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Mason County News

Shelton Police Seek Information on Hit & Run Driver

shelton_patch2The Shelton Police Department is seeking information on a suspected hit and run driver who led officers on a chase south on U.S. Highway 101. Here is a news release on the incidents…

Friday morning at around 11:55 AM, a red 2001 Dodge Durango struck two vehicles on Olympic Highway North and Wallace Kneeland Boulevard while driving in a reckless manner. Police got behind the suspect vehicle after the crash and attempted to stop it. Continue reading Shelton Police Seek Information on Hit & Run Driver

Wet Weekend; Snow By Monday

A wet weekend is forecast with snow predicted by Monday. National Weather Service forecasters expect rain through Sunday with a mix of rain and snow Sunday night before 11 PM. After 11 PM, a chance of snow showers is possible with less than a half of an inch expected and a low temperature of 32. Predictions for Monday have one to two inches of snow possible with a high near 39 and a 70% chance of precipitation. 120216-wx-9-aThe chance of snow stays in the forecast through Wednesday night before changing to rain.

Belfair Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on SR-3 at Sunnyslope

WSPlogo150A Belfair man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Highway 3 at the intersection with Sunnyslope Road. The State Patrol reports that a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was southbound on SR-3 about 4 PM. The driver attempted to turn from the highway onto Sunnyslope and collided with a northbound 2016 Harley Davidson in the northbound lane. Continue reading Belfair Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on SR-3 at Sunnyslope

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Minimum Wage Climbing to $11 in 2017

Wa-Dept-Lab-and-Indust-logoThe minimum wage in Washington will increase to $11 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2017. Since the recent election, the Department of Labor & Industries has received scores of calls asking for clarity on the details of the new law.

The new minimum wage, a result of the passage of Initiative 1433, applies to all jobs, including those in agriculture. Workers under 16 years old can be paid 85 percent of the adult minimum wage, or $9.35 per hour, in 2017. In addition to minimum wage, the initiative addresses paid sick leave. Continue reading Minimum Wage Climbing to $11 in 2017

City Halting Work on SR3 Pear Orchard/Park & Ride

shelton-logo-120116The City of Shelton is stopping work on the 17-year-old project known as the SR-3 Historic Entryway Corridor Improvement (commonly called the “Pear Orchard”) and SR-3 Park & Ride Entryway Corridor Improvement. The City will also have to repay over $400,000 in expended grant funding.

video iconThis project is one of several identified in October that City staff has failed to move forward and the first to be axed by the Shelton City Commission. The City Commissioners held a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss their options on the Park & Ride project. Continue reading City Halting Work on SR3 Pear Orchard/Park & Ride

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A Season for Sharing Fire Safety

WA state fire marshal_logo3The State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind citizens to be fire safe with their holiday decorations this season, especially Christmas trees. If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, keep the tree well-watered. Improper care and decoration of a live or artificial tree can lead to catastrophic fires. “It takes only seconds for a tree to ignite and the entire room to become engulfed in flames,” says State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy. Continue reading A Season for Sharing Fire Safety

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