Inslee removes COVID-related capacity limits
Last Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee removed COVID-related capacity limits at publicly owned or operated, and non-profit cooling centers.
"Beginning today, and persisting well into next week, meteorologists predict that temperatures will rise rapidly throughout the Pacific Northwest. Consequently, Washingtonians will be at high to very high risk of heat-related effects. In response, many local governments are mobilizing "cooling centers" to protect people from the weather," Inslee said. "I want to ensure that local jurisdictions have flexibility in options that can provide relief from the heat."
The governor's emergency proclamations 20-05 and 20-25.13, "Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery," remain in effect and have capacity limitations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This order allows capacity limitations to be adjusted or removed in order to provide the ability to serve more people at publicly owned or operated, and non-profit cooling centers.
Eligible cooling centers are those created, administered or designated by a non-profit, state or local government entity; e.g., a state agency, city, county or other political subdivision, or an entity incorporated under the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act or analogous law from another jurisdiction, to temporarily address the health effects of a heatwave.
The suspension of capacity limitations does not apply to private, for-profit businesses that offer air-conditioned spaces to the general public.
All other aspects of the governor's COVID restrictions remain in effect until Wednesday, June 30th or whenever 70 percent of the population initiates vaccination, whichever comes first.
The Winlock Eye Clinic was sold last year to Dione Schubach and she is just the right fit for south Lewis County. She is excited to be here and working with her clients, but we are just as happy she decided on Winlock to start her independent Practice. Dione is outgoing and cares for her patients, that is obvious. She lights up when she talks about being here and helping those who come in.
This weekend will be the 4th of July. It's the day we celebrate freedom and liberty in our country. Freedom has a special meaning to everyone, it's the time when we fought to become a new country, and experience the right to freedoms. Liberty is what the founding fathers made sure we had through the Bill of Rights.
Freedom is explained in the Oxford Dictionary as "the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint".This basically means you have the right to speak and act freely, but you don't have the right to tell others how to think or act. This is something that has been lost in past years.
SOUTH BEND - Thomas Anders Shotwell is currently being held in Pacific County Jail on a murder in the first degree charge, and with no bail for the killing of his identical twin brother, Raymond Shotwell, 26, according to Pacific County Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Haslam. After being released from the hospital, Shotwell was arraigned last week and has two attorneys. An autopsy was also performed on the victim by the Cowlitz County Medical Examiner's Office. A motive for the shooting was still unclear at press time. No bail was set because of the violent nature of the shooting.
"Arraignment was set to July 16th at the defense's request," Haslam told the Herald last Friday. "The only new development with the court case is that Mr. Needham has indicated John Henry Browne will also be representing Mr. Shotwell.
On Saturday, July 3, 2021, the Tokeland North Cove Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to their annual parade and to celebrate this great nation.
This old-fashioned parade began in 1979 with a few friends patriotically strolling down the street. For over 40 years, this historic parade has honored this great country's birthday and Tokeland would like to have you join in.
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