Cannabis Industry Singled Out?

mj indoorgrowMason County PUD#3's new rate schedules have members of the I-502 Industry concerned. The members feel they have been singled out, and will have the highest PUD electrical rate structure levied on them.  The I-502's are not asking for special treatment, just equal treatment given other industries (e.g., wine makers and liquor stores).

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Accident In Belfair Sends Driver To Hospital

29 year old Ty Satterlee was hospitalized following a traffic accident around 6 o'clock Wednesday morning. As he was exiting a coffee stand located on NE. Squire Lane near State Route 3 his 1991 Subaru Legacy was struck by a 2009 Chevy Colorado pickup truck which was travelling northbound on SR3. Satterlee's car was totaled in the collision and he was taken to Mason General Hospital. His condition is not currently known.

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2014 General Election Results Certified

VOTEFinal Certification in Mason County. Each county certifies results on November 25, 2014. The Secretary of State certifies final results by December 4, 2014.The results posted before certification are unofficial. Voter turnout in Mason County was 59.5%. A total of 20,903 ballots were counted. Mason County has 35,130 registered voters.

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Shelton SMP: Comprehensive Update

smp quickshotThe Department of Ecology (DOE) approved with changes, the city of Shelton (City) Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update on November 13, 2014. The comprehensive update revises the existing SMP, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative processes and definitions.

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Bremerton Shipyard To Hire 850

shipyardThe Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to hire 850 helpers - an entry-level position that allows workers to advance in production trades. The Kitsap Sun reports this is the third round of hiring in the past year that has already boosted the workforce at the Bremerton shipyard to nearly 12,000. Starting pay for helpers is $15.27 an hour. They also participate in a development program. About 85 percent of apprentice workers started out as helpers.

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PUD3 Financial Reporting Wins 10th Straight Award

PUD3 FinancialMason PUD 3 has received its tenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting. PUD 3 was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

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Animal Control Officer In International Magazine

jackfrAn article written by and about Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer and her K-9 “Jack” was in the latest international magazine, “NACA NEWS” Fall 2014 edition. Printed by The National Animal Care and Control Association, the magazine was distributed to over 4,800 government and nonprofit agencies throughout the United States and 8 different countries. Kelley McIntosh also assisted in the writing of the article.

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