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Commissioners puzzled by union clause triggering raise

It wasn’t so much cost, or quality of candidates or personnel, or any other typical issue that gave pause to County Commissioners when they approved recent personnel changes at the District Court. Despite a projected budget shortfall, the commissioners were willing to move forward without too much concern, albeit for one hangup — a union stipulation they hadn’t seen before.

Altrusa Club, bank and heating contractor pitch in to help

Miki Cabell, right, hugs Elaine Redner, President of Central Grays Harbor Altrusa after Redner presented Cabell with a certificate explaining that a bill for her home’s heating system had been paid. The system was damaged by the Jan. 5 flooding in Aberdeen. Altrusa, Sunset Air and Bank of the Pacific donated funds to replace Cabell’s heating system, and surprised her on Monday by letting her know the cost was paid in full.

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Westport City Administrator accepts position with Port of Grays Harbor

Longtime Westport City Administrator, Randy Lewis, informed Mayor Michael Bruce late last week that he has accepted a position with the Port of Grays Harbor’s senior management team as its new Director of Environmental and Engineering Services. Lewis replaces Marc Horton, who retired at the end of December after holding the position since April, 2011.