Changes Made to Earthquake and Tsunami Planning since the 2011 disaster in Japan

Last month, the anniversaries of the March 27th 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, (M 9.2, which impacted Grays Harbor County), and the March 27th 2011 Japanese

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Open House to detail CWU Bachelor Program at Grays Harbor College

An open house and student orientation for Central Washington University’s new Law and Justice bachelors degree program is planned for next Wednesday, September 10 on the Grays Harbor College

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West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident

A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state. The man in his 20s was likely exposed near his home and was

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Channel Point Village resumes normal operation after norovirus outbreak contained

Operations are back to normal at Channel Point Village in Hoquiam. Staff at the retirement and assisted living facility acted quickly to stop an outbreak of the norovirus earlier

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Wildlife Commission adopts new hunting rules, reduces cost of some special permits

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took action to expand the number of big-game hunting permits available this year and reduce the cost of several types of permits during

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College Transfer Fair at Grays Harbor College

Grays Harbor College hosts the annual College Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday (Jan 16) in the HUB on the main campus in Aberdeen. Representatives from 17 regional colleges

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Variety of weather hazards likely to affect western Washington through Saturday night

SYNOPSIS:

Two strong and fast moving frontal systems will move across Western Washington tonight and early Saturday morning

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Coastal Flood Watch & High Wind Watch issued for Western Washington

Grays Harbor Emergency Management is urging all residents be prepared for possible power outages due to downed tree limbs and power lines during two significant weather events approaching

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National Teacher of The Year to speak to Aberdeen teachers

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeffrey Charbonneau, will help kick off the new school year with an address to teachers in the Aberdeen School District on Thursday, August 29.
“We are extremely grateful that Mr. Charbonneau accepted our invitation to come to Aberdeen,” Superintendent Thomas Opstad said. He added that several teachers and principals from Aberdeen have heard Mr. Charbonneau speak and are pleased their fellow educators will also get to experience the same motivation they felt when hearing him talk about working with students of all abilities.
Mr. Charbonneau is a high school chemistry, physics and engineering teacher in Zillah, Washington. He’s been working in this position for his entire 12-year teaching career. He recognizes that many students see his course subjects as the “hard” science classes and he welcomes the challenge to overturn the stigma. His classes feature a unique robotics challenge and other interactive learning experiences that see high percentages of students succeed in college-level coursework in a high school setting.

Liquor Control Board Announces Public hearing schedule for I-502

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold four public hearings across Washington regarding the proposed rules for Initiative 502 implementation. The hearings are a required part of the rulemaking process and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to offer public testimony on the proposed rules for I-502.

“Everything we’ve done regarding I-502 has drawn a crowd and we want to accommodate everyone. Having four hearings across the state allows us to do that,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is a chance for those who are impacted by, or anticipate being involved in, the business of marijuana to testify for the record about the proposed rules.”

Additional information regarding the proposed rules for I-502 implementation -- including the proposed rules, a summary of changes, answers to frequently asked questions and Small Business Economic Impact Statement -- is available on the WSLCB website at: www.liq.wa.gov/marijuana/I-502.