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                                A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region.

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

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                                A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region.
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                A boat sank into the Hoquiam River on Dec. 25, resulting in spilled oil that created a sheen over the water. Floating absorbents (foreground) were deployed by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Another boat sinks and spills oil into Hoquiam River

Another boat sank into the Hoquiam River. It happened Christmas morning, polluting…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                A boat sank into the Hoquiam River on Dec. 25, resulting in spilled oil that created a sheen over the water. Floating absorbents (foreground) were deployed by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Commissioners vote to end syringe exchange in June

Grays Harbor County will discontinue its syringe exchange program in Aberdeen on…

Fraud suspected at Oakville district

In October, a state Auditor’s Office investigation reported misappropriated or questionable payments for extracompensation, vacation buyout and stipends totalling $143,062.

  • Dec 27th, 2018

Scouts to offer tree recycling service

Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree next week? Scout Troop 100 has the answer.

  • Dec 27th, 2018

Ferry service, protecting sewer plant top legislative requests for Ocean Shores

With Grays Harbor Transit as the lead agency behind the proposal, Ocean…

PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR
                                From left, PUD commissioners Dave Timmons, Russ Skolrood and Arie Callaghan joined Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac for a joint special meeting Tuesday to learn about the potential benefits a transoceanic fiber optic cable landing could have on the region. Also discussed was a plan to increase the power capacity at the Satsop Business Park.

Study: Schafer Island Beach best spot to land transoceanic fiber optic cable

Schafer Island Beach near Westport is the best location for receiving transoceanic…

PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR
                                From left, PUD commissioners Dave Timmons, Russ Skolrood and Arie Callaghan joined Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac for a joint special meeting Tuesday to learn about the potential benefits a transoceanic fiber optic cable landing could have on the region. Also discussed was a plan to increase the power capacity at the Satsop Business Park.
Hero Winsor, center, plays French horn during class Monday at Montesano High School. She recently was invited to perform with two Northwest honor bands: one at Pacific Lutheran University next month in Tacoma, and for the National Association for Music Educators’ Northwest region meeting in February in Portland. Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group

Monte band students to play in Northwest honor bands

Pacific Lutheran University picks three for special performance. National association of music teachers picks one.

  • Dec 24th, 2018
Hero Winsor, center, plays French horn during class Monday at Montesano High School. She recently was invited to perform with two Northwest honor bands: one at Pacific Lutheran University next month in Tacoma, and for the National Association for Music Educators’ Northwest region meeting in February in Portland. Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group

Aberdeen legislators draft bill to make the razor clam the official state clam

Call it bipartisan bivalve legislation. To celebrate the popularity of one of…

Skip Olmsted, who lives on Southeast Serenade Way, navigates his way around downed branches on his property after a tornado struck a portion of Port Orchard. (Robert Zollna/Kitsap News Group)

Rare tornado generates significant damage in Port Orchard

PORT ORCHARD — Curran Cain was cleaning the grease traps at Farmer…

Skip Olmsted, who lives on Southeast Serenade Way, navigates his way around downed branches on his property after a tornado struck a portion of Port Orchard. (Robert Zollna/Kitsap News Group)
(Courtesy Kyna Wilson) Dawn Toney, a licensed mental health counselor at Olympia Therapy, prepares gifts for an effort led by Hands-On-Health Chiropractic to give Christmas presents to about 30 families in Grays Harbor County.

Hands-on-Health leads gift giving effort for about 30 families

Dr. Kyna Wilson said she remembers her mother running similar gift-giving efforts through her day care in Aberdeen and that this year, there was increased interest from the community in wanting to help.

  • Dec 24th, 2018
(Courtesy Kyna Wilson) Dawn Toney, a licensed mental health counselor at Olympia Therapy, prepares gifts for an effort led by Hands-On-Health Chiropractic to give Christmas presents to about 30 families in Grays Harbor County.
(Dan Hammock | Grays Harbor News Group) Taken from the Westport Viewing Tower, Thursday morning saw towering waves hit along Washington’s coast.

Wild sights from Thursday’s high winds and flooding

Grays Harbor News Group The storm that hit the last week in…

  • Dec 21st, 2018
(Dan Hammock | Grays Harbor News Group) Taken from the Westport Viewing Tower, Thursday morning saw towering waves hit along Washington’s coast.

Another success for Food Bowl at Montesano.

Monte collects six tons of food in food drive

  • Dec 20th, 2018
Olivia Robinson is sixth-grader at Simpson Elementary School in Montesano. She writes the Simpson Says column for The Vidette.

Food Bowl’s Spirit Week among the fun activities this month

During the month of December at Simpson Elementary we have lots of fun activities going on. Starting at the beginning of the month we have Food Bowl activities taking place, raising funds and food for area food banks. These activities are always a highlight of student’s years, and they make great memories.

  • Dec 20th, 2018
Olivia Robinson is sixth-grader at Simpson Elementary School in Montesano. She writes the Simpson Says column for The Vidette.

Potash public hearing postponed

A public hearing on a proposed potash facility at the Port of…

Kilmer bill would shed light on ‘dark money’

Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), along with Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Kathleen…

  • Dec 19th, 2018

Long Beach among razor clam digs approved for Dec. 20-23

Just in time for Christmas, the state has approved four days of…

  • Dec 19th, 2018

Oakville School evacuated Monday due to bomb threat

The Oakville School was evacuated Monday afternoon after a person called the…

Port could become fiber-optic hub as transoceanic cable landing is considered

The Port of Grays Harbor and the Grays Harbor PUD have joined forces to study building a coastal “landing station” for transoceanic fiber optic cable.

Elma man injured by vehicle while walking on US12

An 18-year-old Elma man was injured early Sunday morning when he was…

  • Dec 17th, 2018