Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced an update in the metrics used to inform local school district decisions for in-person learning.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced the authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Sunday.
Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement Sunday on Congress reaching an agreement on an omnibus funding package that includes emergency relief to address the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Single Use Plastic Bags has been delayed by Gov. Jay Inslee as of last Friday.
On Monday, December 14, 2020, Napavine Planning Commission decided to meet in the parking lot of Napavine City Hall. They met to protest not being allowed inside city hall, where business is usually conducted for the citizens. Napavine Planning Commission members were on their cell phones in the parking lot where they called into the meeting.
Governor Inslee's proclamation has shut down several businesses and governments from operating indoors, but many have decided to not adhere to the new proclamation. Napavine Planning decided to stand up against his ban on inside activities, mainly for the citizens of the city.
My wife and I lived in Sofia, Bulgaria for over 3 years. One November, she decided to make a Santa Suit so that I could walk the streets handing out candy and sharing an American Santa. I thought it was a novel idea, mainly because they may not have never seen or had contact with an American Santa Claus.
It didn't take long to notice it was the adults that wanted the candy, and it didn't take long to catch the eye of the police. I mean, here's a guy in a red Santa suit passing out candy to people on the street. Two policemen arrested me and took me to the large train station in Sophia which is the capital of Bulgaria. Santa got hauled off to the big house!
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and caused the first lockdown in Washington, Bethany Barnard along with her husband Mark and Joe Basil got together to figure out how they could help by filling a need in the community. They ended up forming the Emergency Meal Program and were joined by many organizations and individuals from the community to make the program a success.
"Our community is small but our hearts are big and our goal is to help support our community," Stated Bethany in a Facebook post on November 12.
The goal was to deliver hot, homemade meals to people who were impacted by COVID. They started in March and with the help of the Raymond Elks #1292, the program's fiscal sponsor, they ended up serving 9,380 meals over the course of 6 months during the spring and summer.
"March 24 was our very first meal," said Bethany. "We started that morning with 78 individuals signed up and by the end of that day, we had delivered 103 meals. That's how much word was getting out."
SOUTH BEND - Approximately two years ago the South Bend United Methodist Church Congregation contacted the Willapa Players about appropriating the church for their playhouse. The deal finally went down in late November.
According to Lisa Olsen, former Chairperson of the Methodist church, "The deed transferring the property was filed on November 25th and the amount was $35,000 (and) $25,000 of that was a gift from our congregation to the Willapa Players, so they could purchase the property. The other $10,000 was theirs. The deed was transferred from South Bend United Methodist Church to the Willapa Players, but the money went to the Pacific Northwest Conference."
The Willapa Players are a non-profit organization and were in drastic need of a new facility for their plays because the Hannan Playhouse is falling apart. It was not possible for the church to just hand over the building. The Willapa Players Board now has full control of the church and they own all the former church lands, which includes the parking in front of the church and the area between the coffee stand and the church. There is also handicapped parking on the far side of the building.
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