Monthly Archives: March 2015

State Law Allows Deadly Force in Self Defense

Washington State is among 23 states in the nation that allow people to defend themselves with deadly force in public areas.  Clallam County prosecutor Mark Nichols says it’s always a topic that comes up in neighborhood watch meetings.  He explains the state law and the four criteria for determining of self defense was justified – in this converstaion with Forks 1490’s John Lamb.


Auction Raises About $80,000


The 51st annual Quillyute Valley Scholarship was another success this year as more than 1000 items were auctioned to raise money for scholarships for students from Forks.

Rod Fleck is on the auction committee and was one of the main auctioneers.  He says they are still counting the cash donations:

The auction raised more than $38,000 Saturday and another $38,000 Sunday.

KFKB,  Forks 1490 and Forks provided  22-hours of live coverage of this year’s QVS auction.

      Auction Totals

Report: Greenhouse Gas-Public Land Connection Overlooked

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order intended to reduce carbon pollution from government sources, but there’s another connection for greenhouse gases that’s been overlooked – according to a new report. The study tallies up emissions from oil, gas and coal that come from public lands, including transportation – a big issue for Washington.


Tharinger, Van De Wege to Hold Telephone Town Hall Monday

Rep. Steve Tharinger D-24

Rep. Steve Tharinger D-24

State Reps. Steve Tharinger and Kevin Van De Wege will conduct a Telephone Town Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23.

Participants must call a toll-free number at 877-229-8493 and enter the PIN 18646.

Tharinger and Van De Wege, both Democrats from Sequim, will field comments from constituents and answer questions about what they have accomplished this legislative session.

They and state Sen. Jim Hargrove represent the 24th District that includes all of Clallam and Jefferson counties and most of Grays Harbor County.

Community Health Centers at 50: Still Fighting Poverty and Poor Health

As the Community Health Center system turns 50, more than 250 CHC clinics in Washington are watching the action in “the other Washington,” as their advocates discuss what to do about a potential federal funding cut of up to 70 percent this fall. CHCs see patients no matter their insurance status or ability to pay.

Chris Thomas reports: