Budget woes drive county to seek consultant

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners are bringing in outside help to create a strategic plan that is aimed to help the county achieve success in several different areas, including organizationally, legislatively and financially, which is both related and unrelated to the county’s dismal financial situation.

City moving to vacate campers along the river

An agreement between the city of Aberdeen and Michael Lang has given the riverfront property owner until June 1 to clean up the area, which includes subjecting the numerous campers on the land to trespassing violations, City Attorney Eric Nelson said Wednesday.

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King Felix helps Mariners end losing streak

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez had 12 strikeouts in seven strong innings and the Seattle Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

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Funding crunch puts doctor pipeline in jeopardy

CHICAGO — Weary mothers with toddlers, weathered laborers and elderly folks hunched over walkers all jostled for position, filling almost every available seat in the nondescript waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center in West Town.

Many accused of torture at Abu Ghraib have faced no consequences

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home, and embarrassment abroad.

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