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Montesano acquires certified interpreter, says show will go on

Montesano Council Meeting

The Montesano City Council meeting will take place tonight, with a certified American Sign Language interpreter. The Tuesday night meeting was recessed just minutes into their agenda, after councilwoman Marisa Salzer said she was unable to understand her sign language

Montesano council meeting stalled over “Qualified” vs. “Certified” ASL interpreter

Montesano Council Meeting

The Montesano City Council meeting last night was postponed (actually recessed) until Thursday night, after city councilmember Marisa Salzer was unable to understand her sign language interpreter. Just minutes into the regular agenda, Salzer told the council “I’m not voting

Hoquiam outsources ambulance billing, drops resident write-off

We try harder in Hoquiam

No more special treatment for Hoquiam residents when it comes to ambulance billing. The Hoquiam City Council last night adopted a new ordinance that outsources that department, and standardizes rates. Resident Dave Forbes said during the public comment period “I

City of Aberdeen to reconsider fluoridation of water supply

City of Aberdeen WA

The city of Aberdeen will review whether they should continue adding fluoride to their water in the coming months, after several public comments on the matter North Aberdeen resident Karla Eilers spoke last night. “There are many out there that believe

Hoquiam to consider ban on sale and use of fireworks

Hoquiam fireworks

The City of Hoquiam is considering a ban on the sale and discharge of fireworks. Councilman Darrin Moir brought the motion forward at their Monday meeting “I’d like to make a motion asking our City Attorney to draft an ordinance

Hoquiam council passes on marijuana laws, again

WA 502

The Hoquiam city council failed to adopt any of 4 proposed ordinances last night, “OK Fellas, let’s do something. We’re a deliberative body and we’re supposed to make decisions.” Mayor Jack Durney expressed some frustration after the council failed to pass

New home construction to begin in East Hoquiam, Summerhaven is also hiring

Summerhaven Homes LLC meets Mayor Jack Durney

There’s some new developers at Summerhaven in East Hoquiam, Mayor Jack Durney told his city council last night “They have brought contractors down interested in investing and building some houses. It’s the first – really substantial housing development in Hoquiam

“Swift and Certain” punishment model shines in Hoquiam City Jail

Hoquiam Police Department

The Hoquiam City Jail is doing well, and after being closed for almost 10 years it could become a showcase for the State Department of Corrections. About 2 years ago, their “Swift and Certain” punishment model needed a jail for

Hoquiam firefighters rally for support

Hoquiam Firefighters Local 315 rally for support

Hoquiam Fire Fighters are taking to the streets for support,  Local 315 President Doug Stankavich tells us they’re worried about response times and safety after recent reductions in staffing were announced earlier this month. Stankavich is standing with about 30

Graffiti could be added to list of public nuisances in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Graffiti

Some graffiti will soon be a crime in Aberdeen, unless you get the property owner’s permission. The city council this week held the first reading of a bill amending their public nuisance code, Police Chief Bob Torgerson said this morning