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Your Shot — Eclipse

The moon temporarily moved in front of the sun on Thursday producing a spectacular partial solar eclipse (as seen between between clouds and rain squalls). Photo was taken with a safe solar filter and a zoom lens. There are some thin clouds, but if you look closely, you can see one gigantic grouping of sun spots close to the center and several additional small sun spots scattered across the disc. This photo was taken near the end of the eclipse. Maximum coverage of the sun by the moon from our location was over 50 percent. If you have a photo that helps show what life is like here on the Twin Harbors and you want to share it with the rest of the community, email a high resolution version to photo@thedailyworld.com . Include your daytime phone number, the name of the photographer, a description of what’s happening in the photo, when and where it was taken and the names of the people who are prominent in the shot.

Elma Council against oil trains

On a 4-1 vote, the Elma City Council approved a resolution Monday night requesting that the commissioners of the Port of Grays Harbor “reconsider their proposal to allow the construction of three marine terminals for the transfer of Bakken, tar sands and other crude oil,” which would travel on the rail tracks running through the middle of Elma. The Elma council becomes the fourth city on the Harbor to make the request, with approval already coming from the councils in Westport, Aberdeen and Montesano.

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Assault and robbery reported in Aberdeen

A 24-year-old Cosmopolis man was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital early Tuesday morning for injuries suffered after being assaulted and robbed of his wallet and cell phone behind the Travel Lure Motel in Aberdeen, according to Aberdeen Police Capt. John Green.

Elma man charged with possessing child porn

An Elma man appeared in Grays Harbor County Superior Court Monday for a preliminary appearance on two counts of first degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of voyeurism. He was arrested last Friday by Elma Police, according to Elma Patrol Officer Steve Beck.

Volunteer Opportunities Fair is Saturday

Saturday is national Make a Difference Day and local organizers are planning their 16th annual Volunteer Opportunities Fair in Aberdeen to help citizens learn more about local organizations that depend on volunteers. The event is at the Aberdeen Eagles (208 W. Market St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from 30 organizations that use volunteers will be there to talk about volunteer options.