Archive for October, 2012


Willis “not going down without a fight”

Grays Harbor County Commissioner Terry Willis says she’s treating the county budget just like she treats the budget for operating her farm in Brady. “The goal is a balanced budget,” Willis said. “And that’s what I’ve helped accomplish — and build reserves.” Local

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Dear Abby 10/30

Dear Abby: “Chaplin, Conn., Reader” (Aug. 16) suggested that teachers should be sharing life lessons with children. Unfortunately, many people in our society believe it — including parents. Students come to us with ever-increasing deficits in many non-curricular areas. But it is NOT the job of public educators to teach them the importance of families, […]

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He’s a super interactor with kids

When Dan Winter first drove through Montesano with his son two years ago, he took him past the classic wooden grandstands at Rottle Field. “I remember talking about him playing on that field someday and us watching from there,” Winter recalled. Living

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Attorney general’s race tightening; Republican ad blitz may be factor

An unprecedented $ 2.9 million ad blitz by the Republican State Leadership Committee, a national group, appears to have tightened the state attorney general’s race between Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Dear Abby 10/27

Dear Abby: I’m a 20-year-old female with five younger brothers and sisters. My 18-year-old sister is my biological sister, while my youngest four siblings are adopted. At the beginning of the year I discovered my 14-year-old brother has been peeping on my sister. When my parents found out, they sent him to counseling, but my […]

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Honda thefts becoming a baffling trend

A 20-year old Aberdeen man was arrested Thursday afternoon for stealing a Honda, police said, the latest in a string of thefts specifically targeting Hondas in the area. The man, police said, stole the vehicle, a 1992 Honda Civic, sometime on Wednesday but ditched the car at night. Police used items the man left behind […]

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County looking at across the board cuts

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners took the first crack at their 2013 budget Wednesday morning by looking at potential across-the-board 5 percent cuts, ignoring all requests for raises and new hires and putting mandatory, once-a-month layoffs for employees in the County Administration Building back on the table. But even those solutions wouldn’t be […]

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Oil export company looking at the Port

The Port of Grays Harbor has entered into a property access agreement with a Texas-based company now exploring the possibility of using marine Terminal No. 3 as a crude oil distribution facility for product produced in North America. The company, known as Grays Harbor Rail Terminal LLC of Pasadena, Texas, plans to “conduct certain feasibility […]

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County pleads with McKenna over suit

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners are pressing Attorney General Rob McKenna to stop giving the Grays Harbor Superior Court judges a “blank check” for the judges to take “extremist legal positions” in their lawsuit against the county. The judges allege that the commissioners have no right to cut the judicial budget, need to […]

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College grad living at home wants more control of her life

Dear Abby: I am 24 and graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. I am currently living with my parents. They are a bit controlling and hate resistance from me. I grew up doing everything they told me with no personal opinions of my own, until I met my fiance a year […]

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