Corrections Officer in Western Washington arrested on child pornography charges

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Childrens Task Force arrested an Olympia man today after getting a search warrant to check his home computer for child

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Raines leads on election night, along with Incumbent Democrats in 19th and 24th

Preliminary numbers for the November General Election are in, Elections Supervisor Katy Moore tells us with over 15,000 ballots counted so far, Grays Harbor County voter turnout is just over

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Hoquiam man sentenced to prison for 5th DUI

A Hoquiam man was sentenced to prison for his fifth DUI earlier this month, the arresting officer, Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers thanked the County Prosecutor for getting tough on repeat DUI drivers. Arresting documents show 55 year old Carl C. Weber was driving his son home from the hospital on a revoked license on April 15th when he tested at twice the legal limit for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. Interim County Prosecutor Gerald Fuller said on July 9th, just 4 days after Weber’s birthday, he was sentenced to 25 months for felony DUI. Myers said in his report that the man repeated several times during the traffic stop, and his arrest, that he “was going to go to prison this time.”

Candidate Filing Week wraps with 39 vying for 21 offices in Grays Harbor

Candidate filing week finished Friday afternoon with a total of 14 filing for the commission of the proposed hospital district. Elections Supervisor Katy Moore tells us the proposed district

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Grays Harbor County Coroner Dan Burns announces retirement

Grays Harbor County Coroner Dan Burns has announced he plans to retire, Burns said in a press release it would take effect June first.

After over 40 years of public service, including 25 years

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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

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Grays Harbor Democrats respond to AG opinion – no new ‘list of exhaustion’

The chair of the Grays Harbor Democrats, and list member himself, George Smylie has replied to the Attorney General’s opinion recently released in an ongoing dispute with the Grays Harbor County Commissioners to fill the county prosecutor seat. The response assumes that the commissioners will formally ask for a new list from the Democratic party to fill the seat, and replies “It is impractical to provide a new list at this time based on our 10 day notice requirement to our PCOs. The 60 day window would expire before you could act on a new list. The letter goes on to says that the commissioners “have a list that was created based on the Washington Constitution and the choice to act on it to appoint a Prosecutor.” Referring to the first list provided which featured Deputy Prosecutor Katie Svoboda -who wants the job, as well as Smylie and Vini Samuel – who both want Svoboda to have the job. Missing from the list was commissioner-supported Mike Spencer, who also wanted the job vacated by Stew Menefee last September.

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State AG says Grays Harbor Commissioners need a new list for County Prosecutor

A new list of three, but they can’t pick their own, that’s the answer for Grays Harbor County Commissioners from the state Attorney General’s office in the ongoing debate

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Attorney General’s Office responds to request for opinion from interim county prosecutor on Grays Harbor Prosecutor appointment

OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office today released an informal opinion that addresses the most time-sensitive part of a four-part request made by Interim Grays

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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.