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WDFW Commission sets waterfowl seasons, discusses elk with hoof disease

For more information on elk hoof disease, see WDFW’s recent news release at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2314a/ and the department’s wildlife health webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/hoof_disease/.

With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds this year, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter during a public meeting in Olympia Aug. 8-9. The commission,

Mason County Superior Court seeks candidates for Third judicial position

Washington Governor Jay Inslee

The Legislature has statutorily authorized a third Superior Court position as provided for by RCW 2.08.063. Governor Jay Inslee is now seeking interested and qualified members of the Washington State Bar Association to submit applications to fill this position. The

Superior Court Judge Gordon Godfrey stepping down, local attorney stepping up

Jean A Cotton

On August 4, 2014, Hon. Gordon L. Godfrey announced his resignation from the bench effective October 1, 2014. Governor Jay Inslee is now seeking interested and qualified members of the Washington State Bar Association to submit applications to fill this

Attorney General charges Wheelchairs Plus with Medicaid fraud for selling used chairs

Washington Attorney General

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against Michael Mann, owner of Wheelchairs Plus Inc., in Thurston County Superior Court. The AGO alleges Mann committed the crimes of First Degree Theft and Medicaid False Statement

Editorial: Greater Grays Harbor Inc. supports “Yes” vote for Public Hospital District #2

Greater Grays Harbor Inc.

If Grays Harbor Community Hospital does not become a public hospital, our economic health will be in jeopardy. That is why the board of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. has voted to support the formation of Grays Harbor Public Hospital District

Washington Energy Department seeks businesses for energy-efficiency program

Washington Department of Ecology Energy Department

OLYMPIA – Fifty-four Washington businesses saved millions by reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas they use. These businesses increased their bottom lines by collaborating with Department of Ecology engineers in the Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) program.

Westport Aquarium responds to beached Porpoise calf

Westport Aquarium responds to beached Porpoise calf

Staff at the Westport Aquarium aided a harbor Porpoise calf that became stranded on the beach at the Schaefer Road access in Westport yesterday. Olympia scientists were contacted while Mark and Kathryn Mersell with the Westport Aquarium attempted to get the

WDFW seeking comments on changes to the state’s Hydraulic Code

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed updates to state Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life. Common projects requiring

Camping parents find adult daughter in Grays Harbor County ditch

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department

The parents of a 21 year old Cosmopolis woman found their daughter in a ditch near Wynoochee Wildwood Park, the victim of an alleged sexual assault. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department tells us last night around 11:19

Board of Natural Resources approves land purchase on Olympic Peninsula for Common School Trust

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Board of Natural Resources today authorized the purchase of an 80-acre parcel of forestland on the Olympic Peninsula. The parcel, which is zoned as commercial forest, will be purchased from a private seller for $250,000. The Washington