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Governor Proposes Carbon Tax but No Hirst Fix

During his State of the State Address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee outlined a lengthy list of wants in his agenda for the 60-day legislative session in Olympia. But a fix for the controversial Hirst water decision was not among them. Washington House Republicans’ John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol.

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High School Sports Results from 1/9/18

Wins for MMK Basketball; NM Basketball Teams Fall; SHS Swim & Bowling Fall

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team held Wishkah scoreless in the first quarter and flew to a 70 to 18 win. The Owls improved to 8-and-4 on the season, 2-and-1 in the 1B Coastal League. The boys from Matlock travel to North River Friday.

Despite a two-point third quarter, the Mary M. Knight girls’ basketball team held off Wishkah 35 to 32 Tuesday. The Owls’ Kaylee Sowle scored 25 points, grabbed 21 rebounds (14 offensive), and had 5 blocks to lead the way.

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the January 9, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website: You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here’s the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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Basketball: Shelton Girls Crush Clover Park

The Shelton girls’ basketball team made it two wins in a row Monday with a non-league crushing of Clover Park. The Lady Climbers held the Warriors to single digit scoring in each quarter and cruized to a 67 to 16 road win. Kylind Powell led Shelton with 16 points. Kayla Gairns added 13. And Jasmin Griffin and Lexi Moon chipped in 9 points apiece. The ‘Climbers improved to 9-and-3 on the season. They return to South Sound Conference action Wednesday at Yelm. Continue reading Basketball: Shelton Girls Crush Clover Park

County Commission Briefed on Cooperative High School

The Mason County Commission was briefed Monday on the Cooperative High School voters in the Hood Canal School District and the Pioneer School District will be deciding on February 13th. Hood Canal School District Superintendent Shawn Batstone and Pioneer School District Superintendent Martin Brewer explained to the Commissioners how the two Districts have come together to plan what would be the County’s fourth high school if voters approve construction bonds to build the school.

Each District is asking voters to approve a $30 Million bond to build the $60-$70 Million, 100,000 square foot high school for 750 students. If approved, the high school would be built in the Lake Limerick area.  Continue reading County Commission Briefed on Cooperative High School

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Shelton Police: Three Narcan Saves in a Week

Over the past week, Shelton Police Officers have administered Narcan to three people after they overdosed on opioids. The overdoses occurred on 12/29/17, 12/30/18, and 1/6/18 at different locations throughout the city. Officer Jason Lawson is credited with responding to each of these incidents and saving the lives of all three people.

All Shelton Police officers have been equipped with Narcan nasal spray for over a year. Timely application of Narcan can counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Continue reading Shelton Police: Three Narcan Saves in a Week

Meet City Council Candidates Night

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding a meet the candidates night for the 15 people running for Shelton City Council. The event on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Shelton Civic Center starts at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet the candidates one on one, ask your questions, and learn about your potential future leaders. The meet the candidates event will wrap up in time for the Shelton City Commission meeting at 7 PM. Continue reading Meet City Council Candidates Night

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