Relay kicks off in Hoquiam Friday night

Thousands of walkers will take to the Hoquiam High School track Friday night for the 26th annual Grays Harbor Relay for Life. So far, 55 teams have raised about $ 197,000 for the American Cancer society, and Relay organizers hope to bring in $ 425,000 by the end of the event.

The Grays Harbor Relay is one of the country’s original Relay events. The original Relay for Life took place in Tacoma when Dr. Gordy Klatt spent 24 hours walking the University of Puget Sound track in 1985. Two years later, Hoquiam became the second city to ever host a Relay for Life event.


Lost teens found safe

Three 13-year-old campers from Edgewood in Pierce County were found by members of a 30-person search party early Saturday morning after they got lost on a walk near Ocean Resort, between Hogan’s Corner and Ocean City, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel said.

The trio, a male and female twin, and her female friend, went for a walk around 5:15 p.m. Friday evening, telling the mother of the twins they would be gone for 20 minutes or so. Authorities were called when they did not return, and a search was initiated at 7:30 p.m., Pimentel said.


How voted in Washington, D.C.

GOP takes another whack at health law

House Republicans took another whack last week at the 2010 health care overhaul, voting to repeal the law that is transforming the landscape for health insurance.


Time to prune spring flowers, shrubs

The fourth week of May means it is time for some pruning if you have spring flowering shrubs such as rhododendrons, forsythia, quince or viburnums that have already bloomed.

You can shear azaleas and heathers back by a few inches all over the plant to encourage more branching and more flowers. You can control overgrown rhododendrons by removing one-third of the tallest branches or shortening the entire shrub right after the plant finishes blooming.


Dear Abby 5/14

Dear Abby: I am a woman in my late 40s and I hate sex. I always have and always will. I’m disabled, and it has always been torture. I never got any positive benefits out of it.

My problem is I get hit on constantly. I tried marriage once, more for financial reasons than anything else, but I couldn’t wait to get out. I’m single now, own my own home, and the men in this town (married and single) all seem to think I’m fair game. They’re convinced that I’m in need of satisfaction because I don’t date or have a steady man in my life.


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Bystanders spring into action to help in rollover accident

A 67-year-old Aberdeen woman drove off the roadway on Highway 12 Friday afternoon, flipping upside down and landing in standing water just off Aberdeen Lake Drive. Quick-thinking bystanders may have saved her life.

She was in good condition at Grays Harbor Community Hospital Friday night.


Exploring the rugged wonders of Owyhee

An ocean of grayish-green sagebrush looms from horizon to horizon as you walk the canyon rims of Owyhee wilderness areas.
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Mill Creek officer, suspect injured in crash

A Mill Creek police officer and a fleeing driver were injured in a collision about 1 a.m. Friday in a Snohomish County intersection.
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Seafirst Building going up for auction

An anchor building in downtown Aberdeen is for sale on Known as the “Seafirst Building” the commercial building is now occupied by major tenant Bank of America, law firms and other businesses.

At the corner of Market and Broadway, the structure is classic 1970s style office building, built in 1974. It is listed as 60.3 percent occupied as of April 1 on the auction site.