Archive for February, 2013


No more red and blue states, says RNC chair

The chairman of the Republican National Committee said today that a red state/blue state analysis of national politics is a “road to nowhere” for the party’s future. Reince Priebus, in Seattle to listen to party activists and spread his message of growth and renewal, said that no s The Seattle Times: Local News

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Harbor Paper management out, operations curtailed

Harbor Paper in Hoquiam announced Monday that the mill that reopened with fanfare in September after a 15-month shutdown will temporarily “curtail operations” during a transition period that involves a “wholesale management change.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether the mill would cease operation completely during the transition, or how long it would last. Company officials […]

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Fake Seattle cop pulls off robbery with box of porn

Seattle police say a man wanted for impersonating a cop and robbing unsuspecting people at Volunteer Park is still at it.Police have been searching for Ryan James Purdy, aka Tracy Byers, 46,  (pictured at right) since December after he allegedly flashed a fake badge and robbed several people in The Seattle Times: Local News

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Nailing It Down — Protect your house — tackle moisture at the source!

In last week’s column we talked about the worst predator attacking the integrity of our homes — trapped moisture. Today we want to take you beyond the foundation to explain more ways to identify and attack this incipient hazard. Living

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Dear Abby 2/24

Dear Abby: I have been in love with “Richard” for 14 years. We broke up after we dated for a while because my alcoholic mother kept interfering. She kept telling me how “bad” he was for me — and I, thinking my mother had my best interests at heart, believed her. After a divorce on […]

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Kuhn crowned 2013 Outstanding Teen

Erin Kuhn of Aberdeen was crowned 2013 Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen Friday night at Hoquiam’s 7th St. Theatre. The 14-year-old is the daughter of Carlene and Gene Kuhn. First runner-up in the contest was Sarah Dier. Other top finishers included second runner-up Arianna Barre, third runner-up Kylie Shepard and fourth runner-up Kianna Little. Kennedy […]

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Dear Abby 2/21

D ear Abby: I’m a 43-year-old single mom with three young boys. I am also a veteran and getting ready to go back to school. I have been dating a gentleman for two months now, and we get along great. He’s three years older than I am and good with my kids and family. I […]

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Attentive passer-by discovers children in wreck

A 26-year-old Astoria, Ore. woman died when her car crashed into a tree off a highway south of Naselle early Wednesday morning, leaving her two young children clutching together for warmth for what’s believed to be up to eight hours or more overnight, according to the Washington State Patrol. The car ran off Highway 401 […]

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Miss Grays Harbor and teen pageants this weekend

After months of rehearsals, contestants for Miss Grays Harbor and Miss Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen are taking to the stage at Hoquiam’s 7th Street Theatre this week in preparation for the pageants Friday and Saturday. “They’re excited, they’re nervous,” pageant director Sue Drolz said. “It’s always fun when we get in here on the actual […]

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Welcome to Summit Pacific

McCLEARY — Staff at Mark Reed Hospital in McCleary say the closure process went exceptionally well, with the hospital closing its doors at about 3 p.m. on Sunday. At about noon, the hospital transferred two of its last patients to its new facilities, known as Summit Pacific Medical Center, located at 600 East Main Street […]

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