To many Americans, the Fourth of July is a special time to join friends and family in celebrating our nation's birthday. Unfortunately, summer also represents the deadliest time of year on our highways.
The Washington State Patrol is preparing for the upcoming holiday weekend by placing additional troopers along the Olympic Peninsula - to target those drivers who choose to speed and drive impaired.
Motorists should expect to see heavier traffic volumes along the peninsula, as we anticipate an increase in motorcycles over the holiday weekend. The peninsula has always been popular with tourists and motorcyclists because of its spectacular views of the mountains and water.
"Choosing to drink and drive could easily turn a holiday that is meant to be enjoyed into a tragedy," said WSP Captain Steve Sutton. "Have fun with family and friends, but please be responsible and make the right decisions."
In 2008 there were 785 fireworks-related incidents in Washington resulting in more than $200,000 in property loss. Fire service officials urge residents to work together to reduce this loss by knowing the legal consequences and taking responsibility.
Fireworks sold on tribal lands are not subject to local and state laws and may not be legal in your community. Examples of fireworks legal to purchase and use on tribal lands, but not legal in Washington State, are bottle rockets, firecrackers and missiles. Remember-it's your responsibility to know the laws in your community.
Aberdeen – Ralph Munro, the longest serving secretary of state in Washington State history and a key player in the effort to build the tall ship Lady Washington, will speak at the vessel’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on June 29th. Munro held the secretary of state’s office from 1980 to 2001. In the late 1980s, he was among several state officials and lawmakers who pushed for funds to build Lady Washington as part of the state’s 1989 centennial observation. The funds were instrumental in completing the ship, which was launched on March 7, 1989. Over the past two decades, he has continued to support the ship’s living history educational programs.
MCCLEARY - US 101 and SR 108 in Mason and Grays Harbor counties will be safer thanks to a project that installs 23 miles of centerline rumble strips starting Monday, June 29.
Motorists can expect pilot-car led, one-way, alternating traffic from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. along sections of US 101 and SR 108 for the next two weeks.
- Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, crews begin installing the recessed pavement markers and rumble strips on SR 108 from Summit Road near McCleary in Grays Harbor County to Kamilche Lane near Shelton in Mason County.
- Wednesday through Thursday, July 1 and 2, crews start installing recessed pavement markers and rumble strips on US 101 in Cosmopolis at the C Street intersection and proceed south to the Pacific County line near Artic.
Silverdale, Wash. -- They've struck restaurants and shown up in espresso stands. Commercial retail stores have become victims, as has a dentist's office, a casino, a family hosting a garage sale and an Internet entrepreneur on Craig's List.
Counterfeit money has appeared in Kitsap County over the past several years in certain denominations and for brief periods of time. The current spate of phony bills started to show-up around mid-May, according to compiled data. The most recent report was filed yesterday. While numerous case reports have been initiated with the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, some containing multiple victims, it's highly likely that there are additional victims who haven't yet reported that they have been saddled with worthless money. They may not realize that they're victims.
What deputies are finding this time around are $5 bills that have been "washed" and then re-printed to appear as if they are a larger denomination, typically a $50 bill. However, that's just a start. Some counterfeiters are proficient enough to be able to wash and re-print money in various denominations: $10, $20 and $100.
OffenderWatch® is available to the citizens of Grays Harbor County. OffenderWatch® is the nation's leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool with hundreds of leading agencies in dozens of states utilizing it. Grays Harbor County's law enforcement utilizes OffenderWatch® to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct and compliance status of the registered offenders in Grays Harbor County. OffenderWatch® provides the most accurate and timely information available and now this information is available to you!
Public Disclosure of Registered Sex Offenders.
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