Washington Service Corps

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Tutoring and mentoring children, helping youths and adults live healthier lifestyles, connecting veterans and their families to community resources, helping the unemployed get jobs: these are the kinds of meaningful work available to those who join the Washington Service Corps to help make Washington a better place to live and work. Those 18 years and […]

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  • Three more Haagan stores closing, Aberdeen Top Food & Drug not among them

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Haggen grocery chain is closing three more stores in Washington, but the Aberdeen location will remain open. The Bellingham company announced this week that they are closing” TOP Food & Drug” stores in Kent, Auburn and Yakima.
    Earlier this year Haggen announced plans to close stores in Tacoma, Lacey, Federal Way, Bellevue and Shoreline. The company says the closures are part of a long-term plan to improve competitiveness. They currently operate more than 20 stores in Washington and Oregon under the Haggen Northwest Fresh and TOP Food & Drug names.

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  • Washigton State Patrol Warns: Check Your Trailer Before You Tow It

    With the hot weather and Seafair weekend approaching, the Washington State Patrol would like to remind motorists to conduct a complete and thorough safety check of all trailers and campers prior to towing them on the roadway.

    Safety checks should consist of checking tires for any abnormal wear and cracks, making sure the tire pressure meets the manufacturers recommended PSI for the load, checking that the lug nuts are properly tightened, the safety chains and emergency brake are properly attached, all tail lights are operative, and the load is properly secured.

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  • Ocean Shores Surf Rescue Team Saves Federal Way Girl

    OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The Surf Rescue Team plucked a 13 year old from Ocean Shores waters yesterday, Deputy Chief Russ Fitz with the Ocean Shores Police department tells KBKW at approximately 3:45 PM, Ocean Shores officer Chris Iversen was on patrol near the North Jetty. Iversen, a member of the Ocean Shores Police Surf Rescue Team, saw the girl in distress about 150 feet from shore.
    Iversen activated the Surf Rescue Team and began to put on his surf rescue equipment as other team members were responding with personal watercraft. Fitz said the 13 year old Federal Way girl began to go underwater as Iversen entered the water and and brought her back to shore.
    The victim was treated by the Ocean Shores Fire Department and transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The girl had been down at the beach with family members for the weekend.

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  • Drunk Driver Arrested in WSP VIN Lanes

    Normally the Washington State Patrol has to go find DUIs, but in one case this week they didn't have to go very far.

    Drivers wishing to register new vehicles in Washington are required to visit a WSP office for inspection. Trained personnel check identification numbers to make certain the vehicle isn't stolen or wanted in another state.

    At the patrol's Tacoma office on Monday an inspector, who is a 30 year veteran trooper, smelled intoxicants on two subjects who were there with a car. The inspector alerted a trooper, who ended up arresting 53 year old Thomas Meehan of Federal Way for DUI.

    "This is about the shortest distance I've ever gone to catch a DUI," said Trooper Gooch. "All I had to do was walk across the parking lot."

    Meehan had driven the car there as a favor to a friend.

    The moral: Helping a friend is a good thing. Drinking and Driving is not. Don't Drink and Drive

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