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Navy Plan to Increase Special Ops Draws Fire

More than 150 people packed a Port Townsend Middle School on Wednesday night to air their concerns about the Navy’s proposal to increase special operations training around the Puget Sound.

      Fri Feb 9 News

The Navy unveiled its draft Environmental Assessment on its proposed special operations training Jan. 18 and is asking the public to comment on the 267-page document until Feb. 21. It can be seen at https://navfac.navy.mil/NSOEA.

Fire District Seeks FEMA Grant for New Truck

The Clallam County District one that covers Forks is looking for some money for a new fire truck – and is applying for a FEMA grant to get the money.

And representatives of Forks Hospital are talking about flu on the west end.

 

      Thu Feb 08 News

Tribes Join Opposition to Off-Shore Drilling

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has said he is prepared to sue if Washington is not removed from offshore drilling plans put forth by the Trump administration.

That announcement yesterday from Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee – who were joined by leaders from the Quinnault Indian Nations – and Chad Bowechop of the Makah Tribe – based in Neah Bay.

      Wed Feb 07 News

Legislature Still Grapples with Ed Funding

The Washington state legislature is still grappling over how to fully fund basic education – even though there was a bi-partisan agreement last year to fund it through property taxes.

      Tue Feb 06 News

In November, the state Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature needs to ramp up funding for teacher and other school staff salaries to meet its imposed September 2018 deadline, despite the billions that have already been allocated to public education.

However, some Republican lawmakers believe that they’ve already provided adequate funding for public education – and no new taxes are needed – like David Taylor of Moxie  but Democratic Governor Inslee explained last month why his party can’t do it without raising taxes.

Nichols: OD Deaths Down, Suicides Up in 2017

Deaths from drug overdoses in 2017 were down in Clallam County compared with the previous 2 two years.

However deaths from suicide increased last year – and there’s already five this year.

That from Clallam County Prosecutor Mark Nichols – who is also the county coroner.

Nichols says the 23 suicides in the county in 2017 are the most in any year in the county going back a decade

 

      Mon Feb 05 News