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Updated FEMA rules confusing to many

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program came to Aberdeen Tuesday to explain how a new law passed in March could reform the 2012 act that unleashed a tsunami of anger nationwide when rates for many policyholders skyrocketed.

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DNR to permit campfires on some state lands

With recent rain and current weather models predicting more moderate conditions in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adjusting the current statewide burn ban. Recreational campfires will be permitted in established fire rings in official campgrounds on DNR-protected lands west of the Cascade crest, the agency announced today.

Wanted fugitive minister allegedly spotted on Twin Harbors

Pacific County Sheriff’s Office Deputies checked out a new tip Thursday morning that former minister and fugitive Victor Barnard of Pine County, Minn. had been spotted driving on Highway 101 near the border with Grays Harbor County at Milepost 73 on Rock Crusher Hill, “but nothing came of that,” said Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock.