Monthly Archives: June 2015

Paradise Fire Update

Officials say the Paradise fire burning in Olympic National Park will smolder for months – but may not grow any further.  On Monday, fire officials says the blaze was 20-percent contained but wass not spreading.  Forks 1490’s Clell Hanson has more:

      Paradise fire

Lawmakers Pass 2-year Budget

The state Senate passed a $38.2 billion dollar biennial budget that makes much-needed investments in education, restores recession-era cuts to the safety net, and makes higher education more affordable. Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, the lead Democratic budget negotiator, has been working to find a solution that addresses the needs of Washingtonians.

The budget passed in the Senate, 38 to 10 and passed in the House 90 to 8. The budget will now head to the governor to be signed before the end of the fiscal year on Tuesday, June 30.

      FeaTue330

Doc’s Advice for Men’s Health Month: Have that Checkup

June is Men’s Health Month. However, that doesn’t mean men in Washington are racing to make appointments for their medical checkups – in fact, they get preventive care only half as often as do women.

After age 65, about 80 percent of people have at least one chronic health condition; 50 percent have two. With regular, preventive doctor visits earlier in life, those odds can change.

Chris Thomas reports:

      FeaMon330

Washington Attorneys Offer Help for Wildfire Victims

More than 50 members of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) have signed up this year to assist anyone around the state, free of charge, whose property is damaged by wildfire.

Chris Thomas reports:

      FeaFri330

Dodge: Show Popular Due to OlyPen Scenary

Mick Dodge, start of the National Geographic reality show The Legend of Mick Dodge spoke in Forks on Wednesday – saying the popularity of the show is mostly due to the beautiful land on the Olympic Peninsula.

      FeaThu330