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DNR updates public land maps

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources Monday announced the publication of three updated maps detailing roads, property boundaries, trails, recreation sites, and other information about public lands.

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No spill after Seattle oil train derailment

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

Forum focuses on taxes, hospital debt

Hospital debt and property taxes got most of the attention at a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday night regarding a ballot measure that would make Grays Harbor Community Hospital a public entity. Voters are deciding the issue now and ballots will be counted Aug. 5.