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Public invited to comment on oil transportation study

The public is invited to provide feedback on a preliminary study assessing risks associated with increased transportation of oil through Washington state. Public meetings are scheduled next week in Spokane and Olympia to accept comments regarding the study and recommendations.   The Marine & Rail Oil Transport Study: Preliminary Findings & Recommendations, released Oct. 1, […]

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  • Grays Harbor Community Hospital acquires state of the art CT scan technology

    Aberdeen, Washington – Grays Harbor Community Hospital has worked with Toshiba International in upgrading its CT Scanning equipment with new cutting edge technology and software, making GHCH one of the first hospitals in Western Washington to have this advancement available to its patients.

    “This improvement offers physicians the ability to have a clearer quality image to assess their patients,” explained John J Simon III, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. “It’s like going from standard television to high-definition. It’s really an amazing tool.”

    Toshiba’s 128 slice CT scanner will enhance imaging and increase examination speed, while reducing radiation exposure to the patient by half.

    Simon concluded by stating “This is another example of the Hospital’s investment in technology, ensuring our patients have the best quality care, close to home.”

    CT Scanner

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  • Craigslist rental scam comes to Grays Harbor

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A common craigslist scam has come to the Harbor, and the Aberdeen Police Department is warning potential renters to be cautious. Police Captain John Green tells us one local renter almost lost their identity and $900 to the scam.

    The scam goes like this: someone takes a photo of a rental home, posts it on craigslist and begins an email conversation with potential renters. Applicants are told the property owner is out of the country and asked to email their personal information to the scammers.

    Green said a local property manager notified them of the scam after seeing his own home up for rent, at a lower price. The information given to the Aberdeen Police Department involves the advertising to rent a local home by an unknown person who does not own the property or have the authority to rent it to another person.

    The complaint received outlined that a legitimate Aberdeen rental home was advertised for rent. An unknown suspect placed a photo and address of the same home on Craigslist listing it for rent at a price cheaper than the legitimate owner had.

    The fraudulent listing gave an email address as the only way to make contact. When the suspect was contacted by email they advised that they were out of the country on a “mission” in West Africa. The suspect emailed a rental contract for the interested person to fill out and return. 

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