ABERDEEN, Wash. - Mayor Bill Simpson said last night that the “Come as You Are” welcome sign will stay at the East entrance to the city. "I have received email after email about the Kurt Cobain sign. Three hundred and fourteen people from across the United States, I had a lady from Hannibal Missouri who has never been to Aberdeen but wants to make sure we keep the sign. As far as I'm concerned at this point and time, ‘Come as You Are’ is not leaving.
The city has taken heat since an article in the Daily World implied that they planned to remove or replace the sign that features the title to a Kurt Cobain song. Simspon said at last night's council meeting that the sign stays.