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24th District candidates discuss jobs, crude oil and education

Most Grays Harbor voters already have their primary election ballots in hand — and some are even mailing them in. Both Grays Harbor legislative districts have state House of Representatives members up for election, with local residents still discussing crude oil shipping and the economy, and state lawmakers focused on K-12 education.

How they voted in D.C. 7/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some higher income families would be eligible to receive a child tax credit on their federal returns under a bill approved in the House last week.

VA mobile unit at Rochester beginning Monday

The Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System will deploy a Mobile Medical Unit to Rochester, Monday through Thursday, July 28 to Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday to provide primary care/wellness services, blind rehabilitation services for low-vision or visually impaired, eligibility/enrollment services and cultural awareness and sensitivity for veterans.

Ex-McCleary firefighter files damage claim against city

A former McCleary firefighter who was tried but not convicted of criminal charges for drawing a gun on another firefighter following a brawl in a public park is now seeking at least $1.75 million from the city of McCleary, alleging a “false arrest” and violations of his civil rights.

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Scammer impersonating police

A scammer is impersonating a Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, trying to get people to pay nonexistent warrants, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel said. The scammer appears to be targeting older women.

Fire and Hospital District scenarios discussed

Various scenarios were discussed at a mostly cordial briefing Tuesday night on how proposals to create or expand public hospital districts may or may not affect future revenues of Fire District 2, which covers Central Park, Montesano, Brady and parts of the Wishkah and Satsop River Valleys.

It’s getting wild downtown

Four deer trotted down Broadway Street in downtown Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon, stopping traffic as they crossed busy Wishkah Street. They may have been looking for the Elks Building, visible behind them.