Mason County News
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the September 19, 2019 North Mason School Board meeting. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC provides a live video stream of the meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. The North Mason School Board meets on the third Thursday of each month.
The New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer and the NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs, released policy principles and endorsed legislation yesterday to combat climate change. In doing so, the NDC seeks to address the climate challenge with the urgency the crisis demands and to embrace the notion that the United States, through its powerful economy and culture of innovation, can be best positioned to be the global leader developing and producing the next generation technologies to help the international community combat climate change.Continue reading Coalition Release Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy
Wednesday Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) introduced the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, in the House. The bill encourages communities to prioritize measures that will increase housing supply and affordability.Continue reading ‘Yes in my Backyard’ Act Introduced
Wednesday, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer applauded the decision of a federal judge on Tuesday to overturn a policy from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) known as “site neutral reimbursement.” The policy would have the effect of cutting Medicare reimbursements by up to 60% for multi-campus regional hospitals, like Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, that provide services via a network of clinics that are intended to make health care more accessible to patients.Continue reading Kilmer Commits to Supporting Rural Hospitals
Washington’s economy gained 2,300 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was unchanged at 4.6 percent according to the Employment Security Department.Continue reading Payroll Hiring Slows in August
September is National Preparedness Month, a time for families and communities to get ready for disasters and emergencies before they strike. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) recommends that residents take the following steps to be Prepared Not Scared:Continue reading National Preparedness Month – “Prepared, Not Scared”
[VIDEOS] A group of property owners who live in the area known as the Library Hill Trail asked the Shelton City Council to help them with a homeless encampment and the resulted increased crime in the area. Tuesday night, a number of those residents told council members about numerous incidents that have them scared. These incidents include vandalism, car prowls, verbal abuse, public nudity, break-ins and stalking.
After the public comments, City Manager Jeff Niten summarized what the city is currently doing about the issue.Continue reading Frightened Neighbors Ask Council for Help
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Skokomish Indian Tribe, Mason County and the Washington Department of Natural Resources met a major milestone Tuesday with the signing of the Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration Project Partnership Agreement.Continue reading Skokomish River Restoration Project Partnership Signed
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the September 17, 2019 Shelton City Council study session at 5 PM, Metropolitan Parks District meeting at 5:50 PM and Shelton City Council Business meeting at 6 PM. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts of the business meeting on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the September 17, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.
Here is the meeting’s agenda:Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission