Archive for July, 2012


Crop circles appear in Eastern Washington wheat field

Crop circles have appeared in a wheat field near Grand Coulee dam. The Seattle Times: Local News

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2 JBLM soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

The two Stryker Brigade soldiers who died last week were a first lieutenant and a sergeant, both from out of state. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Comrades remember Harbor soldier killed in Vietnam

When she closes her eyes, she can still see herself with him, dancing. Through the haze of 45 years, in the shelter of her mind, Juanita Chambers is young again and together with her husband. Their arms are wrapped around each other as they twirl and glide across the dance floor, smiling. “He was a […]

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Is now the time to talk about consolidation?

Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson says he’s hoping a new fire chief with connections to both Aberdeen and Hoquiam will finally bridge the divide and lead to better relationships between both cities, and maybe even spur along consolidation talk between both fire departments. Aberdeen Fire Chief Dave Carlberg will retire from his post on Sept. 28. […]

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Deaqr Abby 7/27

Dear Abby: I have a son with two good friends. They are at my house often and are really good boys. I enjoy them, and I’m glad my son is friendly with them. The problem is their mothers. Both these women are receptive to playdate invites, but when I see them in social situations, they […]

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Hospital makes another round of cuts

Just months after a system-wide workforce reduction, Grays Harbor Community Hospital announced further layoffs on Wednesday in its continued effort to restructure in the face of budget woes. The hospital says it will eliminate the equivalent of eight full-time positions. Just how many people that affects is still being calculated, according to hospital spokesman David […]

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Judges: Without more funding, they’ll close Superior Court

Grays Harbor Superior Court will shut down in mid-November, the judges say, unless the county gives the court’s budget a $ 75,000 cash infusion. Attorneys for the judges filed a request for an injunction in Thurston County Superior Court to ask a judge to ensure funding of Superior Court operations during the ongoing litigation between […]

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Romney seeks independent probe of White House leak

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into claims the White House had leaked national security information for President Barack Obama’s political gain, part of a searing speech that marked a wholesale indictment of the Democrat’s foreign policy. The Seattle Times: Local News

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3 Northwest states launch feral pig campaign

Officials in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are launching a campaign aimed at stopping the spread of wild pig populations in the region. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Steven Kalas — Finding just the right balance in life requires constant attention

The good life is like a tightrope. It is stretched taut between birth and death, suspended over the abyss of potential chaos. Like a tightrope walker we inch forward, a bit to the left and a bit to the right, struggling to keep our … Balance! Lose balance, and the tightrope walker plunges toward the […]

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