Federal Emergency Management Agency releases Tribal Nations Pocket Guide

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a new tool to better inform tribes about FEMA policies and programs. The document, FEMA and Tribal Nations: A Pocket Guide

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City of Aberdeen to reconsider fluoridation of water supply

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 that fluoridating our public water is a great idea and helps prevent tooth decay. The CDC has gone as far as to say that fluoridation is 1 of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.” Eilers said that some opinions have changed in the 15 years that Aberdeen has been adding fluoride to the water supply. “According to data from the World Health Organization, there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between the minority of developed countries that fluoridate their water, and the majority that do not.” The city council last night voted to draft an ordinance to remove fluoridation from the water supply, Eilers is hoping the community gets involved, she said after the meeting. “There  is the positives of fluoridation, there’s also the negatives. They have been swayed by reports from the CDC and other governments that it’s good for you, when in reality there’s enough scientific support that it’s actually not. I think it’s important that the citizens be made aware of these issues and the information that’s out there and be able to make a choice and vote on whether or not they want to have this in their drinking water.” To contact your city councilmember find your ward representative in the Government section of their website www.aberdeenwa.gov

Pacific County seeks consultant to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking proposals from qualified consultants to update the Pacific County Hazard Mitigation Plan that meets all requirements under

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Anglers, beachcombers asked to watch for transponders from Japan

Some transponders have reportedly been washing up along the WA Coast. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency reports these floating instruments are about the size of a 2-liter soda

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Harborview Medical Center ready to accept Ebola patients

Harborview Medical Center has volunteered to become one of the hospitals willing to consider receiving U.S. patients evacuated from Western Africa for treatment of Ebola. The decision follows

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New to be artwork unveiled at Hoquiam Timberland Library

On Wednesday, October 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hoquiam Timberland Library, artist Jenny Fisher will unveil her latest work – two large murals depicting many of the most beloved icons

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Historical Seaport revises individual and business membership programs

Aberdeen – Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is pleased to announce significant revisions to its membership program for individuals and businesses. From its earliest years

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Phone scammers continue to target Grays Harbor PUD customers

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is again warning customers to be aware of a phone scam in which callers are posing as PUD employees and threatening to shutoff the customer’s power

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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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