You can’t be an informed voter if your chief source of information is the plethora of attack ads on Washington airwaves – especially when there’s no clue who’s really funding them. The League of Women Voters of Washington says in the absence of campaign disclosure rules, voters are on their own to seek unbiased sources of information.
Says public has a right to know more about the Navy war games planned for the West End
Congressman Derek Kilmer is reacting to the admission by the Navy that public notice was absent in Forks – for the Pacific NW Electronic Warfare Range project – which would mark the first Navy training using trucks containing electromagnetic radiation equipment.
Forks 1490 contacted Kilmer requesting an interview on the subject. Instead, Kilmer issued this statement on Sunday.
The Navy wants to use 15 sites in Western Washington, including 3 within 10 miles of Forks in the ONF.
The comment period on the plan to the Forest Service has been extended through the end of the month in Clallam County – but is already closed in Gray’s Harbor County – where so few people were told of the proposed war exercises there were no comments received whatsoever.
The Forks Police foundation is holding a haunted house in LaPush at the Quillyute airport. Police administrator Rick Bart says they will have buses running from the Sunshine & Rainbows parking lot to the event – that will run on Friday and Saturdays for the next three weeks beginning at 6pm.
The race for Clallam County prosecutor heated up in Forks Wednesday as the two vying for the position met at JT Sweets for a candidate forum. Former deputy prosecutor Mark Nichols says his office would pursue more felonies. Will Payne – who was appointed to the position in January – say he has the qualifications for the job.
Hundreds of people crowded the FHS Commons Tuesday for a meeting with the Navy and the Forest service about the The Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range project – that would mark the first use of electromagnetic radiation for the Navy training.
Navy project manager John Mosier started the meeting with an apology for lack of notice on the West End:
Here’s the info provided by the navy about the project:
EW Range Brief for Forks Meeting – 14 Oct 2014