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Olympia lawmakers looking at levy reform to help fund schools

House budget leaders in Olympia held a work session on a key factor in Washington’s education funding crisis Thursday morning.  Dan Frizzell reports all people may be created equal, but the same can’t be said for all school district tax bases.

House budget chair Ross Hunter, a Democratic representative from

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Ericka Manwell named Aberdeen Rotary Club Student of the Month for May

The Aberdeen Rotary Club has announced Ericka Manwell as the May Student of the Month. Erica has been a member of the Honor roll for four years and is graduating 10th in her class. She is a 10 year varsity letter winner, ten time scholar athlete, and was Captain of her soccer and basketball teams.

Ericka Manwell

Erica addressed

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Sen. Murray, Army Corps, and Port of Grays Harbor gather to celebrate Grays Harbor Channel Deepening Project

On Tuesday, May 26th, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will join officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Port of Grays Harbor to celebrate the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement, which will allow the Army Corps to move forward with plans to deepen the Grays

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Olympic National Park Roads, Campgrounds Open for Holiday Weekend

Enchanted Valley Remains Closed to Camping

Revealing a silver lining of this winter’s record low snowpack, high elevation roads in Olympic National Park will open in time for the Memorial Day weekend, a full month earlier than typical.


High Elevation Roads

The nine-mile Deer Park Road will open Friday, along with

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Grays Harbor PUD investigating after employee injury

KBKW has confirmed with family that the PUD employee involved is recovering this morning.

The Grays Harbor PUD is investigating an incident of electrical contact involving a PUD employee, however not many details are being released about the incident yet.

A press release from the PUD said “Due to privacy concerns

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Enchanted Valley to remain closed to camping due to bear-human interactions

Black bears have approached hikers in Enchanted Valley and have acquired and eaten human food, according to recent visitor reports. Park staff have opted to close some area to camping due to the bear-human interactions.

“Bears that eat human food come to consider people as a food source, and are extremely dangerous,&#8221

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Road work scheduled for Highway 101 at Lake Crescent to prep for resurfacing

Minor Traffic Delays Anticipated from May 26 – June 4

Workers with two drill rigs will begin gathering road core samples on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent on Tuesday, May 26. Work is expected to continue daily, including weekend days, through Thursday, June 4.

The core samples are being collected as part of the continuing

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Permit to help control mosquitoes in Washington now updated

Mosquitoes are the number one transmitter of diseases to people and animals worldwide. And spraying to control mosquitoes is an important tool that helps protect public health.

The Washington Department of Ecology has updated and re-issued a water quality permit that allows the use of pesticides to control mosquitoes

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Grays Harbor PUD cancels North coast planned outage

Due to unanticipated circumstances, the Grays Harbor Public Utility District has announced it is cancelling the planned power outage scheduled for Thursday night and Friday morning.  The outage will be rescheduled at a later date.  Prior warning will be given.

The outage was to impact roughly 2150 Grays Harbor PUD customers

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Vehicle prowl suspect arrested in Aberdeen, more victims sought

Aberdeen Police are asking neighbors near Tecumseh street to check their vehicles, Captain John Green tells us at about 6:42 this morning, officers responded to the 1100 block of Tecumseh street as a person was reporting interrupting a suspect in a vehicle prowl.  Officers were given a description of the male suspect

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