The average price of a gallon of gas in Washington is now over $4. GasBuddy.com has that average at just over $4 ($4.002) while the AAA Auto club reports the average at $4.02. The average is 27 cents higher than the National average. The average is also up three cents in a week, up 33 cents in a month and 22 cents higher than a year ago.
A man in his 50s was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a three-hour standoff in North Mason County. According to reports, the standoff began after the yet to be identified man allegedly beat up his girlfriend and then began shooting at her when she tried to run away. The woman was not hit by any bullets but did suffer some injuries from the beating that were not life-threatening.
The Port of Shelton Commission will be asking the FAA to meet and discuss the future of the Fairgrounds. For the past couple of months, the Port has been discussing the future of the Fairgrounds and whether it should continue at its current location, be moved to another area on Port property, or moved off Port property entirely. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration have said only aviation related business should be located on airport property and the Port has until the end of 2013 to remove the Fairgrounds.