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Kilmer introduces two amendments to defense bill to help veterans looking for jobs and civilian shipyard workers

Kilmer at Kompany

On Tuesday, Representative Derek Kilmer introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help servicemembers find jobs and authorize overtime for civilian shipyard workers overseas. The amendments will be considered by the House Rules Committee for inclusion

Invenergy completes purchase of 620 Megawatt power plant in Grays Harbor

Invenergy Grays Harbor Plant

Invenergy Development Company, LLC announced the successful refinancing of its 620 MW Grays Harbor Energy Center (“Grays Harbor”), a natural gas-fueled power generation project in Elma, Washington. The plant began commercial operations in 2008, approximately thirty miles west of Olympia,

Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Anniversary – The Impact Continues 3 Years Later

Japanese Tsunami, 3 Years later

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis. Tuesday March 11,

State marine debris hotline going offline at the end of the year

SEATTLE (AP) - State officials say they're suspending a hotline set up for reporting marine debris because it hasn't been getting calls.

The hotline was set up so beach-goers and others could report potentially dangerous or tsunami-related marine debris that turned

Pacific County resident honored with top Ecology award

OLYMPIA - Pacific County resident Russ Lewis is being honored with an Environmental Excellence Award for his exemplary efforts to keep Washington beaches clean and his tremendous support of Washington State Marine Debris Task Force efforts.


The Task Force formed to

Tsunami Debris Information – What To Do if You See Debris

MONTESANO, Wash. - Chuck Wallace, Deputy Director of the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reccommends the following actions if you see tsunami debris on Washington's coast.

Stay safe:

Be alert for sharp metal, nails, screws,

Tsunami Debris Information

The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan is a human tragedy. The disaster claimed nearly 16,000 lives, injured 6,000 people and destroyed or damaged countless buildings.

marine debris photo, source: NOAA


Cantwell Applauds Ocean Shores Tsunami Debris Meeting

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - Yesterday U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing effort to monitor and address the threat approaching tsunami debris poses to Washington’s coastal communities. Wednesday in Ocean Shores, federal and local