Employment Security Department delays release of January 2015 Washington employment data

September 2014 Washington County unemployment rates

Due to technical difficulties in obtaining necessary data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Employment Security Department is delaying the release of Washington’s January state employment data until Tuesday, March 10.   ESD will issue a news release

Laser scanner helps Washington State Patrol open roads quickly after major collisions

WSP Emphasis Patrols

The newest edition of the Washington State Patrol’s Good to Know video series features detectives using the latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an incident, ensuring driver and officer safety. The Trimble Laser Scanner does the work traditionally

Cantwell Announces Plan to Introduce Bill on Safety Standards for Crude-by-Rail

Cantwell speaks on CBR

In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced plans to introduce legislation that would establish new, stronger safety standards for trains hauling flammable crude oil. Cantwell told U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that

Emphasis patrols coming to Bel Aire Street in Aberdeen after citizen complaints

Aberdeen WA Police Department

The Aberdeen Police Department has received complaints about speeding cars on Bel Aire street. The department has received information that numerous cars have been traveling 35 to 40 mph in the 25 mph zone. The department responded by placing the

Strong runs of Columbia River chinook, Puget Sound pink and coho salmon projected

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing prospects look promising for chinook in Washington’s ocean waters and the Columbia River, as well as for coho and pink salmon in areas of Puget Sound, according to state fisheries managers. The forecasts – developed by the Washington Department

Washington Senate approves transportation package

Washington Governor Jay Inslee

The Washington State Senate on Monday approved a 16 year, $15 billion dollar transportation package that includes an 11.7 cent gas tax and other vehicle fees. Despite passage of the package many senators, including Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, expressed

Six drivers cited for failure to yield during emphasis patrol in Aberdeen

Aberdeen WA Police Department

Some pedestrians in Aberdeen this weekend were undercover police, just looking to cross the road. Police Captain John Green tells us the Aberdeen Patrol Section conducted a pedestrian crossing emphasis on Sunday from 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the

Final oil transportation study delivered to Washington Legislature

Crude by rail in Washington State

Today the Washington Department of Ecology delivered the final oil transportation study to state legislators outlining key recommendations to improve public safety in response to the rapid increase of oil transportation through Washington.   The final Marine and Rail Oil

One month left to apply for SBA Disaster loans

SBA Grays Harbor County Severe Storms Flooding  Mudslides

Director Nancy Porzio of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Seattle District Office today reminded businesses and residents of the March 30, 2015, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe

Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation Awards Major Gifts

Back Row: David Quigg, Executive Director; Scott Reynvaan; Debbie French, Immediate Past Chair
Front Row: Gordon Glasgow, Treasurer; Stephanie Devaney, MD, Medical Representative; Reverend David Monsen; Pamela Nygaard, Chair
Not Pictured: Randy Ross, Vice Chair; Charlie Quigg, Secretary; Barbara McCullough

The Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation at their February 24th meeting voted unanimously to purchase nearly $35,000 worth of equipment for Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The equipment included 10 medical grade televisions for patient rooms as well as two state