Exec Order on Immigration: Hope, Frustration Mingle at NWDC

Having a parent in Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center is a particular challenge for children. Advocates for immigration reform say they’re glad one focus of President Obama’s executive order is keeping families intact More »

Virtuoso Mandolin Duo Plays Forks

Virtuoso mandolin players Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall performed at the Peninsula College Forks site on Thursday November 20. Forks 1490′s Ken Lambert was at the show and spoke to the performers: More »

Kenmore Ending Flights at Fairchild

There will be    no more  regularly scheduled flight to or from this part of the Peninsula after Kenmore air announced it would end scheduled flights to and from Fairchild airport in PA.  More »

Beaver Man Killed in Fire

One man is dead and his wife is in the hospital after a house fire in Beaver Friday eveing that gutted a 1500 square foot home. 71 year old Terry Neal died More »

State Workers Face Smoking Surcharge

State employees in Washington have even more incentive to quit smoking, courtesy of the 2013 Legislature. Tobacco use now means a $25 monthly surcharge for health insurance. Chris Thomas reports: More »

 

Exec Order on Immigration: Hope, Frustration Mingle at NWDC

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Having a parent in Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center is a particular challenge for children. Advocates for immigration reform say they’re glad one focus of President Obama’s executive order is keeping families intact while undocumented parents work toward legal residency or citizenship.

Virtuoso Mandolin Duo Plays Forks

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Virtuoso mandolin players Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall performed at the Peninsula College Forks site on Thursday November 20.

Forks 1490′s Ken Lambert was at the show and spoke to the performers:

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Kenmore Ending Flights at Fairchild

Fairchild Airport

There will be    no more  regularly scheduled flight to or from this part of the Peninsula after Kenmore air announced it would end scheduled flights to and from Fairchild airport in PA.  Port of PA commissioner John Calhoun says once the airline lost federal subsidies, the only way for them to remain in business would be to subsidize them with local public money.

 

Beaver Man Killed in Fire

The fire at 240 Lake Creek Road in Beaver killed a man and injured his wife

One man is dead and his wife is in the hospital after a house fire in Beaver Friday eveing that gutted a 1500 square foot home.

71 year old Terry Neal died in the blaze.  His wife 79 year old Alice Neal – escaped the fire by jumping out of a second story window.

Forks 1490’s Clell Hanson says there’s a donation jar at the Lake Pleasant Grocery for Alice Neal – who remains in stable condition with lacerations and superficial burns.

Nurturing “Local, Global” Entrepreneurs in WA

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It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 17-23) in Washington. More than 200 events are planned, some in every county, to encourage and advise people with new business concepts. A special effort is being made to reach out to young people.  Chris Thomas reports: