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Showing 14 articles from February 22, 2014.

WHH - Fish and Wildlife

Razor clam digs start today, 4:15 p.m.

Clam diggers looking forward to the next razor clam dig on Washington beaches now have two more months of possible options to consider.

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WHH - Community

Labor Day Meeting Monday

A Come & Play on Labor Day organizational meeting

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EXTRAS

Affordable Care Act is not a "success" for people in Washington

By Dr. ROGER STARK
WPC Health Policy Analyst

The Affordable Care Act in Washington state is not a “success” in the Evergreen State, as state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is trying to claim. Commissioner Kreidler recently issued a news release saying the controversial Obamacare program is an enormous success in the state. The Commissioner’s office says more than 323,000 people have signed up for Obamacare in Washington.

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Automobile Products That Can Help Elderly Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior,

 

Can you recommend any products that can help older drivers with their vehicles? My 84-year-old mother is still a pretty good driver, but she has arthritis, which limits her range of motion and hinders her driving.

Searching Son

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We Can Learn from the Skagit River Bridge Replacement

By DON C. BRUNELL

The news these days is filled with stories about Big Bertha, the stalled Seattle waterfront drilling machine, and the cracks in the pontoons of the new SR 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington.

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Will Your Social Security Be Safe in 2015?

Economist Says Trust Fund for

Boomers Has Disappeared

 

For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits.
For those already on Social Security, the taxes they pay on a portion of their benefits has also been earmarked for the fund since 1983.
Economist and former professor Allen W. Smith, however, says there is no trust fund – and a number of elected officials, including former President George W. Bush, have acknowledged that.

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WHH - Letters to the Editor

Experience Counts...Re-elect Ayers for Commissioner

To the Editor:

How lucky can we in Pacific County be? Lisa Ayers is running for re-election as our County Commissioner from District 3! No unknowns, no guesswork with this candidate. Her proven performance has earned our trust. All other potential candidates will be simply wannabes with promises.

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Herald Reader Supports Herrera Beutler for Reelection

Letter to Editor:

Another election year is here and I want our leaders to walk the talk and have similar priorities as my wife and I.

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WHH - Local News

Dr. Klein, M.D. leaving

As many of you know, Dr. Linda Klein, M.D., started her practice at Pacific Family Health Center in July 2013.

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WHH - Politics

Commissioners Forum March 11

The Board of Pacific County Commissioners

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Crab Feed March 15th

The 89th Annual Pacific County Democrats Crab

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Senate approves bill lifting ban on short-barreled rifles

Washington residents will be legally allowed to own and use short-barreled rifles under a bill passed today by the Senate.

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Washington Raises Minimum Wage, Recommends Employers Post Info

Employers in Washington most likely are aware of the recent state law mandating an increase in the minimum wage from $9.19 per hour to $9.32 per hour,

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WCC - Pacific County

Lower Naselle - Ellsworth Creek awarded $921,767

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) was awarded $2.2 million in grant funding by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support three critical coastal wetland projects in Washington state. Washington was one of 12 states and Puerto Rico to receive funding under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program.

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