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  • Cannabis, Canines And Compliance

    mcc 2013Two important concerns were brought to the chambers during public testimony at Tuesdays Mason County Commissioner meeting. While the two topics did not seem related on the surface they appeared to bring to light a mutual dilemma. Namely, a vocal… Read More +

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  • Man Scratched By Rabid Bat

    lakecrescentAuthorities say a 59-year-old Port Angeles, Washington, man who was scratched by a rabid bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is receiving preventative rabies treatment. Park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna says the man was sitting on the lake shore at… Read More +

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  • New LA Clippers Owner

    balmerSteve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. The former Microsoft CEO made his way through the crowd inside Staples Center, exchanging high-fives and clapping furiously as he took the stage Monday. Ballmer paid a record $2 billion for the team in a sale that was confirmed by a judge last week.

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The Best Toy Picks for Young Children

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_cb4636d9fe.jpgDigital Vision/ValueLine (NEW YORK) -- With parents worried about playthings that might pose a danger if swallowed, or video games that are age-inappropriate, the National Parenting Center has just released its annual Holiday Seal of Approval report to make shopping a little easier. Toys that made the 2013 list include:

  • Switch & Go Dinos Blister the Velociraptor, by VTech Electronics, recommended for ages 3 to 8 and selling for $24.99.

  • PopStars! Stage, by Playmobil USA, recommended for ages 4 to 10 and selling for $39.99.
  • Pets, by Ontel Products Corp, recommended for ages 3 and up and sells for $29.99.

The National Parenting Center's two video game recommendations are Skylanders SWAP Force by Activision, which is recommended for kids age 6 and older and lists for $74.99; and Sesame Street: Solve it with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0, by LeapFrog.

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