Public comments sought on Weatherwax Wetland and Habitat Mitigation Bank in Ocean Shores

The city of Ocean Shores is getting into the Mitigation Banking business the Department of Ecology is accepting public comment on certification of the Weatherwax Wetland and Habitat Mitigation

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One killed, another injured after car wreck North of Shelton

One woman is dead, another was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center Sunday morning, after a head-on collision on State Route 3 about 5 miles North of Shelton.

The Washington State

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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

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City of Aberdeen to reconsider fluoridation of water supply

The city of Aberdeen will review whether they should continue adding fluoride to their water in the coming months, after several public comments on the matter North Aberdeen resident Karla Eilers spoke last night. “There are many out there that believe that fluoridating our public water is a great idea and helps prevent tooth decay. The CDC has gone as far as to say that fluoridation is 1 of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.” Eilers said that some opinions have changed in the 15 years that Aberdeen has been adding fluoride to the water supply. “According to data from the World Health Organization, there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between the minority of developed countries that fluoridate their water, and the majority that do not.” The city council last night voted to draft an ordinance to remove fluoridation from the water supply, Eilers is hoping the community gets involved, she said after the meeting. “There  is the positives of fluoridation, there’s also the negatives. They have been swayed by reports from the CDC and other governments that it’s good for you, when in reality there’s enough scientific support that it’s actually not. I think it’s important that the citizens be made aware of these issues and the information that’s out there and be able to make a choice and vote on whether or not they want to have this in their drinking water.” To contact your city councilmember find your ward representative in the Government section of their website www.aberdeenwa.gov

No injuries, minor damages after small electrical fire at North Beach High School

A small electrical fire at North Beach High School this afternoon apparently started in a motor used to move the wall in their gym. The Ocean Shores Fire Department reports they responded

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Wreck near Westport sends two to hospital

A three-vehicle wreck at the Twin Harbors Beach State Park approach South of Westport last night sent two to the hospital. The Washington State Patrol reports a 70 year old North Vancouver

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FEMA Honors Achievement in Community Preparedness to the Ocosta School District Community

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the winners of the 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals

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