Archive for February, 2012


Monte teens find FFA a blast

During the hour as sunset approached, the cold damp air was punctuated by cries of “Pull!” followed by the crack and boom of gunfire. The orange streaks of clay traps exploded into pieces as sharp-eyed Montesano FFA members hit their mark at the Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club in rural Thurston County. Altogether there are about 16 […]

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Denial powerful force in stopping society from dealing with child abuse

Joe Paterno is an NCAA football coaching icon. I know that because I’m not even a particular fan of NCAA football, and still I know his name. His legacy. His reputation as a great man. Joe died on Jan. 22. But as I sit here, typing away, I know that I’ve been thinking of Joe […]

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Sobering throught about the business of dying

My mother died last October. To most of you, that isn’t “remarkable.” Oh, sure, some of you are saying to yourselves, “Oh, that’s too bad” or “I’m sorry” — thank you for that. Living

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Groups consider trying to put charter-school initiative on ballot

As prospects for a bill allowing charter schools dims in the Washington Legislature, some in the so-called “education reform” movement are considering compromise options or again asking the voters about it. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Dear Abby 2/25

Dear Abby: I have worked in a medical clinic for 35 years and hear a lot of complaints about the wait for doctor appointments. May I explain some of the reasons for it? Sometimes the doctor arrives late, but other factors can cause delays: Living

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Father: ‘My kid made a mistake’ in school

Crying and wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, a frightened 9-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting a classmate sat before a judge in juvenile court Thursday as his father gently rubbed his back. The Seattle Times: Local News

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County’s civil deputy retiring from career she didn’t plan on

At 19 years old, Lynn O’Conner needed a summer job. The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office needed some help in the office. In what was only supposed to be a temporary gig, O’Conner turned the position into a full-fledged career progressing until she became the Chief Civil Deputy. Local

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Please visit www.washingtonlawhelp.org

The website listed above is a website that Northwest Justice Project maintains in collaboration with our legal services partners. It is a noteworthy resource and it occurred to me a column about the website would be useful. In these difficult economic times, communities are experiencing reductions in all types of services. As a result, it […]

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Cormier will challenge Willis

Wes Cormier, who stylizes himself as a “Ron Paul Republican,” has announced his candidacy for county commissioner, saying he will challenge incumbent Terry Willis, the Democratic commissioner from Brady. “As commissioner, I will facilitate the growth of business on the Harbor by staying out of your way and out of your pockets, be a steward […]

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Harbor Republicans ramp it up

Republicans on Grays Harbor are seeing red — or at least they hope to when the votes are tallied in the next election. At their annual Lincoln Day dinner, this year themed “This is Our Time,” Harbor Republicans gathered to listen to enthusiastic candidates for state and national office talk about how to take back […]

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