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Three local students receive highest academic honor from State of Washington

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OLYMPIA – Congratulations to local High School students Sadie Smith, Serena Ranney, and Carly Stauffer – their names were among a select few across the state to receive Washington’s highest academic honor announced by the Washington Student Achievement Council and Association of Washington School Principals Three high school students – plus one alternate, from each…

Hoquiam School District gets $200,000 grant for energy efficiency improvements

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The Hoquiam School District will receive over $200,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants from the state. Hoquiam is among 29 school districts across the state are being collectively awarded $9 million for school facility energy efficiency improvements, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced this week. The projects will produce immediate and long-term energy and operational savings, improve…

Governor Jay Inslee announces steps to preserve SNAP benefits for Washington families in need

Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 200,000 households in Washington. The changes will prevent the loss of nearly $70 million in federal SNAP benefits resulting from policy changes in a new Farm Bill passed by Congress. “Governor Inslee’s decision to protect Washington families from…

Satsop Business Park issues Request for Proposals for 255,000 square-foot manufacturing facility

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The Satsop Business Park plans to ask for proposals for their newly-purchased New Wood facility. – they’ve also sold off some of the old-new-wood crafted by the now shuttered mill. Constructed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, along with the patents to manufacture a sustainable building product, the Satsop Business Park issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)…

Rules in the works for oil contingency planning throughout Washington State

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology is accepting comments on proposed updates of rules requiring approved oil spill contingency plans for vessels traveling in the state. The proposed updates provide more clarity for the Chapter 173-182 WAC Oil Spill Contingency Rule. The WAC ensures Washington waters aren’t polluted by mandating oil spill contingency plans…