National Voters Registration Day Events Set

September 24th is National Voter Registration Day. Mason County Elections and the League of Women Voters of Mason County are partnering to give all eligible citizens the opprotunity to get registered to vote before the November 5th General Election. League volunteers will be available on that Tuesday in various locations to register new voters, update registrations and answer question about registration and voting.

Registration tables will be available at the following locations:

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More Money Toward Affordable Housing

Under new legislation, Mason County has more funding available for affordable housing. A news release say Mason County is the second county in the state to pass an ordinance that allows local jurisdictions to retain a portion of the state sales tax to be used toward affordable housing. The Housing and Behavioral Health Advisory Board and the Mason County Commissioners acted quickly at early adoption as they recognize the need for more affordable housing, maintaining the affordable housing that presently exists and supportive services that keep people housed.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the September 10, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website ( You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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County Burning Restrictions Lifted

The Mason County Community Development Director, as acting Fire Marshal, and in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs Association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason County have moderated and have reduced fire dangers. Mason County is lifting the burn restrictions placed on land clearing burns and residential burning effective Tuesday, September 10th at 8 AM.

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MMK Football Drops Opener

[VIDEOS] The Mary M. Knight football team dropped its 2019 season opener Saturday, falling to Quilcene 58 to 24. The Owls only had nine players available for the game and only eight played in the second half due to an injury to Isaiah Compton near the end of the first half.

Isaiah Compton crossing the goal line.

Compton did score MMK’s first touchdown in the first quarter but the Owls were unable to keep up with the Rangers’ much deeper roster (with 25 players active).

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Car Hits Trailer on Highway 3

A 57-year-old Poulsbo man faces DUI charges after his car struck a utility trailer on Highway 3 near Agate Road Saturday night.

The Washington State Patrol reports that a 2012 Toyota Camry was behind a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup towing a homemade utility trailer on SR-3 about 6:30 PM. At milepost 10 (just north of Agate Road), the truck slowed to make a left turn. The driver of the car fell asleep and the Toyota struck the left side of the trailer causing it to rollover. The truck and trailer came to rest on the southbound shoulder. The car ended up in the northbound lane.

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State Highway Construction 9/8 to 9/14

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from September 8, 2019 to September 14, 2019.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Travelers who use the US 101 Shelton-Matlock interchange will notice orange signs and construction activities as crews will begin efforts to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps. Drivers are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting the construction zone.  As work progresses, the project later will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of US 101 near the interchange. This project also will rebuild the southbound US 101 ramps to and from the Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: See below: 

6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday through Thursday through Friday, Sept. 20.
Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic effects for US 101.


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