Monthly Archives: March 2016

Multi-Tag Hunting Tag Apps Due Today

Today is the last chance for deer and elk hunters to enter their names into a drawing for a 2016 multiple-season tag, which can greatly increase the opportunity for success in the field.

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Fish and Wildlife will hold the drawing in mid-April, randomly selecting names for 8,500 multiple-season deer tags and 1,000 multiple season elk tags.

Winners of the drawing will be eligible to purchase a special tag that allows them to participate in archery, muzzleloader, as well as modern firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2016.

The application for the multiple season tag costs $7.10 for residents and $110.50 for nonresidents.

SCOTUS Hands a Victory to Unions

Public unions can continue to collect representation fees from nonunion members in order to bargain on their behalf, because of a tie vote in the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday. The Court upheld a lower court’s decision, relying on a 40-year-old precedent.

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Quilleute to Welcome the Whales Friday

The Quileute will welcome the annual migration of the gray whales with song and ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

The ceremony will be at the youth ballfield area at Quileute Tribal School, 40 Ocean Drive.

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It will include an address from elders, the annual feeding of the whales and whale and wolf songs.

Food and festivities will follow in the A-Ka-Lat Center at 1 p.m.

Gray whales migrate 10,000 to 12,000 miles up and down the Pacific from winter calving lagoons in Baja Mexico to summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea.

They can be spotted off La Push in April and May.

State Lawmakers Reach $38.2B Budget Deal

Lawmakers returned to Olympia this week, approved supplemental operating and capital budgets, took the historic action of overriding all 27 of Gov. Inslee’s vetoes, and then adjourned the special session.

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Forks Preparedness Meeting Set for April 5

An emergency preparedness meeting in Forks is being schedule for next Tuesday, April 5.  Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart is expecting representatives of  National Guard, the County Emergency Preparedness unit, the Forks fire department and other first responders.

Bart says it’s the first of three emergency preparedness meetings with others to be held in the evening.

That meeting April 5th at the RAC from 10 AM until noon.

 

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