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State agencies weigh in on proposed oil terminal

More than 18,000 comments were received as part of the environmental impact statement process for the proposed Grays Harbor Rail Terminal project to store crude oil at a tank farm near Bowerman Field in Hoquiam. The vast majority were form letters opposing the project.

Drug drop box a success

A drug drop-box used to collect unwanted or unused medications that was installed at the Hoquiam Police Department in late October has been a success, said Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.

Master Gardener workshop in Elma Dec. 6

Grays Harbor Master Gardeners will host a public workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 6, on how to make a live wreath using succulents. Each participant will learn how to make a wreath of their own design that they can take home. A variety of succulent plants has been donated by many Master Gardeners for this purpose.

Port passes 2015 budget

While nearby communities are struggling to stay afloat, the Port of Grays Harbor is looking at a steady income and a 2015 budget that foresees an ending balance of more than $6.8 million in the general fund.

Truck drivers in short supply

A lack of interest in the profession, coupled with new industry regulations that have made hiring difficult for trucking companies, has resulted in a shortage of truck drivers across the nation and on the Twin Harbors, say sources familiar with the industry.