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Auditor issues two findings to county

The State Auditor’s Office issued two findings Monday related to the way the county handles and reports grant funds. However, despite publicity over the issues in the Assessor’s Office, there was nary a word made about that during an exit interview with Auditor officials last week.

Traffic jam? What traffic jam?

The mother of all traffic jams never materialized on Interstate 5 through Olympia this past weekend, thanks to motorists heeding warnings about potential traffic tieups, which allowed road crews to complete preliminary work and reopen northbound Interstate-5 much earlier than expected, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Councilman plans anti-crude-by-rail resolution

Aberdeen Councilman Alan Richrod has penned a pointed resolution asking the Port of Grays Harbor and the City of Hoquiam to reconsider, possibly rescind and deny further permission to ship crude oil by rail through the county, and plans to put it before his fellow council members.

How they voted in D.C. 9/13

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Republicans last week blocked a Democrat-led effort to amend the Constitution to allow Congress to limit how much outside groups can spend on political campaigns.

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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.