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Classifieds 12.7.22
Classifieds 12.7.22
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SW WA Food Hub and WSDA Farm  to School feed more children this year
SW WA Food Hub and WSDA Farm to School feed more children this year

Rural students in Southwest Washington will be eating more locally-grown food for the 2022-2023 school year. That's because Raymond School District, Hoquiam School District, Aberdeen School District, and Pe Ell School District were all awarded Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Farm to School Grants.

The WSDA's Farm to School Program funds school districts in Washington state to buy local food, educate students about agriculture, and more. 'Our goal is to support expanding economic opportunities for farmers while educating students about the connections between food, farming, health, and the environment,' WSDA's Farm to School Program website reads.

The School District staff are eager to feed kids in remote schools, healthy, local food. School Districts off the I-5 corridor are plagued with supply chain issues, and these funds help strengthen their food offerings.

"The Aberdeen School District is thrilled that the WSDA has once again provided the opportunity to serve our students food from local farms again this year," Jaime Matisons Food Service Director at Aberdeen School District Food Service Department said. "The Southwest Washington Food Hub helps us source locally grown meat, dairy, eggs,veggies, and fruit from Washington state farms."

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Classifieds 11.30.22
Classifieds 11.30.22
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Classifieds 11.23.22
Classifieds 11.23.22
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Efficient Electric Heat Pumps the State Standard
Efficient Electric Heat Pumps the State Standard

New homes and apartment buildings built in Washington state must be equipped with electric heat pumps beginning in July. The state Building Code Council voted in favor of the requirement. The switch will reduce carbon emissions and reliance on nonrenewable heat sources. Natural gas is pollutive, contributing to health issues in gas-burning homes and creating greenhouse gases that accelerate global warming.

Electric heat pumps are efficient, and many units can both heat and cool living spaces. Washington state enjoys some of America's cheapest electricity; Seattle rates are 29 percent below the national average. In addition to low monthly costs, electric heat pumps often require minimal maintenance. Electric heat is also safer than gas heat - gas furnaces in disrepair can produce lethal, odorless carbon monoxide.

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Classifieds 11.16.22
Classifieds 11.16.22
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Razor clam digs on coastal beaches postponed until further notice due to spike in marine toxins
Razor clam digs on coastal beaches postponed until further notice due to spike in marine toxins

OLYMPIA - The recreational razor clam season on coastal beaches is postponed effective immediately until further notice, and includes digs from Sunday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 13, shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

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Classifieds 11.9.22
Classifieds 11.9.22
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Legal Public Notice: Willapa Harbor Hospital meeting
Legal Public Notice: Willapa Harbor Hospital meeting
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Classifieds 11.2.22
Classifieds 11.2.22
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JNET Incident Report on Robert E. Nelson
JNET Incident Report on Robert E. Nelson

NARRATIVE

Name: A Haggerty

SYNOPSIS:

The following facts were revealed during a drug investigation that was brought to the attention of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Joint Narcotic Enforcement Team by a citizen of Lewis County.

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City of Vader: Request for Statement of Qualifications for On-Call Civil Engineering Services
City of Vader: Request for Statement of Qualifications for On-Call Civil Engineering Services
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Legal Public Notice: NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR MAYME SHADDOCK PARK BATHROOM AND PICNIC STRUCTURE
Legal Public Notice: NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR MAYME SHADDOCK PARK BATHROOM AND PICNIC STRUCTURE
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Classifieds 10.19.22
Classifieds 10.19.22
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Classifieds 10.26.22
Classifieds 10.26.22
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Red Cross responds to Hurricane Ian devastation;  31 members of the NW Region helping relief efforts in Fla.
Red Cross responds to Hurricane Ian devastation; 31 members of the NW Region helping relief efforts in Fla.

You can help by making a donation or giving blood.

The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help people devastated by Hurricane Ian. Many communities are unrecognizable after the storm and volunteers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are helping those affected and will be helping them recover for weeks and months to come.

"People's lives were turned upside down by this massive storm," said Alex Dieffenbach, Northwest Region CEO. "They need your help now. Please consider making a donation to help people affected by disasters or giving blood today (Oct. 4)."

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Coastal clam digs get go-ahead
Photo by Ezra McCampbell - clamming on Grayland beach
Coastal clam digs get go-ahead

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers confirmed razor clam digging opportunities at Twin Harbors, Long Beach, and Copalis beaches will continue to run through Friday.

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Post-9/11 Veterans May be Eligible for Free Health Care Under PACT Act
Post-9/11 Veterans May be Eligible for Free Health Care Under PACT Act

The PACT Act is a new law that expands eligibility for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care for veterans with toxic exposures and veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras. The open enrollment period for expanded VA health care began Oct. 1.

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Classifieds 10.12.22
Classifieds 10.12.22
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Washington Finalizes Cap-and-Invest Plan to Slash Carbon Pollution
Washington Finalizes Cap-and-Invest Plan to Slash Carbon Pollution
Washington Finalizes Cap-and-Invest
Plan to Slash Carbon Pollution
The Washington State Department of Ecology has finalized regulations for the state's first cap-and-invest program, which will drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change. The program is a result of the Climate Commitment Act passed by legislators and signed by the governor last year. Under the cap-and-invest program, firms responsible for 75% of the state's greenhouse gas emissions must obtain allowances to cover their emissions. Over time, these allowances will be reduced, incentivizing businesses to cut emissions.
"This policy is among the most decisive actions we've taken in our history to confront climate change and protect our collective future," said Gov. Jay Inslee. "This new program will help us decarbonize our economy, improve air quality, and put Washington at the forefront of the fast-growing global era of clean energy."
This is among several policies passed in recent years aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions 95% by 2050. Ecology is required to implement the landmark program - only the second of its kind in the nation - by Jan. 1, 2023. The first auction is planned for February 2023.
The revenue will be invested in activities that further reduce emissions and benefit communities disproportionately harmed by climate change. One example of how these revenues will be used is in this year's Move Ahead Washington transportation package that includes unprecedented investments in transit - including free transit for all youth ages 18 and younger, electrification of ferries and cars, and other non-highway modes of travel.
Child Care Providers Invited
to Apply for Grant Allowing for
One-Time Payment to Retain Workers
Child care providers nationwide are having a hard time retaining good workers. The Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) has launched a non-competitive Workforce Retention Grant that will allow providers to offer a one-time payment to on-site child care workers. Applications are open until October 20. Information and technical assistance are available in multiple languages. DCYF will divide grant funding evenly among the eligible child care workers across all applications.
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Classifieds 10.5.22
Classifieds 10.5.22
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Back-to-school season means new class of 4th graders eligible for Every Kid Outdoors
Back-to-school season means new class of 4th graders eligible for Every Kid Outdoors

PORTLAND, Ore., August 30, 2022 -- Back-to-school season means a new class of fourth graders will soon be eligible to enroll in Every Kid Outdoors, a federal program which provides up to a year of free access to National Forests, National Parks, and other public lands for fourth-grade students and their families.

Beginning Sept. 1, fourth graders, parents, and educators can visit the Every Kid Outdoors website at www.everykidoutdoors.gov and learn more about how to obtain free entry to all federal lands, for fourth graders and their accompanying family members.

Students can obtain passes individually by completing a brief online activity. Educators who work with fourth graders can visit the site to download an educational activity guide, after which they'll be able to obtain vouchers for their students. Once printed, students and their families can also redeem the paper voucher for a durable, plastic pass at any Forest Service office where passes are sold. Passes and vouchers are valid for the entire school year, through Aug. 31, 2023.

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Classifieds 9.28.22
Classifieds 9.28.22
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ARTrails 2022
ARTrails 2022
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Legal Public Notice
Legal Public Notice
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