ABERDEEN, Wash. – Central Park’s boil water advisory was lifted Saturday morning.
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ABERDEEN, Wash. – The family of the lineman injured yesterday morning while responding to a power outage reports that he has been stabilized. 40-year-old Jason Johnson was injured when he came into contact with an energized power line around 7 Thursday morning.
Jason’s family reports he is in good spirits and talking from his bed in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center. His family wished express their appreciation for all the support they have received.
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MONTESANO, Wash. – Grays Harbor is among 11 counties in Washington receiving a 2.3 million dollar federal grant to find solutions to chronic disease in high risk counties for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. The Washington State Department of Health announced today that the federal Community Transformation Grant is part of 103 million dollars being awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services nationwide to help reduce chronic disease. The State Department of Health said grant money will be used to expand efforts in tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating as well as quality clinical and preventative services.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – An injury at the scene this morning will extend the outage time for about 200 South Aberdeen residents. Liz Anderson with the Grays Harbor PUD tells us a lineman working on the outage was injured when he came into contact with an energized power line. The lineman was transported to Community Hospital with undisclosed injuries, Anderson said the PUD will provide updates as more information becomes available.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – Police yesterday evening searched for two men that reportedly kidnapped another on the South side of Aberdeen. Police Seargent Art Laur tells us witnesses observed an altercation between the three around 2PM, after which two men forced the third into a car then sped off. Investigators found the vehicle around 5:30, the victim was located and refused to press charges.
Shared leave can also be donated for state workers in the military, who take leave without pay when they are deployed.
In most cases, workers who need Shared Leave request it, and coworkers can respond with their donations for specific individuals.
Recently, the State Legislature raised the limit of Shared Leave hours a person can receive and made allowances for extraordinary cases – legislation McMillan helped create.
“As long as I can, I’m gonna work. I need the income and the health care benefits, and it’s also really helpful to me psychologically to be able to contribute and maintain some of the professional work that I’ve done my entire life.”
The program operates at virtually no cost to the state, he adds, and is a way for coworkers to help each others’ families stay afloat when life takes a challenging turn.
KENT, Wash. – Bonneville Power Administration is reacting to the rise in copper wire theft, by removing their copper wire. BPA met with media and engineers at their Covington Substation in Kent, WA yesterday to show damages incurred from the latest break-in. Engineers said they plan to replace solid copper wire, used to ground equipment, with copper-coated steel wire that is more difficult to cut and virtually worthless compared to solid copper. BPA Officials said in the past six months they have seen nine substation break-ins, costing the company over $30,000 in damages.
HOQUIAM, Wash. – Imperium Renewables will receive the lion’s share of 830-thousand dollars awarded to six Washington energy producers. The Bioenery Program for Advanced Biofuels, supports and expands production of advanced biofuels refined from sources other than corn kernel starch. Imperium will receive 774-thousand for biodiesel trans esterification.
NORTH COVE, Wash. – A North Cover resident who came home to find a stranger in his home called 911, then kept the man from jumping out a window Saturday afternoon. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office tells us when 46 year old Todd Baldwin was arrested, he also provided information on other burglaries in the area over the past few months.