• Pacific County Law Enforcement Leaders Discuss Report Showing Early Learning Prevents Crime, Increases Success in School

    Joined by preschool children at the South Bend School District Early Learning Center, Pacific County’s top cops will discuss a report that shows how high-quality early learning lays the foundation for greater success in school and leads to a less crime. The report highlights significant research documenting the impact of quality early childhood programs on […]

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  • Grays Harbor Democrats reply to request for new list of prosecutor candidates

    MONTESANO, Wash. – Grays Harbor’s Democratic Party has responded to the request to present 3 new nominees for the Prosecutor position to the County Commissioners this week. One of the three from the first list, Grays Harbor Democratic Chair George Smylie, wrote in the letter that the demands are unreasonable, and that asking for a placeholder to fill the position for one year is begging for mediocrity. The state attorney says that the request does not follow the guidelines set out by the state constitution.

    The Grays Harbor Democrats received a letter from the Commissioners earlier this month “demanding” another list of three candidates to fill the position of county prosecutor by December 18th. According to Smylie, if that is necessary, it could only happen in January, after giving proper notice to the Precinct Committee Officers.

    Commissioner Frank Gordon said at this week’s regular meeting “What we would like to have from the Democratic party is a list of three names, of good democrats that would like to take the office for the one year left.” Gordon went on to say that they hoped the list would not include those interested in running for the position a year from now, when former Prosecutor Stew Menefee’s term expires.

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