Flood Watch Issued for Skokomish

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Skokomish River. The Flood Watch is effective from Friday afternoon through late Saturday night. Forecasters says periods of rain will get heavier in the Olympics Friday afternoon and night. The Skokomish could rise above the 16.5-foot flood stage Friday night or Saturday morning.

Watch Shelton Boys Host Yelm

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton boys’ basketball team host Yelm. The South Sound Conference game between the Highclimbers and the Tornados tips off in the Mini Dome at 7 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Maple Glen Senior Living Pregame Show at 6:50 PM.

Shelton is 9-and-5 on the season, 5-and-3 in the SSC. Yelm is 1-and-13 overall, 0-and-8 in the conference.

Republicans Respond to State of the State Address

In Olympia, Governor Jay Inslee’s State of the State Address touched on climate change, mental health, saving orcas, education and affordable housing. However, as Republicans pointed out, the governor said nothing in the address about his three-point-seven-billion dollar tax increase plan to help pay for doing more. John Sattgast with Washington House Republicans reports from the state Capitol.

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League Talks Mason County Budget

[VIDEO] The League of Women Voters of Mason County discussed Mason County’s budget Tuesday. The League recently completed a study of the County’s budget and compared the current budget to their study from 2010. The League members to complete the two studies are Michelle Bell, Lynda Links and Brenda Hirschi.

Mason County Commissioners Kevin Shutty, Randy Neatherlin and Sharon Trask, Mason County Treasurer Lisa Fraser and Mason County Auditor Paddy McGuire were on hand for the discussion along with the County’s Director of Support Services, Frank Pinter, the County’s Budget Manager, Jennifer Beierle, and members of the County’s Budget Advisory Committee as Mrs. Hirschi led the discussion.