Dean Takko Democrat
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The giant lead in campaign fundraising that incumbent 24th District state Rep. Steve Tharinger held after the primary election over opponent Thomas Greisamer has solidified, according to state Public Disclosure Commission records filed this week by the candidates.
The rising cost of college tuition is likely one reason that Grays Harbor College is seeing a rise in the number of students in its Running Start Program this fall as high school students and their parents realize they can earn college credits tuition free.
A Hoquiam man has been charged with possessing child pornography after a search warrant at his residence revealed more than 500 images and almost 100 videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit poses or acts, according to Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.
Candidates for various county offices gathered at an Oct. 8 candidate forum held by the Elma Chamber of Commerce at the GuestHouse Inn &Suites in Elma. Each candidate made a brief statement to the room full of listeners and later took questions from the audience in the 90-minute gathering.
Ocean Shores residents continue to debate the merits and perils of deer and wildlife that some feel a need to feed, but the City Council doesn’t appear likely to toughen an ordinance already in place.
MONTESANO— The second razor clam dig of the season has been approved starting next Wednesday and will continue through the following Tuesday, Oct. 28. Dan Ayres, Department of Fish &Wildlife shellfish manager, announced Friday that toxin tests showed that clams are safe to eat.
The Aberdeen High School Orchestra has created what it calls the “Halloweentown and the Haunted Asylum” at the SouthShore Mall in Aberdeen. The event opened on Friday, and will continue today and next Friday and Saturday night.
William “Doc” Carter will discuss “Plato, The Republic,” on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon as part of the “Dialogues with Doc” series at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, located at 121 E. Market St.
The Coastal Interpretive Center Board has set new lectures for the 2014-15 Glimpses Series, which includes five lectures on the first Wednesday of the month. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the talks will take place at Ocean Beach Roasters, 841 Pt. Brown Ave.
The Port of Grays Harbor received encouraging feedback on its economic impact throughout the local community, the county and beyond.
The issue of confidence is proving key in the Assessor’s Office election between incumbent Rick Hole and challenger Dan Lindgren, especially whether there’s confidence in Hole’s management style and confidence in his ability and decision-making regarding a critical software package necessary in figuring out the value of homes all across the Harbor.
The Montesano City Council says it doesn’t want oil trains running through the city and approved a resolution condemning the possible construction of three oil storage facilities at the Port of Grays Harbor.
The City of Hoquiam wastewater treatment plant has received the 2013 State Department of Ecology outstanding treatment plant award.