U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo Jan. 4 rescinding an Obama administration stance on state marijuana laws known as the Cole Memo. Rescinding the stance has cast a shadow of unfortunate doubt over states that have legalized recreational marijuana and states that have legalized medical marijuana.
New Raymond Mayor Douglas Nordin settled into his new seat at the Raymond City Council meeting on Jan. 2 after being sworn in by City of Raymond Clerk Gretchen Sagen. Present were about 25 residents excited to see the swearing in of whom many were family or friends of his and provided a very warm welcome to the new mayor.
Local food drives this year resulted in a major success for our local food banks after an outpouring of support from community members, businesses, donors and unrelenting determination from local students.
Former Raymond resident and life long southwest Washington native Erin Frasier has announced she will be running as a Democrat for the 19th District State Representative seat against current representative Jim Walsh.
There will be a concert held at the Raymond High School gymnasium to raise money for local food banks on Jan. 13. All the proceeds from ticket sales and concessions will be going towards the food banks in both Raymond and South Bend.
On Dec. 28 at approximately 3:36 p.m. Raymond Police and Raymond Fire were dispatched to a call that a car had struck the Raymond Thriftway store and it was unknown if the driver or anyone in the vehicle had injuries.
The South Bend School District has a unique opportunity to fund well over three quarters of the $16,500,000 proposed cost for a new elementary school. All that is standing in the way is the state's capital budget and two bills that have been presented in the state senate: SB 5453 and HB 1193.
One of the officers shot and injured in the police-involved-shooting that left the suspect dead in Bremerton on Dec. 17 formerly served with the South Bend Police Department.
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