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The American Red Cross, Pacific NW Region has announced five blood drives for the Grays Harbor area in September.

EDventure on the Lady Washington

The EDventure with Grays Harbor College Continuing Education Department and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport begins on Sept. 17 at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, 500 N Custer Street, in Aberdeen. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the historical landmark, lunch and a two-hour cruise on the Lady Washington.

New tests to be the rule in schools

As parents and students stocked up on school supplies and clothes for the new school year beginning this week, local district officials contemplated a new type of standardized testing for kids coming this year, with the help of a few local districts who signed up for a sneak peak last spring.

Harbors consider program that could lower flood rates

With the cost of Federal Emergency Management Agency flood insurance rising even with the recent passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, community leaders on Grays Harbor are considering joining a community ratings system that allows policyholders to get a discount.

Crash at Aberdeen intersection

Aberdeen Fire Department paramedics responded to a multiple-injury car crash at the intersection of Wishkah and Park streets just before 6 this morning. The crash involved a van and a pickup truck. Multiple people were taken from the scene by ambulance. No other information was available at press time.

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DNR encourages fire safety this Labor Day

With the three-day Labor Day holiday approaching, fire experts with the Washington Department of Natural Resources are urging campers, hikers, woodcutters and other forest visitors to be especially careful with fire this weekend. Despite some recent rain and cooler weather, fire danger remains high.