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    Washington Governor’s Outdoor Task Force seeks ideas from Recreationists, Businesses and Families

    Governor Jay Inslee’s new Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation is launching an online town hall to gather ideas about how to improve Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities. The Governor created the task force in February, calling together leaders in outdoor recreation across the state, to develop an action plan for increasing outdoor recreation activities […]

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  • Third Aberdeen ward meeting tonight at Robert Gray Elementary

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The next ward meeting for Aberdeen residents starts at 6:30 tonight at Robert Gray Elementary, Mayor Bill Simpson said last week about 30 residents and city staff attended the first, and about 40 the second meeting. the final meeting will be held at McDermoth Elementary on Friday. A town hall meeting will be held early next year to address the larger concerns raised at these meetings.

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  • Westport Mayor Michael Bruce to host crude by rail info meeting

    WESTPORT, Wash. – The City of Westport is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss crude by rail in Grays Harbor. Mayor Michael Bruce announced the meeting was oprganized at the request of council, and will answer questions about the potential impacts of petroluem exports from the Port of Grays Harbor terminals in Hoquiam. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. November 12th at McCausland Hall on the grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum.

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  • Theft, speeding, and needles top concerns at Aberdeen ward meeting

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The questions ranged from cars speeding down city streets, car prowls and thefts, to discarded needles last night at an Aberdeen ward meeting. Mayor Bill Simpson started by reading right from the wall at Stevens Elementary “I read this coming in ‘Respect each other, we are a family’ and that’s the way we are in this city. It’s going to take all of us to solve the problems. The police can’t do it all, the fire can’t do it all, we can’t do it all as the city, we all have to work together to make things happen. If you’ve got drug [problems] in your neighborhood, for god sakes call somebody, let them know.” About 30 residents and city staff attended the first of four meetings to discuss issues in the city.
    Resident John Barclay asked Police Chief Bob Torgerson if his department has the resources they need to do their job “You know there’s a lot of funding streams, but there’s not a lot that go on year after year. Sales tax, B&O tax, those kind of things are the regular funding sources we have. The problem is that we have a lot of activities in the city that a lot of people like. We all like our parks, we all like our fire departments, police department, our streets, we like all of those things that we have as a city infrastructure.”

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