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Shari Curtright is the Firefighter of the Year

Unless you meet Shari Curtright when she’s wearing the logo of Grays Harbor Fire District 8, you would never guess that the fit, petite 65-year-old is a firefighter. Or an EMT. But once you talk to her, and you hear the passion in her voice for the district and the community she calls home, you understand right away.

Democrat challenges fellow Democrat in 19th District

Teresa Purcell, a longtime political consultant and activist who ran Sen. Patty Murray’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1992, has announced her candidacy for the Legislature in the 19th District, challenging Rep. JD Rossetti, who was appointed to his seat last year when Rep. Dean Takko moved up to fill a Senate vacancy.