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Public record: Superior Court, June 23

This new criminal, civil and domestic case list is transcribed from information filed recently with the Grays Harbor County Superior Court. Neither the court nor the court administrator makes any representation as to accuracy and completeness of the data except for court purposes. The names provided in this report cannot be associated with any particular individual without individual case research.

Restaurant Inspections, April & May 2016

Grays Harbor County’s Environmental Health Division lists restaurants and other food-handling establishments that received red and/or blue points, as well as those that didn’t receive any points. Red points are for food-handling practices that, when not done properly, are most likely to lead to food-borne illness. Blue points are primarily for maintenance and sanitation issues that are not likely to result in food-borne illness. A facility found with 20 or more red points is subject to a follow-up inspection. Blue violations should be corrected immediately when possible, but generally do not impose an immediate risk to the public.

With the college band playing “What a Wonderful World” in the background, soon-to-be Grays Harbor College graduates proceed up the ramp from the library and into the campus courtyard for commencement ceremonies Friday night in South Aberdeen. The Class of 2016 heard retiring GHC President Ed Brewster deliver the keynote address. More than 330 graduates were granted degrees from the college this year, and approximately 175 participatied in the traditional outdoor ceremony.

Firefighters call upon governor to halt oil trains

In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee last week, the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters called for the US Department of Transportation to prohibit rail transport of Bakken crude oil, “until there has been a full investigation into the cause of the Mosier oil train derailment.” In addition, the organization wants Inslee to reject plans for proposed oil terminals and investigate his use of emergency powers “to prohibit the continued rail transportation of this dangerous fuel.”

Hoquiam passes homeless camp ordinance

The Hoquiam City Council passed an ordinance Monday night setting a 120-day limit to the establishment of a homeless camp inside the city. Such camps have been hosted by churches in the town for the past year or so and in the past week one has relocated at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church.