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Stabbing at Brewer Park in Shelton

Wednesday, August 14th, at approximately 2:20 PM, Shelton Police Officers
responded to a reported stabbing at Brewer Park in the 200 block of Franklin Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim in his early twenties that had walked to the nearby fire station for medical aid with an apparent stab wound to his chest. The victim said he knew the suspect and gave responding officers the suspect’s first name. Other witnesses in the area also provided a possible suspect description to the responding officers.

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Deegan Road West Road Closure Begins Monday

Mason County Public Works will begin the replacement of a culvert on Deegan Road West at MP 2.35 on Monday, August 19th, 2019. All traffic will be restricted from entering the work zone. This closure will help expedite the replacement, minimizing the inconvenience to the traveling public. Please become familiar with the alternate routes and allow for extra travel time to use them.

It is estimated that the road will reopen to traffic around September 30th, 2019.

Special Filing Period Ends Thursday

The special three-day candidate filing period end Thursday at 4 PM. There were no new filings on Wednesday – the second day of the filing period.

Here are the filings so far:

Janeen McLaughlin filed for Pioneer School Board Position No. 2.
Dan Hora filed for Mason County Fire District 11 Commissioner Position No. 2.
Jill Satran-Loudin filed for Belfair Water District Commission Position No. 2.
Lisa Johnson filed for Tahuya River Valley Water District Commissioner Position No. 1.

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Day 1 of Special Filing Period

The first day of a special three-day candidate filing period saw four people file.

Janeen McLaughlin was the first to file for Pioneer School Board Position No. 2.
Dan Hora filed for Mason County Fire District 11 Commissioner Position No. 2.
Jill Satran-Loudin filed for Belfair Water District Commission Position No. 2.
Lisa Johnson filed for Tahuya River Valley Water District Commissioner Position No. 1.

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August Is Overdose Awareness Month

On July 23, 2019, the Mason County Board of Health declared the month of August as Overdose Awareness Month in Mason County. August 31St, 2019 is recognized around the world as International Overdose Awareness Day. The aim of International Overdose Awareness Day is to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury because of drug overdose and encourage discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy.

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Summer DUI Enforcement Patrols Begin

Motorists driving impaired will have a greater chance of being pulled over by law enforcement, as nearly 150 additional DUI patrols begin across the state. Patrols run from August 14 through Labor Day weekend, a time when fatalities from impairment tend to increase. To reduce fatalities, traffic safety officials offer a simple message for drivers who consume alcohol or other drugs:  plan before you party.

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Paddlesports Emphasis Labor Day Weekend

2019 has seen a dramatic increase in paddlesports fatalities across the state. As participation in paddle sports of all types continues to increase and the prices of paddle sport equipment continues to decline, fatalities continue to increase.

In response to the increase, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting Paddlesports Safety Emphasis Patrols over the Labor Day weekend.  Deputies will be making the efforts to contact Paddle Boarder, Kayaker, Canoeist etc. and conducting Vessel Safety Check Inspections for equipment requirements (PFDs, Whistles, Light if at night. ) They will also be taking this opportunity to educate paddlers on the need to follow the Rules of the Road, the limitations of paddle craft and their ability to “swim” to safety in cold water, as well as the benefits of sending a float plan with a trusted family member or friend.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the August 13, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.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:

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