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Gas prices have dropped another 8-cents at the pump over the past two weeks – to a national average of $1.82 per gallon.
In Forks the lowest gas is at the Tosoro selling a gallon of regular at $1.89. The Shell and the 76 are selling regular for $1.91 a gallon. That from Gas Buddy.
One consequence of the state chipping away at Washington’s higher-education budget is that many courses are now taught by part-time instructors, who often don’t know from one quarter to the next what or where they’re teaching. Legislation (HB 2615) proposes converting some of those part-time positions to full-time.
Chris Thomas reports:
The Forks Boys Basketball team has made it to the post season with a 69-63 overtime victory at the Spartan gym Friday.
They will play a postseason game on February 12.
The Forks girls basketball team completed their season with a 74-26 loss vs. Montesano. The girls were 0-18 this season.
Bob Hudon had the live play by play:
U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer is calling for more access to a life-saving antidote to heroin overdose, particularly in rural areas that need it most.
Kilmer this week urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand grants and programs that make naloxone more available in places like the North Olympic Peninsula.
Public health officials in Clallam and Jefferson counties say they applaud the effort.
“Congressman Kilmer understands the problems faced by rural counties in dealing with the opioid/heroin epidemic,” said Iva Burks, Clallam County Health and Human Services director.
State Senate Democrats have unveiled a bill to address rising homelessness rates in WA state.
That after recent counts showed homeless ness up 19% over last year in King county and 54% hoigher in Snohomish County.
Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island says The Bring Washington Home Act uses existing rainy day fund money – and invests in familes that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.
The bill is facing opposition from Senate Republicans. Nelson is urging people around the state to contact their state legislators and ask them to support the bill.
Nicole Vukonich reports: