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Amanda Park library building to get repairs

The Amanda Park Timberland Library will close for structural repairs on Saturday, July 16. Thanks to a partnership with the Lake Quinault School District, the library will move to a temporary space in the school district building beginning Tuesday, July 19. Construction should be completed this October.

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.