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Aberdeen School District considering delaying 24-credit graduation requirements

The Aberdeen School District is looking to stall their transition to requiring 24 credits to graduate the class of 2019 and beyond, for two more years. School Superintendant Tom Opstad told the school board at last night’s meeting “I spoke with administrators at Harbor High, and the high school. The

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Pollution restricts shellfish harvest in Pierce, Mason and Whatcom counties, Grays Harbor listed as “threatened”

State health officials are restricting shellfish harvesting in portions of three commercial growing areas due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Another 17 areas are now defined as “threatened” due to declining water quality.

The actions are the result of the Department of Health’s annual evaluation

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Montesano Mayor announces plan to run for re-election

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes has announced he plans to run for re-election. Estes said in a press release “It’s simple: I want to be your Mayor for the next four years.” We have accomplished a lot and the two announced candidates for Mayor both speak of the city needing to go back the way it was (I assume

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Auditing home smoke alarms nets Ocean Shores 3rd graders a pizza party with fire fighters

Monday, April 27th, the Ocean Shores Fire Department awarded a Duggan’s Pizza party to Tricia Kings 3rd grade class for winning a school wide contest for auditing smoke alarms in their homes.  Every student in the school was given the task of going through the

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Filing week with over 100 positions open in Grays Harbor

This fall, Grays Harbor will have over 100 public offices up for filing within cities, school, fire, and other special districts.

The Grays Harbor Elections Office will be opening early on Monday, May 11, 2015. Filings will be accepted at the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office in Montesano from 8:00 a.m

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The Daily World is adding another day of publication with Wednesdays

Sound Publishing announced today that The Daily World will add a day of print publication beginning next month. The newspaper will re-introduce a Wednesday edition on June 3, in addition to its existing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday editions. The addition of a Wednesday newspaper will come without an increase

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TwinStar Credit Union member wins Thousands with “Save to Win” account

TwinStar Credit Union member Shawn Hinchen is getting a $5,000 windfall this week, simply because he opened a Save to Win account and deposited at least $25. Hinchen was randomly selected in a computerized drawing to win the annual cash prize. TwinStar plans a celebration in Hinchen’s honor May 6 at the Aberdeen, WA branch.

Save to Win accounts are designed to help consumers build healthy savings habits. Each $25 deposit earns account holders an entry into monthly and annual cash prize drawings. Unlike lottery drawings, however, the consumers don’t lose money paying for tickets. Their deposits stay in the accounts and help them to

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Belfair toddler returned home safe after she was found wandering several blocks away

Parents were sleeping as their 3 year old wandered several blocks away from her Belfair home before a concerned citizen found the toddler asking for her mommy. Detective William Adam tells us on Monday, May 04, 2015 at approximately 7:54 AM, a woman living in the 400 block of NE Schooner Loop, Belfair, WA found a

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Whooping cough study shows vaccine protection fades over time

A new study shows that whooping cough vaccinations wear off over time, but they’re still the best protection against the dangerous disease.

The study, released in the May edition of the journal Pediatrics, used data from the 2012 whooping cough epidemic in Washington. “Tdap Vaccine Effectiveness in Adolescents

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Final Washington State Wetland Program Plan is now available

The Washington State Department of Ecology has announced the completion of a statewide plan for managing wetlands. The final Washington State Wetland Program Plan (WPP) is a road map for the state’s wetland protection and management work. It lays out the history, legal underpinnings, and wetland programs that

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