Monthly Archives: February 2014

US DOT issues emergency order requiring stricter standards to transport crude oil by rail

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued an Emergency Order requiring all shippers to test product from the Bakken region to ensure the proper classification of crude oil before it is transported by rail, while also prohibiting

Aberdeen standoff comes to an end in eighteenth hour

Aberdeen standoff

The standoff in South Aberdeen came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon. In the eighteenth hour negotiators were able to talk 54 year old Michael Watson out of the home with a Washington State Patrol robot. He was seen briefly by Aberdeen

Police standoff in South Aberdeen continues

A standoff continues this morning, after a man reported to be shooting a handgun in the area barricaded himself in a home on the South side of Aberdeen. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us officers saw him carrying a

Back to Health with Dr. Mark Van Hemert February 25, 2014

Tylenol, and what it can cause. Angina. Soda tax. Obamacare, and cuts to home health care. Brazilian Diet. Improving balance in the elderly. Part 1 Part 2

Local schools get continued Levee support as February special election results certified

Vote

Election results were certified last night for the February special election, locally all replacement Maintenance and Operations levies passed, with Oakville’s multi-county race passing by only 4 votes, 210 to 206 with 13 Lewis County voters. Grays Harbor’s voter turnout

Local projects among 70 statewide, proposed $202 million in loans/grants to protect Washington waters

WA Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology proposes to spend $202 million in dedicated grants and loans to help pay for 70 local projects across the state to protect the health of Washington waters. Included is a low interest loan for a new

Cut cable kills TV for up to 1,000 in the South Belfair, Allyn and Victor Cutoff Road areas

On Tuesday afternoon, February 25, 2014, construction workers accidentally cut through a cable television line belonging to the Century Link Cable company. The cable was cut around the 23,000 block of State Route 3, Belfair, WA, and areas that may

Displaced Emerson Manor tenants have homes until March 31st, as cleanup continues

Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam

All of the Emerson Manor tenants have been placed in temporary housing until repairs and cleanup work can be completed on their building. Over 60 residents were evacuated and the building quarantined Monday after hazardous bacteria levels were found in runoff

Free CERT training this Spring in Pacific County

PCEMA

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Long Beach. Training is scheduled as follows:   Friday, April 4, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday,

DNR to host safety conference for professional divers April 7-8 in Seattle

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that online registration is now open for the 2014 Professional Dive Safety Conference taking place April 7-8 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Registration is free,