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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

Public scoping begins on two proposals to export crude by rail

Port of Grays Harbor ariel view

Over 120 attended the first of two public meetings last night to begin to shape Environmental Impact Statements being prepared for two companies that seek to export crude oil from Grays Harbor ports. Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was

Aberdeen and Hoquiam discussing merger of Fire Departments

AFD Stock

Aberdeen and Hoquiam have begun exploring the process of consolidation their fire and paramedic services, Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson told his city council last night “Over the last couple of weeks we have been meeting with [Hoquiam City Administrator] Brian

Environmental reviews begin for two proposed expansion projects at Port of Grays Harbor

Port of Grays Harbor

HOQUIAM – Environmental reviews begin next week for two separate proposals in Hoquiam to expand facilities and increase capacity to receive, store and ship bulk liquids like biofuels and crude oil. From April 10 through May 27, the state Department

WSDOT to fund added SR520 costs with additional revenue

WSDOT 520 Orange

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation announced it has reached agreement with its pontoon contractor for added costs associated with building pontoons for the new State Route 520 floating bridge. In late December WSDOT executed five new change

New grassroots partnership aims to improve grass, roots, on Olympic National Forest

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Representative Derek Kilmer and a group of conservation, timber and local government stakeholders today announced the formation of new a partnership called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative. Members of the partnership approved the following statement to explain its

SR520 Pontoons on the move in October

ABERDEEN – Two new State Route 520 bridge pontoons left Aberdeen for Seattle this weekend, while another two pontoons will follow next week. 

Currently, eight pontoons are located in the Grays Harbor area: two pontoons completed in Cycle 2 –

Joint Council shows support for Teamster and UFCW in Western Washington

TUKWILA, Wash. - The Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28, which represents more than 50,000 members and their families across Washington, Alaska and Northern Idaho, says it will honor a grocery worker strike if one occurs. Joint Council 28 stands with

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Westport Boy

WESTPORT, Wash. - The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 14-year-old male in the water off Cohassett Beach approximately one mile south of Westport, Wash, Tuesday.
The Coast Guard received a report stating the boy had been swimming with

Mason County Enforcement Prepares For Operation Dry Water

Shelton, WA – Recreational boating fatalities last year jumped to their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence (BUI) was the leading contributing factor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics. The report comes