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Fire Safety Double Feature: MACECOM, MCFD 4, MCF&EMS

fire ridge2Thursday's Daybreak was a fire safety double-feature! Fire danger is at an all-time high in Washington this year, and local officials are working hard to get the word out. First up - Mike Evans from MACECOM and Mason County Fire District 4 Chief Bob Burbridge.

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Rep. Drew MacEwen: Integrity In Olympia

macewan hsState lawmakers are currently preparing for their own Fourth of July weekends, and in an abnormal state of affairs will find themselves having to return to session next week in order to resolve several votes which have been deadlocked for nearly the entire legislative year.

In his Thursday conversation with Daybreak 35th District Representative Drew MacEwen spoke frankly and openly about what he calls a 'disgusting process' in which Senate Democrats stalled the vote to suspend initiative 1351, a measure to reduce class sizes in Washington's schools.

Rep. MacEwen dug into the nitty-gritty details about how handshake agreements and pre-arranged compromises play an important role in allowing the legislative process to move forward. He explained how the strained relationships both within and across halls of the House and Senate make these arrangements a necessity, and how Senate Democrats, in his view, went back on their word by not contributing to a required super-majority vote. A decision which has brought any further legislative actions to a grinding halt.

You can hear more details by listening to the complete interview which features a degree of explicit, behind-the-scenes dialog that goes beyond what is normally expected from a politician-

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Turning Pointe: Freeing Abused Spouses From The Pain Of Domestic Violence

DBTobyKevinFor victims of domestic violence it can often seem as if there is no escape from the dangerous or hurtful partner who is abusing them. Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Center want these people to know that there are options available to them.

On Wednesday's Daybreak our friend Toby Kevin brought in Executive Director for Turning Pointe, Cheryl Cathcart, who spoke with Jeff & Dale about the services the group provides. 

Turning Pointe shelters over 50 abused persons each night, and upwards of 500 per year.

If you, or someone you know, is in a harmful relationship this interview could offer them the critical information they need to free themselves from it.

There's also some details about the upcoming Golf Tournement fundraiser which will benefit Turning Pointe in the complete interview-

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Port Of Call: Seafood and Seeing Weed

DBPOCSince the closure of the county fairgrounds several major events have been forced to relocate or cancel. Among those, Oysterfest will be held at the Port of Shelton this year.

During our weekly Port of Call segment Dick Taylor & John Dobson say they believe the work being done at the port to prepare for Oysterfest 2015 will make it one of the biggest and best year's the event has ever seen.

Other topics discussed include a jet-car team utilizing the port to practice for land-speed world records, as well as their relationship with M&R, the 2nd biggest grower of legal marijuana in the state.

You can hear more in the full interview-

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Rep. Dan Griffey: Our Leaders Need To Unite, Not Divide

griffeyvgOn Tuesday night a state operating budget was signed by Governor Jay Inslee. This means legislators in Olympia can breathe a sigh of relief and end the special sessions that have kept them working late into the night for several months, right? ...Not really.

On Wednesday morning Jeff & Dale were joined by 35th Dist. Rep. Dan Griffey. He explained that there is still debates surrounding the proposed transportation package, and there does not seem to be much progress being made on it. According to Rep. Griffey House Democrats stalled voting on the package by leaving the Capitol building during a recess.

Rep. Griffey then went on to talk about the climate in Olympia which has brought about so many delays and stalls on critical issues. He says he is just as disappointed in the immature displays he has seen during his first year in office as any voter or constituent would be.

You can hear more details in the full interview-

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