Victims of revenge porn could seek civil liability under Orwall & Padden bills

Washington State Capitol in Olympia

A couple of bills introduced in the Washington State House and Senate could give victims of revenge porn some restitution by making a person civilly liable for distributing intimate images of another intentionally and without consent. Revenge porn is the

Grays Harbor County waives fees from several departments to help flood stricken homeowners

Grays Harbor County Commissioner Districts

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners this week passed a resolution easing some of the fees on homeowners stricken by the heavy rains, flooding, and landslides of early January. “A resolution to adopt a policy to temporarily waive permit fees to

Grays Harbor County not likely to meet criteria as State and SBA review damages for disaster assistance eligibility

FEMA

State and federal disaster assistance staff are in Grays Harbor County today to review damage assessments from the early January storms to help determine potential eligibility for federal disaster assistance. Staff from the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division will

Commissioners terminate Clerk of the Board after she refuses to work with one

GH County

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday where they voted to terminate Clerk of the Board Donna McCallum with cause. Commissioner Wes Cormier made the motion “to approve the termination of Donna McCallum’s employment with Grays Harbor

Washington brakes law serves as national model for EPA

Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington’s drive to protect salmon and other aquatic species became a national model today as brake manufacturers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an association of states signed an agreement based on Washington’s low-copper standards. Even in low concentrations, copper

City of Hoquiam re-opens Beacon Hill after landslides block access to hundreds of homes

Beacon Hill Drive

Beacon Hill Drive is cleared for traffic this afternoon. City Administrator Brian Shay said today that “Beacon Hill will be re-opened to normal traffic today, Wednesday January 21st at 4:00 pm.” Shay added that they still have work to do,

Aberdeen City Hall update: half of nearly 800 homes contacted show some damage

Aberdeen Flooding 2

Nearly half of the almost 800 homes contacted by city staff in Aberdeen were affected by the heavy rains. flooding, and landslides earlier this month. The latest update from the city says that damage ranges from landscaping to several feet

Mason County Sheriff says better North end coverage is lowering crime rates

Mason County Sheriff's Office

The Mason County Sheriff’s Department says better coverage on the North end of the county is beginning to show in the numbers, a press release from Detective William Adam says the culmination of a campaign promise made by Mason County Sheriff

Washington Senator Brian Hatfield’s Industrial Hemp bill clears Senate committee

WA 502

A bill that would create a path for the farming, production and sale of industrial hemp in Washington was cleared by the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 5012, sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield,

Rep. Kilmer to Hold 7th Telephone Town Hall on January 26th

Congressman Derek Kilmer

In order to connect with constituents while in Washington DC, Representative Derek Kilmer will hold his seventh telephone town hall with constituents on Monday, January 26th at 6pm PT.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask Representative Kilmer a question