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Hoquiam homeless hearing draws vocal crowd

The Hoquiam City Council chamber was full during Wednesday night’s public hearing on a proposed ordinance regarding regulations for homeless encampments in the city, with a strong show of support for the current encampment and its residents coming from the public as well as some voicing concerns that the ordinance may not be necessary.

Free shredding in Aberdeen on April 30

There will be a free shred event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Aberdeen branch of Bank of the Pacific, 300 E. Market St. Everyone is welcome to bring up to 50 pounds or three grocery bags of their shred-able documents and papers and watch them safely disappear in the LeMay mobile shredder.

A new law aimed at keeping truant kids in class and out of court will go into effect without a funding option that Washington lawmakers had wanted.

Rebuild Together during the month of April

Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs. The local affiliate, Rebuilding Together Grays Harbor, will take part in this year’s National Rebuilding Month by building ramps, replacing windows and flooring and completing repairs for homeowner’s safety.