Local Man Accused Of Diverting Mason County River

riverbedThe state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit. William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court on Thursday with three misdemeanor counts, including violations related to water pollution, unpermitted hydraulic activity and shoreline activity.

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Hundreds Expected At Olympia Oil Train Hearing

OIl-Train-1Environmentalists planned to pack the Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through Washington. The Washington Environmental Council told The Olympian more than 600 people indicated they planned to attend. About 200 people attended a similar hearing Tuesday night in Spokane.

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2014 Trick-Or-Treater's Guide

pumpkinsledgeThis year's Halloween should be an exciting night. The weather is predicted to be fair in the evening. Local businesses, organizations, and citizens are planning a variety of events and fun activities for kids and adults alike. As always, though, it is worth taking the time to ensure this year's festivities remain a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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Farmland Preservation Highlighted At Conference

hagan erik-sizedThurston County Comissioner Sandra Romero and Long Range Planning Manager Cynthia Wilson were expert panelists at a national conference held last week in Lexington, Ky. on local successes and best practices for preserving working farmland. The Farmland, Food and Livable Communities conference was organized by the American Farmland Trust and showcased Romero, Wilson, and other leaders of exemplary local programs discussing how they use multiple tools to protect land and support agriculture.

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GDRC Gives Tribute To Patti Case

Patti CaseOn Tuesday friends and family of Patti Case gathered at the Green Diamond Resource Company's main office in Shelton to celebrate 25 year of Case's employment with the company. Case is a key member of the Mason County community – both professionally and personally.

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SRCC Accuses Mailers Of Deceptive Tactics In 35th Dist.

mccourthouseSupporters of senator Tim Sheldon, who crossed the aisle to help form a mostly Republican majority in his chamber, are alleging campaign finance violations targeting him in his re-election bid against Irene Bowling, also Democrat. Members of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee and Sheldon's campaign office are speaking out about the actions of American Values First, an affiliate of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

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Nearly 50 Underage Drinkers Arrested In Olympia

beer tapsTarget Zero’s Party Intervention Patrol located a large underage drinking party in West Olympia last Friday night. Over 100 current and former Evergreen State College students packed the residential neighborhood home at 712 Percival Street SW in Olympia. The party, which was a fundraising event for a campus-based student organization, included live bands, alcohol and marijuana, and underage drinking.

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