Legislative Session Opens

The Washington State legislature opened it 105-day session Monday in Olympia with traditional ceremonies. State lawmakers need to address the Supreme Court’s demand to properly fund education. They will also need to More »

Kilmer: DFW won’t object to Navy plan

Forks, WA – Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) says the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife sees no negative environmental impact from the navy’s proposed electromagnetic warfare range project planned for the More »

 

Listen to Neah Bay Playoff Basketball Live

The Neah Bay Lady Reds 18-1 will take on the Bickleton Pirates 12-8 Saturday, February 28 afternoon at Mount Tahoma High School with tip off set for 2 pm. The Red Devil boys 17-3, will take on the Three Rivers Christian Eagles 17-3 after the girls game at 4 pm. Winners advance to the Elite in Spokane the losers are done until next year.

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Charter Review Commission in Forks

The Clallam County Charter Review Commission is holding a public hearing in Forks on Wedneday.

County Prosecutor Mark Nichols is the commission’s legal advisor.

The commission, a panel of 15 people elected last November, is charged with proposing amendments to the county charter for a countywide vote.

Any proposed amendments would go on the ballot this November.

Clallam County is one of seven counties in the state that operates under a charter, which serves as the county’s “constitution.”
The charter is reviewed every eight years.  That public hearing on Wednesday is from 6:30 to 9:30 at Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St.

Legislative Session Opens

The Washington State legislature opened it 105-day session Monday in Olympia with traditional ceremonies.

State lawmakers need to address the Supreme Court’s demand to properly fund education. They will also need to decide how to pay for other state needs, such as transportation, mental health infrastructure, and possible pay raises for state workers.

Governor Inslee is proposing tax increases on carbon, capital gains, cigarettes, and bottled water.

24th district Democrat Steve Tharinger – who represents the West End, says the federal givernmnet could make their job earier by passing the Main Street Fairness act, a bill allowing states to collect sales tax from internet sales.  He says that could generate $450 million annually in Washington State.

Tharinger is also pushing a plan to allow the The state Department of Natural Resources’ to harvest more trees

He says Cuting more trees, as well as planting even more, will  create more jobs, and absorb more carbon.

Local State senator Jim Hargrove agrees.  “Forestry can be key to managing carbon if aggressively managed,” he said.

Kilmer: DFW won’t object to Navy plan

Kilmer on house Floor

Forks, WA – Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) says the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife sees no negative environmental impact from the navy’s proposed electromagnetic warfare range project planned for the West End.  In an interview with Forks 1490′s John lamb, Kilmer said that department has no plans to object to the Navy’s proposal.

 

Hulet Says Navy Project Unsafe

Electro Mag

The Navy’s electronic Warfare range project proposed for the West End is getting National attention.

National security analyst and West End resident Craig Hulet was a guest with George Noury on Coast to Coast heard on Forks 1490 and on hundreds of radio stations across the country.

Here’s part of that interview: