Former Seahawk Ware arrested on suspicion of DUI

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks running back Spencer Ware was arrested early Tuesday for investigation of driving under the influence…. …read more

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Grays Harbor College launches “Plus 50″ Program with free computer workshop

Grays Harbor College campus

Grays Harbor College launches the new Plus 50 Encore Completion program with a free computer workshop on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whiteside Education Center in Aberdeen.

Plus 50 is a new program designed for adults age of 50 and older who, for various reasons, are seeking new career directions. Workshops, such as the September 13 computer class, are offered at no charge for these returning students considering new careers in the fields of healthcare, education and social services.

Bethany Barnard is the College’s Plus 50 Career Coach, based at the Whiteside facility where the workshop will take place. This computer workshop will be the first in a series of many workshops scheduled to help Plus 50-eligible students prepare to return to college.

As she points out, “GHC has several certificate and degree programs that will be included in our Plus 50 programming as career pathways for the health care, education and social service fields. These include two-year degrees in Early Childhood Education, Medical Records, CNA, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Human Services and, in partnership with City University, we offer an onsite pathway to a Bachelors in Education.”

Barnard also explains that the College offers certificate programs as well, specifically in Bookkeeping, Business Technology, Formatting /Publishing Business Documents, Microcomputer Applications, Microsoft Office Applications, Office Professional Certification, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Medical Records Office Assistant, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, and Nursing Assistant Training.

“Our free Plus 50 computer and career exploration workshops will help adult students make the decision to come back to GHC and train for a new job. These are exciting times and we are here to lend a hand,” Barnard adds.

For further information about the  September 13 workshop and others that are being planned, contact Plus 50 Career Coach Bethany Barnard at [email protected] or 360.533.9733.

Prostitution plea in barista sex case in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of Java Juggs and Twin Peaks espresso stands pleaded guilty Tuesday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering…. …read more

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Unmanned Aircraft Use banned from Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Olympic National Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.

“The use of unmanned aircraft would create unacceptable safety risks to park visitors, as well as impacts to visitor experience and enjoyment of the natural sights and sounds of Olympic National Park,”  said Sarah Creachbaum, Olympic National Park Superintendent.  “Additionally, the Wilderness Act of 1964 prohibits the use of motorized equipment within designated wilderness, which comprises 95 percent of the park.”

The term “unmanned aircraft” means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g., model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.

More information about the closure and other Olympic National Park regulations is contained in the Superintendent’s Compendium, available on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/olym/parkmgmt/upload/2014-Compendium-signed_20140818155824-1.pdf

State agency spent $600,000 on staff workshops

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state agency is being criticized for spending $600,000 on workshops for more than 2,000 state employees…. …read more

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Couple caught in Ocean Shores rip current

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — A husband and wife from Spanaway barely survived a rip current at an Ocean Shores beach…. …read more

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Colorado struggles to adjust marijuana supply

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s pot regulators are trying to make sure the state’s marijuana growers aren’t producing more pot than they can legally sell – a hedge against state-grown pot ending up in places where it’s not legal…. …read more

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Port of Portland says propane terminal to be built

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company’s propane terminal, importing the fuel by rail from Canada and exporting it by ship to Asia…. …read more

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Demonstrators block tracks in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — About a dozen protesters have blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett…. …read more

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N. Idaho oil pipeline rerouted from under river

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Portions of an oil pipeline in northern Idaho are being rerouted to eliminate sections that travel under the Coeur d’Alene River…. …read more

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