Dan Frizzell from the Washington State House Democratic Caucus has more.

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Homeless Housing Grant Proposals Sought

Mason County’s Department of Community Services announced the
Request for Proposal Application for Homeless Housing Grants is now open for the 2019 2021 grant term.

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Heck, Kilmer Call to Protect Salmon & Orca

After the recent release of the 2019 Report Card for Washington’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA), co-chairs of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, released the following statement:

“This report makes clear that there’s more work to be done to combat the urgent problem of polluted stormwater runoff.” Heck and Kilmer said. “Washington state and our local communities have led the charge in making investments in green stormwater infrastructure, but this report confirms that they can’t do it on their own. It’s time for Congress to take this nationwide issue seriously and devote more resources towards combating stormwater pollution.”

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Should Daylight Saving Time Be Made Permanent?

Year-round Daylight Saving Time could be subject of referendum in Washington state Suggested lead: Washingtonians might get to vote next fall on making daylight savings time permanent. Dan Frizzell from the Washington State House Democratic Caucus has that story.

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Sheriff Salisbury Takes Position on I-1639

[Video] Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury voiced his position on Initiative 1639 that was passed by voters last fall. I-1639 raises the legal age to buy semiautomatic rifles — widely described as assault rifles — from 18 to 21. And enacts a new storage law that requires gun owners to secure their firearms, or risk criminal penalties.

Sheriff Salisbury, like many other sheriff’s in the State, said he has instructed his deputies to “take no enforcement action” as it pertains to I-1639 but asks them to “document circumstances” if they “come across such matters” in their duties. Salisbury also told his deputies to refer the matter to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office for review “when appropriate.”

Sheriff Salisbury made is comments during Tuesday’s Mason County Commission meeting. He also sent the memo below to his staff.

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