Passed out Ocean Shores visitor gets mouth-to-mouth, falls off of balcony

Too much alcohol and some bad luck lead to a rough Saturday for a 34-year old Everett man visiting Ocean Shores.

At about 2pm on Saturday the 6th, the Ocean Shores Police and Fire Departments

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Washington State seeks to purchase forest conservation easements

Landowners with threatened species habitat on their property may apply

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking landowners who wish to apply for permanent conservation

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U.S. Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian near Ocean Shores

The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores.

There

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New study says Worksource pays off for job seekers in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state’s WorkSource system is a good taxpayer investment, according to a new study released today by the Employment Security Department. 

The “
Assessment of the effect of WorkSource job-search services” found that, even during the depths of the Great Recession, unemployed workers tended to find work faster after using WorkSource job-search services. 

Further, during the 21 months covered by the study, WorkSource clients earned an average of $1,980 more than job seekers who didn’t seek job-search assistance. During the final 12 months of the study, the average difference in earnings was $2,085 a year.
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Researchers followed nearly 9,000 unemployment-insurance recipients from the fourth quarter of 2007, at the beginning of the recession, through the second quarter of 2009, when the recession officially ended. The study group was divided between individuals who received WorkSource services during the first six months of the study period and a demographically similar group who did not use WorkSource during that period.

Users help Forest Service rethink its road system

EVERETT, Wash. - Every National Forest has to come up with a new plan for its road system in the next couple of years - and in one Washington forest, that effort has become a way to open up the planning process to those who use and love the area.

On the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, people can let forest managers know which roads they use and what they think of them, in a series of meetings and on a public website

Forest Supervisor Jennifer Eberlien says what has most pleased her is seeing how strongly people feel about their public land.

"We provide a lot of resources and experiences and services," she says, "so the interest and that level of passion of the people who are attending and giving input is just fantastic. It's one of the things that really keeps us as Forest Service employees, going."

Grays Harbor College named one of Washington’s 27 most military friendly

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On the heels of its ranking as top community college in Washington state last month, Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen has again made a national list.
Twenty-seven Washington community and technical colleges are among the top military friendly schools in the nation according to Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel that are transitioning to civilian life.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list released this week honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that do the most to ensure the success of military service members, veterans, and spouses. Grays Harbor College offers many programs and support staff to help local military students be successful.

Victory Media compiled the list through research and data-driven analysis of surveys from more than 10,000 federal Department of Veterans Affairs-approved schools nationwide, along with a survey of more than 4,000 student veterans. The results were independently audited by national accounting firm Ernst & Young. Washington’s community and technical colleges were among 1,818 schools nationwide to make the list.