Monthly Archives: February 2010

Helping Washington Kids Navigate Tough Times

TACOMA, WA - Schools are seeing more kids, in kindergarten through high school, dealing with their parents' concerns about money and employment, and bringing that stress to school. Many are caring for younger siblings while parents work. This weekend, a group of

Monthly Testing Time for AHAB Sirens

Montesano, WA – Washington State Emergency Management Division will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, March 01, 2010, at noon.
AHAB sirens are located in Pacific Beach, Copalis Beach, Ocean City, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam,

High Winds Predicted for the Washington Coast

The National Weather Service has predicted high winds for the Southern Washington Coast for Thursday night and Friday. Winds are expected to be sustained at 20-25 mph out of the Southeast changing to the South  with gusts possible to 40

Drug prescribers in Washington must soon convert to tamper-resistant paper

OLYMPIA ¾ Special prescription pads intended to increase patient safety and stop people from stealing or altering existing prescriptions will soon be required in our state. With the deadline approaching, state health officials advise prescribers

Coast Guard assists crew of dredge taking on water near La Push

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Hoquiam Farmers Market News – Now Grays Harbor Public Market News

There is a daffodil blooming in my garden!  If I were writing this in late March rather than late February, the exclamation point would not be warranted.  But think of it- the east coast is still dealing with huge piles

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea departs for Bering Sea cruise

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers, homeported in Seattle, departs the week of Feb. 22 for a two-month deployment in support of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (BEST). 

The BEST cruise is part of a

Yakima-made cheese products linked to illnesses: consumers shouldn’t eat it

OLYMPIA ¾ State health officials are warning against eating soft Mexican cheese products made by a Yakima company after a Washington resident was confirmed with listeriosis. The affected products made by the Yakima-based Queseria Bendita

AG’s public safety and consumer protection bills to be heard this week

SB 6202 would provide new protections for vulnerable adults. The bill will be heard by the House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee at 10

Bank of the Pacific Hires Experienced Business Lender

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Bank of the Pacific is proud to announce the recent hiring of Tim Shute as Vice President with our Aberdeen Business and Commercial Lending group.

Shute has